Wellington Roller Hockey Association Highlights From Week #18 Games

Panthers Win Juniors Championship — (Front row) Alec Hirsch, Blake Stephan (goalie) and David Drewry; and (back row) coach Joe Gonzalez, Ryan Warszycki, Timothy Holmes, Richard Jones, Danil Anzalone and Eli Modlin.

The Wellington Roller Hockey Association continued its season at Village Park on Sunday, March 5. Below are capsule summaries of Week 18 games.

Juniors Championship: Junior Panthers 12, Junior Bruins 6 — The Bruins jumped out to an early 4-0 first period lead on a pair of goals each by Luc Hanchuk and Matthew Taylor. The Panthers chipped away with two goals late in the first, trailing 4-2 going into the second period. A four-goal second period for the Panthers put them up 6-5. The Panthers closed out the game in the third, outscoring the Bruins 6-1, to win the Juniors Championship 12-6. Timothy Holmes of the Panthers led all scorers with seven goals and two assists. Additional Panthers scoring came from Richard Jones (two goals and one assist), Danil Anzalone (two goals), Ryan’s Warszycki (two assists) and Alec Hirsch (one goal). Luc Hanchuk of the Bruins finished with four goals and one assist. Blake Stephan made 23 saves in victory for the Panthers, while Ava Taylor made 25 saves against a barrage of 37 shots for the Bruins.

Prep Stars 8, Prep Rangers 1 — The Prep Rangers scored early in the first period on a Jameson Quintus goal to take a 1-0 lead. The Stars stormed back to tie late in the first and added four goals in the second to lead 5-1 after two periods. The Stars added three goals in the third to defeat the Rangers 8-1. Ava Taylor led all scorers with one goal and three assists for the Stars. Additional Stars scoring came from Cooper Mathwig (three goals), Amanda Warszycki (two goals), Jordan Candela (one goal) and Johnny Peglow (one goal). Rangers goalie Justin Spina was heroic in defeat, saving 28 against a 36-shot barrage. Hayden Mathwig earned the victory for the Stars.

Prep Panthers 7, Prep Stars 1 — The Prep Panthers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back, en route to a 7-1 victory over the Stars. The Panthers were led by Drew Cohen’s Hat Trick (three goals) and scoring from Ryan Youngelson (two goals), Blake Cohen (two assists), Christopher Akner (one goal) and AJ Orlando (one goal). Ava Taylor got the lone goal for the Stars. Panthers goalie Blake Stephan turned away 17 shots for the victory, while Hayden Mathwig of the Stars stood tall while making 12 saves.

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