Salem Community Patriot
12 - December 18, 2009
Midget 2s Finish a Winning Season Weekend Split Puts Lowell in
submitted by Tracey Durfee Montbleau and Brad Brock. Nick Brooks and Jakob Folley
The Salem Saints had a light schedule over the hustled throughout the game.
Thanksgiving weekend. The kids ate their feasts and will be The PeeWee 2 kids played a very early Sunday game
The Lowell Devils split a pair of road games over the weekend and at 15-11-3-0,
well rested to resume a full game schedule next week. against Lynn, ending their undefeated season with a 3-3
have pulled into a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division with the Portland
The Squirt 2 team had the one Saints Squirt game tie. Goals were made by Dustin Kingsley, Seth McCarthy,
Pirates and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Devils were blanked on Friday by the
scheduled for the weekend. They had a solid 4-2 victory and Joey Goudey, with an assist by Seth McCarthy. Brian
Providence Bruins, 3-0, but rebounded to edge the Manchester Monarchs, 3-2, on
over P.A.T. Goals were scored by Owen McNamara, Michael Stanford, Chris Giddings, and Cam Jenkins skated hard until
Vicente, and Mason Healey (2), with the assists going to Ian the end, trying to break the tie.
Lowell will play four games in six days in its final week before the holiday break.
Krikorian, Mason Healey, and Michael Vicente. This was the The Midget 2 Saints have finished up their fall season in
The Devils begin on Tuesday at home against the Springfield Falcons before hosting
first match-up between the two teams. the Valley League Blue North Division in second place, with
the Albany River Rats on Friday for the first time this season. Lowell wraps up the
Both of the Saints PeeWee teams had games that ended a 13-1-4 record. The boys are off for a few months and will
weekend with the second straight Saturday road game versus Manchester and then
in ties this week. The PeeWee 1 tied North Reading to 2-2 return in the spring.
a Sunday matinee in Providence.
on Sunday night with Salem getting early goals from Ryan
Friday, Devils 0 vs. Bruins 3
Dany Sabourin stopped all 35 shots he faced as Providence handed Lowell its
second shutout of the season, 3-0, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Zach Hamill had
a hand in all three Bruins’ tallies with a goal and two assists in the contest. Craig
Weller’s first of the season at 6:25 of the first proved to be the game winner. Jeff
Frazee stopped 31-of-33 in the loss.
Saturday, Devils 3 vs. Monarchs 2
Lowell’s three first period goals were just enough for a 3-2 decision over
Manchester at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Ben Walter assisted on all the goals as
he and line mates Matt Halischuk and Brad Snetsinger combined for a goal and six
assists in the contest. Olivier Magnan, Halischuk and Rob Davison each notched
their second goal of the year for Lowell. Dave Meckler and Gabe Gauthier lit the
lamp later in the match to pull the Monarchs within one, but Mike McKenna would
hold on with 24 saves on the night to secure the win.
Around the Horns:
The Devils are 8-1-0-0 in the second of back-to-back games...Despite going
Manchester Monarchs mascot Max stopped in to visit the Learn to Play Hockey program
0-for-5 this week, Lowell’s power play unit ranks first in the AHL (21.9 percent) for
the first time this season…Lowell is 14-3-2-0 when scoring three or more goals and
14-2-1-0 when allowing three or less. They have never lost at home when allowing
Saints Resume Valley League Play
three or fewer goals (9-0-0-0) … Ben Walter tied the team season high with three
assists on Saturday at Manchester … Matt Halischuk has recorded two multi-
submitted by Tracey Durfee the offensive production, from right back from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-2.
point games and five overall points (2g-3a) in three contests since being loaned to
The Mites started the hockey defense, with two strong rushing Goals were scored by Sean England
Lowell last Saturday … Tim Sestito and brother Tom rank in the top five in shooting
weekend with a tie against Peabody, 4- goals assisted by Jimmy Harootian (2), Patrick Hare, Thomas DeFelice,
percentage in the AHL. Tom leads the way at 29.2 percent, while Tim is tied for
4, in an early Saturday morning game. and Kevin Bolio. Joe Moore scored and Ian Krikorian, with assists by
third at 27.3 percent.
Patrick Cohen led off the scoring and with one second on the first-period Owen McNamara and Mason Healey.
Mason Drouin recorded his seventh clock by being in excellent position Their second game of the weekend
Lowell and Springfield face off on Tuesday for the fifth time in the eight-game
hat trick of the season. There was to capitalize on a Nick Storniolo on Sunday ended in a tie, 2-2, against
season series. The Devils are 2-2-0-0 against the Falcons, having defeated them
solid position playing and heads-up rebound. Mike Borrelli, Aidan Breen, Lynn with goals by Thomas DeFelice,
both in overtime and the shootout. Springfield has gone winless is its last nine
passing in this game as Patrick Last Charlie Beneze, and Justin Lamb assisted by Jared Tuccolo, and Ian
games (0-7-1-1) to fall into eighth place in the division at 10-13-4-2. LW Charles
notched two assists on the day. The rounded out the offense with strong Krikorian, assisted by Michael Vicente.
Linglet is tied for second in scoring with 31 points (7g-24a) and is tied for the
defensive “lunch pail gang” of Joey two-way play. Landon Krekorian, Jon The PeeWee 1 team went 1-1-0
league lead with 24 assists.
Carney, Ryan DeSimone, Noah Gilbert, Last, and Nathaniel Cohen turned in this week, losing 5-2 against Beverly,
On Friday, Albany will make its only visit of the season to the Tsongas Arena.
and Mason Drouin also had a solid a solid defensive performance in front and beat Wakefield the next day,
The River Rats are the hottest team in the AHL with seven straight wins and a nine-
performance. Will Caraccio loomed of a good effort in the cage by Paddy 5-3. The PeeWee 2 went 2-0 for
game point streak (8-0-1-0). At 17-10-1-2, Albany sits just a point behind the first
large in his debut between the pipes as Capsalis. their games. On Saturday, they beat
place Hershey Bears in the East Division. Leading the charge has been goalie Justin
he tenaciously defended his net. The Squirt 2 team won their first Haverhill Pentucket, 3-0, handing
Peters who has won five in a row while allowing only five goals. The Devils make
A tie for another Saints team, the game of the weekend against Newton. them only their second loss of the
their second trip in as many weeks to Manchester to battle the Monarchs. Lowell
Squirt 1 kids finished 3-3 against The Newton Squirt Girls were season. Rebecca Healey and Chris
took the 2-1 lead in the ten-game season series with its 3-2 victory last weekend.
Concord Carlisle. Dylan Salvo led unbeaten so far. The Saints battled Williams were moved to forward
The Monarchs continue to dominate on defense, ranking third and allowing only
and each responded with goals
2.16 goals per game. Manchester has won eight of its last ten and has opened up a
sandwiched between a score by
ten-point cushion for first place in the Atlantic with a record of 20-8-1-2.
Dustin Kingsley. A shutout for
Lowell will battle Providence on Sunday afternoon as they reach the midway
the tandem team of Evan Phair
point of the ten-game season series. The Bruins pulled even with the Devils in
and Nick Sturgess. The team then
the head-to-head match-up by virtue of their victory on Friday. Providence ranks
staged a come back on Sunday
seventh in the division at 15-13-1-0, but is just two points behind the three-way tie
against Woburn, winning 4-2.
for second place between Lowell, Portland and Bridgeport. The Bruins are 12-5-0-0
After spotting two goals in the
with Brad Marchand and Trent Whitfield in the line-up.
is only a
first period, the Saints battled
back for the win. Dustin Kingsley
Young Hockey Team Looks to Rise
got the first two goals to pull even
and Curtis Culcasi got the game
winner with five minutes to go off
in Standings this Season
a Seth McCarthy rebound. Joseph
by Chris White
Goudey got the empty net goal to
The Salem ice hockey team hosted a jamboree at the Icenter on Saturday,
ice the win.
December 5. The team played one game
The Saints Bantams teams went
against Bishop Guertin and another versus
4-1-1 for the week. The Bantam
arch-rival Pinkerton. Salem showed
1s tied 3-3 with Stoneham and
good effort, but the exhibition games also
beat Acton-Boxboro, 1-0. The
exposed certain areas the team needs to
Bantam 2 kids played three
improve upon to be successful.
games this week. The weekday
“In our systems, we were sloppy and
game was a win against Malden,
had some breakdowns,” head coach Mark
4-2. The first goal was made
McGinn said. “It’s just a matter of practice.
by Ryan Day, and assisted by
We need to get practice in.”
Michael Bellmore and Ryan
The Blue Devils feature a young team
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Monte. The short-handed team
with a number of first-year players this
hustled to keep the lead against
season. The entire squad consists of hard-
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of veteran players to provide leadership
Bishop Guertin puck handler
coming from Cameron Soucy
and carry most of the load this season.
and Vincent Forgione. The strong
Senior forwards Mike Frahm and Dakota McKenzie will lead the front line this
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