Wellington Roller Hockey Association Highlights From Week #6

Matthew Taylor of the Junior Bruins enters the zone against Ryan Warszycki of the Panthers.

The Wellington Roller Hockey Association continued its season at Village Park on Sunday, Nov. 27. Below are capsule summaries of Week 6 games.

Prep Panthers 8, Prep Stars 5 — The Prep Panthers broke open a tight 2-1 game in the second period with a trio of goals to lead 5-1 going into the third period. After opening up an 8-1 lead early in the third, the Stars pulled their goalie to stage a furious comeback with four goals in the final three minutes of the game. Nolan Cohen of the Panthers led all scorers with four goals. Christopher Akner added a pair, while Justin Spina and Blake Cohen each had a goal to close out the Panthers’ scoring. The Stars were led by Ava Taylor and Cooper Mathwig, each with two goals. Rimon Ghawali also added a goal for the Stars. Blake Stephan of the Panthers was spectacular between the pipes, making 20 saves for the victory. Hayden Mathwig turned away 12 shots for the Stars.

Prep Stars 10, Prep Rangers 0 — In the early Prep game, the Stars jumped out to a 6-0 lead over a short-staffed Rangers team after the first period en route to a 10-0 win. The Stars had balanced scoring, with seven different skaters with goals. Rimon Ghawali led all scorers with two goals and an assist for the Stars. Gavin Taccone and Bradley Weinman each added a pair of goals. Additional Stars scoring came from Cooper Mathwig (one goal, one assist), Jordan Candela, Ava Taylor and Amanda Warszycki. Hayden Mathwig of the Stars turned away all 14 shots in his first shutout victory of the season. Jace Stephan stood tall in the net for the Rangers while making 11 saves.

Junior Panthers 14, Junior Bruins 7 — The Junior Panthers jumped out to a 5-1 first period lead and never looked back in a throwback 3-on-3 game with the Bruins. The Panthers led 9-4 after two periods and closed the game out with five goals in the third period. Timothy Holmes had a monster game for the Panthers, leading all scorers with an eye-popping 12 goals. Matthew Taylor of the Bruins kept pace for much of the day, adding six goals in a breakout game. Ryan Warszycki of the Panthers scored his first goal of the year and added two assists. Eli Modlin added a goal and an assist for the Panthers. Additional Bruins scoring came from Danil Anzalone (one goal, two assists). Blake Stephan was solid in victory for the Panthers, turning away 15 shots. Ava Taylor made several huge saves for the Bruins while facing 25 shots.

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