(March 15, 2015) - The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team finished its season this weekend in the CHC state tournament, going 1-3. 
The long weekend started on Thursday night with the Westies losing a tough game against the Wallingford Hawks, 4-3. 
After allowing three goals in the first three minutes of the first period, the Westies were able to start off stronger in the second period. Michael Kelly broke the Hawks' goal streak with assists coming from defenseman Robbie Forleo and also Robbie Goetze. Kai  Bruneau scored shortly after with Richie Greene getting the helper and Justin Miller tied the game late in the third period with Sean Dupre and Kaden Morgillo getting the assists. The Hawks scored late to win by a goal. 
On Friday night, the Westies took on the Avon Panthers and came out with an 8-2 win. Forleo started the scoring in the first period and the Westies started the scoring trend in the second period with five straight goals. 
Kai Bruneau scored off an assist from Kelly, Forleo scored his second goal shortly after and Greene scored off an impressive move with help from Miller. 
Morgillo followed with a goal off an assist from Kelly, Forleo notched the hat trick late in the second, and Miller scored in the the third with Greene getting an assist. Morgillo finished the scoring for the Blue Devils with his second of the game with help from Kelly. 
On Saturday morning, West Haven lost a heartbreaker to Watertown, 3-2. Kai Bruneau scored the first goal of the game and Colin Hines went coast to coast to score his first of the weekend. The Westies ended up losing the contest with 30 seconds left in the third period. 
After winning a tiebreaker in the standings, the team made it to the crossovers on Saturday night against a strong Wonderland Wizards team and fell to the Bridgeport squad. 
Trailing 3-0, Greene scored first for the Westies with D.J. Carfora and Cally Dixon picking up assists. Forleo then scored on a breakaway off a feed from Nico Bruneau with a nice heads up play as Forleo came out of the penalty box to make it 3-2. Hines received the second assist. 
Greene was then able to tie the game in the third with his second of the game off an assist from Forleo, but the Wizards scored twice late in the third to move on. Goalies Connor Smith and Malachi Zurolo were outstanding in the tournament.
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team traveled to Lake Placid this weekend to compete in the Can/Am Challenge Cup. The Westies were 1-3 on the trip. 
In the first game, the Westies were shut out by the Montclair Blues, 4-0. Daniel Kelly was solid in the net for the Westies.
In game two, the Westies fell to the Bethlehem Eagles, 8-1. The Westies jumped on Bethlehem early as Nicholas Boanno scored off assists from Michael Anquillare and Ricky Biela. Unfortunately for the Westies, Bethlehem would go on to score eight goals to send West Haven to defeat. 
In the third game, in the same rink which saw the USA beat Russia in 1980, the Westies pulled off an upset of their own, beating the top-ranked Rye Rangers, 3-2. 
Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Aidan Parlee tied the game at one with an unassisted goal in the second period. Rye scored late in the second to take a 2-1 lead into the third period, before Zach Jones tied the contest at two with an unassisted goal.
The Westies would take the lead two minutes later as Parlee scored his second of the game, short-handed, off an assist from Jenna Hunt for a 3-2 lead. The game ended that way as Daniel Kelly made several key saves in the victory. 
In the fourth game, the Westies lost a tough battle with the American Eagles, 4-3. 
Trailing 1-0 going into the second period, Jones evened the game for the Westies on a breakaway pass from Raymond Ferguson. Trailing again in the third period, Jones again scored for the Westies to tie the game at two. 
The Eagles, though, answered with two goals in the final two minutes for a 4-2 lead. 
Conner Fowler closed the gap to 4-3 with one minute remaining, but with six skaters, the Westies were unable to score and were sent to defeat. 
The Westies have a lot to be proud of as they finished the season with a 40-18-2 record. 
The offensive lines of Jones, Parlee and C.J. Kelly, coupled with Boanno, Anquillare and Hunt, along with John Taurchini, Billy Adamo and Fowler provided the firepower to pace the Westies. 
The defensive corps of Ferguson, Biela, Ryan Smith and Andrew Wrzosek provided support for both the forwards and goaltenders. 
The goaltenders, Daniel Kelly and Ryan Andrews, were consistently solid all year long.
(March 8, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team ended its season in impressive fashion with a 5-2 victory over the Wonderland Wizards in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon. The Westies trailed 2-0, before scoring the last five goals in the win. 
Bryan Hong was one of many stars on the day for the Westies as he turned aside numerous shots when the Westies trailed to keep West Haven in the contest.  Hong was stellar in the final period as the Westies closed the season with the win. 
Defensively, Dylan Bosworth, Haygen Axelrod and Brody DiNuzzo anchored the team, especially in the final two periods when the Westies started the comeback.
Offensively, West Haven was led by Zach Goetze and Michael Madera, who each scored twice, and DiNuzzo who also tallied.  
Trailing 2-0, Goetze got the Westies on the scoreboard before DiNuzzo evened the game at two. Madera put the Westies on top when he tipped in a shot by DiNuzzo and Goetze scored an unassisted goal off a turnover for a 4-2 advantage. Madera capped the scoring with an insurance goal off the face off for the 5-2 advantage. 
The Westies received solid efforts from forwards Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda, Camryn Beauvais, Jason Alling, Max Ginsberg and Mickey Dowd.
The West Haven Pee Wee A team had a tough weekend, dropping a pair of games. 
On Saturday, West Haven played Wonderland A1 and lost a heart breaker with 15 seconds left by a score of 5-4. 
The game started with Robbie Forleo scoring in the first period and D.J. Carfora scoring in the second period off a breakaway with a great pass from Michael Kelly. Kelly then scored his own unassisted goal late in the second period. 
In the third period, Forleo went coast to coast and went top shelf to to tie the contest at four after a  timeout was called. The Wizards capitalized shortly after and won with 15 seconds remaining in the game. 
Cally Dixon and Nico Bruneau had stellar performances. 
On Sunday, the Westies lost to Darien by a score of 6-4. Justin Miller started the scoring in the first period with Kelly getting the helper. 
Early in the second, Kaden Morgillo scored with the help of Miller and Carfora for his second point of the weekend. Forleo then scored his third of the weekend less than a minute after Morgillo's goal. 
Kelly scored in the third period for his fourth point of the weekend, while Colin Hines, Richie Greene and Robbie Goetze all had good performances. 
Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith split time in both games over the weekend in goal. 
The Westies now prepare for the coming weekend where they will play in the CHC state tournament. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team lost the games they played this past weekend in the state tournament, playing against some of the top teams in the state. 
On Friday, the Westies lost a 5-0 decision to Ct. Barons A team. The game was scoreless in the first, but the Barons scored twice in the second period and three times in the third to solidify the victory. 
In the first of two games played on Saturday, Darien routed the Westies, 11-1. Down 3-0 after one period of play, the Westies finally got on the scoreboard as Jenna Hunt scored off assists from Nicholas Boanno and Ryan Smith to cut the Darien lead to 3-1. That was as close as the Westies would get  as Darien rolled to the victory. 
In the second game on Saturday, the Westies dropped a 5-1 decision to Southern A1. The Westies scored first as Zach Jones scored off assists from Boanno and Michael Anquillare, but Southern answered with five straight goals to send the Westies to defeat. 
West Haven will conclude its season this weekend as the team travels to Lake Placid to compete in the Challenge Cup. 
(March 1, 2015) - The West Haven Youth Hockey Learn to Play/Thumbs Up Hockey program had its last session of the season on Sunday. The program, which not only has kids from West Haven, but surrounding local towns as well, has 24 kids, ranging in ages from four to ten. 
"All of the kids in the program progressed dramatically from the first practice," said coach and program director Callan McKeon. "We had kids who struggled to stand up on the first day, who now are some of the fastest kids skating up and down the ice."
In Thumbs Up Hockey, the kids are separated by their skill level on the first day, and they work throughout the season to try and get everybody close enough to each other where they can skate and play with each other by the time the season gets going. 
The kids learn not only the fundamentals of skating, but they also learn the basics of hockey as well. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A team split its two games this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies beat Yale A1 by a score of 6-1. After a slow start in the first, the Blue Devils came out strong in the second period. 
Kai Bruneau started the scoring just a minute into the period with a helper from Michael Kelly. After a nice feed from Nico Bruneau, Robbie Forleo was able to put one home for the Westies. 
Kaden Morgillo scored just before the end of the second period expired, with Kai Bruneau getting his second point of the morning. 
The third period had three more goals for the Westies. Justin Miller scored quickly into the period with Kelly getting his second assist of the game. Forleo then went on to score his second of the game, followed by Miller scoring his second. Sean Dupre added an assist on Miller's second goal. Richie Greene and Colin Hines each had a great game in the win. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils lost a close one to the rival Green Dragons of Hamden by a 5-4 score. Kelly scored the first two goals for the Westies, one in the first and another in the second. Forleo, Miller and Kai Bruneau all had assists on Kelly's goals. 
D.J. Carfora scored a nice goal in front with a feed a from Miller. Kelly also had an assist on the goal. Morgillo scored the final goal for West Haven with an assist from Forleo. 
Cally Dixon and Robbie Goetze had strong performances in the loss. Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith split time in both games in net with spectacular performances. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up two wins this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies stormed past South Windsor, 8-2. The two teams traded goals in the first period as Nicholas Boanno scored off an assist from Ricky Biela. 
The Westies, looking to avenge an earlier home loss to South Windsor, proceeded to score five second period goals to take a 6-2 lead going into the third period. 
Zach Jones, Aidan Parlee, C.J. Kelly, Billy Adamo and Boanno picked up goals. Assists were credited to Michael Anquillare, Andrew Wrzosek, Jenna Hunt and Jones. 
The Westies put the game away in the third period as they added two more goals. Jones picked up his second, while Hunt also grabbed one and Biela picked up his second assist. Both Daniel Kelly and Ryan Andrews were solid in the net for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies outlasted Southern A, 10-8. The two teams combined for seven goals in the first period, with West Haven leading 4-3. Jones scored twice, while Parlee and C.J. Kelly picked up one apiece. 
Conner Fowler, Boanno, Parlee, Biela and Hunt picked up assists. 
The second period was much of the same as the seesaw battle continued. Jones recorded the hat trick, while C.J. Kelly picked up his second goal of the game. 
Boanno, Jones and Hunt recorded assists as the game was even at six. 
The Westies outskated Southern in the third period, scoring four times. Jones pickled up two more goals, while Hunt and Ryan Smith each scored once. Jones and Biela were credited with assists. 
The Westies will begin their state tournament on Friday in Northford and continue on to Lake Placid to play in the Challenge Cup the following weekend.   
(February 22, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A team had mixed results in a pair of road contests this weekend. 
The Westies opened the weekend on Saturday playing Western at the Danbury Ice Arena and fell 7-2. Despite goals by Jason Alling and Mickey Dowd, the team did not have enough to complete the comeback after trailing 4-2. 
Thomas Porto, Camryn Beauvais, Michael Madera, Max Ginsberg, Brody DiNuzzo and, Jaelyn Beauvais all played well in the loss.  
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Kent and tied Canterbury Prep at three. Playing short-handed with three players out of the lineup, the Westies showed their resiliency, countering Canterbury's full squad in the team effort. 
Trailing 1-0 in the first period, the Westies scored twice in the final 3:30 of the opening period to take a 2-1 lead. Dowd evened the game at one, scoring on a breakaway, before Porto scooped up a rebound of Camryn Beauvais' breakaway attempt with 21 seconds left in the opening period for a 2-1 lead.
After another solid period in which DiNuzzo, Haygen Axelrod and Dylan Bosworth led a strong defense, the Westies took a 3-1 lead when Dowd scored his second breakaway goal of the game with 42 seconds left in the middle period.  
Canterbury scored twice in a span of 1:28 in the final 6:47 of the game to come away with the tie. Zach Goetze, Zack Fonda and goaltender Bryan Hong all played well in the tie. 
The West Haven Squirt A team finished off its regular season this past weekend with two victories. On Saturday, the Westies defeated Greater New Haven 4-2, and on Sunday, the Westies defeated Watertown, 4-2. 
The Devils finished the regular season with a record of 36-14-4 and are ranked fifth going into the state tournament next weekend. The Westies have been very successful this year using a strong forecheck to keep their opponents pinned in their zone  and have emphasized a strong passing game. 
West Haven has been mostly successful when fully implementing both parts of the game. West Haven has a tough chore, facing the best teams in the state, but is up for the challenge and expects to be in contention for the state championship. 
Coach Sean Faughnan said, "If we don't pass well and skate hard, it will be tough. But, if we play Westie hockey, it will be tough on our opponents." 
Coach J.T. Strosnick added, "With Central looking for a team worthy of dethroning them, I think we are prepared to be that team." 
Coach John Peschell simply stated, "I like our chances."
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team had a tough weekend, going 0-2. 
The weekend started off Saturday with a loss to the Wallingford Hawks, 5-1. The lone West Haven goal came from Michael Kelly in the first period, with Colin Hines giving him the assist. 
D.J. Carfora, Kaden Morgillo and Cally Dixon all had strong efforts in the loss. Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith split the time in goal with some great saves. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils traveled to the Wonderland of Ice and lost to the Wizards, 3-2. 
Robbie Goetze scored his first of the season off a low shot from the point. Kelly then scored off of a feed from Robbie Forleo. 
Justin Miller, Nico Bruneau, Sean Dupre and Richie Greene all had solid efforts n the game. Smith and Zurolo both had excellent performances in the loss. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won two of the three games they played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies hosted rival Greater New Haven and escaped with a 6-5 victory. 
The Westies jumped out to an early lead as John Taurchini scored off assists from Billy Adamo and Conner Fowler. Nicholas Boanno extended the West Haven lead to 2-0 off a pass from Michael Anquillare. 
The Westies scored twice in the second period with two unassisted goals by Zach Jones for a  4-0 advantage. After a Greater New Haven goal to begin the third period, Jones completed the hat trick off a pass from Aidan Parlee to put West Haven on top, 5-1. 
Boanno registered his second goal of the game with assists from Anquilllare and Jenna Hunt for a 6-1 advantage. Greater New Haven scored four times in the final five minutes, but the Westies hung on for the win. 
In the first game on Sunday, West Haven shut out Yale, 3-0. Anquillare got the Westies going with a goal off an assist from Raymond Ferguson. Hunt extended the lead to 2-0 with assists going to Anquillare and Boanno. 
The game remained that way until Jones scored an empty net goal late in the third period to seal the victory. Ryan Andrews picked up the shutout win for West Haven. 
In the second game of the day, West Haven played hard, but fell short to Hamden, 4-2. 
After a scoreless first period, Jones put West Haven up 1-0 in the second period. Hamden responded with three goals of its own for a 3-1 lead. 
The two teams traded goals in the third with Jones picking up the West Haven tally off an assist from Ryan Smith. West Haven ended the game with a six-on-three, but was unable to get any closer.   
(February 15, 2015) - the West Haven Mite A hockey team saw its dream of a state title disappear this weekend. Winning all four games heading to the finals, the Westies were defeated 4-3 by the host Wonderland Wizards in the Mite A Patrick Division state championship game Sunday evening at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.
Having defeated the Wizards for the first time this season on Saturday in the third game of the tournament, the Westies were looking for a sweep and a title on Sunday. That was not to be as the Wizards scored twice in each of the first and third periods to take home the title. 
Wonderland took a 2-0 lead in the first period, only to see the Westies cut the deficit in half when Brody DiNuzzo scored with 1 minute, 40 seconds remaining in the opening period. When Camryn Beauvais set up Michael Madera's goal 2:47 into the second, the game was even at two. 
Both teams then had their scoring chances, but the game remained even until the middle of the third period. The Wizards scored twice in 53 seconds, the latter with 5:57 remaining in the game for a 4-2 lead. 
Dylan Bosworth scored with 4:11 remaining, but despite a ton of pressure in the final two minutes, West Haven could not get the equalizer and fell in the title game. 
The Westies had a great start to the tournament, outscoring their opponents 20-2 in winning the first four games. Mickey Dowd (8 goals, 2 assists), Thomas Porto (3 goals, 5 assists), Madera (4 goals, 2 assists) and DiNuzzo (1 goal, 4 assists) each had a solid offensive tournament. DiNuzzo also anchored a defense with Bosworth and Haygen Axelrod  which helped goaltender Bryan Hong record a pair of shutouts in the tournament. 
West Haven opened the tournament with a 4-1 victory over New Canaan Thursday evening. Porto gave the Westies a 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal down the right wing, before Madera increased the margin with a breakaway goal 49 seconds into the second. Jason Alling scored off a breakaway less than four minutes later and Zack Fonda scored in front with 23 seconds left in the second for a 4-0 lead.
The Westies then defeated the Greenwich Skate Club 7-1 Friday evening. Madera opened the scoring 1:56 into the game off an assist from Beauvais and Dowd scored in front for a 2-1 lead with 5:37 to go in the first. The Westies put the contest away with three goals in the second period for a 5-1 advantage. 
Dowd came out of the corner and scored with 2:51 remaining and Madera scored off the ensuing faceoff for a 4-1 lead. The crushing goal came with 48.8 seconds left in the middle period as Zach Goetze fed Porto in front for a power play goal. Putting pressure on goal with Max Ginsberg, Fonda scored twice in the third period to seal the win. 
The Westies then played the Wizards on Saturday. Having lost to the Wizards twice and tying once during the regular season, West Haven needed a solid game and received that from everyone. Hong could not be beat in goal and Dowd scored the game's first three goals, two in the first and one in the third for a 3-0 lead. 
Alling scored off a turnover with 6:48 to go and Porto scored off assists from Bosworth and DiNuzzo 49 seconds later for the 5-0 win. 
West Haven played its final game of pool play Sunday morning, defeating the Greenwich Blues, 4-0. Goetze scored 4 minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead and Dowd scored three times in the middle period for all the offensive support Hong would need in goal.  
The West Haven Pee Wee A team went 2-0 in two big and important contests this weekend. 
The Westies traveled to Avon on Saturday and beat the Panthers, 4-1. After getting the "bus legs" out of them in the first period, West Haven came back to dominate  in the second and third periods. 
Justin Miller scored first in the second period with an assist coming from Robbie Forleo. Nico Bruneau then scored his first of the year, with a beautiful feed from Miller setting up the goal. Colin Hines also got a helper on Bruneau's goal. Michael Kelly and Kai Bruneau scored in the third period, both unassisted goals. 
The Blue Devils played a rare home contest on Sunday afternoon at the Bennett Rink against a tough Watertown team and came away with a 5-2 win. 
Kaden Morgillo scored first to start the game, with an assist coming from Nico Bruneau. Kai Bruneau then scored with helpers coming from Kelly and Forleo. 
Nico Bruneau scored his second of the weekend, with a shot from the top of the circles, going glove side. Morgillo then scored his second of the game late in the second and Forleo finished the game with an unassisted goal in the third. 
Malachi Zurolo played both contests this weekend and kept his team in both games, coming up with some great saves. Cally Dixon had a spectacular weekend with some great passes and plays, and D.J. Carfora, Robbie Goetze and Sean Dupre also had strong performances over the weekend. 
With two big wins this weekend, the Westies finish the CHC season in third place for the Tier 3 conference. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won its only game of the weekend, routing Central, 12-6. Determined to avenge an earlier season loss to Central, the Westies found themselves behind 2-0 early in the first period.
Michael Anquillare cut the Central lead to 2-1, scoring off a pass from Zach Jones. Jones then grabbed two goals of his own for a 3-2 West Haven lead to end the first period., with Aidan Parlee and Ryan Smith picking up assists on the Jones' goals. 
In the second period, Central cut the West Haven lead to 4-3, before Jones answered with his third goal of the game off an assist from Smith. Central evened the game minutes later as the two teams were knotted at four to end the second period. 
The Westies broke the game open in the third period with eight goals. Jones picked up three more goals, Nicholas Boanno and Jenna Hunt each grabbed two, while Smith chipped in one of his own. 
C.J. Kelly had two assists, while Billy Adamo, John Taurchini, Ricky Biela, Smith, Parlee, Jones and Boanno picked up one assist each. 
Central scored twice, but it was not enough as the Westies stormed away with the victory. 
(February 8, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A team won its only game of the weekend, defeating East Haven on the road in resounding fashion Sunday afternoon. 
Ten different players were in the scoring column, but the story of the game was Jaelyn Beauvais, who scored three times and added an assist, and Max Ginsberg, who scored four times and added an assist. 
Beauvais and Ginsberg were two of five players with multiple goals, which also included Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd, and Michael Madera. 
West Haven put the game away in the first period, scoring quickly. Jason Alling set up Madera's first goal  7 minutes, 44 seconds in, Brody DiNuzzo went coast to coast 15 seconds later and Ginsberg set up Zack Fonda 2:45 later for a 3-0 advantage. 
Fonda set up the next two goals by Ginsberg and Beauvais, before Camryn Beauvsis set up Madera's second goal. Porto set up Dowd later in the period for the big lead. 
Zach Goetze, who scored once and added three assists, played a solid all-around game. Dylan Bosworth and Haygen Axelrod anchored the defense and Bryan Hong made 9 saves in the shutout win.  
The West Haven Pee Wee A team came away with a win in its only contest of the weekend as the Blue Devils beat ECHO, 3-1, Saturday morning. 
Michael Kelly scored two goals in the game with another coming from Justin Miller. Robbie Forleo had an assist on each goal for three assists in the game and Miller also received an assist on Kelly's first goal. 
Connor Smith and Malachi Zurolo split the game in net, both with superb performances. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won both games it played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies went on the road, routing the Salisbury A team, 9-1. West Haven scored three times in the first period as Nicholas Boanno, Billy Adamo and Aidan Parlee picked up a goal apiece. Ricky Biela had both assists on the Adamo and Parlee goals, while Michael Anquillare and Jenna Hunt had assists on the Boanno goal. 
With a 3-0 West Haven lead, the two teams traded goals in the second period as Zach Jones scored off an assist from Parlee and Ryan Smith. 
With a 4-1 lead, the Westies blew the game wide open, scoring five times in the third period. Anquillare scored the first goal of the period followed by two goals from Jones to complete the hat trick. 
Parlee grabbed his second goal, while Andrew Wrzosek rounded out the scoring. Boanno, Parlee, Anquillare and Biela would pick up assists on the West Haven goals in the  third period. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Avon, a team who had defeated West Haven earlier in the season. The Westies turned the tables, never playing from behind and winning 5-3. 
The Westies grabbed the early lead as Boanno scored off assists from Anquillae and Hunt. Jones extended the West Haven lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal. 
Avon cut the lead to 2-1 with an early second period goal, but the Westies fired back as Parlee put the Westies back up by two off an assist from Jones. Jones further extended the West Haven lead to 4-1 with another unassisted goal. 
Avon responded nicely, scoring twice early in the third period to cut the West Haven lead to 4-3. Conner Fowler put the Westies back up by two goals as he scored on a breakaway for a 5-3 West Haven win. 
Both West Haven goaltenders, Ryan Andrews and Daniel Kelly, played well over the weekend.  
(February 1, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team split a pair of games this weekend, defeating Milford B and falling to the Wonderland Wizards. 
West Haven opened the weekend with a thorough victory over Southern B at the Bennett Rink Saturday morning. Nine different players got into the scoring column with four scoring multiple goals. 
The Westies also received solid defensive play from Brody DiNuzzo, Dylan Bosworth and Haygen Axelrod and a solid two-way game from Jaelyn Beauvais. 
On the offensive side, Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd, Jason Alling and Michael Madera all had multiple goals, while Camryn Beauvais, Zach Goetze and Dowd each added four assists apiece. 
West Haven took control of the game with five goals in the opening period. Madera scored off a rebound of an Alling shot 1 minute, 3 seconds into the contest and Goetze set up Dowd with 4:51 remaining in the period for a 2-0 lead. 
Dowd's goal started a run of four goals in the final five minutes as Max Ginsberg set up Zack Fonda for a 3-0 lead 59 seconds later and Porto scored twice in the final 1:08 of the period for a 5-0 advantage. 
Alling put the game away with two goals in the second period. Madera set up Alling's first goal of the middle period 2:38 in and Goetze fed Porto for his third goal 1:55 later. With Milford on the scoreboard, Camryn Beauvais assisted on Alling's second goal of the period.
Bryan Hong made 9 saves in the victory for the Westies.  
In a battle in Bridgeport against the Wizards on Sunday, West Haven fell behind early, rallied, but fell short in a 3-2 loss. The Wizards scored three times in the opening period, before West Haven rallied. 
Madera set up Alling for an odd-angle goal with 2:42 left in the second and Camryn Beauvais sent in a breaking Alling for his second goal of the game with 5:05 left in the contest. The short-handed goal got West Haven closer, but West Haven could not get the equalizer despite a flurry in the final minutes. 
Hong made seven saves in the final period, several in spectacular fashion, to keep the Westies in the game. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split the two games it played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Storrs and suffered a tough loss to the Pee Wee A Norheast Ice Dogs, 1-0. In a game that saw both teams battle, the Ice Dogs were able to score a late third period goal to beat the Westies. Goaltender Daniel Kelly played well for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies were able to avenge an earlier late tie by the Whalers just a month before with a hard fought 2-1 victory. 
After a scoreless first period, Zach Jones picked up the puck at the West Haven blue line, split the two defensemen, and got the Westies on the scoreboard for a 1-0 lead. 
Later in the second period, Nicholas Boanno fed Michael Anquillare on the right side. Anquillare's shot was initially saved, but Jenna Hunt was there for the rebound to put the Westies ahead, 2-0. 
The Whalers scored late in the third period, but it was not enough as the Westies hung on to a 2-1 victory. 
Ryan Andrews made several key saves in the West Haven win. 
(January 25, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team won its only game of the week with a 10-2 decision over New Haven at the Northford Ice Pavilion Sunday morning. After snow postponed their game on Saturday, the Westies were ready to play Sunday. 
Mickey Dowd and Michael Madera led the offense with three goals and two assists apiece, Brody DiNuzzo had two goals and Camryn Beauvais added a pair of assists in the win. 
Trailing 1-0, the Westies took the lead for good with three goals in the final 7 minutes, 25 seconds of the opening period. 
Madera got things going when he scored off assists from Beauvais and Dowd to even the game at one. Just 2:05 later, Madera gave the Westies a 2-1 lead as he scored from in front. 
West Haven never trailed again. Dowd took a perfect pass from Beauvais and scored to make it 3-1 with 2:05 left in the opening period. 
The Westies put the game away with four goals in the second period. DiNuzzo got things going when he went the length of the ice with 3:32 left in the second for a 4-1 lead. The Westies then scored three times in 31 seconds to put the game away. 
Madera set up Thomas Porto for a 5-1 lead, before Madera scored 18 seconds later. Dowd's goal with 1:11 remaining in the middle period sent the Westies to the third period ahead 7-1. 
Dowd and Madera were at it again 20 seconds into the final period as Madera assisted on Dowd's third goal of the game. DiNuzzo scored 1:30 into the third and Jason Alling made it 10-2 with 5:40 remaining. 
Bryan Hong once again was stellar in goal, coming up with numerous big saves, including three in the first when the Westies trailed by a goal. 
Max Ginsberg, Jaelyn Beauvais, Haygen Axelrod and Zack Fonda all played excellent two-way hockey in the victory. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A hockey team went 1-2-1 in the Challenge Cup Tournament in Marlborough, Mass. 
The first game of the tournament was Friday afternoon against the Hatfield Ice Dogs of Pennsylvania and the Westies came away with a 2-1 victory. Richie Greene scored both goals for the Westies with assists coming from Nico Bruneau, Cally Dixon, and Kaden Morgillo, who assisted on both goals. 
The A's then had to play two games on Saturday starting with an early 6:30 a.m. contest against Winchester, which the Westies lost 5-1. Miller scored the lone goal with Greene and Nico Bruneau getting the helpers. 
A few hours later, West Haven lost against the Southern Maine Breakers, 4-0. Robbie Goetze, Kai Bruneau and Robbie Forleo had strong performances in the loss. 
On Sunday morning, the Westies played the Ice Dogs for the second time in the consolation game and the two teams played to a 2-2 tie. 
Forleo scored both goals, one of which was a spin-o-rama move. Dixon picked up the assist on Forleo's second goal. 
D.J. Carfora had a good weekend, playing both defense and forward when the team needed him to step up. 
Sean Dupre had a strong performance on defense the entire weekend. Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith had outstanding performances in goal, wherre they split games over the course of the tournament. 
The Westies now enter the home stretch of the season filled with CHC games, before the battle to get into the CHC tournament. 
The West Haven Squirt A team participated in the Challenge Cup this weekend in Marlborough, Mass. The Westies took home the gold medal, posting a 3-1 record. 
The Devils opened the weekend in a penalty-marred contest Friday morning against the South Maine Breakers.The Westies didn't let the hacks and slashes affect them as they won handily, 7-1. They were led by Ben Carfora, Justin Pniewski and Austen Glass. 
Later that evening, the Westies had their only stumble of the tournament by blowing a two-goal third period lead as they lost to the Junior Black Bears of Maine, 4-3. 
The Bears came back in the third and scored the winning goal with just under eight seconds remaining. Anthony Peschell, Joe D'Aurio, and Meghan Dupre had a strong game for the Devils. 
On Saturday morning, the Westies rebounded by disposing of Hollydell, New Jersey, 9-0. Colby Faughnan , Colin Deane, and Shane Considine, along with their teammates, proved to be too much for the overmatched team. 
On Sunday, in the gold medal game, the Westies battled the Junior Black Bears in a rematch. This time, there was no denying the Westies. 
West Haven jumped to a 5-0 first period lead led by Grant Curtis and Ashley Wright, then coasted home to a resounding 9-0 romp. 
Goaltender Nick Link recorded back to back shutouts in the final two games for the gold-medal winners. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up three wins this past weekend, extending its unbeaten streak to twelve games. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Pawling, New York and came away with a 7-4 victory. 
C.J. Kelly got the Westies started with the only goal of the first period off assists from Conner Fowler and Zach Jones. The Westies scored three more times in the second period as Jones scored twice and Billy Adamo grabbed the other goal. 
Nicholas Boanno picked up two assists, while Adamo and John Taurchini picked up one apiece as the Westies led 4-1 after two periods of play. The Westies and Pawling traded goals in the third period as both teams scored three times. Jones recorded the hat trick off an assist from Boanno, while Ryan Smith and Boanno scored unassisted to finish out the scoring for the Westies. 
In the first game on Sunday, the Westies rolled past East Haven, 4-1. Michael Anquillare got the Westies on the scoreboard first off a pass from Jenna Hunt for a 1-0 Westie lead. 
The Westies scored twice in the second period as Aidan Parlee scored off an assist from Jones. Hunt grabbed the second goal of the period off assists from Anquillare and Boanno. 
In the third period, Fowler closed out the scoring for the Westies with Boanno and Anquillare picking up assists. Daniel Kelly was solid in the net for the Westies. 
In the second game of the day, the Westies routed Central, 8-0. The Westies scored six times in the first period as Jones picked up two goals, while Kelly, Taurchini, Anquillare and Hunt scored one apiece. Assists were credited to Parlee, Adamo, Smith, Anquillare and Andrew Wrzosek. 
The Westies scored two more times over the next two periods as Wrzosek and Smith picked up one goal each. Wrzosek was credited with the assist on the Smith goal, while Ryan Andrews recorded the shutout for the Westies.  
(January 18, 2015) - The West Haven Might A hockey team won the Steel City Shootout Hockey Tournament in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania this weekend. The Westies won all four games by a combined score of 33-13. 
With a fantastic defensive effort, solid goaltending from Bryan Hong, and scoring all across the lineup, the Westies were perfect in the tournament. 
"It was great to see the kids enjoy a great hockey weekend," West Haven coach Mike Violano said. "It was not only the kids, but the parents as well. It was a good way to bring the team together. We got great participation from everyone on the ice. It was their first taste of winning a tournament."
The Westies capped the tournament with a 7-5 victory over the Jaguars in the title game Monday morning. In what looked to be a tough matchup between the top two seeds of the tournament, West Haven trailed early, but battled to outscore the Jaguars 4-1 in the last two periods, including 3-0 in the second, to take home the title. 
The Westies, who had seven players in the scoring column, got off to a quick start in the game, slowed down, then had to battle back for the remainder of the opening period. 
Just 1 minute 6 seconds into the contest, the hard work of the white line paid off as Michael Madera fed Jason Alling in front and Alling found the back of the net for an early 1-0 lead. The lead was short-lived as the Jaguars scored twice in 1:34 to grab a 2-1 lead with 8:52 remaining in the opening period. 
The blue line of Thomas Porto, Zach Goetze and Haygen Axelrod combined for seven points in the game, and Axelrod evened the contest with 5:24 remaining in the opening period off an assist from Porto. The Jagaurs took a 3-2 lead with 2:51 remaining, but Brody DiNuzzo went coast to coast 24 seconds later to even the game at three. 
The Jaguars scored late in the first for a 4-3 advantage, but West Haven never trailed again. 
West Haven took control of the title game early in the second period, needing just 1:39 to take the lead for good. Axelrod set up Goetze in front for the equalizer 1:05 in and Mickey Dowd converted a stolen pass into a breakaway goal for a 5-4 lead 34 seconds later. When Goetze set up Porto with 30 seconds remaining in the middle period, the Westies were one period away from the title. 
"The kids came together," Violano said. "We had better positioning. We started to do the little things better. We did not die after we fell behind. We kept going. That was the difference. We had constant pressure and snuck a couple in."
Porto scored his second of the game 1:16 into the third period off a Jaguars' turnover for a 7-4 lead. The Jaguars scored with 5:54 remaining, but solid defensive play and two key saves by Hong helped secure the title. 
"It was good to see everyone participate offensively and defensively," Violano said. "Everyone added to the victories each game."
West Haven opened the tournament with a convincing 14-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Orange. The Westies had eight different players in the scoring column with seven of the eight having multiple points. 
Dowd and Axelrod led the way with three goals, with Axelrod also adding a pair of assists. DiNuzzo and Dylan Bosworth each scored twice, and Porto, Camryn Beauvais and Madera all scored once, with Madera adding a pair of assists. 
The Westies played twice on Sunday, opening with an 8-4 win over the Old York Road Raiders. The wide-open scoring continued for the Westies as eight players were in the scoring column, five having multiple points. 
Madera and Max Ginsberg led the offense with two goals apiece, Dowd had a goal and two assists, DiNuzzo added two assists and Alling had a goal and an assist. 
Trailing 2-0 in the first period, Madera scored off a perfect pass from DiNuzzo to cut the deficit in half late in the period. 
Ginsberg scored off an assist from Dowd to even the game at two and DiNuzzo scored to even the game at three, before Alling scored with 1:36 to go in the middle period for a 4-3 West Haven lead. 
Alling's goal set the wheels in motion as the Westies ran off five consecutive goals for an 8-3 lead. Goetze set up Porto 1:17 into the third period for a 5-3 advantage, before Ginsberg and Madera scored 1:44 apart for a 7-3 lead. 
Fonda set up Dowd with 3:49 to go, giving West Haven an 8-4 lead. Jaelyn Beauvais played a  strong game for the Westies, winning the battle for several loose pucks. 
The Westies improved to 3-0 in the tournament with a hard fought 4-3 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms White Sunday afternoon. Axelrod, Goetze and Madera each finished with a goal and an assist in the win.
Trailing 1-0 early in the first period,  the combination of Axelrod and Goetze gave the Westies momentum. 
Axelrod evened the contest off an assist from Goetze 1:42 into the game and Axelrod returned the favor with a Goetze goal later in the period for a 2-1 advantage. 
The Phantoms took a 3-2 lead with a goal in the final 2:30 of the opening period and another just 12 seconds into the second. 
The game would remain that way until 7:30 remained in the period as Madera evened the contest at three with an unassisted goal. 
Madera was then part of the game-winning goal as he found Camryn Beauvais in front and Beauvais quickly found the back of the net. 
The play of Hong in goal, coupled with a solid effort from Jaelyn Beauvais, kept the Westies undefeated heading into the title game. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A's finished the weekend with a win and a tie. The Westies started off with a win on Saturday, 6-4, over visiting South Windsor. 
Robbie Forleo got the scoring started in the first period with an assist coming from Cally Dixon. Justin Miller then kept the ball rolling in the second with a helper from Kai Bruneau. 
The game was tied with time winding down in the third until Bruneau scored consecutive goals within minutes of each other. Dixon finished South Windsor with a snipe from the top of the circles off a mean slap shot. Colin Hines, Kaden Morgillo and D.J. Carfora had standout performances. Connor Smith played a full game for the Blue Devils, making some stellar saves. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to the Wonderland of Ice and finished with a tie. Forleo scored twice in the game, with Bruneau assisting on one of the goals. 
Miller scored to tie the game with Bruneau getting another assist, which ended up being how the game ended. 
Richie Greene, Hines, Sean Dupre, and Nico Bruneau all had good performances. Malachi Zurolo and Smith split their time in goal. 
The Westies will travel to Marlborough, Mass. next weekend for the Challenge Cup Tournament. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won its only game played this weekend, extending its unbeaten streak to nine games. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Pawling, New York and came away with a 7-4 victory. C.J. Kelly got the Westies started with the only goal of the first period off assists from Conner Fowler and Zach Jones. 
The Westies scored three more times in the second period as Jones scored twice and Billy Adamo grabbed the other goal. 
Nicholas Boanno picked up two assists , while Adamo and John Taurchini picked up one apiece as the Westies led 4-1 after two periods of play. 
The Westies and Pawling traded goals in the third period as both teams scored three times. 
Jones recorded the hat trick on an assist from Boanno, while Ryan Smith and Boanno scored unassisted to finish out the scoring for the Westies. 
(January 11, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A team played two tough games this weekend and came away with a loss and a tie. 
Against the Southern Stars of Milford on Saturday, the Westies looked to gain their first win of the year against the Stars, but came up just short. The Stars scored once in the first period and twice in the second for a 3-0 lead and won by the same score. 
West Haven goaltender Bryan Hong played well in goal, making numerous clutch saves, while Brody DiNuzzo and Dylan Bosworth played well on defense and Jason Alling had a strong game offensively. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to play the Wonderland Wizards and came away with a 3-3 tie. 
West Haven jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Wizards kept chipping away and scored with 2.6 seconds left in the third period to come away with the tie. 
After Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda and Max Ginsberg produced a solid shift, Mickey Dowd broke in alone and scored to give West Haven a 1-0 lead with 6:01 left in the first period. Pressure by Thomas Porto and Haygen Axelrod, was followed by Zach Goetze increasing the lead 45 seconds later when he scored off a faceoff for a 2-0 advantage. 
The Westies looked to be in control with 1:43 remaining in the opening period. Camryn Beauvais set up Michael Madera, who scored inside the post for a 3-0 advantage.
The Wizards never quit, scoring with 1:30 remaining in the second period to get within one goal and tying the game with the late score.  
The Pee Wee A's of West Haven split their two games this weekend. On Saturday, the West Hartford Wolves traveled to the Bennett Rink in West Haven where the Westies cruised to a 4-0 win. 
After a rough first period, West Haven was able to pull it together and get back to playing its game. 
Justin Miller scored the only goal of the second period with assists coming from Michael Kelly and Robbie Forleo. Miller scored his second of the game in the third period with Kelly adding another helper. 
Kai Bruneau scored the third West Haven goal and Kaden Morgillo scored the final goal of the game off a rocket, with Cally Dixon and Nico Bruneau picking up assists. 
Richie Greene, Robbie Goetze, Nico Bruneau and D.J. Carfora had stellar performances. Sean Dupre also had a good game coming off an illness. Goaltender Connor Smith recorded the shutout with many spectacular saves. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bolton and fell to ECHO, 3-2. Morgillo scored in the second period for two goals on the weekend, with Miller getting the assist. 
Miller then scored in the third for an impressive four-point weekend. Colin Hines, Greene and goaltender Malachi Zurolo had strong performances in the loss. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up three wins and a tie this past weekend, giving up a total of five goals in four games. 
In the first game, the Westies traveled to Northford, rolling over Greater New Haven, 7-1. Jenna Hunt got the Westies started in the first period as she scored twice on assists from Nicholas Boanno to give the Westies a 2-0 lead. 
The Westies continued to pour in goals as they scored three more times in the second period, with Hunt picking up the hat trick and Conner Fowler and Boanno scoring once apiece. Ryan Smith, John Taurchini and Hunt picked up assists. 
Boanno scored two more times in the third period to complete the hat trick. Michael Anquillare picked up an assist on the Boanno goals and Ryan Andrews was solid in goal for West Haven. 
In the second game, West Haven shut out Yale, 5-0. The Westies grabbed an early two-goal lead as Zach Jones and Aidan Parlee picked up a goal and an assist apiece. C.J. Kelly also picked up an assist on the second West Haven goal. 
The Westies added to their lead, scoring two more times in the second period as Hunt and Ryan Smith tallied  with Smith picking up an assist on the Hunt goal. 
In the third period, Jones added his second of the game off an assist from Parlee to close out the scoring for the Westies. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout for West Haven. 
In the third game, the Westies and the Whalers skated to a 3-3 tie. Trailing 1-0 in the second period, West Haven scored three times. Jones would net two, while C.J. Kelly scored one. Smith, Fowler and Taurchini each picked up assists. 
The Whalers answered, scoring twice in the third period to earn the tie. 
In the fourth game, West Haven rebounded with a hard fought 3-1 win over Salisbury A team. 
Hunt put the Westies up 1-0 on a pass from Smith to open the first period and the Westies scored twice more in the second period as Fowler and Jones both tallied. Both had assists on the other's goal. 
Salisbury cut the lead to 3-1, but that would be as close as they would get as the Westies played solid in the victory. 
The West Haven Squirt A team had a very successful weekend, going 3-0 and outscoring its opponents 24-2. 
On Saturday, the Devils took apart Simsbury, 5-1. The Westies were led by Matt Morgan and line mates Ben Carfora and Austen Glass as the Devils dominated from start to finish. 
Later in the afternoon, Ashley Wright led her Westies against her old team, the Southern Stars, to a 10-0 romp. 
Anthony Peschell, Justin Pniewski and Meghan Dupre were key contributors in the victory. Defensemen Joe D'Aurio and Grant Curtis helped lead goaltender Nick Link to the shutout. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to take on the Whalers. West Haven disposed of the Whalers easily in a 9-1 romp. 
Center Colby Faughnan and line mates Colin Deane and Shane Considine helped lead the attack as they once again proved to be too much for their opponent. 
(January 4, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team posted a tie and a loss in this weekend's action. After traveling to Long Island to play at the Nassau Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, on Monday, the Westies tied Hamden on Saturday and fell to Bridgeport's Wonderland Wizards on Sunday. 
West Haven opened the weekend with a 2-2 tie against Hamden in West Haven. The Westies received a complete team effort in the tie. 
The white line of Camryn Beauvais, Jason Alling and Michael Madera produced many scoring opportunities, but were turned aside early. Brody DiNuzzo then got the Westies going when he rushed end to end to give West Haven a 1-0 lead 3 minutes, 36 seconds into the contest. 
Hamden tied the game with 5:12 to go in the first period despite the solid defensive efforts of Dylan Bosworth, Zach Goetze and DiNuzzo, 
West Haven goaltender Bryan Hong kept the Green Dragons off the scoreboard in the second period and West Haven took advantage when Thomas Porto scored with five seconds remaining to give West Haven a 2-1 lead entering the final period. 
Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda and Haygen Axelrod came close to extending the lead early in the third period and Max Ginsberg did the same a short time later. Hamden finally evened the game with 6:21 remaining in the contest. 
The Westies traveled to the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport on Sunday and after two solid periods, wore down in the third period of an 8-3 loss.
Trailing 1-0 in the first period, Porto scored on a breakaway with 3:48 left in the opening period to even the game at one. The Wizards again took a one-goal lead in the second period, but Porto set up Goetze for the equalizer with 3:33 remaining in the period. 
The Wizards answered with the go-ahead goal with 1:35 remaining in the middle period, but just 46 seconds later, Madera scored off a face off to even the game at three. 
The game remained even at three until 9:55 remained when the Wizards took a 4-3 lead. West Haven pressed, but three goals by the Wizards in the final 3:31 of the game were too much to overcome.
The West Haven Squirt B team had a solid weekend, tying Danbury, 2-2, on the road Saturday and defeating Yale, 6-3, at home on Sunday.   
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team brought home the championship this past week as they competed in the Simsbury Holiday Tournament over the holiday break. The Westies went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning the title in convincing fashion. 
The Westies opened the tournament with a 6-4 win over East Haven. After falling behind 2-0, Zach Jones scored on a pass from Nicholas Boanno as the Westies trailed 2-1 after one period of play. Michael Anquillare tied the game at two to start the second period off an assist from Jones. 
Jones then scored twice more to give West Haven a 4-2 lead. Aidan Parlee and Boanno picked up the assists on the Jones' goals. 
East Haven cut West Haven's lead to 4-3 to start the third period, but Jones answered with an unassisted goal for a 5-3 lead. 
East Haven answered again to get within 5-4, but with under two minutes remaining, Anquillare put the game away for the Westies with his second goal off assists from Jones and Boanno. 
In the second game, West Haven rolled over Pawling, New York, 9-1. The Westies opened with four first period goals with Anquillare netting two and Parlee and Jones one apiece. Boanno picked up an assist on Anquillare's first goal and the Parlee goal. 
West Haven opened up the game in the second period, scoring four more times as Jones and Boanno each scored twice. Anquillare picked up three assists, while Boanno picked up two and Parlee one. Parlee rounded out the scoring in the third period with an unassisted goal. 
In game three, West Haven faced Southern A1, a team which defeated West Haven three times previously. This time, the Westies turned the tables, skating to a 4-2 victory. 
Again, the Westies found themselves behind 2-0 late in the first period. Off a pass from Anquillare, Jones got the Westies on the scoreboard to end the period. 
After Southern took a four minute penalty, Anquillare and Jones hooked up again as Anquillare evened the game at two to end the second period. Still on the power play, Parlee would put the Westies ahead 3-2 with an unassisted goal. 
With under two minutes left, Parlee scored his second goal of the game on a pass from Anquillare to seal the victory. In the final, West Haven again pounded Pawling, 9-3. West Haven scored four times in both the first and second periods. 
Jones scored six times to record a double hat trick and Boanno and Parlee each scored once. Boanno led the assist column with five, while Anquillare collected three and Jones one. 
John Taurchini rounded out the scoring for the Westies off an assist from Andrew Wrzosek. The defensive corps of Wrzosek, Ryan Smith, Raymond Ferguson and Ricky Biela limited the opponents' scoring chances, while goaltenders Daniel Kelly and Ryan Andrews, along with forwards C.J. Kelly, Billy Adamo and Connor Fowler were solid throughout the tournament.  
(December 28, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team lost in the semifinals of the Hamden Christmas Tournament this past weekend. 
The Westies opened the tournament with a contest against Donohue Hockey Skills and fell 6-0. In a game which was close through two plus periods, Donohue pulled away with four late goals.
West Haven then played Hamden in the second round and came away with a 2-2 tie. After a scoreless first period in which goalie Bryan Hong made several outstanding saves, Max Ginsberg gave the Westies a 1-0 lead off an assist from Thomas Porto when Ginsberg's angle shot found the back of the net. 
Hamden tied the game at the end of the second period and took a 2-1 lead to start the third. With less than a minute left in the game, West Haven pulled Hong for an extra skater. 
Michael Madera found Dylan Bosworth in front and Bosworth fed Jason Alling, who poked in the tying goal with three seconds remaining to force the tie. 
With the two teams posting identical records, Hamden and West Haven met in the semifinals. Hamden jumped out to a 4-0 lead and despite a West Haven comeback, Hamden prevailed 5-3. 
Solid defensive play by Brody DiNuzzo and Bosworth kept the game scoreless after one period, before Hamden scored four times in the second period for a 4-0 lead. 
Mickey Dowd started the West Haven comeback with a goal off an assist from Porto with 36 seconds remaining in the middle period. 
Ginsberg then set up Porto 1:43 into the third period to bring the Westies closer and Madera scored 4 minutes later off a face off to get West Haven within 4-3. 
With West Haven gaining all the momentum, Hamden ended thoughts of a comeback with a goal less than a minute later to take a 5-3 lead. 
Zach Goetze, Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda, Haygen Axelrod and Camryn Beauvais all played well in defeat for West Haven.  
The West Haven Squirt A hockey team swept through the Hamden Christmas Tournament this past weekend, winning all their games en route to the gold medal. 
On Friday morning, the Devils battled the Wonderland Wizards in a tight game and won 3-2. The Westies used the forechecking of Colby Faughnan and Colin Deane to help set up the first goal. Shane Considine and Matt Morgan then won their battles along with the solid defense of Anthony Peschell and Joe D'Aurio to help the Westies to the victory. 
On Saturday, the Westies defeated arch-rival Hamden, 10-3. Speedsters Ben Carfora, Austen Glass and Ashley Wright did not let the Green Dragons breathe with their constant pressure. Forward Justin Pniewski was opportunistic in pounding home rebounds as the Devils constantly pressured Hamden. 
In the finals on Sunday, the Westies played in a rematch with the Wizards and easily took home the title with a 4-0 victory. Nick Link recorded the shutout as Grant Curtis and Meghan Dupree kept their opponents at bay throughout the contest. 
(December 21, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team won its only game of the weekend when the team defeated SNH 7-3 Saturday morning in a home contest. 
Trailing 3-1 in the third period, the Westies scored the last six goals to pull out the victory. Mickey Dowd started the six-goal outburst with a goal to cut the deficit to 3-2, Zach Goetze evened the game at three, then Thomas Porto scored his second of the game off an assist from Goetze for a 4-3 lead. 
Jaelyn Beauvais set up Zack Fonda for a 5-3 advantage and Michael Madera followed by assisting Camryn Beauvais. When Dylan Bosworth scored, the Westies had a 7-3 lead. 
Porto had given the Westies a 1-0 lead in the first period, but SNH rebounded to score the next three goals for a 3-1 lead. 
Brody DiNuzzo, Haygen Axelrod, Jason Alling and Max Ginsberg all played well in the win and Bryan Hong made several key saves in the third period to preserve the victory.
The West Haven Squirt A team split its games this weekend. The Westies upended the Riverhawks on Saturday, 6-1, then had the tables turned on them as Central bested them by the same score of 6-1. 
On Saturday morning, it was all Westies as the Westies dominated from the drop of the puck. West Haven jumped to an early lead and never looked back. 
The defensive core of Ashley Wright, Anthony Peschell, Joe D'Aurio, Meghan Dupre and Grant Curtis helped lead goalie Nick Link to the victory. The defense was solid in its zone and executed perfect break out passes. 
On Sunday morning, West Haven traveled to play top-ranked and undefeated Central. The Westies started slowly and that would cost them. 
West Haven fell behind 4-0 after the first period, despite strong efforts from Shane Considine, Colby Faughnan and Colin Deane. The Westies regrouped and battled hard, but it was too little, too late. 
Ben Carfora, Austin Glass, Matt Morgan and Justin Pniewski gave it their best, but the lead given Central early was too much to overcome.  
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split the two games it played this weekend. On Saturday, the Westies tried to erase a four-goal deficit, but fell short, 6-5, in Enfield. 
Enfield jumped on the Westies in the first period with a quick 2-0 lead. Jenna Hunt cut into the Enfield lead as she scored with an assist going to Nicholas Boanno. 
Enfield scored twice to take a 4-1 lead, before Boanno cut the deficit in half with an unassisted goal. Enfield again answered for a 5-2 lead. Michael Anquillare scored off assists from Boanno and Hunt to cut the Westie deficit to 5-3 to end the second period. 
Anquillare, off a pass from Hunt, grabbed his second goal of the game just 18 seconds into the third period as the Westies trailed 5-4. Enfield responded with another goal, before West Haven, short-handed and with goaltender Daniel Kelly pulled for an extra skater, got closer when Zach Jones scored off assists from Boanno and Anquillare. West Haven ended the game with some quality shots but was unable to tie the game. 
On Sunday, West Haven took the loss out on Simsbury in a 9-0 rout. After a scoreless first period dominated by the Westies, West Haven scored six times in the second period. 
Hunt and Jones scored two goals apiece, while Boanno and Aidan Parlee picked up one goal each. Boanno accounted for three assists, while Parlee, C.J. Kelly, Ricky Biela and Raymond Ferguson grabbed one assist each.
The Westies scored three more goals in the third period as Parlee picked up his second and third goals for the hat trick and Anquillare rounded out the scoring for West Haven. Boanno and C.J. Kelly recorded the assists. Goaltender Ryan Andrews posted the shutout for the Westies.
(December 14, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team won both of its games this weekend, defeating New Haven and Milford. 
In a home contest against New Haven on Saturday, the Westies used a quick start and never looked back in the victory. Thomas Porto got the Westies going with the first goal of the game in the first period off an assist from Zach Goetze, before West Haven exploded for four goals in the middle period to take control of the game. 
Jason Alling started the second period scoring off assists from Michael Madera and Camryn Beauvais, before Madera set up Brody DiNuzzo for a 3-0 lead. Goetze followed with a goal off an assist from Porto and DiNuzzo scored his second of the game off an assist from Madera. 
Madera, off an assist from Beauvais, increased the lead in the third period, before Porto, Mickey Dowd, DiNuzzo (hat trick) and Beauvais capped the scoring. Bryan Hong played well in goal, while Haygen Axelrod, Dylan Bosworth and Max Ginsberg were strong defensively, and Jaelyn Beauvais and Zack Fonda also played well on offense.
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to play Southern B in Milford and rolled to an easy victory. Madera, Alling, Camryn Beauvais, Axelrod, Porto and Goetze each scored multiple goals, while DiNuzzo,  and Dowd had multiple points. 
Ginsberg, Jaelyn Beauvais, Fonda, and Bosworh all had solid efforts in the win. Hong played well in goal, picking up another shutout victory.
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team came away from a long weekend with a 1-2 record. 
The weekend started off at the Bennett Rink against a tough Wallingford Hawks team with a loss. The only goal was scored by Robbie Forleo. 
The Blue Devils had a bunch of opportunities, but weren't able to capitalize.
Connor Smith had an outstanding game in goal with some great saves. Cally Dixon and Sean Dupre also had strong efforts in the loss. 
The second game on Saturday had the Westies traveling to Cromwell to take on the Whalers, coming away with an 8-3 win. Michael Kelly started the scoring, with assists coming from Kai Bruneau and Justin Miller.
Bruneau came back with a goal of his own, with Kelly helping him. 
Miller, Dixon and Forleo kept the scoring going, all with unassisted goals. Miller added his second of the game with help coming from Bruneau.
Dixon scored late in the game with an assist from Kaden Morgillo. Kelly got his second of the game with Forleo getting the assist on the final scoring play of the day. Colin Hines and D.J. Carfora played well in the second game of the day. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Darien to take on a tough Blue Wave team with a 3-0 loss. 
The Westies came out a little flat-footed to start, but picked it up by the second period. 
Some notable plays included a penalty shot being awarded to Kelly after he was taken down on a breakaway, but he hit the post on the penalty shot after deking the goaltender to the ice. 
Nico Bruneau won almost every battle he faced along the boards and in the corners. Dixon and Richie Greene played well in the loss. 
Malachi Zurolo and Smith split time in both games against the Whalers and Darien.  
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team was victorious in all three games it played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Yale and posted a 6-2 victory. After a scoreless first period, Yale struck first to take a 1-0 lead in the second period. 
The Westies tied the score two minutes later as Connor Fowler scored off a pass from Nicholas Boanno. Fowler would get his second of the game to begin the third period off a pass from Zach Jones for a 2-1 lead. 
Michael Anquillare extended the West Haven lead to 3-1 with a goal off an assist from Jenna Hunt, before Aidan Parlee increased the lead to 4-1 off a feed from Fowler. 
Jones and Parlee closed out the scoring, with C.J. Kelly picking up an assist. 
On Sunday, in the first of their two games, the Westies routed Western 9-0. The Westies scored three times in the first as Ryan Smith, Parlee and Hunt all tallied. John Taurchini, Billy Adamo, Boanno and Jones picked up assists on the West Haven goals. 
West Haven added four more goals in the second period as Jones scored twice and Boanno and Adamo each scored once. Parlee, Taurchini, Ricky Biela and Raymond Ferguson all pickled up assists. 
In the third period, Jones would score to record the hat trick and Fowler scored the final West Haven goal. Parlee and Adamo added assists and Dan Kelly posted the shutout in goal for the Westies. 
In the second game of the day, the Westies traveled to play Greater New Haven and won a hard fought battle, 5-4. 
Jones would net the first two West Haven goals off assists from Kelly and Hunt. Greater New Haven answered with three goals of their own to take a 3-2 lead into the third period. 
Anquillare evened the game at three off an assist from Jones and the Westies grabbed the lead as Parlee scored from Jones for a 4-3 advantage. Greater New Haven evened the game at four with just under three minutes left, but the Westies answered again as Parlee picked up his second of the game for a 5-4 West Haven win. 
Ryan Andrews was solid in net for West Haven. 
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team won both games it played against Southern on Sunday. 
The Westies opened the day with a 6-2 home win over the Stars and ended with a 3-2 win in Milford.
(December 7, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team won its only game of the weekend with a 5-4 home decision over Northwestern Saturday morning. 
The Westies never trailed, leading from the opening faceoff. Just 17 seconds into the contest, Camryn Beauvais set up Michael Madera for a 1-0 lead. 
Madera's goal would be the only tally in the first period as the West Haven defense of Brody DiNuzzo, Dylan Bosworth, and Mickey Dowd helped goaltender Bryan Hong keep Northwestern off the scoreboard. 
The Westies took a 2-0 lead in the second period when Zach Goetze set up Thomas Porto for the first of his two goals. Northwestern scored a late goal in the period and West Haven took a 2-1 lead into the final period. 
Goetze again set up Porto for a 3-1 lead and Zack Fonda increased the margin to 4-1 off assists from Haygen Axelrod and Jaelyn Beauvais. 
After Northwestern scored the next two goals, Madera's second of the game gave the Westies an insurance goal off assists from Camryn Beauvais and Jason Alling. Northwestern scored a short time later, but Hong turned aside the final shots of the game by Northwestern. 
The West Haven Squirt A hockey team split its games this weekend. On Saturday, the Westies lost at home to the Stamford Sharks 6-1, before rebounding on Sunday to defeat the Greenwich Skate Club, 5-2. 
In Saturday's contest, the Devils dug themselves a big hole early by falling behind 3-0 in the first period. In what turned out to be a penalty-marred game, the Westies never recovered. The Sharks took it to West Haven, scoring the first six goals before the Devils got one late. 
On Sunday, West Haven came out fast and dominated the Skate Club. The Westies pressured the puck and forechecked fiercely to create their opportunities. West Haven went ahead early, building a four-goal lead and coasted home with the victory.  
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team defeated its rival from East Haven, 6-0, in its only game of the weekend.
Robbie Forleo started the scoring with the only goal of the first period off a beautiful move to shelf it top corner. The Westies were able to keep the ball rolling in the second period with goals coming from Justin Miller, Kai Bruneau and Michael Kelly, who scored right as time expired in the middle period. 
Miller added an assist on Bruneau's goal and Kaden Morgillo had two assists in the second period. Forleo and Bruneau each scored their second goals in the third period to finish off the Easties. 
Big efforts cane from Sean Dupre, Colin Hines, Robbie Goetze, Cally Dixon, D.J. Carfora and Richie Greene. The team is happy to have Nico Bruneau back in the lineup after suffering a broken leg. Bruneau returned to the lineup last weekend in the Rhode Island tournament. 
Malachi Zurolo had a huge game for the Westies with the shutout, and also had a big save on a penalty shot.  
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won two out of three games it played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies saw their seven-game unbeaten streak snapped as they lost to Ridgefield, 2-1. 
After a scoreless first period, Ridgefield scored the lone goal in the second period. West Haven's Aidan Parlee scored on a pass from C.J. Kelly to tie the score for the Westies to open the third period, but Ridgefield answered with the game-winner late in the third period to send the Westies to defeat. 
The Westies responded to Saturday's loss as they won both games on Sunday. In the first game, the Westies hosted Wallingford and Wallingford got on the scoreboard first for a 1-0 lead. 
Zach Jones answered for the Westies on a pass from Ryan Smith to even the game at one. Jones got his second goal of the game again from Smith as the Westies led 2-1 after two periods of play.
Wallingford tied the score at two late in the third period, but the Westies were not done. After a timeout, Smith fed Michael Anquillare along the boards and Anquillare found Nicholas Boanno in the middle of the ice, sending Boanno in on a breakaway. Boanno beat the Wallingford goalie as time expired, sending the Westies to a dramatic win. 
In the nightcap, the Westies traveled to Greenwich and won in a rout. Jones picked up the hat trick and Jenna Hunt picked up two goals. 
Anquillare, Parlee and Boanno had lone goals for the Westies. Assists went to Anquillare, Jones, Kelly, Hunt and Boanno. 
The defensive corps of Raymond Ferguson, Ricky Biela and Smith, along with goaltenders Daniel Kelly and Ryan Andrews were major contributors in the West Haven wins. 
(November 30, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team lost in its only game of the weekend. Playing short-handed as the Westies were missing some players due to the Thanksgiving break, the Westies battled but came up short in a home loss to Hamden Saturday morning. 
After West Haven scored the only goal of the first period, Hamden scored the last five, including two in the second period and three more in the third. 
West Haven did not have many scoring opportunities in the opening period and relied on the goaltending of Bryan Hong to keep the team from falling behind. As Hong kept Hamden off the scoreboard, Jason Alling set up Thomas Porto for a 1-0 lead. 
Despite the efforts of Camryn Beauvais, Michael Madera, Brody DiNuzzo and Mickey Dowd in the opening period, West Haven was unable to build on its lead. 
West Haven looked to increase the lead to start the second period, but the line of Jaelyn Beauvais, Haygen Axelrod and Zack Fonda was denied early. The West Haven defense, led by Max Ginsberg, kept Hamden off the scoreboard early in the middle period, but the Green Dragons scored twice late in the period to take a 2-1 lead after two periods of play. 
Hamden controlled the third period and put the game away with three more goals, sending the Westies to defeat. 
The West Haven Squirt A team traveled to Rhode Island this weekend to play in the Warwick Thanksgiving tournament. 
The Westies opened play on Friday with two victories, a 4-3 triumph over host Warwick and a 4-2 victory over Plymouth. The Westies were led by high-flying forwards Ben Carfora and Austen Glass and speedy defenseman Ashley Wright. 
On Saturday, West Haven won two more games. The Westies started with a 4-1 win over the North Devils and a 10-1 blowout win over Providence. This time, the team was led by grinders Colby Faughnan, Colin Deane, Justin Pniewski and Matt Morgan. Skill players, Grant Curtis and Shane Considine, were pivotal in leading the Westies to the top seed in the crossovers. 
In the semifinals Sunday morning, the Westies disposed of Burrville, 5-2. Defensemen Meghan Dupree, Anthony Peschell and Joe D'Aurio came up huge in slowing down the opponent's attack. Goaltender Nick Link came up big when called upon. 
In the championship game, the Westies fell behind early 2-0, but fought their way back to within a goal. 
Six games in three days took a toll as the Westies dropped the rematch with Warwick, 3-2, settling for the silver medal. 
The weekend was a huge success as West Haven went 5-1 and outscored its opponents, 29-12.  
The West Haven Squirt B team won one of three games this past weekend. The Westies opened the week with a 4-3 victory in Milford over the Southern Stars Friday evening, but fell to Greater New Haven, 3-1, Saturday in Northford. The Westies capped the weekend with a 6-2 loss to Greater Bridgeport at home on Sunday. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up a win and a tie this past weekend as it extended its unbeaten streak to seven games. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to East Haven and rolled to a 5-1 victory. Aidan Parlee opened the scoring for the Westies just 23 seconds into the game as he scored with assists going to Zach Jones and C.J. Kelly and 
Michael Anquillare  extended the West Haven lead to 2-0 off a pass from Nicolas Boanno. 
East Haven closed the gap to 2-1 to open the second period, but the Westies answered as Boanno scored twice in the period off an assist from Ricky Biela to close out the scoring for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies had their hands full with Greater New Haven, who had already beaten the Westies earlier in the season. Fortunately for the Westies, they were able to salvage a 4-4 tie. 
After an early Greater New Haven goal, West Haven responded as Anquillare tied the score at one off an assist from Boanno. 
Greater New Haven scored the next two goals for a 3-1 lead, but Jones cut the deficit in half for the Westies as he scored off an assist from Parlee to close the middle period. 
With a seesaw third period, the Westies finally broke through as Jones grabbed his second goal of the game off an assist from Parlee to even the game at three. 
With just two minutes remaining in the game, Greater New Haven took the lead with a short-handed goal to go up 4-3. 
The resilient Westies responded again while still on a power play. Parlee evened the game for the Westies off assists from Jones and Kelly as the Westies earned a hard fought tie. Daniel Kelly was solid in goal for the Westies.  
(November 23, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team salvaged a tough weekend with a thorough victory over East Haven Sunday morning. Following a pair of tough losses to Central Saturday, the Westies posted a shutout of the Easties in a road victory on Sunday. 
West Haven started the weekend with a home loss to Central. Trailing 1-0 in the first period, the Westies evened the game when Haygen Axelrod set up Zack Fonda for the tying goal. Thomas Porto quickly gave West Haven a 2-1 lead off an assist from Zach Goetze, but Central scored the equalizer in the opening period and added six straight goals in the second period to pull away. 
West Haven then traveled to play Central in Newingto a few hours later and was outplayed from the start. Down in the second period, Porto set up Axelrod to get the Westies on the board and Max Ginsberg's goal off a penalty shot in the third period capped West Haven's scoring. 
The Westies ended the losing streak Sunday morning with a convincing shutout victory over East Haven. 
While seven players scored multiple goals, Jaelyn Beauvais was the star of the game as she scored her first two goals of the year. After a goal by Brody DiNuzzo in the second period, Beauvais struck for her first goal of the season, then scored again seconds later. 
Jaelyn Beauvais scores her first goal of the year as West Haven Mite A defeated East Haven, November 23, 2014. Double click to view full screen.
Camryn Beauvais, Jason Alling, Michael Madera, Mickey Dowd, Goetze and Dylan Bosworth joined Jaelyn Beauvais with multiple goals. 
After a tight start to the game, West Haven scored six quick goals to end the first period. Goetze set up Dowd for a 1-0 lead and Camryn Beauvais scored off an assist from Alling for a 2-0 advantage. 
West Haven increased the lead when Axelrod set up Goetze, and Madera fed Camryn Beauvais for a  4-0 lead. Alling helped continue the fast-paced scoring when he set up Madera for a 5-0 lead and Madera fed Camryn Beauvais for the 6-0 advantage. 
With all the scoring, not to be lost in the victory was the play of Bryan Hong in goal. Hong turned aside several shots to pick up his first shutout of the season. 
The West Haven Squirt A team opened the weekend at home against state power, Darien, and pulled out a 4-2 victory. 
The Westies started strong, dominating play with a tenacious forecheck, but they still found themselves trailing 1-0 after one period of play. The Devils, however, never cracked and continued to pressure Darien throughout the contest. 
West Haven finally broke through and avenged an earlier season loss by scoring three third period goals in the win. Coach J.T. Strosnick told the team it set the standard for the team as it played its best game of the year. 
On Sunday, the Westies played another top-ranked team in New Canaan under the lights outdoors and came away with a 3-3 tie. 
The Westies struggled through this game and held a 1-0 first period lead, before New Canaan scored the next two goals. 
The resilient Devils scored late in the third period to salvage the tie. Coach Strosnick said, "We only played one period of hockey and still got a tie; not too bad." 
The West Haven Squirt B team swept a pair of games this weekend. The Westies defeated Northwestern on Saturday by a score of 5-1, then won on Sunday at home, 6-2.
The West Haven Pee Wee A hockey team kept the ball rolling from last weekend by winning a pair of games this weekend. 
On Saturday afternoon, the Westies traveled to Newington to play Central and came away with a 2-0 victory. Michael Kelly had both goals, with an assist coming from Sean Dupre. Malachi Zurolo pulled off the shutout in the win. 
On Sunday morning, the Blue Devils kept up the hard work and were able to beat the Wet Hartford Wolves, 4-1. 
Justin Miller started the scoring in the first period with an assist coming from Richie Greene. Kelly kept his scoring streak going with a goal in the second period. 
In the third period, D.J. Carfora put one in the back of the the net with an assist from Colin Hines. Dupre was able to put the biscuit in the basket in the third as Robbie Forleo came through with the assist on Dupre's goal and had another on Kelly's goal in the second period. Connor Smith had a strong effort in Sunday's matchup. 
Cally Dixon, Kaden Morgillo, Kai Bruneau, Robbie Goetze and Dupre are some of the many who worked hard all weekend. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up two more wins this past weekend, extending its winning steak to five, while losing only one game in the month of November. 
The defensive corps of Ricky Biela, Raymond Ferguson, Andrew Wrzosek and Ryan Smith coupled with goaltenders Ryan Andrews and Daniel Kelly were outstanding as they allowed only one goal all weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Simsbury, picking up a convincing 6-1 win. 
The Westies jumped out to an early lead as Jenna Hunt scored on a pass from Michael Anquillare to give the Westies a 1-0 lead. Zach Jones scored the next two goals on assists from C.J. Kelly and Aidan Parlee for a 3-0 advantage. 
After a late second period goal by Simsbury, Hunt scored her second goal of the game off an assist from Ryan Smith for a 4-1 West Haven lead. West Haven added two more goals in the third period  as Parlee and Nicholas Boanno both tallied off assists from Jones and Anquillare. 
On Sunday, West Haven won a hard-fought 2-0 game over the Shoreline Sharks. 
After a scoreless first period, Jones scored an unassisted goal for a 1-0 lead in the second period. In the third period, Parlee, on a pass from Jones, extended West Haven's lead to 2-0 with an insurance tally to complete the victory.  
(November 16, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team fell in its only contest of the week Saturday morning. In a tightly contested game, the Westies came up short against Southern, falling 5-2. 
Southern took a 1-0 lead in the first period, but the Blue line of Mickey Dowd, Thomas Porto and Zach Goetze helped even the contest as both Goetze and Porto set up Dowd for the equalizer. 
With the game tied at one after one period of play, Southern scored the only goal of the second period, finally getting a shot past goaltender Bryan Hong, who played well in goal. 
After the White Line of Camryn Beauvais, Jason Alling and Michael Madera were denied to open the third period and the Red Line of Zack Fonda, Jaelyn Beauvais and Haygen Axelrod were stopped minutes later, Porto evened the game at two with an unassisted goal. 
Unfortunately for the Westies, the goal by Porto would be as close as West Haven came to victory as Southern scored three times in a span of 2:39 late in the contest to seal the win. 
Brody DiNuzzo, and Dylan Bosworth both played well on defense as the Westies worked hard throughout the contest. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A team finished the weekend with an impressive 2-0-1 record in three games. 
In their first contest, on a rare Friday night prime time contest, the Westies beat the Ct Polar Bears, 5-1. D.J. Carfora started off the scoring for the Blue Devils, followed by goals from Robbie Forleo, Justin Miller and a pair from Michael Kelly. 
Miller was also on the score sheet with an assist, while Forleo added two assists and Kelly had three assists. Cally Dixon, who had an outstanding game, also added an assist.
The Pee Wee A team kept the ball rolling with a shutout win against Northwestern on Saturday morning. Richie Greene, Colin Hines and Dixon all had goals, with a goal and an assist coming from Forleo for three points on the day. Miller and Kelly had a goal and an assist apiece as well. Kai Bruneau also added an assist on the day. 
The Blue Devils then traveled to the Taft School to take on a tough Western team later in the afternoon, where the game ended in a 3-3 tie. 
Goals came from Kelly, Miller and Bruneau. Robbie Goetze had an assist on Miller's goal. 
Bruneau and Miller added an assist on Kelly's goal and Sean Dupre had a standout weekend, with multiple shots on goal on rockets from the point. 
Kaden Morgillo also had a strong performance with multiple shots on net. Goalies Connor Smith and Malachi Zurolo had great performances in goal, combing for the shutout against Northwestern.
The West Haven Pee Wee B hockey team picked up two wins this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Wallingford and left with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory. 
After an early Wallingford goal, Zach Jones scored twice in the period with assists coming from Jenna Hunt and Aidan Parlee. Wallingford grabbed the lead with two goals of their own to take a 3-2 lead, but the Westies countered to even the score at three to end the second period as Jones scored his third off an assist from Hunt. 
Wallingford scored again to take a 4-3 lead in the third period, but the Westies answered with two goals in a span of 50 seconds. 
Connor Fowler, with an assist going to Jones, tied the game for the Westies and Jones picked up his fourth goal of the game for a 5-4 West Haven lead. Wallingford again tied the game seconds later, but the Westies responded as Jones scored his fifth goal of the game with an assist to Hunt for a 6-5 West Haven lead. 
West Haven goaltender Ryan Andrews made several key saves in the closing minutes to preserve the victory. 
On Sunday, West Haven hosted Northwestern and rolled to a 6-1 victory. After an early Northwestern goal, the Westies dominated for the rest of the game. 
In the second period, the Westies finally broke through as Nicholas Boanno scored off an assist from Ricky Biela to even the game at one. 
Boanno scored again 30 seconds later off an assist from Michael Anquillare for a 2-1 lead. 
Parlee extended West Haven's lead to 3-1 off an assist from Jones and Anquillare put the Westies up three goals with his goal off an assist from Boanno. 
The Westies added two more goals in the third period. C.J. Kelly scored off an assist from Jones, and Ryan Smith scored an unassisted goal. 
Daniel Kelly played well in goal in the West Haven win. 
The West Haven Squirt A team battled Yale Saturday morning at Bennett Rink and played to a 3-3 tie. 
The Devils jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period on a nice goal by Austen Glass, set up by Matt Morgan and Ben Carfora. 
The Westies, however, were lackluster on defense and the Bulldogs scored the next two goals to take the lead. 
The Devils battled back to take the lead in the third period on Grant Curtis' shot from the point. Yale, however, would answer and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.  
On Sunday morning, the Westies traveled to Simsbury to take on the Nighthawks and posted a 5-0 lead. This time, the defense was dialed in, leading the Devils to the victory. 
Nick Link recorded the shutout, while defensemen Meghan Dupree, Ashley Wright, Anthony Peschell and Joe D'Aurio all played well. 
Goal scorers were Matt Morgan. Colby Faughnan, Colin Deane, Curtis and Glass. 
It was a true team victory as the whole squad passed well and skated hard. 
(November 9, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team defeated Yale on Saturday morning behind the solid goaltending of Bryan Hong, the stellar defensive play of Haygen Axelrod, Max Ginsberg and Dylan Bosworth and the offense of Brody DiNuzzo, Michael Madera, Camryn Beauvais, Thomas Porto and a host of others. 
Madera scored four times in the game and got things going when he found the back of the net off the opening faceoff. A short time later, Madera took a feed from DiNuzzo, who had four assists, and scored for a 2-0 advantage. 
Mickey Dowd increased West Haven's lead to 3-0 before Yale cut the deficit to a pair of goals. Jason Alling restored the three-goal lead when he scored after passes between Beauvais (5 assists) and Madera found Alling in front. When Porto set up Dowd in front, West Haven took a 5-2 lead after one period of play. 
Alling and DiNuzzo scored to open the second period and Porto (3 goals) followed with the next two West Haven goals. Madera set up Beauvais, who took a perfect shot, for the final goal of the middle period. 
Zack Fonda, who scored twice in the game, and Bosworth increased the margin in the third period, before Zach Goetze scored off an assist from Jaelyn Beauvais.  
The West Haven Pee Wee A hockey team beat Trinity Pawling of New York 8-1 on Saturday in its only game of the week. 
Justin Miller started the scoring with consecutive goals in the first period. The Westies kept the offense going with goals from Cally Dixon, Michael Kelly, D.J. Carfora and Robbie Forleo, who had a snipe from the top of the circles. Other goals came from Richie Greene and the last goal of the day came from Miller to complete the hat trick. Miller also had an assist on Carfora's goal. 
Colin Hines and Dixon added two assists apiece to their point tally on the day, with Forleo adding two more assists for three points. 
Sean Dupre had a standout game  with multiple shots on goal and an assist, and a strong defensive efforts also came from Robbie Goetze. Kaden Morgillo and Kai Bruneau also had strong efforts in the game. Goalie Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith each had a stellar performance as they split time in goal.  
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team won its only game of the weekend with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Connecticut Riverhawks. 
Zach Jones got the Westies on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal as the first period ended. The Westies scored three more goals in the second period as Jones picked up his second and third goals of the contest for a hat trick. Jenna Hunt also tallied with the assist going to Nicholas Boanno.   
Taking a 4-1 lead into the third period, the Westies exploded for four more goals. Aidan Parlee recorded the hat trick, while Hunt picked up her second goal of the game. 
Both Michael Anquillare and Boanno picked up assists on the Hunt goal. Ryan Anderson played solid in the net, stopping 20 shots by the Riverhawks. 
The West Haven Bantam B hockey team split its games this weekend, winning 5-3 over the Wizard B2 team and falling 3-2 against visiting ECHO B.
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to face the Wizards for the third time this season. With the two prior contests ending in a win and a tie for the Westies, the Wizards were looking for payback. 
West Haven's Mike Levchuk opened the scoring 10 minutes in with a short-handed goal after the Wizards drew a penalty and could not clear the puck. 
The Wizards answered with a power play goal at the 7-minute mark and another with 4:28 to go in the period for a 2-1 lead entering the second period. 
The Westies evened the contest when T.J. Hunt slammed one home on a power play at the 10-minute mark, but the Wizards answered a few minutes later. 
With time running out and the Westies putting pressure on the Wizards, defenseman Khorbin Kern made a dive to keep the puck in the offensive zone and then slid the puck to Hunt, who was on the goalie's stick side. Hunt slid the puck in the goal for his second of the night to tie the game at three. 
The third period saw Levchuk score two more goals for the hat trick. 
On Sunday, the ECHO Bantam B's visited Bennett Rink for a hard fought game, which was close throughout the afternoon. 
West Haven got on the board at the 4:11 mark with a great pass from Ryan Miller to T.J. Hunt, who blew the puck past the goalie, ending the period even at one. 
In the second period ECHO took the lead again on the second power play in a row. The Westies aggressively forechecked during the first penalty, keeping the puck in the offensive zone the entire time, but ECHO scored at 4:18 to take a 2-1 lead. 
With three seconds left, ECHO scored again in what would be its last goal, leading 3-1. 
The Westies fought hard in the third period, but ECHO's goalie was solid in net. Kevin Moriarty worked the ECHO defense hard and scored at 8:06, but the Westies could not get the equalizer. With time running out and an extra skater on the ice, the Westies had a late flurry, but ECHO piled in front of the net and time ran out.
(November 2, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team swept a pair of games this week, defeating New Haven and Hamden. 
On Saturday, the Westies started a trend as they never trailed in either of the weekend games. Camryn Beauvais got the offense going on the weekend as she scored off an assist from Michael Madera for a 1-0 lead. Max Ginsberg then set up Brody DiNuzzo for a 2-0 lead, before New Haven cut the deficit in half after one period of play. 
Madera again set up Beauvais fora 3-1 lead early in the second period, before New Haven scored to send the contest to the third period with West Haven leading 3-2. 
West Haven put the game away with the first four goals of the third period. Ginsberg scored off an assist from Zack Fonda and Beauvais set up Jason Alling for a 5-2 lead. The Westies put the game away as Thomas Porto scored the next two goals, the first off an assist from Haygen Axelrod. 
Bryan Hong played well in goal in the West Haven win. 
The Westies completed the weekend sweep with a 6-1 win over Hamden Sunday morning. 
DiNuzzo scored the only goal of the first period off a beautiful length of the ice rush for a 1-0 West Haven lead. The Westies again never trailed as Axelrod set up Porto in the second period, and Porto went up top for a 2-0 lead.
Beauvais sent Madera in for a breakaway goal and a 3-0 lead and Porto closed out the scoring in the second period, taking a nice feed from Zach Goetze. 
Hamden opened the scoring in the third period, but Axelrod sent Porto in for a breakaway goal for a 5-1 lead. DiNuzzo capped the scoring as he tallied off an assist from Ginsberg. 
Hong was stellar in goal once again, making numerous tough saves throughout the game. 
Jaelyn Beauvais and Dylan Bosworth each played well the entire weekend for the Westies. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A hockey team shut out the visiting Connecticut Whalers on Saturday by a score of 7-0. Michael Kelly and Kaden Morgillo each had hat tricks with another goal coming from Kai Bruneau. 
Cally Dixon had a nice assist on Morgillo's second goal with a one-timer feed from the corner. 
Colin Hines had a strong game with five assists on the day. Defensive efforts came from Robbie Goetze and Robbie Forleo, who also had an assist. Richie Green had a big effort in the game with many shots on net. Goalies Malachi Zurolo and Connor Smith combined for the shutout for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils lost to the Wallingford Hawks, 4-1. A lone goal by Green was all the Westies had in them. Strong efforts came from Justin Miller, D.J. Carfora and Sean Dupre. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split the two games it played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northwestern and won in a route, 10-1. The Westies scored three first period goals as Zach Jones, Ryan Smith and Aidan Parlee tallied one goal each. Assists went to C.J. Kelly, Parlee and Smith. 
The Westies scored three more times in the second period as Parlee scored twice and Nicholas Boanno picked up one. Michael Anquillare picked up an assist. 
In the third period, the Westies tacked on four more as Jones picked up the hat trick, while Parlee picked up his fourth and fifth goals of the game. Daniel Kelly was solid between the pipes. 
On Sunday, the Westies were outskated by Central, 9-5. Central jumped out to a three-goal first period lead and never looked back. 
Jones got the Westies on the scoreboard in the second period with an unassisted goal as the Westies trailed 6-1 going into the third period. The Westies did cut into Central's lead with four third period goals. 
Jones picked up two goals to record the hat trick and Ricky Biela and Andrew Wrzosek picked up the assists. 
Jenna Hunt and Boanno also picked up single goals with an assist going to Anquillare. 
The West Haven Bantam B hockey team went into the weekend with a 4-4-1 record. Saturday saw them cross the river for a game against rival East Haven. Despite a great game from goalie Noah Iverson, the Westies lost the game 5-3. 
On Sunday, the Bantam B's faced off against Central for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the game was ill-fated. 
A couple of assistant coaches were forced to referee when the regular referees were a no-show. Then, with West Haven down by a couple of goals with ten minutes left in the game, the power went out, closing the rink. The game was pretty even throughout and both teams look forward to a rematch in the near future. 
The West Haven Squirt A hockey team opened the weekend with a decisive 8-4 victory over the Nighthawks of Simsbury.  The Devils started strong, scoring their first three goals in 90 seconds. 
Ben Carfora, Joe D'Aurio, and Austen Glass all put the puck past the Simsbury keeper. Shane Considine assisted on the first two goals. 
The Westies continued to dominate throughout and the game was never in doubt. Justin Pniewski would later pound home a rebound and Colin Deane would also add a goal. 
The constant pressure of forwards Colby Faughnan, Matt Morgan and defenseman Grant Curtis were instrumental in keeping the Hawks off balance and led to the Devils' dominance throughout. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Darien to take on the Blue Wave. The Westies pounded the Darien goalie for two periods, but they still found themselves trailing 2-0. 
West Haven's defense was solid and was led by goalie Nick Link and defensemen Ashley Wright, Anthony Peschell and Meghan Dupree. West Haven just could not bury the biscuit. 
West Haven tallied a late goal, but despite outshooting Darien 32-16, the Westies fell, 3-1. 
(October 26, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team was swept in a home-and-home series with ECHO this weekend.
In a home game Saturday morning, the Westies battled, but fell just short. Trailing 2-0, the Westies attempted to get back in the game when Thomas Porto scored off an assist from Mickey Dowd to cut the deficit in half. 
After ECHO went on top by two goals once again, Dowd scored to cut the deficit to one. 
ECHO again took a two-goal lead but Zack Fonda set up Porto to get within one. Echo scored the next two goal, before Dylan Bosworth set up Porto's third goal of the game. 
Trailing by three goals, the Westies rallied. Camryn Beauvais set up Jason Alling for a goal, then Michael Madera set up Beauvais to get the Westies in striking distance. West Haven's rally fell short as ECHO scored the final two goals of the game.  West Haven goaltender Bryan Hong played well in defeat. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bolton to play ECHO and were defeated in convincing fashion. ECHO scored early and often in the win.
A goal by Beauvais, off an assist from Madera, was as close as the Westies would get, trailing 3-1. 
ECHO scored the next five goals and pulled away in the contest. Porto and Brody DiNuzzo added goals in the loss for West Haven as Porto scored off a great feed from Zach Goetze and DiNuzzo scored unassisted. 
Jaelyn Beauvais, Haygen Axelrod, and Max Ginsberg all played well in defeat. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A team battled hard on Saturday with a doubleheader. In the morning, the Westies defeated the Western Connecticut Colonials with an 8-1 win. 
Goals from Richie Greene, Justin Miller Robbie Forleo, and two goals each from Michael Kelly and Kaden Morgillo accounted for the scoring. Kai Bruneau, D.J. Carfora and Robbie Goetze had strong efforts in the game, with an assist coming from Goetze on a nice cross-ice pass in the defensive zone on Miller's goal. 
The second game of the day was played at the Wonderland of Ice against an always tough Wizards program. The Westies and Wizards tied at two. 
Kelly and Miller added to their day with a pair of goals. Strong efforts came from Cally Dixon, Colin Hines and Sean Dupre, who had a great defensive day in both games. Goalies Connor Smith and Malachi Zurolo both had excellent efforts in both games, where they split time in each game.
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split the two games it played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to East Haven and came away with a 6-3 victory. After an early East Haven goal, Aidan Parlee tied the scored for the Westies off an assist from Zach Jones. Jones put the Westies ahead 2-1 with his goal off an assist from C.J.Kelly. 
East Haven tied the game at the end of the first period and got the lone goal in the second period as the Westies trailed 3-2 after two periods of play. 
The Westies responded in a big way in the third period. Jenna Hunt tied the game for the Westies with assists to Michael Anquillare and Nicholas Boanno. Parlee gave the Westies the lead with his second goal of the game on an assist from Jones. Hunt followed Parlee's goal with her second of the game off an assist from Anquillare, giving the Westies a two-goal lead. Jones got the final West Haven goal for the 6-3 win. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted South Windsor and lost 7-6. In the first period, South Windsor scored four times. 
West Haven scored two of its own as Connor Fowler and Raymond Ferguson each picked up goals. John Taurchini, Fowler and Boanno picked up assists on the Westie goals. 
In the second period, the Westies scored three times as Boanno, Jones and Hunt all tallied, with Jones and Parlee picking up assists. 
With the Westies trailing 6-5, the two teams traded goals in the third period. Parlee grabbed the only West Haven goal with the assist from Boanno as the Westies fell 7-6. 
(October 19, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team rode the goaltending of Bryan Hong and the offense of several different players to sweep a pair of contests this weekend from Yale and Greater New Haven. 
In West Haven's home contest against Yale on Saturday, Thomas Porto and Camryn Beauvais led the offense as Porto scored three times and Beauvais added a pair of goals.
Jason Alling got things going with an early goal, before Beauvais scored her first goal off an assist from Michael Madera for a 2-0 lead after one period. 
The Westies increased the lead to 4-0 on goals by Porto and Beauvais, before Yale started to chip away. Two straight goals got Yale closer before Porto's tally had the Westies up three goals entering the final period. 
Leading 6-3 on a goal by Mickey Dowd off an assist from Zach Goetze, the Westies and Hong watched as Yale increased the pressure. The guests dominated play in the third period, only to see Hong turn away 10 shots and preserve the win for the Westies. 
West Haven traveled to the Northford Ice Pavilion on Sunday and defeated Greater New Haven 5-1 as five different players found the back of the net. 
Trailing 1-0, the Westies evened the contest after one period when Beauvais scored off assists from Alling and Madera. 
Porto set up Dowd in the second period for a 2-1 lead and Alling assisted on Madera's goal in front for a 3-1 West Haven lead.  
Hong again came up big, making several big saves in the second period and adding seven more in the third.Hong was helped by the strong defensive play of Jaelyn Beauvais, Brody DiNuzzo, Zack Fonda,Max Ginsberg and Dylan Bosworth.  
Porto increased West Haven's lead to three goals to start the third period and Madera set up Alling for the final goal of the game in the third period. 
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team broke even this weekend with a win and a loss in two games. 
On Saturday, against the tough Connecticut Barons, Malachi Zurolo played a great game in net, making some fantastic saves in the 6-3 loss. 
Justin Miller scored off a nice feed from Cally Dixon, with strong defensive efforts from Sean Dupre Colin Hines and Robbie Goetze. 
On Sunday, the Westies took a 5-4 win from the Greater New Haven Warriors in Northford, with two goals by Robbie Forleo and and Miller adding another tally to his total for the weekend.
Kai Bruneau had a had a strong game for the Blue Devils and Connor Smith had a great game in net. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team got back on the winning track this weekend as it picked up wins in both games played. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Western and rolled to a 10-2 victory. Zach Jones scored the only goal of the first period off assists from Ryan Smith and Michael Anquillare. In the second period, the Westies scored four times. 
Nicholas Boanno, Jenna Hunt, John Taurchini and Aidan Parlee picked up goals in the the period. Billy Adamo, Ricky Biela, Jones and Boanno all picked up assists on West Haven's goals. 
Taking a 5-1 lead into the third period, the Westies scored five more times. Boanno recorded the hat trick, while Parlee and Jones picked up their second goals, and Raymond Ferguson notched his first goal of the game. 
Hunt picked up two assists and Jones and Connor Fowler picked up one assist each. Daniel Kelly was solid in the net for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Connecticut Barons A1 team and posted a hard fought 6-3 win. 
Anquillare got the Westies on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal and Boanno extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period off an assist from Ferguson. 
West Haven took a three-goal lead as C.J. Kelly scored off assists from Ferguson and Jones. The Barons battled back, scoring the next two goals to cut the West Haven lead to 3-2 at the end of two periods of play. 
In the third period, West Haven responded as Jones scored an unassisted goal foe a 4-2 lead and Hunt put the Westies on top 5-2 off assists from Anquillare and Boanno. 
Jones closed out the scoring as he tallied with assists going to C.J. Kelly and Parleee. Ryan Andrews made several key saves in the victory for the Westies. 
The West Haven Squirt A team won its only game of the weekend when the Westies defeated the Brewster Bulldogs 10-0 on Saturday. 
The game was all West Haven from the start as the Devils swarmed all over Brewster. With ferocious forechecking, West Haven jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one period. 
The constant hustle of Colin Deane and Colby Faughnan led to the first two West Haven goals and the passing of Austin Glass and Shane Considine helped set up the next two goals. 
The second period was more of the same. Ben Carfora, Justin Pniewski and Matt Morgan all played pivotal roles in the West Haven attack. 
The defense helped goaltender Nick Link earn his third shutout of the year. Anthony Peschell, Meghan Dupre, Ashley Wright, Joe D'Aurio and Grant Curtis were all stellar in silencing the Bulldogs' attack all game long.
(October 12, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A team won its lone contest this weekend, defeating West Hartford in a home contest Saturday morning. 
The Westies were in control from the start, scoring the game's first five goals and cruising to the victory. Zack Fonda, Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd and Michael Madera all recorded hat tricks in the game, while Jason Alling scored twice and Haygen Axelrod, Max Ginsberg and Camryn Beauvais all scored once. 
West Haven struck quickly in the contest, with five goals in the game's first two shifts. Beauvais gave the Westies a 1-0 lead with a shot in front off an assist from Madera, before Madera scored the next two goals. 
Dowd and Porto struck next, before Alling and Fonda closed the first period scoring.  
Zach Goetze (3 assists), Brody DiNuzzo, Jaelyn Beauvais and Dylan Bosworth also contributed to the offensive attack with solid play for three periods. Bryan Hong again played well in net in the win for the Westies.
The West Haven Squirt A team battled New Canaan in a home and home match-up this past Saturday. The two teams played to a pair of ties, 3-3 and 7-7. 
In the morning game at home, the Blue Devils jumped on perennial state power New Canaan early. gaining a 2-0 first period lead as Austin Glass scored both goals. 
New Canaan rebounded in the second period with a goal, but Colby Faughnan would score a minute later to give the Westies their two-goal lead back. The Devils were unable to hold the lead as The Winter Club scored two unanswered goals in the third period to gain the tie. 
Later that afternoon, the two teams traveled to Shelton to settle the score. Once again, the Devils took an early lead on the first of three goals by Shane Considine off a brilliant pass from Grant Curtis, but New Canaan came right back to tie the game.
Ben Carfora scored the first of his three goals with six seconds left in the first period to give West Haven a 3-1 lead after one period. 
New Canaan was resilient, outscoring West Haven in the second to cut the deficit to 5-4 after two periods. The teams then traded third period goals with New Canaan scoring the tying goal with 1:11 left on the clock. 
The Devils peppered a few more shots, but were unable to get the winner and the game once again ended in a tie. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team lost a hard fought battle this past weekend, falling to Greater New Haven, 4-3. 
Greater New Haven opened the scoring in the first period as it took a 1-0 lead. The Westies answered back quickly as Zach Jones tied the game 17 seconds later on an unassisted goal. 
In the second period, the Westies jumped out to a 3-1 lead as Aidan Parlee scored twice, with Jones picking up an assist on the first Parlee goal. Greater New Haven cut the lead in half to end the second period down 3-2. 
Greater New Haven tied the score early in the third period and scored again with 37 seconds remaining in the game to slip by the Westies.   
(October 4, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team split a pair of games this weekend against South Windsor, with both teams winning on the road. 
On Saturday, South Windsor scored three straight goals on two separate occasions to defeat the Westies. Jason Alling got the Westies going with the game's first goal and Michael Madera increased the West Haven lead a short time later. 
That lead was short-lived as South Windsor scored the next three goals to lead by one goal after the first period. 
Camryn Beauvais began her spectacular weekend with the first of her three goals on the day as she evened the contest in the second period off assists from Alling and Madera. 
After South Windsor took the lead again, Beauvais evened the game in the third period. West Haven would get no closer as South Windsor scored the next two goals, before Beauvais answered again. 
South Windsor responded with the next three goals to close out the Westies in an action-packed contest.
Jaelyn Beauvais and Haygen Axelrod played well in defeat for the Westies. 
West Haven made the trip to South Windsor Sunday morning and came away with a thrilling victory. Behind the outstanding play of goaltender Bryan Hong, who was on his game from the start, West Haven split the weekend series.
Beauvais' solid weekend continued when she gave the Westies a lead with a goal off a rebound in front. Madera and Beauvais then set up Alling for a two-goal lead, before South Windsor scored just as time expired in the opening period. 
With the Westies clinging to the lead, the line of Mickey Dowd, Zach Goetze and Thomas Porto connected as Dowd scored on a backhander in front. South Windsor got within a goal once again, but Porto's goal off an assist from Goetze late in the contest sealed the win.
West Haven's defensive play, led by Dylan Bosworth, Zack Fonda, Max Ginsberg and Brody DiNuzzo, was one of the keys to the win. 
The West Haven Squirt A team split its games this weekend. The Westies lost at home to the P.A.L. Islanders, 2-1, on Saturday, but rebounded nicely to take care of the Riverhawks 5-1 in Shelton Sunday morning. 
Saturday morning, the Devils battled hard and controlled most of the play , but finding the back of the net was a difficult chore. The Islanders jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Westies never quit. 
Matt Morgan finally was able to bury a rebound off a shot from the point by Anthony Peschell to cut the lead in half. The Devils peppered the Islanders' goalie the rest of the way, but came up empty. 
On Sunday, the Westies were not to be denied as they pressured the Riverhawks throughout the contest. 
Shane Considine buried a one-timer off a great look by Colby Faughnan. 
Grant Curtis then went coast to coast to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. 
Considine, Faughnan and Colin Deane would finish off the goal scoring. Assists went to Meghan Dupree and Justin Pniewski. 
Nick Link was solid in between the pipes all weekend long. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team lost both of its games played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Avon and came up short, 4-3. 
The Westies jumped out to an early two-goal lead as Aidan Parlee netted the first Westie goal off an assist from C.J. Kelly, and Ryan Smith scored on a deflected shot from the point. 
Avon scored the next two goals to even the game at two and scored two more in the second period to take a 4-2 lead after two periods of play. 
Zach Jones scored late in the third period to close West Haven's deficit to 4-3. With West Haven goaltender Ryan Andrews pulled for an extra skater, the Westies peppered the Avon goalie with several shots, but were unable to score. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Greenwich and lost 6-3.
After an early Greenwich goal, the Westies' Michael Anquillare tied the score at one with assists from Nicholas Boanno and Jenna Hunt. 
The Westies grabbed a 2-1 lead as Jones scored off an assist from Kelly. 
The two teams traded goals in the second period as Jones scored his second of the game with an assist from Parlee to give the Westies a 3-2 lead heading to the third period. 
The Westies could not hang on as they watched Greenwich answer with four third period goals to steal the victory.     
(September 28, 2014) – The West Haven Mite A team defeated New Haven Saturday morning in its lone game this weekend. 
Behind three goals apiece from Mike Madera and Mickey Dowd and two from Thomas Porto, the Westies continued their winning ways. 
Madera and Porto got the Westies off to a quick start as each scored twice in the first period. Jason Alling and Dowd scored the next two goals to give West Haven a comfortable lead, before New Haven got the next two. 
West Haven and New Haven alternated the next four goals with Dowd and Dylan Bosworth scoring for the Westies. 
Camryn Beauvais set up Madera to start the third period and Zach Goetze followed with another West Haven goal. Dowd rounded out the scoring later in the period. 
Brody DiNuzzo, Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda and Haygen Axelrod all played well in the victory. Bryan Hong also played well in goal for the victors.
The West Haven Squirt A team split their two games this weekend. On Saturday, the team lost to Central 8-2, but on Sunday morning, the team rebounded nicely by defeating Hamden, 7-1. 
At Bennett Rink on Saturday, the Devils took on defending state champion Central. The Westies played a hard and fast first period , but still trailed 2-1. 
Shane Considine netted the lone West Haven goal off a pass from Colin Deane. 
Central played well and seemed to capitalize on every Devil mistake. The game was closer than the score indicated as the Devils took the play to Central at times, but were able to score only one more goal when Matt Morgan got the tally off an assist from Justin Pniewski. 
On Sunday, the Devils traveled to play arch-rival Hamden. After a slow start, Considine again got the first goal off the rebound of a shot by Anthony Peschell. 
Austin Glass would score next to give the Devils a 2-0 first period lead and 
Ben Carfora opened the second period scoring off a feed from Joe D'Aurio. 
Colby Faughnan's fierce forechecking along with the solid defensive play of Grant Curtis and Ashley Wright helped lead goalie Nick Link and the Westies to victory. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team picked up a win and two losses this past weekend. 
On Friday, the Westies traveled to Milford to play Southern A1 and lost 7-4. 
The Westies jumped out to the early 1-0 lead as Nicholas Boanno scored on an assist from Jenna Hunt. Southern scored the next two goals to go up 2-1 at the end of the first period and added to its lead with two quick goals in the second period to increase the margin to 4-1.
C.J. Kelly cut West Haven's deficit to 4-2 off an assist to Zach Jones, before Southern closed out the second period with a 5-2 lead. 
Jones got the Westies a little closer with his second goal of the game off an assist to Ricky Beala, but it was not enough as the Westies fell by three goals. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to play the Wonderland Wizards and won 6-3. 
The Westies scored four first period goals as Aidan Parlee scored two goals, while Michael Anquillare and Hunt picked up one assist apiece. Assists on the four goals went to Boanno with two, Jones with two and Hunt with one. 
The Westies saw their lead cut in half as the Wizards rallied for two goals to cut the West Haven lead to 4-2 after two periods. The Westies answered as Boanno put the Westies up 5-2 off an assist from Anquillare. Parlee capped the day as he picked up the hat trick off an assist to Jones. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Southern A1 and lost 9-2. Southern scored two goals in the first period, three in the second period and four in the third to defeat the Westies. Jones picked up both unassisted goals for West Haven.  
(September 21, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team split a pair of contests this weekend, losing to Stamford on Saturday, before rebounding with a convincing victory over ECHO B on Sunday. 
Against Stamford, the Westies played hard against a talented Stamford team and were scoreless until the final minutes of the opening period in which Stamford scored to take a 1-0 lead after one period. 
Despite the offensive efforts of the Westies, their shots could not find the back of the net. Stamford added two more goals in the second period and put the game away in the third period. 
Dylan Bosworth, Max Ginsberg, Jason Alling and Jaelyn Beauvais all played well in defeat. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bolton to play ECHO B. Led by three goals from Mickey Dowd and two from Mike Madera, the Westies came away with a thorough victory. 
Madera started the offensive day when he scored off a rebound in front for a 1-0 lead. After ECHO's clearing attempt bounced off a skate into the net for another West Haven goal, Madera scored off an assist from Camryn Beauvais for a 3-0 lead. 
The goals kept coming as Dowd scored the next three and Thomas Porto and Haygen Axelrod added tallies before the end of the first period.
Ginsberg joined the scoring outburst in the second period, and after ECHO got on the board, Zach Goetze answered for another West Haven goal. Zack Fonda rounded out the scoring for the Westies on the day. 
Thomas Porto scores against ECHO B, September 21, 2014.
Brody DiNuzzo played well in the win for the Westies as did goaltender Bryan Hong, who allowed just two goals. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team had an offensive outburst this past weekend as the Westies scored 21 goals in posting a pair of wins. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to South Windsor and came away with a wild 11-9 victory. 
After South Windsor grabbed the early lead, West Haven answered quickly as Billy Adamo scored off a pass from Connor Fowler to even the game at one. 
Michael Anquillare put the Westies ahead 2-1 with an unassisted goal, then scored his second of the game off an assist from Nicholas Boanno after South Windsor had evened the game, to give West Haven a 3-2 lead. 
Boanno put the Westies up 4-2 minutes later off an assist from Aidan Parlee, before South Windsor got within 4-3. A goal by Jenna Hunt increased the lead to 5-3 after one period. 
West Haven went up 7-3 in the second period on a pair of goals by Zach Jones before South Windsor got the next two to get within 7-5. 
The Westies immediately answered as Boanno's second goal of the game off an assist from Hunt put West Haven on top 8-5. 
The two teams traded goals to end the second period with Parlee scoring for West Haven off assists from Jones and Andrew Wrzosek. 
South Windsor did not back down, scoring the next three goals to even the contest at nine. Again, the Westies responded as Jones' third goal of the game gave him the hat trick and gave the Westies a 10-9 lead. Boanno's insurance goal put West Haven up 11-9 and gave him the hat trick as well. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Enfield and rolled to a 10-3 victory. The Westies took control of the game with six goals in the first period. 
Jones scored the first two goals with assists going to Adamo and Anquillare. 
Anquillare gave West Haven a 4-0 lead with the next two goals, with Boanno picking up the assist on the second Anquillare goal. Boanno scored the final two West Haven goals in the period as Ryan Smith added an assist. 
The two teams would trade goals in the second period as Parlee scored off an assist from Jones. 
Leading 7-1 in the third period, Parlee picked up two more goals to record the hat trick. Adamo and Boanno picked up assists. 
Ricky Beala closed out the scoring for West Haven off an assist to Boanno. 
(September 14, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A hockey team fell in both of its contests this weekend. 
Playing a tough ECHO squad from Bolton in Saturday's home contest, the Westies battled, but did not have enough in the end to rally for the victory. 
Trailing in the contest early, West Haven tied the game on the first of two Brody DiNuzzo goals. Bolton scored five straight times before DiNuzzo and Haygen Axelrod struck quickly in the second period. 
Third period goals by Mickey Dowd, Mike Madera and Jason Alling Jr. were not enough in the loss. 
A against ECHO of Bolton Saturday, September 13, 2014.
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Milford and were beaten by a sound Southern team. West Haven's lone goal came in the first period when Thomas Porto evened the game at one. 
Despite solid goaltending from Bryan Hong and the defensive play of Max Ginsberg, Dylan Bosworth and Zack Fonda, the Westies dropped their second straight contest.  
The West Haven Squirt A team opened the season with a resounding home win over Yale. The Devils bested the Junior Bulldogs 8-0. 
The Westies came out skating hard and never let up. 
Colby Faughnan opened the scoring with the assist going to line mate Colin Deane. Ben Carfora then netted a goal off a pass from Anthony Peschell. 
Matt Morgan followed by scoring the first of his two goals and Deane scored next off assists from Considine and Faughnan. 
After Morgan's second goal, Carfora scored unassisted on a breakaway, before Glass pounded home a rebound for another West Haven goal. Grant Curtis rounded out the scoring. 
Meghan Dupree, Joe D'Aurio and Ashley Wright were instrumental in helping Nick Link record the shutout in his Westie debut. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split two games this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Milford to play the Southern Stars A1 team and lost 6-2. 
After a scoreless first period, the Westies opened the scoring in the second period as Zach Jones took a pass from Michael Anquillare and netted the first goal of the game to put the Westies up 1-0. Southern would counter with the next three goals to take a 3-1 lead, before Jones answered with his second goal of the game to cut Southern's lead to 3-2. Aidan Parlee picked up the assist. 
Southern scored once more in the second period and two in the third period to send the Westies to a 6-2 defeat. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Yale and posted a 6-1 victory. Jones got the Westies on the scoreboard first as he scored just 42 seconds into the game. 
Yale tied the game at one to end the first period and, after a scoreless second period in which the Westies were stonewalled by Yale goaltending, the third period proved to be the difference.
The Westies scored five times in the period as Jenna Hunt gave the Westies a 2-1 lead, converting the rebound of an Anquillare shot after a beautiful pass from Nicholas Boanno. 
Jones put the Westies up by two with his unassisted goal for a 3-1 lead and Anquillare followed with a goal off assists from Hunt and Boanno for a 4-1 West Haven lead. 
Parlee extended West Haven's lead to 5-1 off assists from Jones and C.J. Kelly and Hunt finished the scoring for West Haven with her second goal of the game off a pass from Boanno,
Both goaltenders, Daniel Kelly and Ryan Andrews, played well for the Westies.  
(September 7, 2014) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team opened the season with a road victory over Northern Lights of Simsbury Sunday morning. 
The Westies were led by the goaltending of Bryan Hong, the offense of Zach Goetze, Brody DiNuzzo, Camryn Beauvais, Max Ginsberg, Dylan Bosworth, Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd and Mike Madera. 
Jaelyn Beauvais, Zack Fonda, Haygen Axelrod and Jason Alling, Jr. also played well offensively and defensively. 
Camryn Beauvais (r.) closes in to help out, September 7, 2014. Photo courtesy of Sally Hong.  
Madera opened the scoring off an assist from Camryn Beauvais and Goetze quickly followed with West Haven's second goal. After Camryn Beauvais set up Madera for another goal, Porto and Ginsberg found the back of the net. 
Camryn Beauvais, Brody DiNuzzo, Alling, Dowd, Bosworth and Axelrod also scored for the Westies.  
Camryn Beauvais scores for the West Haven Mite A team against Simsbury, September 7, 2014. 
The West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team opened up the 2014-2015 season with a decisive 9-4 win over the Wonderland Wizards. 
Zack Jones got the Westies on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal just twelve seconds into the game. 
The Westies would score six more times in the first period as Nicholas Boanno scored three times, Jenna Hunt and C.J. Kelly each scored once and Jones also scored his second of the period. 
Assists went to Billy Adamo, Ryan Smith and Jones as the Westies led 7-2 after one period of play. 
In the second period, Aiden Parlee scored the lone West Haven goal , giving the Westies an 8-2 lead. 
After two quick Wizard goals to start the third period, Boanno scored his fourth goal of the game for a 9-4 advantage. 
Goaltenders Ryan Andrews and Daniel Kelly combined for the West Haven win. 
March 10, 2014
Squirt AThe West Haven Squirt A team competed in the Tier II state championships this past weekend in Bridgeport. After a successful season in which the Devils finished fourth in state competition, they fell short in the tournament. 
The Westies opened with a 5-2 loss to New Canaan, then rebounded nicely by disposing of the host team, the Wizards, 2-1. In a must-win game on Sunday, West Haven lost to the top-ranked team, Central, 4-2.
Overall, the season was a huge success. Playing with a much youngeer squad than most of their competition, the Westies went 27-15-13. 
Michael Kelly and Matt Pedersen were the leading scorers during the season and both netted two goals in the tournament. 
Nico Bruneau and Cally Dixon are second year squirts who helped pace the offense. Anthony Peschell and Colby Faughnan will return next year as second-year players bringing their experience to the team. 
The Devils also played with three Mite-aged players, Ben Carfora, Austen Glass and Max Tomak, who more than held their own against the older kids they played against. 
The defense was the team's strong point this year as they averaged fewer than three goals againnst for the season. They were led by Sam Tomak, Shane Considine, Grant Curtis, Ryan Smith and D.J. Carfora. 
The real key to the success of the team was goaltender Tyler DiNapoli, who was brilliant all season and kept the Devils close in games throughout the season. 
Coach Sean Faughnan, although disappointed with the outcome, was very proud of his team and the effort they put forth. He is also excited about the kids that are coming back and the newcomers that will be coming in as he looks forward to next season. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team traveled to Lake Placid this past week and won the Silver Medal in the Can/Am tournament. 
The West Haven Squirt B team traveled to Lake Placid and took home the Silver Medal in the Can/Am tournament, March 7-9, 2014. Photo courtesy West Haven Youth Hockey. 
In the first game on Thursday, the Westies played the Pennsylvania Old York Road Raiders and won 5-4. The Raiders got on the scoreboard and took a 1-0 lead into the second period. 
Mathew Morgan tied the game at one  for the Westies with an assist to Joseph D'Aurio. 
Nicholas Boanno would put the Westies on top with a goal off assists from Jenna Hunt and Michael Anquillare. 
The Raiders tied the game at two, but Morgan put the Westies back on top, 3-2, with his second goal of the game. 
The Raiders used two quick third period goals to take a 4-3 lead, but Hunt evened the game at four with an unassisted goal. With just over two minutes left in the game, Morgan scored his third goal of the contest for the hat trick to put West Haven ahead, 5-4. 
On Friday, the Westiers played the Montclair Blues and lost, 3-1. The Blues jumped on the Westies early with two quick first period goals to go up 2-0. 
After a scoreless second period, Boanno cut the Montclair lead in half with an unassisted goal just seven seconds into the third period. 
Montclair scored late in the third period as West Haven fell, 3-1. 
On Saturday, the Westies played the New Jersey Devils and won 5-4. New Jersey jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before Hunt evened the contest at one with an unassisted goal 12 seconds later. 
Anquillare put the Westies ahead 2-1 off assists from Hunt and Morgan. 
New Jersey answered with two more goals of its own in the first period for a 3-2 lead. 
In the second period, Morgan scored an unassisted goal to tie the game and opened the third period with another unassisted goal for a 4-3 lead. 
The Devils evened the game at four with four minutes remaining, but with just 1 minute left, Boanno scored on a breakaway for a 5-4 lead. West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly made several key saves in the win. 
In the second game on Sunday, West Haven needed a victory to get in the Gold Medal game. They did just that as they defeated the New Jersey Rhinos, 4-2. 
The Westies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period as C.J. Kelly scored off an assist from Morgan. Morgan put the Westies up 2-0 in the second period with an unassisted goal and Anquillare extended the lead to 3-0 in the third period off an assist from Hunt. 
After a Rhinos' goal, Boanno restored the three-goal lead with his unassisted tally. The Rhinos got a late goal, but the Westies were victorious and moved to the Gold Medal game. 
In the Gold Medal game, the Westies played the Montclair Blues and lost 5-0. The Westies earned the Silver Medal and should be proud of their accomplishments. 
West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly won the Shootout competition as he shut out all potential scorers, making six straight saves. 
Morgan, Boanno, Hunt and Anquillare were among the point leaders in the tournament. 
The defensive corps of Raymond Ferguson, D'Aurio, Meghan Dupre and Andrew Wrzosek played solid throughout the tournament. 
The forwards of Domenic Vinci, C.J. Kelly, John Taurchini and Logan Linley all contributed to attaining the Silver Medal for the Westies.  
March 3, 2014
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team won the only game it played this weekend as it defeated rival Hamden, 3-1. 
After a scoreless first period, the Westies grabbed the early lead as Michael Anquillare put the Westies up 1-0 with a goal off an assist from Jenna Hunt. 
Hamden rebounded quickly to tie the game 1-1 two minutes later, but the Westies answered back. 
Mathew Morgan put the Westies back on top with his goal off an assist from Raymond Ferguson. 
In the third period, Morgan scored his second goal of the game off an assist from C.J. Kelly to put the Westies up 3-1. Daniel Kelly made several key saves in the West Haven victory. 
February 24, 2014
House League
The West Haven House team finished its brief travel season undefeated with a victory over East Haven on Sunday.
The line of Mickey Dowd, Thomas Porto, Michael Madera and Jonathan Charbonneau continued to play well, providing plenty of offense. Dowd had a big game with three goals. 
Pres Villa also recorded three goals as his line along with Harry Smith and Sean Studley put plenty of pressure on the Yellowjackets.
Zach Goetze, Lucas Parisi, Ethan Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Jacob Ellison, Olivia Twarowski and Evelyn Twarowski also provided plenty of offense. 
Goaltender Kirby Perler again was sharp in goal as he received plenty of support from each player on the ice. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team concluded its regular season this weekend by posting two victories and a tie. 
On Saturday morning, they defeated ECHO 5-3, then just a couple of hours later, the team played before the Quinnipiac game and defeated Stamford, 6-5. On Sunday, the team traveled to Wesleyan and tied the Whalers, 1-1. 
After falling behiond ECHO 2-0, the resilient Westies stormed back. Sam Tomak scored first off a pass from Shane Considine, then it was Matt Pedersen from D.J. Carfora. 
The Westies continued to dominate and Cally Dixon scored next after receiving a pass from Grant Curtis. Max Tomak and Pedersen rounded out the scoring. 
In a special night at the TD Bank Sportscenter on the Quinnipiac campus, the Devils battled Stamford. Considine opened the scoring followed by a goal by Michael Kelly. The assists went to Glass and Anthony Peschell. 
Ben Carfora scored the third West Haven goal and the Westies never trailed on their way to the victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies dominated the Whalers, but goals were hard to come by. Considine was able to give the Devila a one-goal lead, but they were unable to sustain it as the Whalers scored late in the third period. The Devils had scoring chances and Kelly rang the post late, but it was not to be. 
The Westies concluded their regular season with a record of 26-13-13 and ended up ranked fourth in state competition. 
The Westies head to Bridgeport for their state championships next weekend and look forward to continue riding the succes they have had all year. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team played in the state tournament this past weekend in Shelton.
The Westies picked up a win and two ties in pool play to earn a berth in the semifinals where they were eliminated this past Sunday. 
In the first game on Thursday, the Westies opened pool play with a 5-1 win over Kent. After a scoreless first period, the Westies got on the scoreboard first as Jenna Hunt scored off assists to Michael Anquillare and Nicholas Boanno. 
Anquillare scored to put the Westies up 2-0 on a beautiful pass from Mathew Morgan. With a 2-0 lead in the third period, Anquillare got his second goal of the night with assists going to Boanno and Hunt. 
After a Kent goal cut West Haven's lead to 3-1, Morgan scored an unassisted goal as the Westies regained a three-goal lead at 4-1. 
Anquillare iced the game for the Westies with is third goal of the game as he recorded the hat trick on an assist from Hunt. 
On Saturday, in the first of two games, the Westies drew rival  Hamden and tied 4-4. 
Hamden jumped out to an early lead with two goals for a 2-0 advantage. 
Morgan cut the Hamden lead in half, 2-1, with his goal early in the second period. Hamden scored again in the second period to regain a 3-1 lead going into the third period. 
In the third period, the Westies rallied in one of the most exciting periods of the tournament. 
Anquillare scored off assists from Hunt and Boanno to cut the lead to 3-2, and Morgan evened the game with six minutes left with his second goal of the game on an assist from C.J. Kelly. 
Hamden went up 4-3 minutes later, but the Westies answered back. With goaltender Daniel Kelly pulled for an extra attacker, Anquillare got his second goal of the game with 25 seconds remaining off an assist from Hunt to even the game at 4. 
In the second game on Saturday, the Westies again skated to a 1-1 tie with Western. 
Hunt got the Westies going early in the first period off assists from Boanno and Anquillare. Western tied the game with just over one minute left. Kelly made several key saves to preserve the tie for West Haven. 
The tie moved the Westies into the semifinals on Sunday against a tough Greenwich A1 team and West Haven fell 5-2. 
The Westies started quickly as Morgan scored just 2 minutes into the game off an assist from Dominic Vinci. 
West Haven extended the lead to 2-0 as Boanno scored off an assist from Hunt. 
Greenwich scored four goals in the second period and one in the third to win 5-2. 
The Westies will finish out their season in Lake Placid as they play in the Can-Am tournament in March.  
February 17, 2014
House League
The West Haven House team played three games this weekend and came out on top in each. 
The Westies traveled to play East Haven on Saturday and jumped out to an early lead. West Haven never looked back as each player continued to improve. 
Kirby Perler played well in goal for West Haven. Presley Villa played well on defense, while Thomas Porto, Michael Madera, Zach Goetze, Harry Smith, Mickey Dowd, Ethan Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Olivia Twarowski, Evelyn Twarowski, Jonathan Charbonneau and Lucas Parisi all generated plenty of offense. 
The Westies played two games on Sunday and defeated Milford Red in the morning and Milford Black in the afternoon. 
In West Haven's first home contest of the year against Milford Red, the Westies trailed 8-6 in the final minutes before scoring twice to force a shootout. 
Perler was phenomenal in the shootout, making numerous saves, to preserve the win. Porto, Madera, Goetze, Smith, Dowd, Charbonneau and Sean Studley all provided offense in the win. 
In the afternoon contest against Milford Black in Milford, West Haven scored early and posted its fourth straight win. Ethan Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Villa, Jacob Ellison, Olivia and Evelyn Twarowski, and Parisi all played well. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team traveled to Rhode Island to play in the Ocean State Classic tournament this weekend. 
It was a tough travel for the Devils as they could only manage a tie in the four games they played. West Haven lost to the Ramapo Saints 2-0, the NRI Vikings 4-0, before tying the Jr. Friars 3-3. West Haven closed out the weekend with a 2-0 loss to East Haven. 
West Haven played against some high level teams and performed well, but the lack of goal scoring would be the downfall. Goaltender Tyler DiNapoli was the key factor in keeping West Haven close in the games. 
Ryan Smith, Grant Curtis and Shane Considine also had a great tournament. 
Against the Jr. Friars, the Westies opened the scoring on a goal by Max Tomak, set up nicely by his brother Sam. 
Michael Kelly gave the Devils a 2-0 lead as linemate Nico Bruneau picked up the assist. The Friars would come back to tie it, but Matt Pedersen gave the Devils the lead after receiving a pass from Colby Faughnan. The Friars scored again to gain the tie. 
The Westies needed to win their last game to advance, but fell short in a hard fought game against East Haven.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team won two of three games they played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Storrs to play the top-ranked Northeast Ice Dogs and lost 6-3. 
The Westies came out flying and got on the scoreboard first as Mathew Morgan scored with the assist to Dominic Vinci. The Westies extended the lead to 2-0 as Nicholas Boanno scored off assists from Michael Anquillare and Jenna Hunt. 
The Ice Dogs scored two more times in the second period as the Westies trailed 3-2 after two periods of play. The Ice Dogs scored the next two goals in the third period to extend the lead to 5-2. 
Boanno cut into the Ice Dog lead with his goal off assists from Anquillare and Hunt. 
That was as close as the Westies would get as the Ice Dogs added another goal for the 6-3 victory. 
On Sunday, in the first of two games, the Westies hosted Greenwich and rolled to a 9-1 victory. 
C.J. Kelly got the Westies started early in the first period with a goal off assists from Vinci and Morgan. Clinging to a one-goal lead to start the second period, the Westies erupted for five goals in the period. 
Boanno scored to give the Westies a 2-0 lead off assists from Hunt and Anquillare, Morgan made it 3-0 off assists from Joseph D'Aurio and Raymond Ferguson, and Logan Linley increased the lead to 4-0 off an assist from John Taurchini. 
Boanno scored his second of the game from Anquillare and Hunt to extend the Westie lead to 5-0, before Hunt rounded out the scoring for the period with an assist to Anquillare. 
Greenwich got on the scoreboard to end the second period, but the Westies held a comfortable 6-1 lead. 
West Haven scored three more times in the third period as Morgan scored his second of the game from C.J. Kelly and Meghan Dupree. Anquillare increased the lead to 8-1 off an assist from Hunt and C.J. Kelly closed the scoring with his second tally of the game off assists from Andrew Wrzosek and Morgan. 
West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly was sharp in goal for the win. 
In Sunday's second game, West Haven traveled to Watertown and avenged last weekend's loss with a 5-3 victory. 
Morgan got the Westies on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal, but Watertown evened the contest at 1 after one period of play. 
Boanno gave the Westies the lead once again with an unassisted goal, and after Watertown knotted the game at 2, Hunt put the Westies back on top in the third period off assists to Boanno and Anquillare. 
Boanno scored his second of the game off an assist from Hunt to extend the lead to 4-2, before Watertown cut its deficit to 4-3.
Morgan's second goal of the game with an open net sealed the 5-3 win. Dan Kelly again played well in goal.
West Haven finished the regular season 28-16-3 and will begin the state tournament this Thursday through Saturday in Shelton. 
February 10, 2014
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team played two games this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies hosted and beat Ridgefield for the second time in less than a week, 4-0, and on Sunday, they traveled to Stamford and tied, 3-3. 
Saturday's game was a lop-sided affair as the Devils outshot Ridgefield 33-10. Tyler DiNapoli handled all the shots Ridgefield put on him as he recorded his ninth shutout of the year. 
The Westies scored all of their goals from nice passes as they worked the puck well. 
Matt Pedersen scored the first two Devil goals, the first off a centering pass from Michael Kelly, then again after receiving a feed from Nico Bruneau. 
Ben Carfora buried the next one off a pass from Austen Glass and Max Tomak rounded out the scoring off an assist from Colby Faughnan. 
On Sunday, it was a high speed, high action game against Stamford. After falling behind early, the Devils answered in the second period as Pedersen would score with the assist going to D.J. Carfora. 
Carfora's brother, Ben, would put the Devils ahead as he teamed with linemates Glass and Anthony Peschell to give the Westies a 2-1 lead. 
Stamford would pull ahead in the third period, but Pedersen tied the game late off a pass from Ryan Smith to help the Blue Devils gain the tie. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team won two of three games they played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Avon and cruised to an 8-1 victory. The Westies got on the scoreboard early as Michael Anquillare scored on a pass from Nicholas Boanno just 30 seconds into the game. 
Anquillare would get his second goal of the game minutes later to extend the West Haven lead to 2-0 with the assists going to Jenna Hunt and Andrew Wrzosek. Boanno closed out the first period with a goal off a pass from Raymond Ferguson to give West Haven a 3-0 lead. 
Hunt scored three times in the second period, sandwiched between an Avon goal for a 6-1 West Haven lead. Boanno picked up three assists on the Hunt goals and Anquillare and Joseph D'Aurio picked up one assist each. 
In the third period, Boanno scored his second and third goals of the game with Anquillare picking up assists on both Boanno goals.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Watertown and lost 5-2. Watertown took a 1-0 lead early in the game and the Westies quickly answered back as Mathew Morgan evened the game at one for the Westies with an unassisted goal. 
Watertown took a 2-1 lead early in the second period, but the Westies again fought back to even the game as Boanno scored off assists from Anquillare and Hunt. 
With the score even at two in the middle of the third period, Watertown scored on a power play, then increased its lead to 4-2 with just two minutes left in the game. With Westie goaltender Daniel Kelly pulld for the extra skater, Watertown scored an empty net goal to seal the 5-2 victory. 
In the second game on Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to play the Wonderland Wizards and won 4-2. 
After a scoreless first periood and an early second period goal by the Wizards, Boanno got the Westies even at one with assists going to Anquillare and D'Aurio. 
The Wizards took a 2-1 lead, but the Westies again answered back. Boanno scored his second of the game off an assist from Wrzosek to even the game at two. 
After the Wizards were called for falling on the puck in the crease, the Westies were awarded a penalty shot and Boanno made the Wizards pay as he scored his third goal of the game for a 3-2 West Haven lead after two periods. 
Morgan extended the West Haven lead to 4-2 to begin the third period with the assist going to D'Aurio. 
Kelly made several key saves in the victory for West Haven. 
February 3, 2014
House League
The West Haven house hockey team opened its travel season Saturday with an impressive showing in East Haven. All the players came ready to play and showed all the skills they learned in their practices thus far this season.  
Sean Studley, Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd, Michael Madera, Harry Smith, Ethan Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Presley Villa, Zach Goetze, Lucas Parisi and Johnathan Charbonneau all played well as just about each player scored a goal. Kirby Perler was outstanding in goal as the Westies started in fine fashion. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team played three games this past weekend. On Saturday morning, they hosted the Whalers from Cromwell and played to a scoreless tie. 
On Saturday afternoon, the Squirt A team traveled to play the New Haven Warriors and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. On Sunday, they traveled to play Ridgefield and ended a streak of four ties in a row with a 3-2 victory. 
In Saturday's home game game against Cromwell, Tyler DiNapoli recorded his eighth shutout of the season. The game was completely dominated bty the Westies. but the scoring touch just was not here. 
D.J. Carfora and Ryan Smith helped lead the defensive effort. 
When the Westies traveled in the afternoon, Michael Kelly got the game going with an unassisted tally. 
After the Warriors tied the game, Kelly and Matt Pedersen set up Nico Bruneau for the Devils next goal. The Devils fell behind, but Max Tomak would net one with 45 seconds remaining to gain the tie. 
On Sunday, the Devils started fast, jumping out to a three-goal lead over Ridgefield. 
Sam Tomak scored first on the power play as Ben Carfora and Austen Glass worked the puck his way. 
Kelly would score next off a pass from Grant Curtis, then Colby Faughnan scored the eventual game-winner off assists from Cally Dixon and Shane Considine. 
Ridgefield scored the next two goals, while the Devils spent most of the third period in the penalty box, but West Haven held on for a 3-2 victory. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split this past weekend's games. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Shelton to play a tough New Canaan squad and lost, 3-1. 
New Canaan scored the only goal of the first period and would score again to open the second for a 2-0 lead. West Haven's Matt Morgan would cut the New Canaan lead to 2-1 with his goal on a pass from Joseph D'Aurio. 
New Canaan scored the lone goal in the third period as the Westies fell 3-1. West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly played well in defeat. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Avon and rolled to a 12-2 victory. The Westies came out flying as they scored three goals in the first minute of play. 
Jenna Hunt would score the first two goals with Nicholas Boanno picking up the assist on the first goal and Michael Anquillare and Boanno picking up assists on the second Hunt goal. 
Morgan then scored 13 seconds later to push the West Haven lead to 3-0. Assists went to C.J. Kelly and Raymond Ferguson. 
The Westies would score three more times in the first period as Boanno scored twice and Hunt scored one to net the hat trick for the Westies. 
Dominic Vinci and Morgan picked up assists on the first Boanno goal and Anquillare and Boanno picked up assists on the Hunt goal. 
Logan Linley and John Taurchini pickled up assists on the second Boanno goal. 
Entering the second period up 6-0, the Westies scored four more times. Anquillare scored the first goal of the period with the assists to Boanno and Hunt. Hunt scored her fourth goal of the game off an assist from Andrew Wrzosek. 
C.J. Kelly followed with a goal and Wrzosek rounded out the scoring in the second period as the Westies led 10-0. 
Matt Morgan picked up the assist on the Kelly goal and D'Aurio picked up the assist on the Wrzosek goal. 
The Westies scored twice more in the third period as D'Aurio picked up both goals, with both assists going to Meghan Dupre. 
Avon scored twice in the period, but the Westies won comfortably. 
January 27, 2014
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team had a busy weekend, playing three games. On Friday, they beat the Wonderland Wizards 3-2. On Saturday, they tied the Wizard A1 team, 5-5, and on Sunday, they tied the Greenwich Skate Club, 1-1. 
In Friday's contest, the Devils opened the scoring off a play set up beautifully by Colby Faughnan, who looked three times before making a precision pass to Cally Dixon, who then fed Max Tomak for an easy goal. 
Michael Kelly scored next, unassisted, and then it was Dixon getting the game-winner with an assist going to D.J. Carfora. Tyler DiNapoli had 21 saves in the victory. 
On Saturday, it was the Sam Tomak show as he scored four goals in leading the Westies. Grant Curtis scored the other West Haven goal. Ryan Smith was snake bitten as he had multiple scoring opportunities turned away. 
On Sunday afternoon, it was a tough battle against Greenwich. As coach Sean Faughnan put it, "It was not our best effort."
Kelly scored with only 47 seconds remaining to give the Devils the tie. Key contributors in the game included Shane Considine and Nico Bruneau. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team lost both games they played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Norwalk to play the Connecticut Barons A team and lost 7-6. 
The Westies struck first as Nicholas Boanno scored off assists from Michael Anquillare and Jenna Hunt for an early 1-0 lead. After a Baron goal, Boanno scored again off assists from Hunt and Raymond Ferguson for a 2-1 West Haven lead. The Barons answered with two goals as the first period ended with the Barons holding a 3-2 lead. 
In the second period, the Barons scored three times, sandwiched between a Hunt goal as the Westies trailed 6-3 after two periods. Boanno assisted on Hunt's goal. 
In the third period, the Westies made a valiant comeback. The Westies scored two quick goals to cut the deficit to 6-5 as Boanno recorded the hat trick and Hunt scored her second of the game. Anquillare and Boanno picked up assists on Hunt's goal. 
The two teams traded goals in the last two minutes of play with Boanno grabbing his fourth goal to cut the deficit to 7-6. 
With goaltender Daniel Kelly pulled for an extra skater, the Westies had several opportunities, but were unable to cash in as the Barons escaped with a 7-6 win. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Connecticut Barons A team and lost 7-2. After a scoreless first period, the Barons scored twice in the second period to take a 2-0 lead. The Barons scored five more times in the third period. 
The Westies recorded two goals of their own as Boanno and Hunt both scored. Assists went to C.J. Kelly, Boanno and Hunt. 
January 20, 2014
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team had a very successful weekend, posting two victories. On Saturday, the Westies beat South Windsor 6-3 and on Sunday defeated Hamden, 4-1. 
In Saturday's home game, the Westies started fast, jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead. 
Michael Kelly started the scoring, then it was Max Tomak scoring before Colby Faughnan netted the next two goals. 
South Windsor scored the next three goals, but the Devils put the game away on goals by Matt Pedersen and Anthony Peschell, who buried a rebound off a shot by Sam Tomak. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Hamden. Kelly once again opened the scoring, but this game was a little closer. With the score tied at one after two periods, the Devils came through in the third. 
Ben Carfora scored off a pass from Austen Glass, Max Tomak was next and Cally Dixon closed it out with an empty net goal. 
Tyler DiNapoli was sharp, making 24 saves in the win. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split this weekend's games. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Greenwich and rolled to a 5-0 victory. 
With the snow coming down at the outdoor rink in Grerenwich, the Westies struck early and never looked back. 
Michael Anquillare got the Westies started just three minutes into the game on a beautiful pass from Nicholas Boanno. The duo hooked up again with Anquillare scoring his second goal of the game with Boanno picking up the assist. 
Holding a 2-0 lead going into the second period, Mathew Morgan increased the West Haven lead to 3-0 off an assist from C.J. Kelly. Boanno scored 30 seconds later for a 4-0 lead off assists from Anquillare and Dominic Vinci. 
Morgan rounded out the scoring in the third period with his second goal of the game off assists from Logan Linley and John Taurchini. 
West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted a tough West Hartford squad and fell 6-1. Morgan scored the lone West Haven goal. 
The defensive corps of Andrew Wrzosek, Raymond Ferguson, Meagan Dupre and Joseph D'Aurio played well in the West Haven defeat. 
January 13, 2014
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team had a very successful weekend, posting two shutouts. On Saturday, they beat East Haven 2-0 and on Sunday, the team beat the Riverhawks 4-0. 
In Saturday's home game, the Westies played a solid all around game. Michael Kelly opened up the scoring in the first period after receiving a pass from Sam Tomak. 
Cally Dixon was next as she dove for a puck that hit the back of the net off a pass from Kelly, with the other assist going to Nico Bruneau. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Shelton to play the Riverhawks. Anthony Peschell scored on the first shift of the game, setting the tone.
In a game the Devils thoroughly dominated, the score could have been more if not for some unlucky bounces. 
Austen Glass, Ben Carfora and Colby Faughnan were the other goal scorers. Assists went to Glass, Carfora, Dixon, Ryan Smith and Matt Pedersen. 
Tyler DiNapoli was stellar in net posting the two shutouts as the Westies seem to be peaking at the right time. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team swept all three games they played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Danbury and beat a tough Western team, 5-2. 
Jenna Hunt scored the only goal of the first period off an assist from Nicholas Boanno. The Westies extended their lead to 2-0 as Boanno scored off assists from Michael Anquillare and Hunt. 
Mathew Morgan extended the West Haven lead to 3-0 off an assist from Dominic Vinci. 
Western closed out the second period with two goals to get within 3-2. In the third period, Morgan added two more goals for the hat trick. 
On Sunday, the Westies played Greater New Haven twice and won 7-1 and 6-2. 
At West Haven, the Westies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as Anquillare got the Westies started with a goal off assists from Boanno and Hunt. 
Morgan then added a pair of goals for a 3-0 lead, with assists going to C.J. Kelly on the second Morgan goal and Vinci. 
In the second period, Anquillare scored his second goal of the game unassisted for a 4-0 lead. Seconds later, Hunt pushed the West Haven lead to 5-0 off an assist from Anquillare. 
Leading 5-1, Morgan netted his third goal of the game for a 6-1 lead. Boanno scored the lone goal of the game in the third period off an assist from Anquillare.
In the second game between the two teams in Northford, the Westies again grabbed the early lead with three first period goals. 
Morgan scored an unassisted goal for a 1-0 lead, Anquillare set up Hunt for a 2-0 advantage and Anquillare and Hunt fed Boanno for a 3-0 advantage. 
The Westies scored three more times in the second period. Boanno scored twice for a 5-0 lead with Joseph D'Aurio assisting on the first tally and Anquillare picking up the helper on the second goal. 
Morgan closed out the second period with his second goal of the game off an assoist from C.J. Kelly. Greater New Haven scored twice in the third period, but that would be all they could muster against West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly. 
January 6, 2014
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team traveled to East Haven on Sunday morning and beat the Yellow Jackets, 6-3. The Devils rebounded nicely from losing at home on Saturday, 6-0 to Central. 
The Westies started the scoring in the second period on a goal by Austen Glass, with assists going to Shane Considine and Ben Carfora. 
Matt Pedersen was next to score off a pass from Colby Faughnan. Glass would then roof a wrist shot to give the Devils a 3-0 lead. 
East Haven came back with the next two goals to make it close, but the Devils put the game away with goals from Michael Kelly, Pedersen and D.J. Carfora. 
Nico Bruneau, Grant Curtis and Pedersen all made great passes to set up those goals as team work was the key to the West Haven victory. 
Tyler DiNapoli recorded 22 saves in the win. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team played Ridgefield to a 2-2 tie in the only game they played this past weekend. 
On Sunday, the Westies jumped out early in the first period as Jenna Hunt scored with the assist going to Michael Anquillare. Dominic Vinci would stake the Westies to a two-goal lead with his goal off an assist from Mathew Morgan. 
After a scoreless second period, the Westies took a 2-0 lead into the third period. In the third period, Ridgefield scored two unanswered goals as the teams skated to a 2-2 tie. 
December 30, 2013
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team participated in the Hamden Christmas Tournament this past week with mixed results, going 1-1-1.
The Devils won their first game, 5-1. West Haven started sluggish, playing Stamford to a 1-1 tie midway through the third period before exploding for four goals. 
Max Tomak scored twice in a span of six seconds, then Austen Glass and Matt Pedersen tallied to put the game out of reach. Assists in the game went to Nico Bruneau, Ryan Smith, Colby Faughnan, Shane Considine, Ben Carfora, and Anthony Peschell. 
In game two, the Westies tied Yale, 1-1. The Devils didn't play very well and were dominated in the third period, but Tyler DiNapoli was a rock between the posts to help preserve the tie. Grant Curtis, D.J. Carfora, and Sam Tomak were particularly strong on defense. 
In game three, the Blue Devils lost to Hamden, 3-1. West Haven played its best game of the tournament, but after Michael Kelly scored just seven seconds into the game, the puck just didn't bounce West Haven's way. 
Despite their efforts and a strong game by Cally Dixon, the Westies couldn't crack the Hamden goalie. 
With the loss, the Westies were eliminated from the tournament. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team played in the Hamden Christmas Tournament over the past week. The Westies made it to the finals, but lost in a shootout. 
On Thursday, the Westies opened with the Wallingford Hawks and won 5-3. 
Wallingford took a 1-0 lead after one period before Mathew Morgan tied the game in the second period with an assist going to C.J. Kelly. 
Jenna Hunt put the Westies ahead 2-1 to open the third pereiod, but Wallingford responded seconds later to tie the game.Morgan scored his second goal of the game, unassisted, for a 3-2 lead and Nick Boanno scored the next two goals in a span of 40 seconds to put the Westies up 5-2. 
John Taurchini and Logan Linley got the assists on the second Boanno goal. Wallingford chipped away to make it 5-3 but the Westies held on. 
In their second game on Friday, West Haven faced Pawling and won 7-3. The Westies jumped on the board first with a goal by Morgan. Boanno scored twice, coupled with a goal by Dominic Vinci for a 4-2 lead after one period. 
Assists on the Boanno goals went to Taurchini, Michael Anquillare and Hunt. C.J. Kelly assisted on the Vinci goal. 
The Westies scored two more goals in the second period as Kelly scored off an assist from Vinci. Anquillare's unassisted goal gave West Haven a 6-2 lead. 
Both teams scored in the third period as Kelly picked up his second of the game with the assist going to Meghan Dupre.
In the third game of the tournament, the Westies faced off against Hamden and won 6-3.  
West Haven took a 1-0 lead as Morgan opened the scoring. Anquillare extended the lead to 2-0 off assists from Hunt and Boanno before a Hamden goal got Hamden within one. 
Hunt assisted on another Morgan goal for a 3-1 lead before Morgan sandwiched two more goals around a Hamden goal for a 5-2 lead. Assists on Morgan's goals went to Andrew Wrzosek and Vinci. The two teams traded goals in the third period as C.J. Kelly set up Morgan's fifth goal of the game. Daniel Kelly made 15 saves in the victory. 
In the finals on Sunday, the Westies faced the Wallingford Hawks again, but fell 5-4 in a shootout. 
The Westies again jumped out to an early lead as Morgan scored once again off an assist from Joseph D'Aurio. Anquillare put his team up by two goals with an assist to Hunt before Wallingford scored and Morgan added an unassisted goal for a 4-2 lead. 
In the third period, Wallingford scored twice to force overtime. Both teams had several chances in overtime but neither capitalized. 
In the shootout, the teams traded goals after the first five shooters, before Wallingford finally won in the seventh round to take the champioinship. 
Raymond Ferguson scored the lone goal in the shootout for the Westies. West Haven goaltender Daniel Kelly made several key saves in the game and the shootout. 
December 23, 2013
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team hosted the PAL Islanders this Saturday and played them to a 2-2 tie. On Sunday, the Devils traveled to Greenwich and beat the Greenwich Skate Club, 2-1. 
In Saturday's game, the Westies battled hard but were trailing before Michael Kelly scored an unassisted goal to tie the game. 
After falling behind again, Kelly netted the tying goal off an assist from Cally Dixon. 
On Sunday, the Devils took an early lead on a goal by Austin Glass off a feed from Ryan Smith. After Greenwich tied the game, Ben Carfora put home the game-winner on a breakaway off a feed from Glass. 
The Devils' defense was a force all weekend and was led by goaltender Tyler DiNapoli and the defense consisting of Grant Curtis, Sam Tomak, Shane Considine, D.J. Carfora and Smith. The young Westies are now unbeaten in their last eleven contests. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team picked up a win and a tie this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to play the Ct. Riverhawks at the Webster Bank Arena, home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and rolled 6-0. 
The Westies jumped out early and never looked back. Jenna Hunt opened the scoring with the assists going to Michael Anquillare and Nicholas Boanno. 
Boanno would then add a goal of his own as the Westies led 2-0. Matthew Morgan closed out the scoring in the first period with an unassisted goal as the Westies went up 3-0. 
The Westies scored once in the second period as Anquillare scored off an assist from Dominic Vinci to extend the lead to 4-0. 
The Westies added two more in the final period when Raymond Ferguson and Boanno scored. Assists went to Andrew Wrzosek and Joseph D'Aurio. 
Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout for West Haven.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Wonderland Wizards and skated to a 3-3 tie. 
Boanno scored the lone first period goal with assists going to Hunt and Wrzosek as the Westies led 1-0. 
In the second period, Morgan increased the lead to 2-0 with the assist to D'Aurio. 
After an early third period goal by the Wizards, Boanno got the two-goal lead back off an assist from Anquillare. 
The Wizards rallied in the last two minutes, scoring twice, to force a 3-3 tie. 
December 16, 2013
Squirt A
After getting snowed out on Saturday, the West Haven Squirt A team traveled to Darien on Sunday and came away with a 2-1 win. Relying heavily on goaltender Tyler DiNapoli, who was nothing short of spectacular, the Devils came from behind, erasing a 1-0 deficit with two third period goals. 
The first goal was scored by Michael Kelly, who took a pass from Anthony Peschell down the middle and buried a wrist shot. The game-winner was scored by Matt Pedersen who took passes from Max Tomak and Colby Faughnan to put the Westies ahead. Despite a lot of late pressure from Darien, the Blue Devils hung on for the win. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel split the two games it played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Simsbury to play at the outdoor rink at Simsbury Farms and won 6-2. 
In the snow, the Westies struck first as Michael Anquillare scored off a beautiful pass from Nicholas Boanno. Only one minute later, Boanno set up Jenna Hunt to stake the Westies to a 2-0 lead. 
Matthew Morgan extended the lead to 3-0 off an assist from Raymond Ferguson. 
After a Simsbury goal to start the second period, Boanno put the Westies ahead 4-1 with his unassisted goal. Simsbury again cut the West Haven lead to 4-2, but Boanno answered again with his second goal to put the Westies on top 5-2. 
In the third period, Anquillare notched his second goal of the game off a pass from Meghan Dupre to extend the West Haven lead and seal the victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the top-ranked Wonderland Wizards and fell 4-2. 
The Wizards scored the only goal of the first period, and after a second Wizards' goal in the second period, Boanno cut the Wizards lead to 2-1 off an assist from Dupre. Boanno struck again to open the third period with assists to Hunt and Anquillare to even the game at 2. 
The Wizards answered with the final two goals to win 4-2. Goaltender Daniel Kelly stopped 25 shots for the Westies. 
December 9, 2013 
Squirt A
On Saturday, the New Canaan Winter Club visited the West Haven Squirt A team and played to a 1-1 tie. 
Despite being completely dominated in the first two periods, the Westies did manage a goal by Cally Dixon, which was set up by linemate Michael Kelly. 
Tyler Dinapoli kept the Westies in the game throughout by yielding only one goal while making 28 saves. The Devils came to life in the third period but could not score. 
Matt Pedersen was stopped on a breakaway and Colby Faughnan was also stopped by the New Canaan goalie with two seconds left in what looked to be the game-winner. 
Defensemen D.J. Carfora, Sam Tomak, Shane Considine, Grant Curtis and Ryan Smith all played well in helping Dinapoli and the Westies preserve a 1-1 tie. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team lost the only game it played this past weekend, falling to Greater New Haven, 9-1. 
The Westies hosted a strong Greater New Haven Warriors team on Sunday and saw Greater New Haven jump on the Westies early with four first period goals to lead 4-0 after one period. 
West Haven's Michael Anquillare scored to open up the second period to cut the Warriors' lead to 4-1 with the assist going to Jenna Hunt. 
The Warriors responded with three second period goals to extend their lead to 7-1 and scored two more times in the third period as the Westies fell 9-1.  
December 2, 2013
Squirt A
On Saturday, The West Haven Squirt A team played host to Stamford and won a tightly contested match over the state's top-ranked team, 4-3. 
The Westies scored first on a goal from Nico Bruneau with assists going to Cally Dixon and Michael Kelly. After Stamford tied the game, Kelly put the Devils ahead for good off a pass from Bruneau. 
Austen Glass was the next goal scorer, putting one home off assists from Anthony Peschell and Grant Curtis. Kelly rounded out the scoring with an unassisted tally. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Yale to face the Junior Bulldogs and won 6-3. 
After falling behind 1-0 after one period, the Devils exploded for five second period goals, on their way to a 6-3 win. Kelly and Ben Carfora each scored twice, while Max Tomak and Colby Faughnan each scored once. 
Assists went to Ryan Smith, Curtis, Bruneau and Peschell as the Westies remained unbeaten in their last seven contests. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team hosted New Canaan this past weekend and fell 4-2. 
New Canaan scored the only goal of the first period and extended its lead to 2-0 in the second period. 
The Westies answered in the closing seconds of the second period as Jenna Hunt scored off an assist from Michael Anquillare. 
The Westies trailed 2-1 for most of the third period until New Canaan increased the lead to 3-1. The Westies rallied again just 25 seconds later when Hunt assisted on Nicholas Boanno's goal to pull within 3-2. 
The Westies pulled goaltender Daniel Kelly to gain the man advantage, and after a flurry in front of the New Canaan goalie, New Canaan was able to clear the puck, leading to an open-net goal to seal the game over the Westies. 
November 25, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team played only one game this past weekend as they hosted the Northeast Ice Dogs and fell 7-2. 
The Ice Dogs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before the Westies answered back when Nicholas Boanno tied the game with assists going to Michael Anquillare and Jenna Hunt. 
After another Ice Dogs goal gave them a 2-1 lead, the Westies would again tie the game at 2 as Boanno scored his second of the game with the assist going to Hunt. 
Unfortunately for the Westies, the Ice Dogs would score twice in the second period and three times in the third to gain the victory. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team played host to the Wonderland Wizards on Saturday and played to a 4-4 tie. 
After falling behind 4-1 after two periods, the Westies struck fast in the third period with two goals in the first two minutes. 
Nico Bruneau scored off assists from Michael Kelly and Cally Dixon and Shane Considine tallied off assists from Austen Glass and Ben Carfora. 
In the final minute of the game, Matt Pederson would net the tying goal off helpers from Kelly and Ryan Smith to give the Westies a tie. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to play Stamford and again played to a tie, 3-3. 
Once again, the Devils found themselves trailing, this time throughout the whole game. Each time they fell behind, however, they came back.
Kelly scored an unassisted goal to tie the game at one and Bruneau evened the game at two off an assist from Pederson late in the second period. 
After falling behind again, Kelly scored on a penalty shot late in the third period to give the Westies a 3-3 tie in an exciting weekend of hockey. 
November 18, 2013
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team battled the Yale Jr. Bulldogs this past Saturday at Bennett Rink in West Haven and won 3-0. 
The Devils came out flying and dominated the first period, leading 1-0 on a goal by Michael Kelly, assisted by Nico Bruneau. 
The second period was very fast paced with multiple scoring chances by both squads, but was scoreless. 
The Westies put the game away in the third period as Kelly would tally again and then Matt Pederson would score on an assist from Grant Curtis. 
The line of Ben Carfora, Anthony Peschell and Austen Glass played a strong game with lots of hustle. Tyler DiNapoli was sensational in net, making 23 saves while recording his fourth shutout of the year.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travrel team won both games they played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Ridgefield and won 7-1. After a sluggish start, the Westies erupted with three goals in a seven minute span of the first period to take a 3-0 lead. 
Nicholas Boanno would account for two of the Westie goals, while Jenna Hunt would notch the other. Assists went to John Taurchini, Logan Linley, Joseph D'Aurio, Michael Anquillare and Hunt. 
Andrew Wrzosek would put the Westies up 4-0 with assists going to Anquillare and Mathew Morgan. Anquillare would then extend the West Haven lead to 5-0 with assists to Boanno and Hunt. 
West Haven scored two more times in the third period. Morgan tallied with assists going to Raymond Ferguson and Dominic Vinci and Anquillare rounded out the scoring with his second of the game with the assist to Hunt. Daniel Kelly made 10 saves in the win. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted rival Avon in a rematch of last year's state championship game and the Westies prevailed 2-0. 
The Westies came out flying as C.J. Kelly scored just two minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead off assists from Vinci and Meghan Dupre. 
Later in the first period, Kelly would score his second of the game to push the West Haven lead to 2-0 off assists from Wrzosek and D'Aurio. 
In the second period, the Westies had several scoring opportunities, but could not capitalize. The third period saw much of the same as both goaltenders made outstanding saves. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout for West Haven. 
November 11, 2013
Mite A
The Mite A team played West Hartford Mite A on Saturday. It was an exciting game with both teams scoring back and forth and the Westies securing the win by one goal. 
Goals came fromn Jason Alling, Jayden Spreyer, Colin Deane, Evan Giovanelli, Dante Hardt and Dylan Bosworth off a beautiful pass from his brother, Sean Bosworth. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils traveled to the Ingalls Rink to face Yale Mite A's. Yale was a tough opponent with the win. 
The Westies never gave up and finally got the puck in the net on a goal by Hardt off a great pass from Spreyer. Deane added one more. 
The team had some excellent effort from Camryn Beauvais, Bryan Hong and Christian Douglas. Cameron Fischer made some great saves in the net. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened the weekend at home against South Windsor and won 4-1. After falling behind early, the Devils bounced back with three second period goals. 
Sam Tomak scored off a faceoff win by Ben Carfora and Michael Kelly then scored the next two goals to give the Westies the lead. 
Shane Considine would tally the final goal of the game in the win. D.J. Carfora played well on defense, while Nico Bruneau played hard offensively. 
On Sunday, they traveled to play the Wonderland Wizards and dominated their opponent in a 7-2 victory. 
Kelly led the way with four goals, while Tomak netted two and Matt Pederson  rounded out the goal scoring. 
Two assists went to Cally Dixon, while Ryan Smith and Grant Curtis had one each. Tyler Dinapoli made 15 saves as the Westies swept the weekend. 
Squirt B
The Wes t Haven Squirt B travel team picked up two wins, a tie and a loss. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Milford to play the Southern Stars Squirt A team and fell 6-3. After an early Southern goal, Michael Anquillare evened the score for the Westies on a pass from Jenna Hunt. 
Southern would answer with a goal of their own to regain the 2-1 lead. Hunt would tie the game at two on assists from Nicholas Boanno and Andrew Wrzosek as the first period ended. 
Southern would score the lone goal in the second period to lead 3-2. Boanno tied the game for the Westies with an unassisted goal to open the third period. 
Southern then scored the next two goals to take a 5-3 lead and added an empty netter for the 6-3 win. 
The Westies also traveled to South Windsor on Saturday and won 9-0. The Westies scored early and never looked back. 
Boanno opened the scoring with the assist to Anquillare and Hunt followed with two more goals off assists from Anquillare for a 3-0 lead after one period. 
The Westies would score four more times in the second period on goals from C.J. Kelly, Boanno, Anquillare and Hunt for a 7-0 lead. Assists went to John Taurchini, Logan Linley, Hunt, Anquillare and Boanno. 
The Westies would tack on two more goals in the third period as Kelly and Hunt scored with assists going to Dominic Vinci and Boanno. Daniel Kelly posted the shutout for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted a tough Stamford team and won 2-0. The first period was scoreless until Anquillare got the Westies on the scoreboard with about one minute remaining in the period off assists to Hunt and Boanno. 
The second period went scoreless as both teams had several scoring opportunities. 
In the third period, with the Westies shorthanded and clinging to a 1-0 lead, Hunt increased the lead to 2-0 with her rebound goal off a shot from Anquillare. 
The defensive corps of Wrzosek, Joseph D'Aurio, Raymond Ferguson and Mathew Morgan, along with Kelly in goal, played outstanding.
Also on Sunday, the Westies hosted ECHO and played to a 4-4 tie. The Westies struck first as Morgan scored with the assist to Vinci. Hunt extended the lead to 2-0 with assists to Boanno and Anquillare. 
ECHO scored the next four goals to lead 4-2 in the middle of the second period, before Boanno cut the deficit to 4-3 with assists to Hunt and Anquillare. 
Hunt tied the game for the Westies midway through the third period with assists going to Vinci and Boanno.
November 4, 2013
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A's traveled to Danbury to play the Western Connecticut Mite A's. It was a hard fought game with Western coming out on top. 
Sean Bosworth started the scoring unassisted for the Westies. Next was a goal from Jayden Spreyer coming off a great pass from Colin Deane. Spreyer also had another goal. 
There was a great effort from Cameron Fischer, Brody DiNuzzo and Christian Douglas. Dante Hardt ended the game with a penalty shot goal. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils traveled to Milford to face off against the Southern Stars Mite A's. The Westies skated hard, but the Stars prevailed. 
Jenna Johnson had a hat trick for Milford. Cade Simone, Max Ginsberg and the entire team fought to the very end. Zack Fonda played a great weekend in goal for West Haven.
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team hosted Holy Name from Springfield this Saturday. The Devils started slow and fell behind quickly and were trailing 2-0 after the first period. They did bounce back with a strong second period. 
Led by goal scorers Cally Dixon, Michael Kelly and Max Tomak, they took a 3-2 lead after the second period. A lackluster third period would be their undoing as the Westies gave up too many scoring chances as well as the next three goals en route to a 5-3 loss. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team split the two games they played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Milford to play the Southern Stars Squirt A team and fell 6-3.
After an early Southern goal, Michael Anquillare evened the score for the Westies off a pass from Jenna Hunt. Southern would answer with a goal of their own to regain the 2-1 lead. 
Hunt would tie the game at two on assists from Nicholas Boanno and Andrew Wrzosek as the first period ended. 
Southern scored the lone goal of the second period to lead 3-2, but Boanno tied the game for the Westies in the third period. 
Southern scored the next two goals to take a 5-3 lead and added an empty net goal in the 6-3 win. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted a tough Stamford team and won 2-0. 
The first period went scoreless until Anquillare got the Westies on the scoreboard with is goal with just about one minute remaining in the period. Hunt and Boanno assisted on the goal. 
The second period was scoreless, before Hunt increased the lead to 2-0 with a shorthanded goal in the third period. Hunt's goal was a rebound off an Anquillare shot. 
The defense of Wrzosek, Joseph D'Aurio, Raymond Ferguson and Mathew Morgan along with goaltender Daniel Kelly's outstanding play for the Westies preserved the victory. 
October 28, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team swept all three games they played this weekend, outscoring their opponents 21-1. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Cromwell to play the Whalers and won 7-0. 
Nicholas Boanno got the Westies on the scoreboard early with his first of four goals on a pass from Michael Anquillare. Boanno and Anquillare hooked up again for a second Boanno goal as the Westies led 2-0 at the end of the first period. 
Boanno put the Westies ahead 3-0 on a pass from Jenna Hunt. Hunt made the score 4-0 as she scored with the assists going to Anquillare and Boanno. 
The Westies would score three more times in the third period as Mathew Morgan scored twice and Boanno picked up his fourth goal of the game. Assists went to Dominic Vinci, C.J. Kelly and John Taurchini. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout as the Westies rolled. 
On Sunday, the Westies faced off against the undefeated Central Ct. Capitals in a home and home doubleheader. 
In the morning, the host Westies opened the scoring as C.J. Kelly scored with an assist going to Morgan in a 6-1 win. Thirteen seconds later, Hunt put the Westies ahead by two goals with the assist going to Boanno. 
Central cut into the West Haven lead with a goal as the first period ended with West Haven ahead 2-1. 
Morgan extended the West Haven lead to 3-1 with the lone goal of the second period  with an assist going to to Taurchini. The Westies scored three more times in the third period as Hunt, Boanno and Morgan all tallied with assists going to Meagan Dupre, Joseph D'Aurio, Vinci and Boanno. Daniel Kelly made 10 saves in the victory. 
Hours later, the Westies traveled to Newington to play the same Central team with the result being the same as West Haven won 8-0. 
Boanno scored the only goal of the first period with the assist going to Anquillare as the Westies led 1-0 after one period. Anquillare would get the Westies on the scoreboard in the second period with the assist going to Hunt as the Westies increased their lead to 2-0. 
Morgan would then score two goals in a span of one minute as the Westies led 4-0. Assists on the Morgan goals went to Raymond Ferguson, C.J. Kelly, Vinci and Logan Linley. 
Hunt would score the next four goals over the final period and a half as the Westies pushed their lead to 8-0. 
Andrew Wrzosek, D'Aurio, Anquillare and Boanno all picked up assists on the Hunt goals. Daniel Kelly recorded his second shutout of the weekend. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened this weekend at home and beat the Ct. Riverhawks 1-0 on a first period goal by Austen Glass off a pass from Colby Faughnan. Tyler Dinapoli was sensational while recording his third shutout of the season. Grant Curtis, Sam Tomak, Shane Considine and Ryan Smith played well on defense to help their goaltender. In the afternoon, they traveled to Newington to play Central and fell 6-0. 
On Sunday, the Blue Devils traveled to Springfield to play Holy Name. In a close game, Ben Carfora tied it at six late in the game and despite Michael Kelly's hat trick, the Blue Devils lost 8-6. 
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A traveled to Norwalk to play the Ct. Barons Mite A team. What an exciting game that saw goals by Colin Deane, Jayden Spreyer, Evan Giovanelli, Dylan Bosworth and Sean Bosworth with an assist from Max Ginsberg. 
The game was back and forth the entire time. The Blue Devils tied the game with 8 seconds left to play which put the game into overtime. The Westies fought hard with some great offense from Jason Alling and Cameryn Beauvais, but the Barons came out on top. Brian Hong had some amzaing saves in the net for the Blue Devils.  
October 21, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split the games they played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Hamden to play the Green Dragons and fell 5-4. 
Nicholas Boanno put the Westies on the scoreboard first with a breakaway goal and, after a Hamden goal to start the second period, Boanno got his second goal of the game with the assist to Dominic Vinci. 
Hamden answered quickly to tie the score at 2 as the second period ended, but Boanno scored again for the hat trick off assists from Michael Anquillare and Vinci for a 3-2 lead. 
Hamden again answered just minutes later to even the game at three, before Matthew Morgan put the Westies back in front off assists from Jenna Hunt and John Taurchini with three minutes left. 
Hamden won the game with two goals in the final two minutes for a 5-4 decision. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Wallingford Hawks and won 3-1. 
Boanno got the Westies started, opening the first period with an unassisted goal for a 1-0 lead. Wallingford answered back as the first period closed to even the game at one. 
In the second period, Hunt put the Westies back on top with a pass from Boanno to take a 2-1 lead. A minute later, the Westies extended their lead to two goals as Anquillare scored with the assist going to Hunt to put the Westies up 3-1. 
The third period was scoreless as West Haven goalie Daniel Kelly preserved the win for the Westies. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened the week with an exciting semifinal match at the Columbus Day tournament in Wallingford. 
In a tightly contested contest, the Devils went to triple overtime against ECHO. With no end in sight, the game went to a shootout where all Westie shooters, Grant Curtis, Max Tomak and Matt Pedersen scored, while goaltender Tyler Dinapoli shut down the opposing team to advance to the finals. 
The prior game seemed to drain the young Westies as they fell 3-0 to Nassau in the championship. The Devils were awarded the Silver medal. 
On Saturday, the Squirts took on Hamden and won 4-3. After a sluggish start and falling behind 3-1, the Devils stormed back with three thrird period goa;ls. Anthony Peschell tied it late in the period on passes from Ben Carfora and Austen Glass. Pedersen buried the winner in a mad scramble in the final minute to give West Haven the victory.  
October 14, 2013
West Haven Mite A's had a tough weekend. They openeed by traveling to Cromwell to play the Whalers B team. The Westies fought hard in their cross ice match ups. 
On Sunday, they participated in a Columbus Day cross ice jamboree at Choate in Wallingford. The Blue Devils played 4 cross ice games and skated hard the entire time. Scoring for the Devils this weekend were Colin Deane with a hat trick, Jayden Spreyer and Cade Simone. Brody DiNuzzo had a great weekend in the net for the Westies. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team traveled to Wallingford this past week to play in the annual Columbus Day tournament. 
On Thursday, the Westies battled the Wallingford Hawks. 
After a scoreless first period, Mathew Morgan got the Westies on the scoreboard first with a goal on assists from Andrew Wrzosek and Dominic Vinci. The Hawks tied the game midway through the second period to knot the score at one. 
The third period went back and forth as both teams had chances to score. With under a minute left in the game, and short-handed due to a high sticking penalty, Nicholas Boanno, with a pass from Michael Anquillare, scored on a breakaway to win it 2-1 for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies had a doubleheader. In the morning game against Nassau, Nassau jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. The Westies answered just 8 seconds later as Anquillare scored unassisted to tie the game at one. 
Nassau answered back with two quick goals just minutes apart to take a 3-1 lead. Boanno cut Nassau's lead in half as he scored on an assist from Raymond Ferguson as the first period ended. 
After another Nassau goal, Jenna Hunt cut the lead back to one with a pass from Boanno. As the second period was ending, Hunt got her second goal of the game from Boanno and Anquillare to tie the game at four. 
The third period was scoreless as West Haven goalie Daniel Kelly made several spectacular saves to preserve the tie for the Westies. 
In the nightcap, the Westies faced off against Putnam. Putnam jumped on the Westies early with two first period goals. 
Morgan got the Westies on the scoreboard in the second period with an unassisted goal as the Westies trailed 2-1. After another Putnam goal, the Westies answered with three goals of their own to take a 4-3 lead. 
Boanno, Hunt and Morgan had goals for the Westies. Assists went to Meghan Dupre with two, C.J. Kelly and Anquillare. 
Unfortunately for the Westies, Putnam scored two goals in the third period as the Westies fell, 5-4. 
Witha record of 1-1-1, the Westies moved on to the semifinals and drew a tough Manchester team. Manchester scored goals in both the first and second periods as the Westies battled but took a 2-0 loss. John Taurchini, Logan Linley and Joseph D'Aurio played well in the West Haven loss. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team participated in the Columbus Day tournament in Wallingford this past week. 
The Devils opened strong with a win over Watertown. The gritty Westies, led by grinders Colby Faughnan, Cally Dixon and Nico Bruneau, were relentless in winning the opener, 3-2. 
Sam Tomak paced the scoring with a goal and an assist. 
In game two against the Riverhawks, the Devils dominated from start to finish, rolling to a 9-0 victory. 
Grant Curtis, Michael Kelly and Matt Pedersen all tallied twice to pace the Westies. 
On Saturday, Nassau was next on the list. After falling behind by two goals early in the second period, the Devils scored 8 unanswered goals on the way to an 8-2 win. 
Defensemen Ryan Smith, Shane Considine and D.J. Carfora were instrumental in leading a solid team defensive effort and Max Tomak, Ben Carfora, Austen Glass and Anthony Peschell helped out with the strong offensive output. Tyler Dinapoli was rock solid in the net in leading the Devils to Championship Monday. 
Bantam B
West Haven's Bantam B team is into their 2013-2014 season. The loss of their first game against the Connecticut Riverhawks did not discourage the players. They came back srong with a 3-2 win in their second game over East Haven with one powerful slap shot after another ripped by Carlos Villa. 
During the Devils third game, Trevor Morlando scored two goals against Ridgefield, but it was not enough for a win. 
Sam Haydock pulled off an astounding hat trick for a 3-1 win over Northeast Bantam B team. Dante McClure had two assists and Joe Stacy contributed one. 
Goalies Greg Lucente and Tyler Robertson came up with big saves as they were pummeled with multiple pucks. 
West Haven's defensive skills helped to maintain the lead. Stellar blocking from Kyle Froehlich, Dante McClure and James Fraulo added to the win. 
West Haven competed in the Columbus Fall Classic tournament. The Devils came back from a 2-0 deficit with Morlando scoring their first goal, rallying the team to add three more by Haydock, Eddie Leavitt and A.J. Avallone. 
Brock O'Connor and Jacob Rooney made plays that kept the momentum going for a 4-3 win over the Wallingford B team at Choate. 
The next game against Putnam ended with a loss. The Devils last game in the tournament against Watertown was also a loss. 
October 7, 2013
MITE A
The West Haven Mite A team played the Southern Stars Mite B team on Saturday at home. It was a great match up with the Westies coming out on top. 
Dante Hardt had a hat trick for the Blue Devils, with one of the goals coming off a great pass from Cade Simone. Other scorers were Max Ginsberg, Evan Giovanelli, Colin Deane and Sean Bosworth. 
On Sunday, the team traveled to the Milford Ice Pavilion to play the Southern Stars Mite A team. It was a hard fought game with excellent plays from Dylan Bosworth and Bryan Hong. Cameron Fischer played a great weekend in goal for the Westies. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split the games they played this weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to play the Wallingford Hawks and won 5-3. 
Michael Anquillare got the Westies on the scoreboard first with a pass from Nicholas Boanno. The pair hooked up again two minutes later as Boanno scored with the assist to Anquillare as the Westies took a 2-0 lead. 
Wallingford cut the lead in half as the second period ended and tied the game at two to start the third. 
The Westies answered back as Andrew Wrzosek scored with assists going to Boanno and Anquillare as the Westies regained a 3-2 lead. 
Wallingford tied the game just three minutes later, but, with less than three minutes left, the Westies took a 4-3 lead as Wrzosek scored his second goal of the game with an assist from Boanno. Mathew Morgan iced the game for the Westies as he scored unassisted for a 5-3 victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Southern Connecticut Stars Squirt A team. After a hard played scoreless first period, Southern opened up the the game in the second period , scoring three times for a 3-0 lead and winning 3-1. 
The Westies cut into the lead in the third period as Boanno scored with the assist going to Jenna Hunt. Unfortunately for the Westies, that was a s close as they would get. 
The defensoive core of C.J. Kelly, Meghan Dupree, Raymond Ferguson and Joseph D'Aurio played well in the loss. Daniel Kelly stopped 20 shots for the Westies. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened play this weekend against Stamford and played to a 2-2 tie. In a tightly contested first period, two defensive lapses by the Blue Devils cost them dearly as they trailed 2-0 after one. 
Michael Kelly answered back early in the second to cut the deficit in half with helpers going to Matt Pedersen and Max Tomak. 
Tyler Dinapoli was stellar throughout the game, flashing a quick glove on many occasions to stymie Stamford. The quintet of defensemen, Ryan Smith, Grant Curtis, Shane Considine, Sam Tomak and D.J. Carfora helped keep Stamford at bay the rest of the way. 
Pedersen would tie the game in the third with assists going to Austen Glass and Anthony Peschell. 
On Sunday, the locals traveled to New Canaan and fell 5-1. The Westies played a sloppy game throughout, but only trailed by one after two periods. The third period was not as kind as West Haven was outscored 4-1. 
September 30, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split the games they played this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northford to play the Greater New Haven Warriors and fell 6-2. 
The Warriors jumped out to an early lead with a goal just five minutes into the game. The Westies answered back as Jenna Hunt scored with assists going to Nicolas Boanno and Michael Anquillare to tie the game at one. 
Unfortunately for the Westies, the Warriors scored five unanswered goals over the next two periods. Boanno scored with an assist going to Hunt in the loss. 
On Sunday, looking to rebound from Saturday's loss, the Westies hosted the Northern Lights and won 12-0. 
Anquillare got the Westies going just 41 seconds into the game with his goal off an assist from Boanno. Boanno scored a goal of his own off an assist from Hunt to put the Westies up 2-0 after one period of play. 
The second period started just as the first period did as Mathew Morgan scored with an assist from Andrew Wrzosek just 30 seconds into the period. 
The Westies exploded for nine more goals over the next two periods. Boanno led the Blue Devils with four goals, Anquillare had the hat trick with three goals, and Hunt and Wrzosek each scored twice. 
Assists went to Joe D'Aurio, Boanno and Wrzosek with two apiece. John Taurchini, Meaghan Dupre, Dominic Vinci, Raymond Ferguson, Logan Linley, C.J. Kelly, Hunt, Anquillare and Morgan each had one. 
Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout in the victory. 
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team played South Windsor this weekend. On Saturday, the Westies won at home, with an excellent effort from the entire team. 
Scoring for the Blue Devils were Max Ginsberg, Colin Deane, Jayden Spreyer, Evan Giovanelli, Sean Bosworth, Brody DiNuzzo, Jason Alling and Zack Fonda. There was amazing teamwork and sportsmanship by both teams. 
On Sunday, the team traveled to South Windsor for another match up. Both teams skated hard, with a lot of action and great effort from Cade Simone, Bryan Hong and Camryn Beauvais. 
Congratulations to our goalie, Christian Douglas, for playing two great games in goal. 
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened play this weekend by hosting Darien. In a hard fought battle, the Devils fell 3-0. 
Tyler Dinapoli helped keep the game scoreless until late in the second period when Darien scored on one of their five second period power plays. 
Shane Considine, Cally Dixon and Colby Faughnan heped keep the Westies in the game along with the rest of their teammates. 
On Sunday, the Devils traveled to West Hartford and took out their frustrations on the Wolves, winning 9-0. Michael Kelly led the way with four goals. 
In a truly dominating performance, the Devils jumped on West Hartford quickly and never let up. 
Other goal scorers were Matt Pedersen, Austen Glass, D.J. Carfora and Max Tomak. Assists went to Ryan Smith, Sam Tomak, Grant Curtis and Ben Carfora. 
Anthony Peschell made a nice defensive play to help Dinapoli preserve the shutout. 
September 23, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team made a trip to Bolton on Saturday to play Eastern Connecticut and won 5-2.
The Blue Devils jumped out to the early lead as Jenna Hunt scored unassisted to put the Westies up 1-0.  Eastern answered back in the second period with two quick goals to go ahead 2-1 but West Haven’s Michael Anquillare tied it for the Westies on assists from Hunt and Nicolas Boanno. 
With the game tied at two in the third period, Matthew Morgan put the Westies ahead for good as he scored unassisted. 
Andrew Wrzosek extended the Westie lead with his goal on assists from Morgan and Dominic Vinci.  Boanno finished off Eastern with his unassisted goal as the Westies rolled to a 5-2 win.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Green Dragons from Hamden and played to a 1-1 tie. Hamden scored first and jumped out a 1-0 lead.  After a scoreless second period, Morgan tied the game with his goal on assists from John Taurchini and Joseph D’Aurio. 
Both teams had scoring opportunities as the third period winded down but neither team was able to convert.  Goaltender Daniel Kelly played outstanding for the Westies, stopping 18 shots.
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened play this weekend against the Warriors of New Haven and the Westies fell 5-1.
A fiercely fought first period ended in a scoreless tie. The young Devils had multiple scoring chances but couldn’t cash in.
D.J. Carfora and Anthony Peschell played solid defense. Cally Dixon and Colby Faughnan where a force in the corners, but the Warriors would strike first midway through the second period and then proceeded to take the game to the Westies.
After the Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the third period, the Devils called time out and Michael Kelly scored five seconds later. That was all the Devils could muster as they lost 5-1.
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to take on arch-rival Hamden and came away with a 5-4 victory. In a see-saw affair, Kelly scored twice in the first period to keep the Devils knotted at two.
In the second period, after falling behind by two goals, Max Tomak would score, then Matt Pedersen netted one to tie the game.
In a thrilling back and forth third period, highlighted by Tyler DiNapoli’s goaltending, Pedersen would score the game-winner off a pass from Nico Bruneau to give the Westies the 5-4 win and their first victory of the season. Ryan Smith has a solid weekend playing both forward and defense. 
September 16, 2013
Squirt A
The West Haven Squirt A team opened their season Saturday morning at home against East Haven and fell 5-3. 
The first period was an even battle but the Easties struck first before West Haven bounced right back on a backhander from Austen Glass, who beat the goalie through the five hole to tie it up. Glass would score again on a power play with assists going to Grant Curtis and Sam Tomak to give the Devils a 2-1 lead. 
The lead was short-lived as East Haven would score a minute later to tie it back up. Penalties would plague the Westies throughout the rest of the game as East Haven would net two power play goals on its way to a 5-2 advantage. 
West Haven's Ben Carfora popped home a rebound with assists going to Shane Considine and Glass. 
Tyler DiNapoli turned away many shots in the third period to keep the Westies in the game and Michael Kelly turned in a solid all around performance, but East Haven prevailed 5-3.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team opened up its 2013-2014 season with a decisive 4-1 win over the Greenwich Skate Club. In the first period, Dominic Vinci opened the scoring for the Westies with a goal just 4 minutes into the game off an assist from Andrew Wrzosek. Greenwich answered back to tie the game at one as the first period ended. 
Wrzosek got a goal of his own as he scored on a pass from Mathew Morgan to put the Westies out front 2-1. The Westies increased their lead to two goals minutes later as Nicolas Boanno scored on assists from Jenna Hunt and Michael Anquillare. 
The score remained 3-1 throughout the third period until Hunt scored an open-netter on a pass from Joseph D'Aurio. 
Daniel Kelly made 15 saves en route to a 4-1 West Haven victory.

Week Ending February 24, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Travel Team played in the CHC state tournament this past weekend in Northford and fell in the championship game to Avon.
The Westies opened tournament play against the Whalers on Thursday night, winning 6-0. The Westies jumped out to an early two-goal lead and never looked back. 
Aidan Parlee got the Westies on the scoreboard first with a goal assisted by Zach Jones and Andrew Wrzosek. D.J. Carfora followed the Parlee goal with one of his own, unassisted, for a 2-0 West Haven lead. 
In the second period, Jones scored 2 breakaway goals to increase the West Haven lead to 4-0. Jones scored his third and fourth goals of the game in the third period with assists going to Parlee and Wrzosek. Daniel Kelly was solid in goal, posting the shutout. 
On Saturday, the Westies played the Northeast Ice Dogs and fell 3-1. The Ice Dogs opened the scoring with a goal in the first period but West Haven rebounded quickly when Sean Dupre scored 30 seconds later. 
The Ice Dogs again took the lead late in the second period and added another tally in the third for the victory. 
The Westies returned to action Saturday evening with their backs against the wall and defeated the New Haven Warriors, 4-3. 
After Greater New Haven scored the only goal of the first period, the Westies took a 2-1 lead in the second period. Nicolas Boanno evened the game at 1 an assist from Michael Anquillare. Jones followed the Boanno goal with assists from Parlee and Tyler Demaio. 
Greater New Haven tied the game minutes later as the contest went to the third period tied at 2. 
Jones put the Westies up 3-2with an unassisted goal with 3 minutes left but Greater New Haven tied the game with 1:20 to go. 
As they have done all year and needing the win, the Westies struck back immediately as Parlee found Carfora alone in front of the net to put the Westies up 4-3 with just 50 seconds remaining. 
West Haven advanced to the semifinals on Sunday and defeated Southern Connecticut 2-1. After a scoreless first period, the Westies got on the scoreboard first as Parlee scored off an assist from Jones to give the Westies a 1-0 lead at the end of two periods of play. 
In the third period, Southern was able to tie the score with just 54 minutes remaining. Again, the Westies answered just minutes later as Demaio scored off an assist from Parlee for a 2-1 victory. 
The Westies faced Avon in the title game but fell in a shootout. Avon scored 2 shorthanded goals in the first period and scored again in the second period for a 3-0 lead into the third period. 
The resilient Westies were not done. With 9 minutes remaining and a scramble in front, West Haven was awarded a penalty shot as Avon covered the puck in the crease. Dupre made the mistake pay off for the Westies as he scored on the penalty shot to cut the deficit to 3-1. 
Just 2 minutes later, Jones got the Westies closer with a goal off an assist from Dupre. 
With 2 minutes remaining,the Westies completed their comeback as Parlee scored off an assist from Jones to send the game to overtime. 
Both teams had several chances but were unable to capitalize as the game moved to a second overtime. The second overtime provided the same excitement as the first but again ended scoreless. 
The game moved on to a shootout and, unfortunately for the Westies, Avon was able to outscore West Haven and win a hard fought championship. 
The West Haven team consisted of 3 offensive lines - center Jones with wings Parlee and Wrzosek, center Boanno with wings Anquillare and Jenna Hunt and center Ricky Biela with wings C.J. Kelly and Raymond Ferguson.
The defensive core was made of Ryan Smith, Dupre, Carfora and Demaio with Kelly in goal. 
The Westies showed great determination and tireless effort throughout the tournament and should be very proud of their accomplishment and the way they represented the West Haven Youth Hockey program. 
Week Ending February 17, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team tied the only game it played this past weekend. The Westies hosted Northwestern and jumped out to an early two-goal lead but settled for a 2-2 tie. 
D.J. Carfora put the Westies on the scoreboard first with a quick unassisted goal. Zach Jones followed the Carfora unassisted goal with his unassisted goal to put the Westies up by 2 goals. 
Northwestern scored once each in the second and third periods to knot the game at 2. Both teams had scoring opportunities but were unable to take the lead as the game ended in a 2-2 tie, completing the regular season for the Westies. 
The Westies will start the state tournament on Friday in Northford as they play the Whalers in their first state game at 6:30 p.m. The Westies will be back in action with 2 games on Saturday against the Northeast Icedogs and the Greater New Haven Warriors at 11:20 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. respectively. 
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team completed their season this past weekend. The Westies had a strong regular season which put them in the top bracket of the state tournament. 
The state tournament would not be kind to the Westies as they dropped all three games and were eliminated from the competition on Saturday. 
The season, overall, was a great success with a Gold Medal in the Thanksgiving Tournament in Norwich and a Silver Medal in the Challenge Cup in Marlborough, Massachusetts in January. 
The team finished with an overall record of 27-10-4. Ben Carfora, Austen Glass, Anthony Peschell, Dom Vinci, Caden DeMaio, Max Tomak and Colby Faughnan were the forwards. Shane Considine, Grant Curtis, Meghan Dupree and Kevin Decesare played defense while Logan Linley played goalie. 
The coaching staff consisted of head coach Sean Faughnan and assistants Pat Tomak, John Peschell and J.T. Strosnick.  
Week Ending February 3, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team split two games this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Avon and fell 3-0. The Westies battled hard with several scoring opportunities, but still found the game scoreless after two periods. Avon scored three times in the third period to post the victory.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted East Haven and won 6-0. The Westies got on the scoreboard first as C.J. Kelly scored with assists going to Raymond Ferguson and Rick Biela. 
After a scoreless second period and holding a narrow one-goal lead, the Westies exploded for five goals in the third. Nick Boanno put the Westies up 2-0 with an assist from Jenna Hunt. 
Hunt scored seconds later with the assist to D.J. Carfora to push the Westie lead to 3-0. Carfora and Tyler Demaio then scored back to back unassisted goals to make the score 5-0. 
Ryan Smith rounded out the West Haven scoring with his goal with assists from Aidan Parlee and Zach Jones. 
Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout for West Haven. 
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team opened up the weekend with a home game against the Wonderland Wizards on Saturday morning. The Devils started fast and never looked back on the way to an 11-5 victory. 
The "Gray Line" of Max Tomak, Colby Faughnan and Caden DeMaio paced the Westies with six of the team's goals. Grant Curtis and Anthony Peschell scored from the point as the Devils dominated from start to finish. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to New Haven to battle Yale and won 9-1. This time, it was the "Blue Line" of Ben Carfora, Dom Vinci and Austen Glass leading the way with six of the team's goals. 
Shane Considine and Meghan Dupree scored on defense and Kevin Decesare added 2 assists. 
The Mites looked poised and ready as they head into their final weekend before the state tournament. Team play has been the key to their success this season as the Mites have posted an impressive 19-3-3 record against state competition. 
"When we start playing as individuals is when we have problems," coach Sean Faughnan stated after thre weekend sweep.   
Week Ending January 27, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team traveled to Marlborough, Massachusetts to play in the annual Challenge Cup. 
On Friday, the Westies played the Western Jr. Colonels and prevailed 4-0. The Westies jumped out early in the first period as D.J. Carfora put the Westies on the scoreboard with an assist to Ryan Smith. 
The Westies struck twice in the second period as Tyler Demaio scored with the assist going to Nick Boanno and Michael Anquillare put the Westies up 3-0 as he scored with the assist to Boanno. 
Raymond Ferguson scored the lone goal in the third period with the assist going to Sean Dupre. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout in goal. 
On Saturday, the Westies played a tough Brewin squad and won 3-0. The Westies again jumped out to an early lead as Tyler Demaio scored with assists to Aidan Parlee and Andrew Wrzosek. C.J. Kelly extended the Westie lead to 2-0 as he scored with assists from Rick Biela and Ferguson. After a scoreless second period, Zach Jones iced the game for the Westies with his goal. The assists went to Jenna Hunt and Parlee. Daniel Kelly posted his second consecutive shutout. 
On Sunday, the Westies skated against Duxbury and fell 8-4. Duxbury got on the board with two quick goals but Jones cut the deficit in half with an unassisted goal. 
After another Duxbury goal, Hunt cut the deficit to 3-2 off assists from Anquillare and Boanno. 
Duxbury answered back by scoring two more goals to extend their lead to 5-2. Parlee scored an unassisted goal to cut the deficit to two goals before Duxbury again answered to finish the second period with a 6-3 lead. 
After two third period goals by Duxbury, Ferguson got the Westies a little closer with a goal off assists from Biela and Kelly. 
Squirt A wins Marlborough Tournament
The West Haven Squirt A team won the championship over Western, Connecticut in Marlborough, Massachusetts. 
The Westies defeated the New Jersey Avalanche in the first game, 3-2. The first goal was scored by Robbie Forleo, assisted by Aden Hotchkiss and Michael Kelly. 
Cally Dixon tallied the second goal with an assist from Kaden Morgillo. Hotchkiss scored the game-winner, a result of great cross-ice passing from defensemen Robbie Goetz and Sam Tomak. 
The Blue Devils defeated the Boston Brewins in the second game, 5-2. The team played solid hockey all morning. 
Hotchkiss got things started, scoring the first goal with an assist from Dixon. 
The Westies went up 2-0 with a goal by Goetz. Richie Greene scored the third goal on a nice rebound and Hotchkiss finished the scoring and completed the hat trick with assiists to Kelly and Tomak. 
The team faced a competitive Western squad in the third game and fought back to win 3-2 after trailing 2-1 late in the third period. 
Hotchkiss scored the first 2 goals for the Westies. With the game tied late in the third period, the Westies executed a great three-on-two as Kelly scored off two beautiful assists from Connor Cavallaro and Hotchkiss. 
The Westies had to face the same tough Western team from the night before and beat the team 3-1 in the finals. 
Dixon scored first with a nice shot in front. Hotchkiss scored the go-ahead goal to make it 2-1 in the second period and sealed the win with an empty net goal late in the third period. 
Goaltender Tyler DiNapoli was outstanding in net all weekend, keeping the Westies in every game. 
Week Ending January 20, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team extended its winning streak to six on Saturday as the Westies hosted the Greenwich Skate Club and won 8-2. 
The Westies jumped out to an early lead as Zach Jones scored with the assist going to Aidan Parlee. Greenwich tied the game to begin the second period, but Andrew Wrzosek put the Westies back on top 2-1 as he scored with the assist going to Parlee. 
The Westies got two more goals in the second period as both D.J. Carfora and Raymond Ferguson had unassisted goals to extend the lead to 4-1. Jenna Hunt put the Westies up 5-1 to begin the third period as she scored with the assists going to Nick Boanno and Michael Anquillare. 
After a Greenwich goal cut the Westie lead to 5-2, Parlee scored to bring the Westie lead back to four with the assist from Carfora. Seconds later, Jones got his second goal of the game to bring the score to 7-2 with assists from Wrzosek and Tyler Demaio. Anquillare finished the West Haven scoring with a goal off assists from Hunt and Boanno. 
On Sunday, the Westies' 6-game winning streak came to an end as the Greenwich Blues beat the Westies 4-2. Greenwich scored two quick goals to open up the first period but Wrzosek cut the Greenwich lead in half as he scored with the assist going to Jones. 
After a Greenwich player fell on a loose puck in their crease, the Westies were awarded a penalty shot, which Sean Dupre scored on to tie the game at 2. 
After a scoreless second period and several missed West Haven opportunities, Greenwich scored two unanswered goals in the last 6 minutes to secure the victory. 
Daniel Kelly played well in goal, stopping 21 shots. 
MITE A
On Saturday morning, the West Haven Mite A team completed their home and home set with the Warriors from New Haven, winning 5-1. 
As has been the case throughout most of the year, the Devils came out strong and took a 2-0 first period lead. Colby Faughnan started the scoring on a beautiful pass from Caden Demaio. Ben Carfora then found Austen Glass parked in front of the net for the second goal. 
The second period was more of the same as Carfora netted the next goal on assists from Shane Considine and Kevin Decesare. Max Tomak continued the scoring off an assist from Dom Vinci. 
The lone Warrior goal was because the Westies got caught in a late change but Logan Linley was outstanding in goal, making key stops whenever tested all game long. 
The Devils finished with a season sweep of New Haven. 
Coach Faughnan, although pleased, felt the Westies could have been better. 
"We missed a lot of opportunities out there and our passing needs to be much crisper," Faughan told the team after the game. 
Week Ending January 13, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team extended its winning streak to five as they swept both games played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to UConn to play the Northeast Ice Dogs. Looking to avenge an earlier loss, West Haven won 6-1. 
The Westies jumped out to an early two-goal lead as Andrew Wrzosek and Jenna Hunt scored with assists from Zach Jones and Nicolas Boanno. 
After a late first period goal by the Ice Dogs, the Westies regained their two-goal lead as Jones scored with an assist from C.J. Kelly. Boanno scored just seconds later to put the Westies up 4-1. 
D.J. Carfora also added an unassisted goal to bring the West Haven lead to 5-1 to end the second period. The Westies put the game away in the third period as Michael Anquillare scored with assists from Boanno and Hunt. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Greater New Haven Warriors and won 6-1. The Westies got on the scoreboard first as Aidan Parlee scored with an assist from Jones. 
The Westies increased their lead as Raymond Ferguson scored unassisted to put the Westies up by two. 
Boanno put the Westies up three goals to begin the second period as he tallied with the assists going to Hunt and Anquillare. 
After the Warriors opened the third period with a goal to cut West Haven's lead to 3-1, Boanno got the three-goal lead back as he scored his second of the game with assists from Tyler Demaio and Parlee. D.J. Carfora followed with a goal of his own with assists from Ryan Smith and Sean Dupre. Ferguson added one more Westie goal, with an assist from Demaio, to finish the West Haven scoring. Goaltender Daniel Kelly played well in the victory. 
Mite A
The Westies played host to their arch rival Hamden Saturday morning and coasted to an 11-2 victory. The Westies came out flying with 4 first period goals and followed by outscoring the Green Dragons 4-1 in the second period. 
Grant Curtis and Austen Glass scored hat tricks and Ben Carfora scored a goal and added 4 assists to pace the Mites. 
Other goal scorers were Anthony Peschell, Shane Considine, Kevin Decesare and Max Tomak. Assists went to Dom Vinci, Colby Faughnan, Caden Demaio and Meghan Dupree. 
Logan Linley made the key saves when called upon. The Westies used crisp passing, solid defense and a new offensive strategy put in by coaches Pat Tomak and Sean Faughnan this week in practice to stymie the Dragons at every turn. 
Goalie coach J.T. Strosnick was impressed with the team's play, saying after the game, "We looked real good today."
Squirt A
The Squirt A team faced the Whalers Saturday morning and won 5-1. Aden Hotchkiss scored in the first 30 seconds of the game followed by three more goals, with two assists going to Kaden Morgillo. Colin Hines provided the other goal for the West Haven win. 
On Sunday, the team traveled to Ridgefield and posted a 2-2 tie. When it looked like all was lost, down two goals with 4 minutes left in the game, Nico Bruneau cut the deficit to 2-1 with his first goal of the game off an assist to Justin Miller. Mike Kelly tied the game 2 minutes later. With only three defensemen, the team got outstanding play from Robby Forleo, Robbie Goetze and Sam Tomak. 
Week Ending January 6, 2013
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B team won all three games this week. On December 30, the Westies hosted Greater New Haven and prevailed 3-1. 
After a scoreless first period, Greater New Haven got on the scoreboard first to go up 1-0. The Westies answered as Tyler DeMaio scored to tie the game with an unassisted goal. 
The Westies took the lead in the third period as C.J. Kelly scored on an assist from Raymond Ferguson and Zach Jones tallied with assists going to Aidan Parlee and Andrew Wrzosek. 
This past Saturday, the Westies traveled to Greenwich and won 5-0. DeMaio opened the scoring off a breakaway to put the Westies upo 1-0. 
The Westies scored three more times in the second period as Parlee, Jenna Hunt and Ferguson all scored. Assists went to Jones and DeMaio. 
The Westies scored once more in the third period as Wrzosek scored with the assist going to Jones. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Brewster Bulldogs and won 7-2. The Westies jumped out early on the Bulldogs as Hunt scored with assists going to Nicholas Boanno and Michael Anquillare. 
Jones put the Westies up 2-0 off an assist from Parlee and Anquillare rounded out the first period scoring with an assist from DeMaio. 
D.J. Carfora extended the West Haven lead in the second period with an unassisted goal for a 4-0 lead. Brewster scored the next two goals but never got closer. 
The Westies scored three more times in the third period as Ferguson, Sean Dupre and Parlee scored, with assists going to Wrzosek, Carfora and Jones. 
Over the holiday vacation, the Westies came up empty in the Hamden Christmas Tournament, falling 4-0 to the Whalers, 6-1 to Yale and 6-1 to the Wizards. Jones and Parlee had goals for the Westies, with assists going to DeMaio and Wrzosek. 
Pee Wee A
The West Haven Pee Wee A team had a good run the last two weeks, earning the number six spot in Tier 2 after falling to ninth due to a five-game losing streak. This past weekend, they tied Greenwich Skating Club 5-5 and defeated the West Hartford Wolves 10-3.
Logan Cole and Julia SanGiovani continue to be the backbone of the team, collectively turning away 67 shots in the last two games. 
While Hannah Carbone remains out on injured reserve, Joel Hotchiss has stepped up to fill in the gaps, logging an exhausting 26 minutes a game, adding 4 assists and a plus-6 rating in the last three games. 
Point-getters for the Westies in the last two games were the team's leading scorer Luke Tomak with 4 goals and 4 assists, Danny Lafontaine with 5 goals and 2 assists, Nick Kyle with 2 goals, Logan Carlisle with 1 goal and Cody Hoban, the heart and soul of the team, with 2 goals and 6 assists. 
Other scorers were E.J. Pacapelli with 1 goal, Julia DiNapoli with 1 assist, Sean Quinn with 1 assist and Tyler Routh with 3 assists. 
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team returned to action this weekend after a lengthy holiday break. The Devils did not look to have any rust as they jumped on Yale with a quick 1-0 lead and posted a 6-2 victory. 
Colby Faughnan gave the Westies the 1-0 lead off an assist from Max Tomak. After Yale evened the game, Anthony Peschell would pound. in a rebound off a shot by Austen Glass to give the Mites a 2-1 lead after one period. 
Yale would tie the game again, but West Haven controlled the play and peppered the Bulldogs with over 30 shots. 
Shane Considine scored twice and Glass and Tomak also scored. Assists went to Dom Vinci, Ben Carfora and Faughnan. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to take on the New Haven Warriors and won 6-3. The teams exchanged the first six goals before the Westies finally pulled away. 
Grant Curtis scored the game-winner and Meghan Dupree and Kevin Decesare shined on defense. Caden DeMaio was crucial to a big penalty kill and Logan Linley stopped a late breakaway to preserve the win. 
The well-rested Mites look forward to starting another winning streak after sweeping the weekend. 
Week Ending December 23, 2012
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team dropped both of their contests this week. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to New Haven to play Yale and fell 3-1. After an early Yale goal, Jenna Hunt tied the game for the Westies with the assists going to Michael Anquillare and Aidan Parlee. 
The game remained tied through the second period even though the Westies had several opportunities to take the lead. Yale took the lead for good to start the third period and never looked back in a 3-1 win over West Haven. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Northeast Ice Dogs and fell 4-0. The Ice Dogs scored one goal in the first period, two goals in the second period and another in the third to post the victory. 
Week Ending December 16, 2012
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team had a busy weekend with four games. On Friday night, the Devils traveled to Greenwich to take on the Chris Drury-coached Skate Club outdoors and under the lights. The kids called it their "Winter Classic" and West Haven won 5-4. 
Anthony Peschell scored the first goal of the game when he hit the top shelf off a centering pass from Austen Glass. The teams then exchanged goals and the first period ended 3-3. Peschell and Ben Carfora would score the other goals. The rest of the game was a tight defensive battle but Colby Faughnan scored in the second period and Caden Demaio buried the game-winner in the third period. 
On Saturday morning, the Stamford Sharks came to town and a hard fought contest ended in a 2-2 tie. Shane Considine and Glass scored for West Haven. Meghan Dupree and Kevin Decesare made several key plays on defense and Dominic Vinci was crucial to a penalty kill. Logan Linley was solid between the pipes to help preserve the tie. 
On Sunday, the Mites traveled to Stamford for two games against Mid Fairfield and New Canaan. In the morning game, the Westies overcame a sluggish performance to obtain a 5-3 victory. Grant Curtis and Glass both scored twice in the win. Peschell subbed as goalie and made 14 saves.
In the afternoon game, the Devils fell to New Canaan, ending their 15-game unbeaten streak. The Mites fell behind 4-1 after the first period, but rallied to score 3 second period goals by Faughnan, Curtis and Ben Carfora to tie the game. It was not enough as New Canaan scored the game-winner with less than two minutes to play. 
The coaching staff would like to send their prayers to the families and victims of the Newtown Tragedy. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team gained a tie and a loss this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Simsbury and fell 6-1. 
Simsbury jumped out early on the Westies as they opened up a two-goal lead in the first period. 
The Westies answered as they cut the lead in half as Zach Jones scored with the assist going to Tyler Demaio. After a scoreless second period, Simsbury scored four unanswered goals.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Hamden Green Dragons and battled to a 3-3 tie. Hamden scored one goal in the first period and two more in the second period to open up a 3-0 lead going into the third period. 
With their backs against the wall and facing a weekend sweep, the Westies woke up in the third period. Raymond Ferguson started the Westie comeback with an assist going to Jones. Less than a minute later, Jenna Hunt cut the Hamden lead to one as she tallied with assists to Rick Biela and Aidan Parlee. The Westies continued their comeback as Jones scored to tie the game at 3 with assists from Demaio and Andrew Wrzosek. 
Week Ending December 9, 2012
Mite A
On Saturday, the Mite A team defeated Simsbury 10-2 at Bennett Rink. Simsbury started fast and took a quick 2-0 lead but the Devils bounced back on goals by Max Tomak and Austen Glass to tie the game after one period. 
Ben Carfora scored the lone second period goal to give the Westies a 3-2 lead. The third period was all Devils as they scored 7 times to win 10-2. Grant Curtis netted two of the goals in the period, while Meghan Dupree and Anthony Peschell had 2 assists apiece. 
"I wish they would play all three periods like they played the third," coach Sean Faughnan said. "They would make it a lot easier on themselves."
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to West Hartford to take on the Wolves and the Westies won 4-3. The teams exchanged goals the whole way. 
Shane Considine scored in the second period to give the Devils a 3-2 lead. After West Hartford tied the game, Tomak put home the game-winner off  a pass from Colby Faughnan in the third period. The Westies avenged an earlier season loss to the Wolves to win their 12th straight contest. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team split their games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northford to play Greater New Haven and won 3-2. 
The Westies jumped out early against the Warriors as Jenna Hunt put the Westies up 1-0 with a first period goal. The assists went to Aidan Parlee and Ryan Smith. 
Less than a minute later, the Westies extended the lead to 2-0 as Zach Jones scored off an assist from D.J. Carfora. 
The Warriors cut the lead in half in the second period as they scored the lone goal of the period. 
In the third period, Carfora got the Westies the lead back to two goals as he tallied with the assist going to C.J. Kelly. 
The Warriors did cut the Westie lead to one goal in the waning seconds of the third period, but it was not enough. Daniel Kelly made several key saves in the win. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted top-ranked Darien and fell 8-0. Darien scored 4 first period goals and never looked back. 
Week Ending December 2, 2012
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team continued its hot streak this weekend with two victories. On Saturday, the Devils battled Darien and won 6-3. 
The Westies fell behind quickly but Max Tomak scored at the end of the first period to tie the game at one after one. Darien took the play to the Devils in the second and would take a 3-2 lead after two. Colby Faughnan scored the goal for the Devils on an assist from Caden Demaio. The third period, however, was all Blue Devils. Grant Curtis opened the third on a shot from the point off a face off win by Tomak, then Ben Carfora, Tomak and Austen Glass would score as the Westies continued their recent third period domination and cruised to a 6-3 win.
On Sunday, the Westies played the ECHO Stars in a tough battle and won 3-0. The Stars played hard but Logan Linley came up big in the net posting his third shutout of the season. Goals were scored by Tomak, Carfora, and Meghan Dupree. Solid all around games were played by Anthony Peschell and Kevin Decesare as the Westies extended their winning streak to ten games.
Squirt A
The Blue Devils Squirt A started the weekend looking for three wins. Saturday, arch rival Yale came to town and would be turned away 3-0. Kaden Morgillo scored on what could be described as a perfect offensive play down low when Cally Dixon and Aden Hotchkiss forced the Bull Dogs to give up the puck in their zone. This line was on fire Saturday whenDixon scored with an assist going to Hotchkiss. The third goal came in the third with Hotchkiss finishing the scoring.
On Sunday morning, the Westies traveled to Hamden for their first game of the day and won 7-4. The Devils jumped out to a two goal led when Hotchkiss tallied twice early in the game. 
Kaden Morgillo rang the bell next on a feed from his offensive partner. Robbie Forleo got on the board twice in this game, showing his offensive ability. Michael Kelly beat the Dragons in the third with a nice goal. Michael Decesare finished the scoring for the Devils. 
Next on Sunday, the team traveled to Enfield to play the triple A Junior Falcons. This game was a very tough fought battle throughout the contest. Aden Hotchkiss tallied 4 times in the game, however, none of which would have been possible without his teammates. Assists went to Morgillo, Dixon, Forleo, Conner Cavallaro and Robbie Guetze. In goal all weekend was Tyler Dinapoli, who made an amazing 56 saves. Also playing great hockey this weekend was Sam Tomak and Nick Bruneau.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Travel Team came up short on both games they played this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Hamden to try to avenge an early season loss but Hamden prevailed 2-1. 
Hamden got on the scoreboard in the first period to take a 1-0 lead.  After a scoreless second period, Hamden scored to start the third period to open up a two-goal lead.  The Westies answered back as Aidan Parlee scored on an assist from Tyler Demaio.  The Westies had several chances to tie but were unable to capitalize as Hamden hung on to win 2-1.  
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Ct Whalers and fell 4-3.  The Westies came out flying as they scored two first period goals to take a 2-0 lead.  Rick Biela accounted for the first Westie goal and DJ Carfora tallied the second goal.  Assists on the first goal went to Nick Boanno and Carfora.  Carfora’s goal was unassisted.  
The Westies extended their lead in the second period to 3-0 as Ryan Smith scored on assists from Jenna Hunt and Aidan Parlee.  The Whalers fought back as the Westies saw their lead and win disappear as the Whalers scored four unanswered third period goals to steal the 4-3 victory from the Westies.
Week Ending November 25, 2012
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team took part in the Rose City Thanksgiving Tournament this past weekend in Norwich. The Westies were dominant in the preliminary round, going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents by a resounding 41-4. 
In the finals on Sunday, the Blue Devils took on Darien for the championship and West Haven came away with a 6-3 victory. 
The Westies found out quickly this would not be as easy as the prior games. The first period was hard fought and the only scoring came on Ben Carfora's goal with an assist going to Caden Demaio. 
In the second period, goals were abundant as the Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead with Carfora scoring twice more. Darien rallied to score two of the next three goals but Grant Curtis would score from the point to give the Devils a 5-2 lead after two periods. 
In the third period, the Blue Wave of Darien fought hard but Logan  Linley came up big in net, making several of his 21 saves in the final period. 
Max Tomak would score to put the Westies up 6-2 before Darien scored the last goal of the game. 
Every member of the squad played hard all weekend and gave a maximum effort for the Blue Devils, who extended their winning streak to eight games.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B travel team swept all three games they played this weekend. The Westies never trailed in any one of the three games they played, while outscoring their opponents 20-1, posting two shutouts. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to East Haven and won 9-0. The Westies got on the scoreboard early as D.J. Carfora scored an unassisted goal on a breakaway. 
The Westies scored two more times in the first period as Nick Boanno and Ryan Smith tallied with assists from Carfora (2) and Aidan Parlee. 
The Westies extended their lead in the second period as Parlee scored with the assist going tro C.J. Kelly. The Westies put the game away in the third period as they scored five times. 
Carfora and Boanno added their second goals of the game and Tyler Demaio, Jenna Hunt and Zach Jones rounded out the scoring in the period. 
Assists went to Andrew Wrosek, Sean Dupre, Boanno, Smith and Demaio. Daniel Kelly recorded the shutout. 
Directly after the game, the Westies headed to the Gunnery in Washington, Ct. to play Northwestern and West Haven prevailed 3-1. 
The Westies again got on the scoreboard first as Michael Anquillare scored with the assist going to Raymond Ferguson. Less than a minute later, the Westies extended their lead to 2-0 as Hunt tallied with the assist going to C.J. Kelly. 
After a scoreless second period, Northwestern cut the Westie lead in half to make the score 2-1. The Westies answetred back just 30 seconds later as Parlee scored with the assist going to Hunt. 
Both teams had several opprtunities but could not capitalize as the Westies hung on for the victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Pawling and won 8-0. Just as they did on Saturday, the Westies jumped out to an early lead as Tyler Demaio scored an unassisted goal just 41 seconds into the game. 
The Westies scored four more times in the period as D.J. Carfora, Ferguson, Wrosek and Parlee all had goals for the Westies. The assists on the goals went to Smith, Boanno, Anquillare and Carfora. 
The Westies scored three more times in the second period as Parlee scored his second goal of the game with Boanno and Zach Jones getting their first goals. The assists went to Rick Biela, Anquillare and Parlee. Daniel Kelly recorded his second shutout of the weekend. 
Week Ending November 18, 2012
Mite A
The Westie Mite A Team opened the weekend at home with a 13-0 romp over Enfield. The attack was led by Austen Glass’ natural Hat Trick.
Caden Demaio also had a hat trick in the game which featured scoring from the entire roster. Grant Curtis posted the shutout in net.
In the afternoon, the Devils took on the Central Capitals. The Westies fell behind 3-1 after two periods but really showed a lot of heart in a dominating third period to come back and post a 6-4 win.
Ben Carfora scored the winning goal on a pass from Max Tomak. Colby Faughnan sealed the deal with an empty netter in the final minute after receiving a cross-ice pass from Domenic Vinci.
On Sunday, the Westies took on the Stamford Sharks and once again fell behind early trailing 2-1 after one. But, they played hard and persevered, winning going away 8-4.
Shane Considine would net two goals and assist on another to lead the Westies. Meghan Dupree and Kevin Decesare played a strong defensive games and Anthony Peschell made several spectacular saves to earn his first career victory in his first start at goalie as the Westies went 3-0 over the weekend.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Travel Team split their games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Wallingford and won 3-1.
The Westies opened up the scoring in the first period as Zach Jones scored on an assist from Michael Anquillare. Wallingford tied the game to begin the second period but the Westies answered back. 
Raymond Ferguson put the Westies ahead as he scored with the assist going to Jones.  After a tightly fought third period, the Westies put the game away as Jenna Hunt scored an open net goal on an assist from Aidan Parlee. Daniel Kelly made several nice saves as the Westies prevailed 3-1.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted South Windsor and fell 4-3. Again, the Westies jumped out to an early lead as DJ Carfora scored unassisted on a breakaway goal. 
South Windsor knotted the game at one with a late first period goal.  The Westies regained the lead in the second period as Zach Jones scored with the assist going to Ferguson.
Unfortunately for the Westies, that was the last lead they would have in the game. South Windsor scored the next three goals to go up 4-2. 
The Westies did make the game interesting as Aidan Parlee scored with an assist to Jones to make the score 4-3.  The Westies did pressure the South Windsor goalie in the final seconds but were unable to score as South Windsor hung on to a 4-3 win. 
Squirt A
The Blue Devils’ Squirt A team had two games this past weekend and went 1 and 1. On Saturday the third-ranked Capitals came to town and defeated West Haven 5-3.
The Westies took the early led when Aden Hotchkiss banked home a rebound from a Cally Dixon shot. In the second, Hotchkiss tallied again on a pass from Michael Decesare. Going into the third period, the Devils trailed by one.
Deep in the Westies’ zone, Robbie Forleo made a great clearing pass to Justin Miller who chipped the puck to Hotchkiss for his third goal of the game. That would be the last for the team on this day, falling to Central 5-3.
On Sunday, West Haven was back at it with another CHC game against Greater New Haven Warriors. The Westies jumped out early and never looked back in a 4-0 win.
Michael Kelly scored with a assist going to Miller in the first. The game stayed that way until the third when Cally Dixon was in the right spot in front of the net and banged home a pass from Hotchkiss.
The Devils ended the game scoring two more goals for a 4-0 win. Tyler Dinapoli again was stealer in goal with 52 saves over the weekend. Also contributing over the weekend were Sam Tomack, Conner Cavallaro and Robbie Guetze, each having great games.
Week Ending November 11, 2012
Pee Wee A
The West Haven Pee Wee A team earned a great win against the Riverhawks on Saturday topping the Hawks 4-1. Luke Tomak remains on fire as he led the scoring with 2 goals and an assist.
Nick Kyle and Michael Card scored and Danny LaFontaine and Tyler Routh each had one assist. Joel Hotchkiss played strong defense with his partner Logan Carlisle. On Sunday, the team made the trek up to Avon and came away with a hard earned point after a 2-2 tie in which the Westies were outshot 60-10.
EJ Pacapelli scored two unassisted goals to lead the scoring. The Westies battled hard, cleared pucks, blocked shots and everything in between to keep the puck out of the net. The real story of the day was Julia SanGiovanni who had 58 saves all of which were quality shots in key scoring areas.
Squirt A
The Devils started out on Saturday morning with the first of two for the weekend against the Greenwich Wings, with a home and away series. The only goal for the Westies came in the first period when Cally Dixon battled hard in the corner and got the puck to Aden Hotchkiss who netted it with 2 minutes left in the first. The score remained that way until the third when the Wings scored, making it 1-1.
On Sunday, in the outdoor rink, among the evergreen trees, the young Westies scored two in the first. Hotchkiss and Dixon again got together deep in the Wings’ zone and got on the board first. Late in the first, it was Michael Kelly ringing the bell on a pass from Sam Tomack giving the Westies a two-goal lead. In the second, it was Kelly again on a pass from Conner Cavallaro.
The Devils goalie Tyler Dinapoli took over from that point and preserved the lead the Westies had built up and came away with the victory. Contributing in the win and tie this weekend, Micheal Decesare, Niko Bruneau and Justin Miller were solid in the two games. On defense in the two games, Sam Tomack, Robbie Forleo, Colin Hine and Robbie Guetze were solid in the Devils zone. The Blue devils finished the weekend with a win and a tie, moving them up the standings.   
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team split their two games this weekend. On Saturday The Devils lost a hard fought game to West Hartford 3-1.
The Westies came out flat and fell behind 2-0 five minutes into the game.  The Devils would get within a goal when Colby Faughnan scored on an assist from Max Tomak. After the poor start, the Devils played solid hockey and strong defense led by Grant Curtis, Meghan Dupree, Kevin Decesare and Anthony Peschell.
On Sunday, the Westies dominated The Southern Stars, behind Shane Considine’s breakout game. Considine led the team with a hat trick and an assist in an 8-2 romp. Ben Carfora added a goal and 2 assists and Austen Glass had one goal one assist as the Blue Devils dominated play with a strong passing game and solid goaltending from Logan Linley.
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B’s hockey team gained a tie and a loss this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Cromwell to play the CT Whalers.  The Westies got on the board first as Ryan Smith scored unassisted to give the Westies a 1-0 lead.  The Whalers scored the lone goal in the second period to knot the game at one.  The Whalers went ahead to start the third period with a goal to go up 2- 1.  The Westies immediately tied the game as Zach Jones scored with an assist going to Raymond Ferguson.  The Westies had several opportunities in the last few minutes of the third period but were unable to capitalize, finishing in a 2-2 tie.  On Sunday, the Westies were outplayed by a tough Riverhawks team as they fell 5-0.
Week Ending November 4, 2012
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team opened the weekend with a home and home set with the Connecticut Riverhawks.
The first game was a hard fought see-saw battle which ended in a 3-3 tie. The Westies opened up a 1-0 lead on a goal by Colby Faughnan, assisted by Max Tomak, but the Hawks would strike back tying the game at one.
Grant Curtis gave the Westies a 2-1 advantage after the first period, burying a pass from Ben Carfora. The Hawks would score the lone second period goal leaving the teams knotted after two.
The Tomak-Faughnan combination would strike again, this time with Tomak scoring, giving the home team the lead. The resilient Riverhawks would tie it up and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. Logan Linley made several key saves along the way.
The teams would meet again just four hours later in Shelton and the game didn’t turn out the same. The Riverhawks won 8-1 with Tomak getting the lone Westie goal.
The score was not an indication of the game. The Devils played hard and ran into a hot goalie, but they never gave up. The heads up play of Anthony Peschell and hustle of Kevin Decesare did not go unnoticed.
On Sunday the Devils traveled to Danbury to play Western. The Devils started strong and never let the Patriots in the game as they won 9-1. Shane Considine played a great two-way game netting a goal and an assist Austen Glass, Dom Vinci, Caden DeMaio and Meghan Dupree also played a strong game in the Westie win
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Travel Team split their games this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Enfield and fell 7-1. 
Enfield beat the Westies handily in the beginning of the season and the result was the same this time around.  Enfield scored four times in the first two periods and three times in the third period as the Westies fell 7-1. 
The lone Westie goal was scored by Rick Biela with the assist going to Aidan Parlee. On Sunday, the Westies played host to Greater New Haven Warriors and won 5-3. 
After going down 1-0 in the first period, the Westies answered back as Nick Boanno opened the scoring with the assist going to Rick Biela. The Warriors scored again to start the second period but again the Westies fought back as Zach Jones scored on a pass from Michael Anquillare to tie the game at 2. 
In the third period, the Westies took the lead as Jones scored his second of the game with the assist from Boanno.  The Westies extended their lead 4-2 as Sean Dupree scored from the point on a pass from Andrew Wrzosek. 
The Warriors cut into the Westie lead as they scored with under a minute to play to make the score 4-3.  Raymond Ferguson ended the Warrior threat as he scored an open net goal on an assist from Aidan Parlee to clinch the game for the Westies, 5-3.  Daniel Kelly made several outstanding saves to notch the victory for West Haven.
Week Ending October 28, 2012
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Hockey Team lost both their games this weekend, playing a home and home against undefeated Bridgeport Wonderland Wizards. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Bridgeport to play the Wizards on their home ice and fell 7-3. The Westies jumped out to the early lead as Jenna Hunt scored with the assists going to Zach Jones and Michael Anquillare.  
The Wizards scored the next three goals to end the first period up 3-1. The Westies scored to open up the second period cutting into the Wizard lead as Hunt got her second goal of the game with the assists going to Aidan Parlee and Rick Biela.  
The Wizards answered just minutes later to extend their lead to 4-2 to end the second period.  The Wizards scored twice to begin the third period to extend their lead to 6-2.  
Jones got the Westies a little closer as he scored with the assist going to Andrew Wrzosek and Ryan Smith, but the Wizards added on more goal as the Westies fell 7-3.
On Sunday, the Wizards jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they beat the Westies 6-1.  Rick Biela scored the lone goal for the Westies with the assist going to Nick Boanno.
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team opened its weekend with a rematch with the Central Connecticut Capitals this weekend and played to a 4-4 tie. 
The Devils started strong, taking a two-goal first period lead when Ben Carfora scored on assists from Austen Glass and Grant Curtis. Colby Faughnan then buried a one-timer on a nice cross-ice pass from Caden DeMaio. The play was set up on a break out pass from Anthony Peschell. 
The Caps would rebound, however, to tie the game at two after the first period. Max Tomak would get the Westies lead back with a goal set up by Curtis. 
Tomak would light the lamp again with a hard-working goal in front on the Caps net. Assists went to Carfora and Faughnan on the goal. The resilient Caps would come back with the last two goals of the contest and the game would end in a 4-4 tie.
The Mites would then take on the Wonderland Wizards on Sunday and posted a 6-1 victory. The Blue Devils started strong as Grant Curtis opened the scoring on an unassisted goal which was followed by Ben Carfora's goal with a helper from Domenic Vinci. 
Vinci would assist on Curtis’ next goal along with Anthony Peschell to give the Westies a 3-0 lead after one. The Devils pressured the Wizards throughout the rest of the game with strong two-way hockey, highlighted by Kevin Decesare’s hustle. 
Carfora netted his second goal and Curtis got his hat trick. Shane Considine scored to close out the Westies’ scoring in the Blue Devils’ dominating performance. Logan Linley made several key saves along the way to help lead the team to a 6-1 victory.
Week Ending October 21, 2012
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team battled the Central Connecticut Capitals Saturday and fell 8-5. The Westies jumped out to a quick lead as Anthony Peschell scored on the team’s first shift on a pass from Colby Faughnan. 
The lead didn’t last long however, as the Caps bounced back with two goals of their own. West Haven closed out the scoring of the first period on a goal by Max Tomak, assisted by Shane Considine. 
The Westies would fall behind again in the second period, but Tomak would score again, this time set up by Grant Curtis to stay in the game, trailing 5-3 after two periods. 
The Westies battled hard in the third period but the puck didn’t bounce their way. Although the Westies trailed throughout the third, Ben Cafora would score on a pass from Austen Glass to cut the lead to two. Tomak would get his hat trick with an assist from Peschell to once again cut a three-goal deficit to two, but that is as close as the Devils would get before falling 8-5 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B’s gained a win and a tie this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to South Windsor and posted a 4-3 victory. 
After an early South Windsor goal, the Westies got on the board to tie the game at 1 as Raymond Ferguson scored on a pass from Jenna Hunt.  The Westies took the lead in the second period as Aidan Parlee scored with the assist going to Ferguson.  
Ferguson scored twice more in the third period for the hat trick with both assists going to Parlee.  South Windsor did score twice to make the game interesting at 4-3, but the Westies were able to hang on to the lead for the win.  
On Sunday, the Westies played Yale at the Bennet Rink and came away with a 1-1 tie.  After a scoreless first period, the Westies got on the scoreboard first as Zach Jones scored on a pass from D.J. Carfora.  Yale tied the game at one with a goal just minutes later.  The Westies had several chances in the third period but were unable to break the 1-1 tie.  
Daniel Kelly made several nice saves to finish the game in a 1-1 tie.    
Pee Wee A 
The West Haven Pee Wee A team battled to a 4-4 tie against the top-seeded Central Capitals. It was a great tie considering they played down at least one man 35% of the game. 
Logan Cole and Julia SanGiovanni played stellar in net for a combined 32 saves, fending off a very aggressive Central team. Logan Carlisle and Julia DiNapoli led the defense with tireless penalty killing and great offensive transitions to set up the offense. 
The Westies never trailed in the game, but just could not capitalize on a few late game flurries to get the win. Scoring for West Haven were E.J. Pacapelli, Ty Routh, Danny LaFontain, and Michael Card. Joel Hotchkiss, Sean Quinn and Luke Tomak all had assists on the day. 
The tie leaves them undefeated in CHC League play.
Later that evening, the Blue Devils traveled south to play New Canaanwhere they took a 6-2 beating in a game they just could not muster up enough energy to compete with a very strong, well-coached Winter Club Team. 
DiNapoli continued a strong defensive effort with partner Hanna Carbone, but neither could keep the opponent off the board with a very lazy back checking effort from the rest of the team. Scoring was Card and Kevin Moriarty.
Week Ending October 14, 2012
West Haven Mite A's Win Big!
Mite A
The West Haven Mite A team had its home opener Saturday Morning. The Blue Devils put forth a grand effort in defeating the ECHO Stars 11-0. 
Logan Lindley was solid in the net, posting his first shutout of the Season. The Devils started fast and never looked back. 
Colby Faughnan opened the scoring on an assist from Max Tomack. That was followed by goals from Ben Cafora, Grant Curtis & Caden Demaio before Faughnan netted his second goal of the period for a 5-0 first period lead. 
The onslaught continued as Cafora would score three more times, Tomack added one and Austin Glass scored twice. Assists were plentiful as the Westies dominated play with their precision passing. 
Anthony Peschell and Cafora had two assists each.  Glass, Demaio and Curtis added assists as well as Domenic Vinci, Shane Considine, Kevin Decesare, and Meghan Dupree
An overconfident Westie squad traveled to Shelton in the afternoon. They came out flat and were never in the game in a 9-1 loss. Grant Curtis scored the only Blue Devil goal.
Squirt A
The Blue Devils Squirt A team finished the Columbus Tournament, making it to the Championship game, but suffered a 5-2 loss to the Riverhawks, The team started their 2012-13 season against their rival Hamden. 
Saturday morning, in front of a large crowd, the young Westies skated away with a 4-3 victory. Leading off the goal scoring was Aden Hotchkiss on a sole effort in the first. 
At the start of the second, Hamden had the lead 2-1. Hotchkiss tied it with a great pass from Sam Tomak, then the Devils took the lead when Richie Greene finished off the pass from Kaden Morgillo to end the second period 3-2. 
In the third for the final goal, it was Cally Dixon ringing the bell on a pass from Hotchkiss. Tyler Dinapoli played outstanding in goal making 24 key saves. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to West Hartford against another CHC team, The Blue Devils played hard all three periods, finishing the Wolves 8-0. 
Hotchkiss netted four goals, Connor Cavallaro beat the goalie twice in this game along with Colin Hines also getting two. An array of assists went to Cally Dixon, Robbie Guetze, Michael Kelly and Robbie Forleo. Also playing great over the weekend was Nick Bruneau, Justin Miller and Michael Decesare. 
Squirt B
The West Haven Squirt B Travel team played to a 3-3 tie against Western in their only game of the weekend.  After trailing 1-0 after the first period, Raymond Ferguson tied the game at one with a breakaway goal with the assist going to D.J. Carfora.  
Western took the lead back with a goal in the middle of the second period but the Westies answered back as D.J. Carfora scored from the point with the assist going to C.J. Kelly.  
Western opened up the scoring in the third period to go up 3-2.  With just four minutes left, Zach Jones tied the game for the Westies with the assist going to Sean Dupre.  
The Westies continued to pressure the Western goal in the last few minutes but were unable to capitalize as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
Pee Wee A
The West Haven Pee Wee A team started off their CHC season with a controlling win over West Hartford, outscoring them 8-2. The scoring was led by Sean Quinn, who had a hat trick and 1 assist. 
Also scoring was Danny LaFontaine with two goals, Julia DiNapoli, Michael Card and Kevin Moriarty. Getting helpers on the day where Luke Tomak and Cody Hoban with two assists each, and Joel Hotchkiss, E.J. Pacapelli and Tyler Routh all with one assist.
On Sunday, they continued with an aggressive forecheck and attacked the puck all over the ice, winning the game against GNH Warriors by a large margin with a total of 27 points on the day. Goaltending continued to be solid and Aidan Walsh played heads up defense.

Week Ending October 7, 2012
The West Haven Squirt B Team played three games this past week as they participated in the Columbus Day Tournament. 
On Wednesday, the Westies opened the tournament against Avon and fell 6-2. The Westies got on the board first as Aidan Parlee scored with the assist going to Raymond Ferguson but Avon scored the next two goals to start the second period to gain a 2-1 lead. 
Zach Jones knotted the game at two as he scored an unassisted goal. Unfortunately, that was as close as the Westies would get as Avon scored four unanswered goals to go on to a 6-2 win. 
On Thursday, the Westies hosted Hamden.  Hamden scored early and went on to a 3-0 win. 
On Saturday, the Westies looked to avenge their first two losses of the tournament against Putnam and the Westies posted a 3-2 victory.
In the first period, Putnam opened up the scoring just 5 minutes into the game but the Westies answered as Ryan Smith scored unassisted to tie the game at one.  Putnam scored first to take a 2-1 lead to begin the second period. 
Again, the Westies fought back as Parlee tied the game at two with the assist going to Raymond Ferguson.  The game stayed scoreless for most of the third period as Westie goaltender Daniel Kelly made several spectacular saves. 
With time running out in the third period, Parlee made a beautiful pass to Jones who beat the Putnam goalie with just nine seconds left on the clock for a 3-2 win.

Week Ending September 30, 2012
West Haven Squirt B Sweeps
The West Haven Squirt B Travel Team swept the weekend with wins over Western and Greenwich. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Western and posted a 3-1 victory.  The Westies opened the scoring in the first period as Jenna Hunt scored with the assist going to Aidan Parlee. 
Two minutes later, Zac Jones scored with the assist going to Rick Biela to put the Westies up 2-0.  Western cut the Westie lead in half as they scored the lone goal in the second period but the Westies increased their lead in the third period as Jones scored his second of the game on an assist to Andrew Wrzosek. 
On Sunday, at the Edward L Bennet Rink, the Westies jumped out early again in a 4-2 win over Greenwich as Jones and Hunt scored early in the first period.  Andrew Wrzosek had the assist on the goal by Jones, while Michael Anquillare and Aidan Parlee had assists on the goal by Hunt. 
Greenwich scored to cut into the Westie lead in the second period, but D.J. Carfora tallied with the assist going to Tyler Demaio to put the Westies back up by two. 
Jones opened up the scoring in the third period, scoring his second goal with the assist going to Biela.  Greenwich did score to close within two but that was as close as they would get. 
Goaltender Daniel Kelly, along with defensemen Ryan Smith, C.J. Kelly, Sean Dupre, Demaio and Carfora played superbly, holding the opponents to three goals this weekend.
Week Ending September 23, 2012
Squirt B team splits two games
The West Haven Squirt B team split their weekend games this weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to New York to play Brewster. 
The West Haven Squirt B team split their weekend games this weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to New York to play Brewster.  
The Westies jumped out in front early and never looked back.  Jenna Hunt opened the scoring for the Westies with a goal in the first period with an assist going to Michael Anquillare.  
The Westies scored four times in the second period to go up 5-0.  Zach Jones scored twice, while Ricky Biela and Aidan Parlee contributed a goal each.  Assists went to Ryan Smith, D.J. Carfora, Sean Dupre, and C.J. Kelly.  
The Westies put the game away in the third period as Biela got his second goal of the game with the assist going to Andrew Wrosek.  Dupre added to the Westie lead, scoring off an assist from Jones.  
Carfora closed out the scoring for the Westies as he added an unassisted goal for a final of 8-0.  Daniel Kelly recorded his first shutout of the year. 
On Sunday, the table turned on the Westies as they were routed by Enfield 8-0.  The Westies had some opportunities but were unable to capitalize on a tough Enfield team
Week Ending March 11, 2012
BANTAM B'S SEND COACH COYLE OFF WITH CHAMPSIONSHIP
After a long hard fought season, the seventh-seeded West Haven Bantam B team ended the year by winning the State Championship in Norwich last week.  
The Blue Devils started the tournament Friday night with a 4-2 win against the No. 2 Ridgefield A1 team with scoring by Jake Comeau(two goals and one assist), Brady Jensen(one goal), Tyler Paine(one goal, two assists), and Jerry Maus( one assist).  
Saturday morning, the Westies defeat No. 4 New Canaan B 3-1 with solid goaltending by Justin Edwards and Joe Bepko. The Westies also received two goals by Paine, one by Comeau and an assist by Hunter Cole.  
Saturday night, the Blue Devils took a scoreless game into the third period against the fifth-seeded Central B's but ran out of gas and lost 4-1. The lone Westies goal was scored by Matt Ceasare. 
Sunday morning, the Blue Devils faced the top-seeded Watertown A minor squad in a semifinal matchup and came away with a 4-3 win. The Westies were led by a two-goal performance from both John Brunetti and Paine and assists by Mike Joyce & Mike Annunzita. 
The Westies then faced rival and third-seeded Wonderland Wizards in the championship game. After a back and fourth match, the Blue Devils netted the last goal, scored by Matt Kennedy and assisted by Wyatt Condon, to win the state title 5-4.  
The boys played with a lot of heart and Westie Pride to send coach Dave Coyle off with his first state title in his last season behind the beach after more than 30 years of service.      
Week Ending March 3, 2012
PEE WEE B
The PeeWee B's played in a very strong division in the states this weekend and got knocked out in the qualifying round.  Every game was tough for all the teams in this round.  
In the first game against South Windsor, AJ Avallone scored the first goal of the game early in the third but the Westies gave up one, later resulting in a 1-1 tie.  
Game two saw West Haven play to a 5-5 tie against Northeast.  Michael Card had four goals in the game and James Pushner also tallied.  
West Haven’s season ended with a 1-0 loss against Yale in game three. 
The B's finished with an impressive 34-15-6 record overall, despite playing with only two lines all year.  A total team effort made this a great season.
Week Ending February 26, 2012
SQUIRT B ADAM DIVISION RUNNER-UP STATE TOURNAMENT 
The West Haven Squirt B team came in second place this weekend in their Adam Division State Championship.  The tournament started off with eight teams, with the Westies playing East Haven in game one. 
The Westies cruised to an 8-0 victory. Leading the way were Malichai Zurolo with a hat trick,.Kaden Morgillo with two goals, Melissa Montesi, Ryan Miller, and Justin Miller with a goal apiece. Picking up assists were Aedan Conlan, Robbie Goetze, Richie Greene, Aidan Parlee, and Montesi. 
West Haven then faced Greater New Haven and won 4-2.  Leading the way was Greene and Ryan Miller, who had a goal and assist each, while Justin Miller and Michael DeCesare also scored. Montesi , Zurolo, and CC Condon added assists.
The Westies advanced to face the Stamford Sharks and West Haven posted a 1-0 victory. Leading the way was goalie Jared Pliszka as he recorded his second shutout of the tournament. The Westies’ victory was led by Richie Greene's breakaway goal in the third period, which was assisted by Goetze. 
The Westies then faced Western in the semifinals and won 3-2 in overtime. Lead by Pliszka in net and Zurolo's overtime goal with 10 seconds left, the Westies posted the victory.  Also scoring were Greene and Justin Miller.  Ryan Miller and Zurolo had assists. 
The win allowed the Westies to face Greenwich Skate Club in the finals.  After a hard fought game, the Westies lost 6-1 with the only goal coming from Ryan Miller, assisted by Greene. 
This was a tremendous effort by the entire team and a great way to end the season. 
Week Ending February 19, 2012  
SQUIRT B
On Sunday, the Westies took a hard fought loss against the Hamden squirt B's, 5-1.  Scoring the lone goal for the Westies was Malichai Zurolo, assisted by Justin Miller. 
BANTAM B
The West Haven Bantam B team went to Greenwich Saturday and tied the Blues 2-2. The Westies fell behind 2-0 in the first period on two quick goals but battled back. 
Jake Comeau scored the first goal Brady Jensen tied the game with his first of three weekend goals late in the second to secure the tie. 
At home against Wallingford, West Haven beat the Wallingford B team 4-1. Jensen got the first two goals followed by a tally from Tyler Paine with an assist by Mike Joyce. Matt Cesare also scored an unassisted goal.Wallingford scored in the 3rd to spoil the shutout.
SQUIRT A
2/19/12   STATE TIER 2 TOURNAMENT 
The fourth-ranked West Haven Blue Devils started their run for the state championship last Thursday night in Bridgeport. West Haven’s first opponent was Darien and the Westies posted a 4-2 victory. 
The Westies scored first on a solo effort from Aden Hotchkiss, then six minutes later Cody Hoban increased the lead to two with assists going to Hotchkiss and Dominick Avallone. 
Darien followed with the next goal but was quickly countered by Kevin Moriarty's goal, assisted by Aiden Walsh with just 23 seconds remaining in the first period. Darien tallied again in the second period making it 3-2 going into the third, but Luke Tomak's unassisted goal at the 10 minute mark would seal the game for West Haven. 
On Saturday, the Westies faced the River Hawks from Bridgeport. This game started the same as the last as the Devils scored first when Hotchkiss received a pass from Avallone and banged it home.  
Tyler Routh followed with a goal as he took a pass from Tomak and recaptured the lead, making it 2-1. In the second, Bridgeport tied the game at two until a center ice rush from Aden Hotchkiss going in alone made it 3-2. 
In the night game on Saturday, West Haven faced top-ranked New Canaan in a tough loss. The Westies sole goal came on a man down situation when Kevin Moriarty stole the puck in the neutral zone, cutting across the middle and snapping a shot into the net from 30 feet out for the first goal of the game. 
The Westies defense and David Anania in goal held New Canaan off. After two periods, the score was 2-1 New Canaan. New Canaan rolled away with the lead and outscored the Devils in the third period.
Sunday, in the first game of the cross-over games, the Blue Devils faced second-ranked Greenwich Skate Club which the Westies had not beaten this year. The Westies turned the tide and defeated Greenwich, 4-2. 
Hotchkiss started the scoring in the first with a goal off an assist from Hannah Carbone. In the second period, with four minutes remaining, Niko Kyle doubled the lead with a goal off a nice play from Tomak and Carbone, 
The Wings got on the board in the second period and cut the lead in half. Early in the third, Greenwich again scored to tie the game at two. 
The tie would last 1:30 as Hotchkiss tallied an unassisted goal to give West Haven the lead once again. Less than a minute later, Moriarty scored on a beautiful pass from Cody Hoban to make the score 4-2.
 The championship game was in Harbor Yard in Bridgeport against New Canaan, where the Westies fell 10-1. After one period, West Haven trailed 2-0. Tyler Routh scored an unassisted goal halfway through the second.
 The effort of all the players all season and in this tournament, making it through tough games and reaching the finals, earned them a birth in the New England District Squirt Tier II Regional Tournament in Maine in March.   
Pee Wee B
 The Pee Wee B team played two away games on Saturday and won both of them.  The Westies started against the Wizards B team in the morning and beat them 4-2 despite being outshot by a large margin. Michael Card had the hat trick in the win, Dante McClure scored the game-winner and Kyle Froehlich and Logan Carlisle added assists. 
In the second game against Hamden, Julia Sangiovanni and the defense again limited the scoring, beating Hamden B 6-1.
Jamie Montesi popped in the first three goals, James Pushner scored once, AJ Avallone had 2 assists and Joel Hotchkiss had a helper.
MITE B
The West Haven Mite B Team ended the season this weekend in the State Tournament in West Hartford.  On Thursday, in the tournament opener, West Haven was behind East Haven 5-0 at the end of one period and fell 8-5.  
As they have done all season, the Blue Devils fought back as Will Sullivan got the Westies on the scoreboard with assists going to Tyler Demaio and Anthony Peschell.  Just minutes later, the Westies scored again as Demaio scored on an assist from Raymond Ferguson.  
The comeback continued as the Blue Devils scored two more goals in a 37 second span to cut East Haven’s lead to 5-4.  Sullivan got his second goal of the game with assists going to Ferguson and Michael Anquillare.  Peschell scored West Haven’s fourth goal on an assist to Sullivan.  
East Haven scored to open the third period but again the Blue Devils answered seconds later as Peschell scored his second goal of the game with an assist to Ryan Smith.  With the score 6-5, East Haven scored two more times to win 8-5.  Daniel Kelly stopped 22 shots including a penalty shot.
On Saturday, The Blue Devils were determined to be ready to play in the first period this time against Greenwich.   Michael Anquillare put the Westies up on top early as he scored just a minute into the game with assists going to linemates Will Sullivan and Anthony Peschell.  
Tyler Demaio put the Westies ahead by two with a goal assisted by Peschell. With the lead 2-1 in the middle of the second period, the Westies scored twice in less than a minute to extend their lead to 4-1.  
Greenwich then scored to cut the lead in half 4-2.  West Haven answered again as Anquillare got his second goal of the game with the assist going to Raymond Ferguson.   Greenwich did score again in the third period to make the score 5-3 but that was as close as Greenwich would get. Kelly played outstanding, stopping 25 shots including another penalty shot as West Haven won 5-3.
 In the second game on Saturday, the tired Westies fought hard but lost toStamford 5-0.  The Westies were in contention for the semifinal crossovers but were eliminated by the tiebreaker system.  
The team consisted of six forwards-Anquillare, Sullivan, Peschell, Kevin Decesare, Caden Demaio, and Dominic Vinci.  The five defensemen wereFerguson, Smith, Tyler Demaio, Meghan Dupree, and CJ Kelly.  Dan Kelly was the goalie. The entire team fought hard and played well throughout the tournament as well as the regular season.
Week Ending February 12, 2012
SQUIRT B
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northford to play Greater New Haven and lost a tough game, 4-3.  Ryan Miller led the team in goals with two, while Kaden Morgillo also scored.  Justin Miller picked up two assists.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Greenwich Blues and, led by Richie Greene's hat trick, the Westies won 8-1.  Aidan Parlee and Ryan Miller also had two goals each and Nick Cafora scored once.  Justin Miller led the team with three assists, while Cafora, Sean Dupre, Parlee and Kaden Morgillo each added two assists.  Goalie Jared Pilszka was solid in net. 
MITE B
The West Haven Mite B team traveled to Bolton for their only game this weekend versus the ECHO Mite A team and came up short as ECHO prevailed 6-1.  The Westies did keep the game close as ECHO led 1-0 at the end of two periods.  
The Westies’ goal came in the third period as Dominic Vinci scored with an assist going to CJ Kelly.  Dan Kelly stopped 23 shots for the Blue Devils.
The West Haven Mite B Hockey Team will travel to West Hartford this week to play in the State Tournament.  The Westies are the #2 ranked team in the tournament opening play on Thursday against East Haven. 
The Westies will play two games on Saturday as they face Greenwich and Stamford.  The Westies have played well as of late as they finished with the silver medal in the NYHL Challenge Cup in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  
The team was also featured in “Gotta Love CT Hockey” for the first week of February.  This years’ team is well balanced as the forwards consist of two lines. 
Anthony Peschell centers right wing Michael Anquillare and left wing Will Sullivan while Kevin Decesare centers right wing Caden Demaio and left wing Dominic Vinci.  The Westies rotate five defensemen with Ryan Smith, Tyler Demaio, Raymond Ferguson, Meghan Dupree and CJ Kelly.  Daniel Kelly anchors the goal for the Blue Devils.
 BANTAM B
The boys had a good weekend, starting with a hard fought 3-3 tie against Central on Saturday.  Chris Durost and Chris Woosley had strong defensive games, Brady Jensen scored twice and Hunter Cole added an assist. 
Sunday, the B's played Simsbury at home and came away with a 7-6 victory.  Jake Comeau scored his second goal of the game with 1 minute, 30 seconds left to seal the win.  Tyler Paine posted two goals and John Brunetti hit the twine with an assist from Brian Kelly.
PEE WEE B
The PeeWee B's went 1-1 this weekend.  They earned their 30th win of the season on Saturday against the Middlesex Whalers A-1 team by a score of 4-1.  
The Whalers scored first but Jamie Montesi tied the game one minute later.  Michael Card then popped in the next three goals with a natural hat trick for the win.  
West Haven goaltender Julia Sangiovanni had an assist, along with Eddie Levitt, AJ Avallone, Kyle Froehlich and Joel Hotchkiss. Sunday at home, the Pee Wee B's lost 4-2 to the Stamford B team. James Pushner tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period but Stamford scored three times within three minutes to defeat the Westies. 
Week Ending February 5, 2012
MITE B
The West Haven Mite B played two of the top teams in the state this weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Stamford to play top-ranked Darien.  The Westies skated hard but came up short as Darien won 4 – 0.
On Sunday, on their home ice, the Westies battled West Hartford but fell 2-1.  West Hartford jumped out to an early two-goal lead in the first period.  
The Westies cut the lead in half in the second period as Tyler Demaio scored on a scramble in front of the West Hartford goal.  The assist went to Will Sullivan.  
The Westies had several opportunities in the third period but came up short. Daniel Kelly played outstanding on the weekend as he stopped 40 shots in the two weekend games.
SQUIRT B
The Westies had a long road trip this weekend, starting on Friday against the Connecticut Riverhawks, losing 3-1.  Scoring for the Westies was Michael Decesare, assisted by Ryan Miller.  Once again, Jared Pliszka was solid in net.  
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to the Gunnary to face the Northwestern.  The Westies lost 6-3, giving up two very late goals.  The scoring was led by Ryan Miller with 2 goals and Aidan Parlee with a goal.  Richie Greene picked up two assists along with Kaden Morgillo. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to play the Southern Stars, and battled them to a 5-5 tie after jumping out to a 3-0 lead.  Leading the scoring was Justin Miller with two goals.
Also scoring was Ryan Miller, Malichai Zurolo and Richie Greene.  Nick Cafora picked up two assists, along with assists going to Michael Decesare, Justin Miller, Aedan Condon and Malichai Zurolo.  
PEE WEE B
The Pee Wee B's played a home and home against a very good South Windsor B team this weekend.  
The team opened the weekend Saturday with a 4-4 tie.  Joel Hotchkiss scored the first goal and Kyle Froehlich followed with a power play goal but South Windsor came back to take the lead until Jamie Montesi scored the game-tying goal in the third period.
Michael Card had one goal and three assists in the game.  Sunday, in a 3-3 game, the Westies gave up three late goals and lost 6-3.  Donte McClure had a goal in the loss, while James Pushner added an assist.
BANTAM B
The Westies took the ride to Storrs on Saturday and defeated the Northeast Ice Dogs 4-3.  John Brunetti scored twice in the win.  
Justin Edwards had a good game in goal with some help from the defense of Doug McLenihan and Jerry Maus.  
At home on Sunday against Greenwich Skate A-1, the Westies fell 5-2. After being tied at two, the Westies gave up three goals resulting in the 5-2 loss.  
Tyler Paine had the two goals for the B's. Mike Joyce and Brady Jensen added assists.  Chris Woosley played a strong defensive game in the loss.
Pee Wee A and Pee Wee B Win NYHL Championship (January 27-29, 2012)
Pee Wee A
It’s not often you get to the crossovers in a tournament with a 1-2 mark, but no matter as the Pee Wee A’s took full advantage of their break to take home the gold this weekend in Marlborough, MA.  After losing a tough opening game to Southern Maine 4-3, the team turned it up to defeat the Brewins 6-1 on Friday.  Going into Saturday, the team felt it needed to win to be in and after their loss to Suffolk, 5-1, they thought their weekend was done.  However, Yale defeated the Brewins, which put the Westies into the semifinals against Yale on Sunday morning.  
The Bulldogs, who were the top seed, bit off more than they could chew and the Westies, behind the strong goaltending of Logan Cole, turned the tables on Yale, 4-1.  
Peter Richetelli (two goals) got things going with a short-handed goal and the Westies never looked back.  Alex Lynch (one goal and two assists) and Matt Muro (one goal and one assist) led the offense.  Colin Braziel, EJ Pacapelli and Jake Stackpole played solid two-way hockey, keeping the Bulldogs at bay and Jeff Gu was strong on defense in helping secure the win.
The finals brought a rematch of game one against Southern Maine and this one did not disappoint the Westie faithful. Goaltender Brendan Serenson shut down the high scoring Breakers and a balanced scoring attack from Max Lynch (one goal and two assists), Chris Blanchard (one goal and one assist), Mya Berretta (one goal) Evan Mancini (one goal) and Matt Latella (two assists) led the Westies to a 4-3 championship win. 
Tyler Robichaud was the ultimate teammate the entire weekend. Unable to play due to injury, he supported his team all weekend on the bench.
MITE B
The West Haven Mite B team traveled to Marlborough, Massachusetts for the annual NYHL tournament.  
In the first game on Friday, the Westies defeated the Long Island Edge 3-1.  The Westies jumped out to an early 2 -0 lead as Kevin Decesare opened the scoring in the first period with assists going to Meghan Dupre and Will Sullivan.  
Sullivan followed Decesare with a goal of his own, assisted by Ryan Smith.  The Edge cut the lead in half in the second period to make the score 2-1 before Sullivan scored his second goal of the game to secure the game for the Westies in the third period. 
Assists went to Caden Demaio and Anthony Peschell.  Daniel Kelly was outstanding in goal, stopping 28 shots.
On Saturday, the Westies were routed by a strong South Maine Whales team, 10-0.
On Sunday, in a must win game, the Westies beat Brewins McInnis 3-1 to secure a spot in the championship game.  
Ryan Smith opened the scoring just minutes into the game with assists going to Michael Anquillare and Anthony Peschell.  Minutes later, Peschell put the Westies ahead by two with a goal assisted by Will Sullivan.  
After a scoreless second period, Caden Demaio scored to open the third period with assists going to Kevin Decesare and Tyler Demaio.  Daniel Kelly stopped 25 shots in the Westie victory.
In the Finals, the Westies were beat by South Maine Whales 12-0.
PEE WEE B
The PeeWee B team had a fantastic weekend in Marlborough and won the NYHL Challenge Cup for their division.  Led by goaltender Julia Sangiovanni and a total team defensive effort, they posted three shutouts and allowed only four goals in five games, winning all five and going unbeaten in the tournament.  
The team sailed through the qualifying round.  In game one, they beat Wonderland 7-3.  Michael Card had a hat trick and Sam Haydock scored a pair.  
In game two, the Pee Wee B’s played Brewins Garfield and won 7-0.  AJ Avallone scored three goals and Donte McClure had his second goal of the tournament in the game.  
In game three, they faced East Haven and posted a 3-0 shutout.  Kyle Froehlich scored the first goal and James Pushner scored one of his four weekend goals in the win.
In the semifinal game, the GNH Warriors were defeated 3-1.  Julia Dinapoli had an assist on the game winning goal and Jamie Montesi also added an assist.  
In the finals against Darien, Michael Card scored late in the first period, on the way to a 1-0 championship victory.
Defensemen Eddie Levitt, Logan Carlisle and Joel Hotchkiss had great games in the win.
SQUIRT B
The West Haven Squirt B's had a great weekend in Marlborough, MA.  On Friday afternoon, the Westies beat Franklin County Massachusetts, 5-3.  
Leading the Westies was Ryan Miller, who had a natural hat trick.  Also scoring were Richie Greene and Justin Miller, while Micheal Decesare, Nick Cafora, Aedan Conlan and Greene had assists.
Later that afternoon, the Westies went on to beat the Woburn Squirts, 3-2.  Justin Miller led the team with two goals, along with Kaden Morgillo, while Melissa Montesi and Nick Cafora added assists.
On Saturday, the Westies lost a hard fought game against the Lewiston Maniacs, 2-1. Scoring for the Westies was Richie Greene, assisted by Ryan Miller and Michael Decesare.  
On Sunday morning, the Westies then lost in the semifinals against the Wonderland Wizards, 4-1. Scoring for the Westies was Michael Decesare, assisted by Ryan Miller.  Goalie Jared Pilszka played outstanding, which gave his team a chance to come back.  
Along with Pilszka's outstanding play, Robbie Goetze, Aedan Conlan, Sean Dupre, and CC Condon played solid defense all weekend.



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(March 19, 2017) - The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played its state tournament this weekend in Hamden. All four games played were decided by one goal, and the Westies fell one game short of reaching the finals. 
On Friday night, West Haven faced off against the Southern Stars. The Westies skated hard, but dropped the opener 2-1. 
In the first period, the Stars scored two late goals for a 2-0 lead. The score remained the same until West Haven cut the lead in half when a scramble in front of the net ended with Dante Hardt chipping one in. 
The Westies out played the Stars in the second and third periods, getting great efforts by their four defensemen and goalie Nick Link. West Haven's offense kept the pressure on, but the Westies could not find the back of the net in a 2-1 defeat. 
On Saturday morning, the Westies took on the hometown Hamden Green Dragons. In a back and forth game that saw a little of everything, the Westies came out on top 5-4. 
Just five minutes in to the first period, West Haven trailed 2-0 after a pair of power play goals by Hamden.  
In the second period, West Haven picked up its own power play goal when Colin Deane scored off assists from Jayden Spreyer and Cade Simone. The same trio struck again just under a minute later. This time, Spreyer tied the game at two off assists from Deane and Simone.
Still in the second period, Dante Hardt put West Haven on top 3-2 with a wrist shot from just inside the circle. The lead was short-lived as Hamden answered with its third power play goal and one with the teams at full strength for a 4-3 lead going in to the final period. 
In the opening minutes of the third period, the Westies found themselves down a man once again. Not only did they fight off the penalty, but Deane made a huge play when he stole the puck, brought it in the zone and dropped it to Spreyer, who scored to tie the game at four with the shorthanded goal. 
The Westies kept the pressure on and it paid off when Deane set up Spreyer to completed the hat trick with what was the eventual game winning goal. 
In the final minutes, Joe D'Aurio, Meghan Dupre, Sean Bosworth and Kiki Adamo came up big defensively to secure the win. 
West Haven was back at it again Saturday afternoon, playing against the Ct. Barons of South Norwalk. The Westies battled hard, but ended up losing the game 3-2. 
Dom Vinci got the team going with a quick goal to start the game. The lead would not stand as the Barons came back with three goals of their own and brought the 3-1 lead in to the third. With three minutes to go in the game, Deane got the Westies within one goal, but that was as close as West Haven came. 
The one goal deficit was not enough to keep West Haven from advancing to the semifinals as it won a tie-breaker due to a favorable goal differential. 
In the semifinals on Sunday morning, West Haven got another shot at the Southern Stars. The Westies gave it everything they had, but could not break through.
Another tremendous effort by goalie Nick Link was not enough. Southern's early goal held up as the Stars went on to win 1-0 and end West Haven's season. 

(March 11, 2017) - The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team finished up its regular season this weekend in preparation for the state tournament, beginning March 17. 
On Saturday night, the team loaded a bus bound for Greenwich for a matchup with the Greenwich Blues at the Dorothy Hamill Rink. In a back and forth contest, the Westies pulled away late with a 7-4 victory. 
Greenwich jumped on the board first halfway through the opening period, but Cade Simone answered to tie the game at one going in to the second. 
In the middle period, the Blues once again jumped on top by a goal. This time, it was Daniel Moore tying the contest off a Dom Vinci rebound to even the game at two.
West Haven would take the lead with 37 seconds left in the second. On a power play, Jayden Spreyer picked up the puck off the face off and went the distance, making two defenders miss and put the puck in the back of the net. 
In the third, after Greenwich tied the game at three, before Spreyer put the Westies on top for good off perfect passes from Simone and Colin Deane. A minute later, Deane gave the Westies some breathing room with a shorthanded tally.
Simone's second goal and Dante Hardt's open-netter wrapped up the victory for West Haven.
On Sunday, the Westies played host to the Wonderland Wizards at Bennett Rink. In another see-saw battle, the Westies dropped the game 4-2. 
In the first period, trailing 1-0, West Haven's Spreyer tied the contest up, scoring off of Deane's rebound. The Wizards answered quickly, but the same combination evened things up again as Deane fed Spreyer in front for his second goal. 
The Westies’ offense went silent for the remainder of the game and two late goals by Wonderland sent West Haven to the loss. 

(March 4, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team saw its season end short of a state title, falling in the quarterfinals of the Tier 4 state tournament this weekend. Despite solid play, the Westies were ousted short of their goal.
Mickey Dowd, Michael Madera and Zach Goetze had strong showings on the offensive side in the tournament as Madera finished with four goals and six assists, Dowd had five goals and three assists, and Goetze added one goal and four assists.
Jack Aloi, Haygen Axelrod, and Jason Alling all played well defensively in front of Jacob Silva in goal, who also played well.
West Haven opened the tournament with a 5-2 victory over the Wonderland Wizards. Rocco Williams opened the scoring with assists going to Goetze and Madera for a 1-0 lead after one. The Westies added four goals in the middle period to pull away for good as Dowd and Thomas Porto scored unassisted goals, Dowd scored off assists from Haygen Axelrod and Madera, and Dowd capped the scoring off an assist from Madera.
The Westies improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Greater New Haven. Goetze gave the Westies a 1-0 lead in the first period off assists from Dowd and Porto, Madera increased the lead to two goals in the second when he scored in front off assists from Dylan Bosworth and Zack Fonda, and Madera increased the lead to 3-0 when he scored on a short-handed breakaway off assists from Jason Alling and Goetze to open the third. Brady Price closed the scoring in the third off assists from Madera and Connor Moriarty.
West Haven won its third game of the tournament when it topped Central Saturday morning. Dowd gave the Westies a 1-0 lead off an assist from Madera with 5:02 left in the opening period. Trailing 2-1 in the second, Williams scored an unassisted goal to even the game at two.
The Westies trailed 3-2 in the third, but Madera scored off assists from Dowd and Goetze with 5:36 left to even the game at three. Just eight seconds later, off the faceoff, Madera set up Dowd for the game-winner.  Dowd finished with two goals and an assist, while Madera had a goal and two assists in the win.
The Westies advanced to the quarterfinals, but a slow start was too much to overcome in a 4-1 loss to Avon. Trailing 3-0 in the second period, Madera scored a power play goal off assists from Goetze and Dowd, but West Haven never got closer. Despite numerous scoring attempts, West Haven fell in its bid for a state title.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team traveled to the Twin Rinks in Stamford on Saturday to take on Darien. It was a rematch of a game played in Rhode Island in which the Westies scored twice in the final minute for the victory. The Westies once again were clutch in the final minute, winning the game in similar fashion, 3-2. 
After a scoreless first period, Cade Simone put the Westies on the board just 10 seconds into the second with an unassisted goal. Darien answered minutes later and the score remained tied at one going in to the final period of play. 
In the opening minutes of the third period, Jayden Spreyer put West Haven back on top 2-1 off of a perfect pass from Colin Deane. Darien answered once again, tying the game at two with four minutes to go. 
West Haven goalie Nick Link made several great saves to keep the game tied. Then, with 24 seconds remaining, Deane made Link's efforts pay off as he brought the puck in the zone and sniped the top right corner of the net from a tough angle for the game-winner. 
(February 27, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend, with a victory at home on Saturday.
The Westies opened the week with a thrilling come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Darien Saturday at the Edward L. Bennett Rink. Michael Madera led the offense with two goals and two assists, Mickey Dowd scored twice, and Zach Goetze had a pair of assists.
Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Madera set up Dowd in the slot and Dowd found the back of the net to cut the deficit in half with 3:34 left in the period. Just 47 seconds into the third period, Goetze sent Madera in on a breakaway and Madera found the back of the goal to even the game at two.
Madera and Dowd were at it again with 5:37 to go in the game as Madera scooped up a loose puck and sent a pass back to Dowd, who rifled a shot to the left side of the net for a 3-2 West Haven lead. Darien evened the contest 2:12 later, but Madera tipped in Haygen Axelrod’s shot with 1:51 to go to give West Haven the 4-3 win.
The Westies traveled to Ridgefield Sunday morning and fell 9-3. Dowd, Madera, and Goetze once again led the offense as Dowd scored twice, Madera had three assists, and Goetze had a goal and an assist in the loss.
Trailing 2-0, Madera sent Goetze in on a breakaway and Goetze did not miss, cutting the deficit in half. Down 4-1, Madera hit Goetze, who then fired a perfect strike to send Dowd on a breakaway. Dowd neatly ticked the puck inside the post to get West Haven within 4-2 with 7:24 left in the second.
Madera set up Dowd’s goal with 5:52 left to get West Haven within striking distance again, but it was not enough in the loss.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team completed its season with a strong run in the CHC State Tournament this weekend.  West Haven was the No. 7 seed in the Squirt Tier 4 Governors Division played at the Northford Ice Pavilion.  The Blue Devils advanced to the cross-overs as the top seed in their bracket before losing 3-1 to Wonderland Wizards B1 in the semifinals on Sunday.  
The team, made up mostly of Mite-age players and some skaters in their first year of organized hockey, compiled a final record of 20-18-2 in the CHC including a 9-6-1 mark since the first weekend of January.
In Sunday's semifinal, the Blue Devils met the Wizards for the third time this season with each game being tightly contested. The first period went back-and-forth before the Wizards struck first with a power play goal at 7:53.  The Westies responded when Ethan Kelly dropped a slick pass to the point where Javed Ullah unleashed a heavy shot.  The puck deflected to Sean Studley who gathered it in, spun and flipped a backhand shot over the goalie and into the net with 1:11 on the clock.
The Wizards broke the 1-1 tie with another power play goal at the 8:03 mark of the second period.  Two minutes later, they increased the lead to 3-1 when Westies goalie Maddex LaFountain made the initial save, but could not keep out the rebound.  West Haven skated hard to the final whistle but could not make up the deficit.
The Westies opened tournament play on Friday night with a 6-3 win over No. 2 seed CT Barons A1.  The Barons controlled the outset of the game and took a 1-0 lead just 44 seconds into the opening period.  The Westies looked to be on the ropes until Studley provided a spark.  The speedy left wing took a pass from Ethan Kelly at the red line, flew past a defender and snapped home a wrist shot to knot it at 1-1 at 4:57.  
The speed of the Westies continued to be too much for the Barons three minutes later.  Studley chipped the puck ahead to Cameren Lipford, who darted in and converted the breakaway for a 2-1 lead at the break.
The Barons tied the game in the opening minute of the second period before Kelly gave the lead back to West Haven.  The slick-handed center took the puck from his own blue line and finished at the other end with a quick wrist shot at 3:26.  One minute later, defenseman Matt Kelly's shot from the blue line was deflected in by his twin brother Ethan for a 4-2 lead.  The Barons scored with 28 seconds left in the period to make it 4-3.
The game remained tight and LaFountain (18 saves in the game) made several nice saves to keep West Haven ahead.  Studley then broke it open with a breakaway goal on a power play at 7:24 for a 5-3 advantage.  Kelly completed his hat trick two minutes later by poking in the loose puck from Yousaf Ullah's initial shot and West Haven had the 6-3 win.
On Saturday morning the Westies faced No. 3 seed Northeast Huskies B and skated to a 4-1 win.  The Huskies had a size advantage and scored the only goal of the opening period off a scramble at the 4:57 mark.  The Westies used their speed and skating to gain the advantage in the second period.  Defenseman Dylan Link made an incredible play, carrying the puck coast-to-coast, and finishing with a strong wrist shot to tie the game at 2:05.  Just 58 seconds later, the Westies struck again.  J.J. Hall slid the puck back to Link, who fired in from the point where Ethan Kelly redirected the puck in for the 2-1 lead.
In the third period, the Blue Devils controlled most of the play.  At 6:43, Lipford carried the puck into the zone, cut left, and lifted a backhand over the goalie for a 3-1 lead.  The final goal came with 1:17 remaining when Heather Fonda pushed ahead to Ethan Kelly who deked and knocked in a backhand.  LaFountain finished with 14 saves.
On Saturday evening, the Westies played No. 6 seed Simsbury B in a game to determine seeding.  The Blue Devils struck first at 1:59 when Studley passed to Ethan Kelly, who found Lipford for a 1-0 lead.  Simsbury tied it, but West Haven regained the lead with another Studley-to-Kelly-to-Lipford combination with 26 seconds remaining in the period.  
Simsbury scored the lone goal of the second and then took a 3-2 lead with seven minutes remaining in the game.  The Westies turned up the pressure and pulled the goalie in the final minute, but could not find the equalizer.  An empty net goal in the closing seconds made the final score 4-2 in favor of Simsbury.  West Haven, by virtue of tiebreaker, earned the top seed while Simsbury finished second.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team won its only game of the weekend, before getting a rare day off. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to take on the Western Mass. Wizards. The game started off as a defensive battle, but once the scoring began the Westies proved to be the better team in a 6-4 victory. 
After a scoreless first period, the Wizards struck first in the second, but the Westies scored the next three times. Cade Simone took advantage of a defensive breakdown as he gathered a loose puck and evened the score.
The next two goals were set up perfectly as Dom Vinci and Jayden Spreyer scored off of assists by Joe D'Aurio and Colin Deane to go ahead 3-1. 
The lead didn't last as West Haven found itself on the wrong end of a 5-on-3 power play. The Wizards took advantage with two goals to even the game at three. 
In the third period, West Haven stepped it up, starting with Dante Hardt setting up Deane with the go-ahead goal. Spreyer and Vinci each added their second goals of the game, leading the team to the 6-4 win. 
Sean Bosworth, Megan Dupree, and goalie Nick Link all played well in the victory. 

(February 20, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team came in third in the Ocean State Classic in Rhode Island this weekend. The Westies finished a tie-breaker away from advancing to the finals.
West Haven opened the tournament with a 6-6 tie against Woonsocket. In a hard-fought contest, Woonsocket rallied twice from three goal deficits, including the equalizer with three seconds left in the game to come away with the tie.
Zach Goetze led the offense with three goals and an assist, Michael Madera had a goal and three assists, and Mickey Dowd finished with three assists in the opener.
Madera opened the scoring 2:32 into the game off an assist from Dowd, before Goetze scored the next two goals for a 3-0 West Haven lead.
Leading 3-2 in the second period, West Haven increased the lead to two goals on a goal by Rocco Williams. Dylan Bosworth and Goetze scored in the third period to give West Haven a 6-3 lead, but Woonsocket scored twice in 39 seconds to cut the deficit to one with 3:10 remaining.
West Haven rebounded with a thorough 11-2 victory over Greater Lowell (Mass.) Saturday evening. Williams led the offense with three goals and an assist, Dowd scored twice, and Madera, Zack Fonda, Goetze and Porto each finished with a goal and an assist. Jason Alling  finished with two assists and Haygen Axelrod also added a helper.
The Westies needed just 1:12 to take control of the game as Madera and Alling set up Williams for a 1-0 lead. Fonda gave the Westies a 2-0 advantage, and Goetze, Price and Porto all scored in a span of 1:39 for a 5-0 advantage. Madera scored in the final minute of the period to give the Westies a 6-0 lead.
Dowd and Williams each scored twice in the second peiod, along with a single tally by Bosworth for an 11-1 lead.
The Westies improved to 2-0-1 with a 6-1 victory over the Providence Jr. Friars Sunday evening. Goetze and Williams led the offense with two goals apiece, while Madera added a goal and two assists, Dowd had a goal and an assist, and Alling and Aloi finished with two assists each.
Goetze scored on a power play with 4:27 to go in the first off assists from Dowd and Madera, before Williams scored an unassisted goal with 22 seconds to go in the opening period. Madera increased the lead to 3-0 just 37 seconds into the second off assists from Alling and Aloi, before Goetze scored on a penalty shot with 6:55 to go in the period for a 4-0 advantage.
Dowd scored off an assist from Madera late in the second, and Alling set up Williams in the third for a 6-1 lead. 
Needing a win against Hudson Valley to advance to the finals, West Haven took an early lead but lost 5-1 Monday morning. Madera gave West Haven a 1-0 lead with 1:57 gone by in the second, but Hudson Valley scored three times in the final 4:58 of the period to take over the game.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team hosted Yale C Saturday afternoon at Bennett Rink.  Behind the strong goaltending of Maddex LaFountain, the Westies defeated Yale 4-1.
At the 4:10 mark of the first period, the Blue Devils got on the scoreboard as defenseman Dylan Link hustled to keep a loose puck in the offensive zone and then fired a shot through traffic to beat the Yale goalie for a 1-0 lead. 
Just over one minute later, the Westies struck again.  J.J. Hall stole the puck from a defenseman in the right circle and quickly snapped a wrist shot into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.
The game went back-and-forth for most of the second period and LaFountain made some fantastic saves to keep Yale off the scoreboard. West Haven then upped the lead to 3-0 with just 1:42 left in the period.  Cameren Lipford passed to Ethan Kelly who dropped a pass to his brother Matthew at the blue line.  Mathew Kelly skated the puck toward the slot and unleashed a rocket into the upper corner of the net.  Yale was able to get one back with 31 seconds left in the period and the score was 3-1 at the second intermission.
LaFountain made several saves in the third period, including a brilliant glove save to stop what looked like a sure goal midway through the period.  West Haven was able to ice the game with four minutes remaining when Sean Studley slammed home a one-timer with assists to Matthew Kelly and Ethan Kelly.
With two blueliners unavailable for the game for West Haven, Heather Fonda played her first career game on defense and did a terrific job in helping to shut down the Yale offense.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team spent a long weekend in Rhode Island, playing in the Ocean State Classic.
On Friday afternoon, the Westies faced the Ridgefield Lions in a very close game, but the Lions pulled away at the end, handing the Westies a 5-1 loss
Joe D'Aurio put West Haven out in front early when he brought the puck in the zone, circled the net and found his opening. The Westies took the 1-0 lead into the second period, but could not hold on.
Ridgefield answered back with a goal from the blue line. The Lions would increase their lead to 3-1 on a power play goal going in to the final period. The Westies fought hard against the more physical Lions but gave up a couple of empty net goals and the game got away
On Friday night, the Westies rebounded with a win, beating the Providence Jr. Friars AAA 5-2. Jayden Spreyer put West Haven on the board first off an assist from Colin Deane. After the Friars tied the game at one, Spreyer returned the favor to Deane, setting him up with the go-ahead goal.
With the game once again tied in the third period, the Westies stepped up. Goals by Jackson Lee, Spreyer, and D'Aurio went unanswered. Sean Bosworth and Kiki Adamo recorded the assists in the 5-2 win.
On Saturday, West Haven faced off against Darien in a must-win to advance. After falling behind 2-0, the Westies took over and scored three unanswered goals for the dramatic win.
Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Lee cut the lead in half off of an assist from Dom Vinci. From there on, goalie Nick Link was a brick wall, giving his offense every opportunity to come from behind. All of that offense came with under a minute to play off of the stick of Spreyer. The tying goal came with 58 to go in the game as Spreyer came in and picked up Cade Simone's rebound and stuffed it in. Only 15 seconds later, Spreyer took a pass from D'Aurio and ripped one high into the net for the game-winner.
On Sunday, in West Haven’s final game of the tournament against the Nassau County Lions, the Westies skated hard and seemed to have the game in hand, but eventually walked away with a 3-3 tie.
Deane got the scoring going just seconds into the game when he stole the puck at mid ice and scored on a breakaway for the 1-0 lead. After the Lions evened the score, D'Aurio put the Westies back on top 2-1 with a slap shot from the point.
In the third, Vinci increased the lead to 3-1, but it was not enough. Nassau scored two goals with under seven minutes to play to tie it up, and the game ended with a score of 3-3. Nassau qualified for the finals and went on the win the championship.
West Haven played well and fished the weekend 2-1-1.  

(February 13, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team fell in its only contest of the weekend as poor weather forced a cancellation of Sunday’s scheduled game. After scoring early Saturday morning, the Westies watched as the Riverhawks took control in a 9-3 victory at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
Thomas Porto gave the Westies a 1-0 lead just 4:21 into the contest when his quick shot found the back of the net. Despite numerous scoring opportunities early, West Haven did not convert and the Riverhawks took advantage, scoring the final four goals of the period.
Trailing 6-1 in the third, West Haven rallied, but could not complete the comeback attempt. Michael Madera got the Westies within 6-2 when he one-timed a pass from Mickey Dowd home 4:52 into the third. Rocco Williams made it a 6-3 game when he rifled a shot in off assists from Jason Alling and Jack Aloi with 7:44 to go.
West Haven had a pair of opportunities to get closer but could not do so. The Riverhawks ended any chance of a West Haven comeback with goals in the final four minutes of the contest.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team hosted the Wallingford Hawks Squirt C on Saturday morning at Bennett Rink.  West Haven dominated the game from the outset and posted a 5-0 shutout victory.  
The Westies opened the scoring at 6:48 of the first period.  Javed Ullah fired in from the point to Gavin Fanelli.  Fanelli's shot was saved, but Gavin Coady knocked in the loose puck for a 1-0 lead.  At 8:13 Cameron Lipford led a 3-on-1 rush and passed ahead to Ethan Kelly.  Kelly neatly dropped a back pass to Sean Studley, who wristed the puck home for a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.
At 2:01 of the second period, Kelly passed from the left circle to Yousaf Ullah at the right point and the defenseman blasted it in for a 3-0 lead.  
At 9:22 of the second, the same two players combined again.  This time, Yousaf Ullah's point shot deflected to Kelly, who buried it for a 4-0 advantage.  
Kelly wrapped up the scoring in the final minute of the third period when he won a face-off, weaved through the Wallingford defense and deposited the puck in the net.  Goaltender Maddex LaFountain registered his third shutout of the season as West Haven outshot the Hawks 37-4 in the game.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team  played two home games this weekend and split the pair. 
On Saturday, the Westies hosted the East Haven/West Haven Peewee co-op and posted a 6-1 win. The Westies scored early and often and coasted to the win. 
Cade Simone scored two quick goals as he was set up perfectly by Kiki Adamo on the first tally, and then again by Dante Hardt. Halfway through the first, Hardt added a goal of his own off assists from Simone and Jayden Spreyer. 
In the opening minutes of the middle period, the Westies once again struck quickly. Goals by Colin Deane, Connor Chirico and Spreyer off assists from Joe D'Aurio (2) and Sean Bosworth increased their lead to 6-0.
On Sunday morning, West Haven took on the Green Dragons of Hamden. The two teams looked evenly matched, but Hamden eventually pulled out the 5-2 victory. 
The first period remained scoreless until just 37 seconds left when Hamden snuck one in for a 1-0 lead at the break. Just two minutes into the second period, the Westies evened the score as Bosworth stole the puck and took it the length of the ice, knotting the game at one.
Hamden took advantage of West Haven penalties, scoring two power play goals to take a 3-1 lead into the final period. 
Early in the third, Simone picked up a loose puck off of a face off and chipped it in, cutting the deficit to one at 3-2.
The Westies had several more scoring opportunities, but didn't take advantage. With West Haven goalie Nick Link pulled from the net for an extra skater, Hamden scored two late open net goals and went on to win the game 5-2. 

(February 6, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won two of three games this weekend, winning at home on Saturday and splitting a pair on the road on Sunday.
The Westies opened the week with a 5-4 victory over Central A1. Mickey Dowd led the offense with two goals and an assist.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first when Zack Fonda scored off an assist from Dowd. With the game even at one, Rocco Williams scored an unassisted goal with 2:02 left in the period to put the Westies back on top.
Central scored the next two goals, before Dowd scored the next two goals for a 4-3 West Haven lead. With the game tied at four, Zach Goetze set up Thomas Porto to give the Westies a 5-4 lead with 5:59 remaining in the game.
The Westies played a pair of road games on Sunday, opening with an 8-2 victory over Yale A1 Sunday morning. Goetze led the way with two goals and two assists, Williams had two goals, and Brady Price and Dowd each scored twice in the win.
Trailing 1-0 in the first, Williams evened the game from the slot, before Price scored from in front with 2:54 left in the first to give West Haven the lead for good.
The Westies increased the lead to 4-1 in the second on goals by Williams and Price, before Goetze scored off assists from Fonda and Jack Aloi for a 5-1 lead in the third. Dowd scored the next two goals, and after Yale got one back, Goetze added his second of the game in the final seconds for the 8-2 win.
The offense went silent in the final game of the weekend as the Westies suffered a 9-0 loss in West Hartford.
Despite losing a pair of one-goal games this weekend, the West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team proved they have vastly improved as this season has progressed.  On Saturday morning, the Westies hosted Hamden Squirt B, a team that shut out West Haven 4-0 earlier this season, and fell 3-2 at Bennett Rink.  
Trailing 2-0, the Westies kept working hard and began to take over the time of possession.  At 3:07, West Haven defenseman Yousaf Ullah ripped a strong shot from the point that was saved but the puck trickled away, before left wing J. J. Hall jabbed it into the open net to get within 2-1.  
At 8:38 Blue Devils forward Sean Studley used a fine individual effort and tied the game at two.  Studley intercepted a pass at the red line and carried into the Hamden zone.  After a nice cutback move, he was hit from behind but was still able to fire the puck just inside the left post.  
The two teams traded blows into the third period before Hamden was able to take the lead back.  At 3:11, Wes Haven goaltender Maddex  LaFountain again made a save but Hamden crashed the net and scored on the rebound.
On Sunday morning, the Westies headed to the Rinks at Shelton for a rematch with the CT Riverhawks Squirt B squad.  Early in the season the Riverhawks dominated West Haven in a 9-1 victory, before topping the Westies 3-2 on Sunday.
The two teams skated evenly in the opening period, but the Riverhawks got a late goal with just 30 seconds remaining for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.
West Haven evened the score at one with a beautiful goal 2:48 into the second period.  Defenseman Javed Ullah took a shot from the point that caromed to center Ethan Kelly.  Kelly quickly spun and slid a backhand pass to right wing Cameren Lipford who placed his one-timer just inside the right post.
The Riverhawks regained the lead just 38 seconds into the third period on a shot through traffic from the blue line.  The Westies took only 1:16 to get the score level again as  Studley sped into the Riverhawks' zone and backhanded a pass to a streaking Lipford in the right circle.  Lipford gathered it in and fired a pass to the front of the net where center Gavin Coady deflected it in to knot the score at two.  
Both goalies made critical saves later in the period with LaFountain making two huge stops with under three minutes to go. The Riverhawks got the game-winner with 53 seconds left in the game by knocking in a rebound after LaFountain's initial save.   
In their last three games the Westies faced teams that previously defeated them by a total score of 17-2.  These Blue Devils earned a 3-3 tie and lost two 3-2 games to prove they have come a long way as they head toward the state tournament later this month.
The Peewee A team played two games this weekend and dropped both. 
On Saturday they traveled to Westport's Longshore outdoor rink and fell 3-2. In a non-league game the Westies matched up against an older New England Whalers team.  
In the second period the Westies found themselves in a 2-0 hole, before Joe D'Aurio and Jayden Spreyer each picked up goals to tie the game at two. 
With two minutes to go in the game, the Whalers snuck one past goalie Nick Link as he battled the sun. 
West Haven received tremendous efforts by Sean Bosworth, Dante Hardt and Jackson Lee but went on to lose by a goal.
On Sunday, the Peewees were at home to host the Western Colonials. Western proved to be too much in a 9-3 win over the Westies.  
The Colonials jumped out on top just five minutes in. At the midway point of the period, Colin Deane sent the puck out to the point to Meghan Dupre who slid a perfect pass across the ice to D'Aurio The defenseman wound up for a one-timer and ripped a slap shot past the goalie to tie the game . 
Western answered back with four goals in the period and never looked back. 
Down 6-1 the Westies got goals from Connor Chirico and Spreyer to cut the lead in half but were unable to keep Western off the board, eventually losing 9-3. D'Aurio, Dupre, Deane, and Spreyer each had assists.Read about West Haven Youth hockey and see videos at www.westieblue.com on the West Haven Youth hockey page and West Haven youth hockey video page.

(January 30, 2017) - Friday evening, February 3, 2017, will be another special night at the Edward L. Bennett Rink. Not because of who is playing, but, instead, for who they are playing for.
The West Haven Coaches Game, the third in the last four years, is designed to raise money for a good cause. This year that cause again hits close to home as the event will be played in honor of the late Mickey Macholl.
Macholl, just five years old, passed away from neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer which starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. This type of cancer occurs most often in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years old.
While Mickey’s family lives in North Carolina, the disease hits close to home as family of Macholl’s still lives in West Haven. The unfortunate news had a major following in the West Haven community, with an outpouring of love and support constantly being offered to the family.
Mickey’s grandfather is long-time gym teacher at Seth Haley and legendary West Haven girls basketball coach Jim Eagan, who has since retired from both positions.
As in the first two charity games, West Haven youth hockey player development director Callan McKeon has organized the event. The first was for long-time West Haven Youth Hockey coach Paul Hotchkiss and the second for an iconic West Haven figure in Thomas “Tinker” Blake. Those events combined to make $35,000 for two charities.  
“I never met Mickey or his parents, but his grandfather, Jim Eagan, was my gym teacher at Seth Haley, and was one of my favorite teachers growing up,” the 23-year-old Mckeon said. “I am happy and honored to help the family in any way I can. I picked to do the game for him, because of the big local following of Mickey’s story. Almost every day I would see people posting about him on Facebook and I remember the Duffy’s fundraiser, so I thought that this would be a great cause that would get a lot of people to come out and support. The Macholl’s are a great family who have been through a lot, and I hope we can help them after dealing with their unthinkable tragedy. There are many different aspects of the game that pertain to Mickey, such as his favorite color of Carolina Blue theme in the game, and the use of number five, his favorite number.”
Support for the event has been outstanding thus far. Current coaches from West Haven Youth Hockey and alumni coaches will be playing in the game. The event will have raffle baskets, 50/50 raffles, a bake sale and all West Haven Youth Hockey players get in for free by wearing their game jerseys. Rita’s Ice will also be participating by selling product in the lobby.
“This event really brings out the best in the West Haven Community,” McKeon said. “We get a lot of support from local businesses for basket raffles and general donations. We also get a lot of people contacting us who donate money in advance if they cannot attend. I have tremendous support from the West Haven Youth Hockey community as well, with many parents volunteering their time to help get donations, organize the basket raffles, and help run tables the day of the event. I also get a lot of support from the West Haven school system with support from the Bennett Rink staff, and support from the teachers from many different schools.”  
Tickets are $5 and game time is set for 7:30 p.m. For ticket information or any questions regarding the event, including how to make a donation, please email westhavenhockey@yahoo.com.

The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team posted pair of wins this weekend, defeating Greenwich on Saturday and Northwestern on Sunday. 
West Haven opened the week with a 12-1 victory over Greenwich at the Edward L. Bennett Rink Saturday morning. Nine different players got into the scoring column, with eight of those having multiple points. 
Rocco Williams led the offense with three goals, Zach Goetze, Thomas Porto, and Zack Fonda each had two goals and an assist, Michael Madera added a goal and three assists, while Dylan Bosworth and Mickey Dowd each had a goal and an assist. 
West Haven took control of the game in the first period, taking a 4-0 lead. Williams gave the Westies a 1-0 lead less than two minutes in, before Madera and Aloi set up Bosworth with 8:19 to go. Goetze scored off an assist from Porto, and Porto scored an unassisted goal on the power play for the 4-0 lead. 
Williams (Jason Alling), Fonda (Madera), and Porto (Fonda) scored in the middle period for a 7-1 lead. 
Brady Price played well on offense, Haygen Axelrod played well on defense and Jacob Silva was solid in goal as the Westies opened the weekend with the win. 
West Haven swept the weekend with a 5-2 victory over Northwestern in Washington Depot Sunday afternoon. Dowd led the way with four goals in the win as seven players were in the scoring column. 
Trailing 2-0, Dowd got the Westies going with 47 seconds left in the first off an assist from Fonda. 
Aloi and Goetze set up Williams with the equalizer 1:02 into the second, and Dowd scored an unassisted goal 36 seconds later to give West Haven the lead for good. 
Dowd increased the lead to 4-2 with 47.9 seconds to go in the second as he tipped in a shot by Porto, before Madera fed Dowd for an empty-net goal with two seconds left in the contest. 
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team skated to a win and a tie in this weekend's action.  On Saturday morning at Bennett Rink the Blue Devils hosted the Ridgefield Lions Squirt B squad and posted a 4-1 victory.  
The Westies jumped on the Lions early in the first period. Defenseman Matthew Kelly chipped the puck ahead to his twin brother Ethan at the red line and the dynamic center burst into the Ridgefield zone. After a sweet deke, he slid the puck into the empty net and West Haven led 1-0 just 1:15 into the game.  At 3:31, defenseman Yousaf Ullah carried the puck from the Westies' zone all the way up the right side of the ice and converted with a strong wrist shot to make the score 2-0.  Just as a Ridgefield power play was expiring at 8:34, the Lions jammed in a loose puck off a scramble in front of Blue Devil goaltender Maddex LaFountain and the score was 2-1 in favor of West Haven at the first intermission.
The Westies remained in control for most of the second period.  Ethan Kelly led a rush into the Ridgefield zone and his shot was kicked to left wing J.J. Hall.  The rugged forward jammed in the loose puck and West Haven led 3-1 with 3:26 to play in the second.  
In the third period, the Kelly brothers combined once more for the final tally. Matthew shoveled the puck ahead to Ethan, who created his own breakaway and converted to make the final score 4-1.  The Westies' defense was stout throughout the contest as West Haven outshot the Lions 16-13 for the game.
On Sunday afternoon, the Blue Devils headed to Bridgeport's Wonderland of Ice to face the Wonderland Wizards Squirt B1 team. The Wizards defeated the Westies 4-1 three weeks ago but this game ended in a 3-3 tie. 
West Haven got on the scoreboard first at 3:12 of the opening period. Speedy center Gavin Coady's shot from the right circle was saved, but left wing Sean Studley collected the rebound and snapped a quick wrist shot into the back of the cage for a 1-0 lead.  
The Westies then doubled their advantage with 2:59 remaining in the period. On a power play, Ethan Kelly won a faceoff and dropped a pass back to Dylan Link.  The defenseman ripped a laser from just below the blue line that snuck inside the far post.   
The Westies used a fast start to the second period to push the lead back to two goals.  On a power play at the 1:54 mark, defenseman Yousaf Ullah fired a rising shot from the point that Studley neatly deflected down and past the goalie for a 3-1 Blue Devils lead.  LaFountain continued to come up huge with a few sprawling saves and West Haven carried the 3-1 advantage into the third period.  
With only three defensemen available after an injury, the Blue Devils hung tough and battled down the stretch.  The Wizards scored twice in the final 2:14 to even the game at three. 
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team posted a tie and a win this weekend. On Saturday, the Westies headed to Cromwell to take on the Ct. Whalers and battled to a 2-2 tie. After falling behind by two goals, West Haven fought back and settled for a hard earned tie. 
In the first period, the Whalers got on the scoreboard, scoring just minutes in for a 1-0 lead. The score remained the same until 8:51 in the middle period as the Whalers took advantage of a power play to push their lead to two. 
Just three minutes later, the Westies answered back. Behind the net, Colin Deane made several defenders miss until he was able to send a perfect pass to Jayden Spreyer who sent the puck over the goalies shoulder cutting the deficit in half. 
Trailing 2-1 in the third period, West Haven kept the pressure on and continued getting a tremendous performance by goalie Nick Link. With 2:42 remaining in the game, Deane once again got the puck to Spreyer who beat the goalie with a wrist shot, tying the score at two. 
With under 10 seconds to go, the Whalers picked up a loose puck and went in on a breakaway. Link denied the opportunity with his 34th save of the game, preserving the tie. 
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Bolton for a matchup with Eastern Ct. Stars. A strong defensive performance by Joe D’Aurio, Sean Bosworth, Meghan Dupre and Kiki Adamo, combined with the stellar play of Link in goal, resulted in a 2-0 win. 
The Westies wasted little time and jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Connor Chirico's unassisted goal just five minutes in. The score remained the same until 2:47 left in the second period as D’Aurio sent the puck deep in the zone where Colin Deane gained control and found Jayden Spreyer to increase the lead to 2-0. 

(January 23, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won two of three games it played this weekend. The Westies won a pair of games Saturday, defeating the Whalers and New Rochelle, before falling to Darien Sunday.
West Haven opened the weekend with an 11-1 victory over the Whalers at the Edward L. Bennett Rink. Dylan Bosworth and Brady Price had stellar games, with Bosworth scoring twice and adding an assist, and Price scoring twice. Michael Madera had two goals and four assists, Rocco Williams had three goals and an assist, Thomas Porto had a goal and two assists, and Connor Moriarty added two assists.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead just 58 seconds into the game when Jack Aloi ripped a shot in for a goal off an assist from Williams. With the game even at one, Madera set up Bosworth for a 2-1 advantage.
West Haven put the game away with five goals in the second and four more in the third. In the second, Madera gave the Westies a 3-1 lead with a short-handed goal off an assist from Moriarty, before Porto (Bosworth) and Williams scored 27 seconds apart for a 5-1 lead. Zack Fonda set up Madera, and Williams scored off assists from Zach Goetze and Porto for a 7-1 advantage.
Price opened the third period scoring, before Bosworth and Williams followed with goals of their own. Another one-timer off the stick of Price capped the scoring in the game. Aloi, Jason Alling and Haygen Axelrod, who also had an assist, played solid defense in front of goalie Jacob Silva in goal.
The Westies then traveled Saturday afternoon to play New Rochelle at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, home of the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and won 4-0. After a scoreless first period, Madera sent Williams in on a breakaway for a 1-0 lead, before Porto set up Price in front for a 2-0 lead.
Madera capped the scoring in the third period with a pair of goals as he came out of the corner to score for a 3-0 lead, then took a perfect pass from Aloi and broke in for a 4-0 advantage. The defensive play of West Haven was again solid to support the stellar play of Silva in goal in the shutout.
The Westies capped the week with a 3-2 loss in Darien Sunday morning. Trailing 2-0 after one period, Goetze set up Madera to get the Westies within 2-1 in the second. Just 3:06 later, Madera passed in front to a waiting Mickey Dowd, who scored the equalizer.
The two teams battled in the third period, but Darien scored the eventual winner with 5:36 remaining to pull out the victory.
Highlights of the weekend’s Squirt A games can be seen at www.westieblue.com on the youth hockey video page.

The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split a pair of games last weekend.  Early Saturday morning,  the Westies traveled to Enfield Twin Rinks to face the Enfield Eagles Squirt B squad and came away with a 6-2 win.  

The Blue Devils got on the scoreboard first at the 4:14 mark of the opening period.  Ethan Kelly passed to Sean Studley in front of the Enfield net and Studley's backhand shot slid just inside the far post. The Eagles tied the score at 1-1 with 1:20 left in the period with a nice one-timer from the slot. The Westies responded 36 seconds later when Kelly and Studley hooked up again.  Studley's one-time attempt off Kelly's initial feed was saved, but Kelly poked in the rebound and West Haven led 2-1 at the first intermission.
The Westies dominated the second period and controlled the puck for most of the 12 minutes. West Haven outshot the Eagles 10-1 in the period with many shots coming from the point by the defensemen. The Enfield goaltender was very athletic and made many great saves.

The only goal of the period came from Studley again. At the 7:37 mark, a shot from the point deflected to his stick and the left winger snapped a wrister inside the left post for a 3-1 lead.
In the third period, the Westies kept the pressure on.  At 1:25, Cameren Lipford's initial shot was saved, but Studley was the man on the spot again. He buried the loose puck for his third hat trick of the season.

The Eagles did come back quickly and made the score 4-2 when a pass from behind the cage deflected off a skate and went in at 1:54. West Haven's Kelly pushed the lead back to three goals when he skated through the slot and ripped a wrist shot over the goalie's shoulder for a Blue Devil lead of 5-2 with 9:30 remaining in the game. Westie goalie Maddex LaFountain made an aggressive save on a breakaway with just over three minutes to go, before Studley capped the scoring at 9:17.

Studley's pass over the blue line led Lipford into the Eagles' zone and Lipford's wrist shot was saved.  Studley again crashed the net and knocked in the rebound for his fourth goal of the contest. LaFountain made six saves in the game and the Westies outshot Enfield 29-8 in the 6-2 win.
On Sunday, the Westies headed to the Rinks at Shelton for a game against a very solid Mid Fairfield Connecticut Stars Girls U10 team and the Westies fell 7-1. The Stars led 2-0 after the first period and outshot the Westies 8-3. In the second period, the game remained close and the Blue Devils scored their only goal of the game.  Lipford skated the puck out of the defensive zone and found a streaking Studley at the red line. As Studley skated in on the breakway, he was hit from behind but kept his balance and fired a wrist shot inside the left post.

The goal made the score 3-1 with 4:18 left in the second period, but the depth of the Stars caught up to the Blue Devils in the third and they pulled away for a 7-1 victory.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team had two games this weekend and split the pair. 

On Saturday night, the Westies traveled to the Northford Ice Pavilion for a tough matchup with Yale and fell 4-3. The Westies fought back from an early deficit and held a lead, but were unable to hang on and lost by a goal. 
In the first period, the Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead, but West Haven fought back. Colin Deane scored from a tough angle on a power play with seconds remaining in the period. 
The game was tied for just five minutes as Jayden Spreyer's wrap around goal gave the Westies a 2-1 advantage. Yale answered back with two unanswered goals for a 3-2 lead and with under a minute to go in the middle period, the Bulldogs scored to take the lead. 
Trailing 4-2 in the third, Deane set up Conor Chirico in front with a great pass, cutting the lead to 4-3. The Westies fought hard almost tying it up several times, but were unable to get the equalizer and lost by a goal. West Haven goalie Nick Link and the shorthanded West Haven defense all played outstanding. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Ct. Barons at Bennett Rink. The Westies jumped out to an early commanding lead and skated to a 5-1 victory. 
Jack Bordeleau put West Haven up just a minute into the game as he stuffed in a rebound off Joe D’Aurio's shot. Just three minutes later, Dante Hardt redirected Sean Bosworth's wrist shot from the point for a 2-0 lead. Chirico and Deane each added a goal to extend the lead to four after the first.
Halfway through the second, Deane set up Spreyer, whose shot was blocked, but Chirico was right there to put it away and the Westies went on to win the contest 5-1. 
West Haven received a great effort this weekend from Domenic Vinci and Kiki Adamo. Highlights and interviews from Sunday's matchup can be seen on gottalovecthockey.com and www.westieblue.com.

(January 16, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of contests this past weekend. Playing short-handed in both games, the Westies opened the weekend with a 5-1 victory over New Canaan, before falling to Greater New Haven 7-1 on Sunday.
In Saturday’s contest against New Canaan, Zach Goetze led the way with four goals, while Rocco Williams added a goal and three assists. Zack Fonda and Haygen Axelrod also had assists in the contest.
After a scoreless first period, Goetze gave the Westies a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal with 5:05 left in the second. Williams added an unassisted goal of his own 1:32 later, and just 17 seconds after the goal by Williams, he set up Goetze for a 3-0 advantage.
Leading 3-1, West Haven put the game away with two more goals in the third period. Goetze scored off an assist from Williams and Fonda with 6:02 to go, and Goetze capped the scoring off assists from Williams and Axelrod with 1:28 left.
The Westies then traveled to play Greater New Haven Sunday afternoon. Down players, the Westies battled through until the Warriors pulled away in the third period.
Greater New Haven led 2-0 after one period, before Williams scored on the power play 4:14 into the middle period. The game remained that way until the Warriors scored twice in 3:17 for a 4-1 lead in the second period.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team travelled to the Twin Rinks in Stamford on Sunday morning to face the Stamford Sharks Squirt B and won 6-1. The Sharks took advantage of a defensive lapse by the Blue Devils to take a 1-0 lead 1:45 into the game.  
The Westies shook off the slow start and began to take control as the game progressed.  Right wing Heather Fonda tied it 1-1 at the 6:52 mark of the opening period.  Ethan Kelly's initial shot was saved, but Fonda pounced on the puck and fired it into the back of the net for her second goal of the year.  
Left wing Sean Studley broke the tie after some beautiful passing between all five skaters.  At 7:57 Studley took Kelly's pass from the right circle, neatly used his skate to keep the puck out front, and quickly slid the puck home.  
Two minutes later, the Westies tallied again.  Studley dropped a pass to the point where Matthew Kelly fired on goal.  Ethan Kelly whipped the rebound over to Cameren Lipford who snapped it into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead.  
The Westies put on a passing clinic in the third period and put the game away.  At 2:23, Ethan Kelly shot from the right circle and left wing Lucas Iversen, who was crashing the net, jammed home the rebound for a 4-1 lead.  With 1:20 left in the game, center Gavin Coady nudged the puck over the blue line for a streaking Lipford who buried the breakaway.  The Westies then wrapped up the scoring with 32 seconds left.  Defenseman Dylan Link worked a nice give-and-go up the left boards with Ethan Kelly and Link's wrister made the final score 6-1.  It was Kelly's fifth assist of the game.  Maddex LaFountain finished with 11 saves in the victory.West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team stayed home for two games this weekend. The Westies took the first game, but lost the second settling for a split. 
On Saturday, it was an afternoon matchup with the Eastern Connecticut Stars and won 4-3. Midway through the first period Dante Hardt set up Cade Simone for the game’s first goal. The Stars answered back with two of their own to take a 2-1 led in to the break. 
In the middle period, the Westies offense began to click. Connor Chirico dug the puck out of the corner, sent it across ice behind the net to Jayden Spreyer who connected with Colin Deane breaking down the middle to tie the game at two. 
Just 14 seconds later, Daniel Moore set Spreyer up for the go ahead goal to make it 3-2. With five minutes to play in the period, Simone was credited with his second goal of the game on a deflection, pushing the lead to two. 
The Stars cut that lead in half with five minutes to play, but the Westies refused to relinquish the lead and held on for the 4-3 win. 
On Sunday, West Haven took on the Yellowjackets of East Haven and the offense went silent in an 8-0 loss. The Westies played hard in the first period and were six seconds away from fighting off a full 5-on-3 before East Haven finally converted, taking a lead 1-0 in to the first intermission. In the second period, the floodgates opened and East Haven scored three more power play goals. The Westies were unable to take advantage of the several power plays of their own and were shut out at home. 

(January 9, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team posted a win and a tie in two games played this weekend. The Westies opened the week with a 3-1 victory over the Ct. Barons and closed the weekend with a 1-1 tie at Central in Newington.
On Saturday, the Westies were led by Mickey Dowd, who had a pair of goals, and Thomas Porto, who finished with a goal and two assists.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead 5 minutes, 48 seconds into the first period when Dowd put away a goal off a shot on goal by Porto. The lead lasted just 2:02 before the Barons evened the contest through one period of play.
After a scoreless second period which saw numerous outstanding saves from Jacob Silva in goal, including three breakaway stops, the Westies controlled play in the third period. Dowd gave the Westies the lead for good 5:39 into the final period when he scored off assists from Zack Fonda and Porto.
Just 3:02 later, West Haven sealed the contest when Porto scored off assists from Rocco Williams and Jack Aloi.

The Westies traveled to play Central Sunday and played to a 1-1 tie.
Despite dominating the contest, West Haven was unable to pull out the victory as the Westies rang the puck off the post or crossbar five times in the game.
West Haven’s only goal cane 4:14 into the contest when Michael Madera sent Williams in on a breakaway and Williams found the back of the net. Central evened the game off a turnover with 3:01 left in the opening period.
Despite not playing in almost three weeks due to the holidays, the West Haven Squirt B youth hockey team looked sharp in winning two of three games this weekend.  
On Friday night, the Westies faced the Southern Stars Squirt B at the Milford Ice Pavilion and went right to work in the first period in a 3-2 win. West Haven got on the board 1:24 into the game as Ethan Kelly found Sean Studley in front and Studley's shot slid inside the far post.  
The Stars tied it off a turnover in the Westies' own zone just two minutes later.  The Blue Devils regained the lead at the 3:37 mark when Heather Fonda fed Kelly in the slot.  After controlling most of the play in the period, Blue Devil center Gavin Coady made it 3-1 with just 9.6 seconds left as his wrist shot deflected up and over the goalie.
The Blue Devil defense was solid all night.  Goaltender Maddex LaFountain made a nice glove save early in the second period and another terrific save on a Southern power play with just 40 seconds remaining in the frame.  A late Stars goal in the third period made the final score 3-2.  West Haven outshot Southern 21-9 for the game.
On Saturday morning, the Westies hosted Wonderland Wizards Squirt B1 at Bennett Rink and fell 4-1. The Wizards took an early 1-0 lead as the puck trickled over the line off a scramble out front at 3:06.  The Westies tied it at 7:12 when left wing Sean Studley carried the puck into the zone and floated a backhand pass to center Ethan Kelly.  Kelly's shot was saved, but right wing Cameren Lipford fired in the rebound from just inside the right circle.  
West Haven turned it around in the second period and created many more chances.  Studley had a breakaway midway through the period, but his shot caromed off the goalie's facemask.  Defenseman Yousaf Ullah made a nice play up the right boards and fired a strong wrister but he too was denied.  The score remained 1-1 into the third period before the Wizards put the game away with three goals.  
The Blue Devils rebounded on Sunday with a solid 3-2 win over the Watertown Red Wings at the Rinks at Shelton.  Ethan Kelly scored at 2:03 of the first period as he got off a shot despite being knocked down in the slot.  The Red Wings tied it at 8:44 on a shot over LaFountain's shoulder.  The Westies outshot Watertown 8-3 and controlled most of the play in the period.
The Westies' unselfish play and nice passing led to plenty of scoring chances in the second period, but the Red Wings’ goaltender was superb.  Defensemen Dylan Link, Matthew Kelly and Yousaf and Javed Ullah all had chances from the point.  Gavin Fanelli and Lucas Iversen had close opportunities from inside the circles.  Watertown scored the only goal of the period though as they converted a power play with 1:09 on the clock.
West Haven evened the game at 2-2 just 3:40 into the third period.  Studley flipped a centering pass to Ethan Kelly who converted with a rising backhand shot.  
With 5:44 remaining in the game, LaFountain made a sweet glove save to keep the score tied.  At the 8:07 mark, Lipford scored a tremendous goal as he roofed one from a tough angle to give West Haven the lead again.  
LaFountain preserved the win with another glove save on a Watertown power play and a kick save on a wraparound attempt just as the final buzzer sounded.  The Westies outshot Watertown 24-14 for the game.
The West Haven Peewee A hockey team won both contests this weekend. Each game came down to the wire as the Westies won both by one goal. 
The Westies traveled to the Northford Ice Pavilion for a Friday night matchup with Yale and came away with a 2-1 win. 
West Haven goalie Nick Link and his defense set the tone early on. After a scoreless period and a half, West Haven's Jayden Spreyer ripped a slap shot from just outside the circle for a 1-0 lead off an assist by Meghan Dupre.
Just over 2 minutes later Dante Hardt's good positioning paid off as he picked up a rebound in front of the net and put it away for a 2-0 lead and the eventual game-winner. 
With six minutes to play in the game, Link's shutout bid fell short as Yale cut the West Haven lead to 2-1. That was as close as Yale would come as Link and his defense shut the Bulldogs down and held on for the victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies played host to the Panthers from Putnam, New York and posted a 4-3 victory. Playing shorthanded, defenseman Sean Bosworth led West Haven to the home victory. 
Trailing 1-0 with under a minute to play in the first, Bosworth picked off a pass and fired a slap shot from the point to tie the game at one. 
The Westies rode the momentum and took the lead in the opening minute of the middle period on Connor Chirico's wrap around goal. Spreyer made it 3-1 off assists from Chirico and Joe D’Aurio, before Bosworth pushed the lead to three goals going in to the final period with his second goal of the game.
Putnam scored two unanswered power play goals with 10 minutes to play in the game, nut that was all the Westies defense and Link (30 saves) would allow as they shut the game down and locked up
the win. 
West Haven received a great team effort as every player did their part to secure the weekend sweep. 

(January 2, 2017) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team played three games this past week, winning two of the three.
The Westies opened the week with a Christmas Eve home contest against the Northeast Huskies and fell 6-5 despite two goals from Mickey Dowd, and a goal and an assist each from Thomas Porto and Michael Madera. Trailing 2-0 in the second period, the Westies made the contest exciting with four goals to take a 4-3 lead.
Porto got the Westies on the board when he scored off assists from Jason Alling and Zack Fonda, before Rocco Williams took a pass from Madera and found the back of the net for the equalizer a short time later.
Dowd gave the Westies a short-lived lead off an assist from Porto, and after the Huskies tied the game, Madera scored off a faceoff with 23 seconds left in the middle period for a 4-3 West Haven lead. Dowd scored off a breakaway 36 seconds into the third, but Northeast rallied to tie the game with 2:12 left and win with 28 seconds to go.
The Westies then traveled to Brooklyn, New York and defeated the Rye Rangers 9-1 at the Barclays Center, home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders. Madera and Dowd each led the way with three goals and an assist apiece, while Williams had a goal and two assists, Porto had a goal and an assist, Zach Goetze had three assists, and Fonda chipped in a pair of assists.
Madera gave the Westies a 1-0 lead with 5:15 left in the first off assists from Williams and Goetze, and Jack Aloi scored from the top of the slot off an assist from Dowd 1:38 later. Madera scored twice to start the second period, the second off a breakaway, and Porto added an unassisted goal for a 5-0 lead after two periods.
With Jacob Silva playing well in goal, and Haygen Axelrod, Alling and Aloi anchoring the defense, the Westies were able to close out the victory with four more goals in the third. Dowd scored the first two of the period, the first unassisted and the second off assists from Porto and Fonda, before Rye got on the board. Williams (from Madera and Goetze) and Dowd (from Fonda) capped the scoring in the victory.
The Westies closed the week with a 5-1 victory over ECHO on New Year’s Eve. Dylan Bosworth scored the lone goal of the first period with 1:25 remaining for a 1-0 West Haven lead.
Madera gave the Westies a 2-0 lead in the second when he took a pass from Goetze and broke in alone, before Madera and Goetze set up Williams with 45 seconds to go in the period for a 3-0 advantage.
Brady Price gave West Haven a 4-0 lead 1:35 into the final period, scoring off assists from Bosworth and Connor Moriarty. Williams scored off a breakaway for his second of the game with 9:01 to go for a 5-0 lead. ECHO scored with 6:43 left, breaking up Silva’s shutout bid.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team took a visit to Bridgeport on New Year's Eve to take on the Wizards at the Wonderland of Ice and fell 4-2.
The long layoff over the holiday season seemed to take its toll on the Westies as they came out flat and would not recover. It did not take long for the Wizards to jump on the board, scoring twice in the first four minutes for a 2-0 lead after one period. 
In the opening seconds of the middle period, the Wizards increased their lead to 3-0, before adding a power play goal for a commanding 4-0 advantage. 
In the third period, the Westies began to show some fight as Sean Bosworth erased the zero on the scoreboard with a slap shot from the blue line with eight minutes to play in the game. Four minutes later, Jayden Spreyer cut the lead in half, sneaking a shot in from just outside the circle. 
With just four minutes to play time, was not on West Haven's side. The Westies applied pressure and created several scoring opportunities, but eventually fell short. 

(December 19, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team defeated Western in its only game of the weekend Sunday morning. Behind two goals and an assist each from Rocco Williams and Michael Madera, the Westies posted a 6-2 victory at the Danbury Ice Arena.
Madera opened the scoring just 49 seconds into the contest when he took a pass from Zach Goetze and one-timed a shot to the right corner. The assist was the first of two on the day for Goetze.
With the game even at one, Williams picked up a loose puck in front and scored with 8:06 left in the opening period to give the Westies a lead they would never relinquish.
West Haven, which scored five unanswered goals, took a 3-1 lead with 6:40 to go in the middle period when Connor Moriarty took Jason Alling’s pass from the corner and fired a shot along the ice for the two-goal lead.  
Jack Aloi, who finished the game with a goal and an assist, helped West Haven extend the lead when he sent a perfect pass over to Madera. Madera found Williams in stride and Williams rocketed a shot home from the top of the circle for a 4-1 advantage 2:15 later.
The Westies capped the four-goal second period with a pair of goals in the final 1:03 of the period. Goetze centered a pass in front which Williams deflected to Aloi. Aloi promptly fired a shot from the slot to increase the margin to 5-1, before Madera scored West Haven’s final goal with22 seconds left in the period as he roofed an angle shot from the slot.
Jacob Silva played well in goal, making several stellar saves before the Westies blew the game open. Haygen Axelrod played well on defense, while Mickey Dowd, Thomas Porto, Zack Fonda, and Brady Price all had scoring opportunities.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team faced two tough goaltenders this weekend and lost both games.  On Saturday morning, the Westies hosted the Eastern (ECHO) Stars Squirt B at a snowy Bennett Rink and dropped a tough 2-0 decision.  
The Stars opened the scoring at 1:13 of the first period. Blue Devil goalie Maddex LaFountain and his counterpart for ECHO traded big saves throughout the rest of the period.  
In the second period, the two best chances for West Haven came when the team was short-handed. Ethan Kelly and Sean Studley both created scoring opportunities, but were denied at close range. Eastern was able to make it 2-0 on a power play with 2:19 to go in the second period as LaFountain made the initial save, but the rebound was chipped over his shoulder and in.
Despite plenty of back-and-forth action throughout the third period, neither team could put the puck in the net and ECHO claimed the 2-0 victory.
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Trinity College in Hartford to face the Wolves of West Hartford Squirt B and fell 5-2.
The Wolves jumped on West Haven early and scored twice in the first 29 seconds of the game. West Hartford scored twice more in the first period, once at 8:14, just as their power play was expiring, and again on a man advantage with only 4.8 seconds on the clock.
The Westies gained more control of the puck in the second period and generated a few quality scoring chances.  The Blue Devil defensemen provided some rushes out of their own zone and each line continued to skate hard but the Wolves' goalie was stout.
West Haven got on the scoreboard 45 seconds into the third period. Defenseman Yousaf Ullah fired the puck from the right point where right wing Cameren Lipford gathered it in, turned and snapped it inside the right post.
The Wolves countered just 25 seconds later to regain a four-goal advantage. The Westies controlled play for most of the period, but were only able to light the lamp once more.  
With just under a minute left in the game, Blue Devil defenseman Matthew Kelly dumped the puck from the left point toward the front of the net, where his brother Ethan Kelly was able to jam it in.  
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team saw limited action this weekend as Saturday's contest at UConn was postponed due to the snow. On Sunday, the Westies were back in action and hosted the Stamford Sharks at Bennett Rink, playing to a 2-2 tie. 
Great defense and goaltending by both teams were on display in the first period and the game remained scoreless at the break. That changed just 40 seconds into the middle period as Stamford jumped on the board first for a 1-0 lead. 
The Westies answered back six minutes later. Joe D'Aurio broke out behind his own net and sent the puck all the way up the ice to Jayden Spreyer. Cutting across the middle, Spreyer left the puck behind for Connor Chirico who took care of the rest, tying the game at one.
West Haven was not done and with just seconds remaining in the period, the Westies took the lead. Spreyer took a pass from D'Aurio and snuck a shot under the crossbar for a 2-1 advantage. 
Stamford evened the game in the third period. With 10 minutes to play, both defenses took over and the teams had to settle for the tie.
Nick Link played another solid game between the pipes for the Westies. 
The East Haven/West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team swept a pair of games this weekend, defeating Yale and Watertown.
East Haven/West Haven played against the Yale Pee Wee B team on Saturday at Ingalls Rink and posted a 4-2 victory.
J.P. Garea put East Haven/West Haven on the board first, followed by two goals from Dom Perillo. Andrew Diotatlo added a single tally in the two-goal win.
East Haven/West Haven took on Watertown Sunday in Shelton and posted a thrilling 7-6 victory. In a fast-paced and exciting contest, Diotatlo had the hat trick, Garea scored twice, and Aryana Wilson and Kevin Gardner picked up single tallies, with Gardner scoring the game-winner.

(December 12, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team lost two of three contests this past weekend. The Westies opened the week with a 3-2 victory over Western Saturday morning at the Edward L. Bennett Rink, but fell on the road against Southern and the Ct. Barons on Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 against Western, the Westies evened the contest with 48 seconds left in the opening period as Zach Goetze found Rocco Williams in front to knot the game.
The Westies took a 2-1 lead when Mickey Dowd scored an unassisted goal with 8:09 remaining in the middle period, before Western tied the contest less than four minutes later. With the action going back and forth in the third period, Michael Madera found Goetze, who buried the eventual winner with 1:31 remaining.
Jacob Silva was stellar in goal, making several big saves in both the first and third periods for West Haven.  
The Westies got off to quick starts in both road contests on Sunday, but could not finish strong in either game. Against Southern, Goetze scored just 4:14 in for a 1-0 lead, but Milford scored four unanswered goals, including two in the first period, to defeat West Haven 4-1.
Traveling to Norwalk Sunday evening to face the Barons, West Haven twice held leads in the opening period, but fell when the Barons scored four times in the third period to defeat the Westies 6-2.
West Haven needed just 59 seconds of the game to take a 1-0 lead when Dowd fed Zack Fonda in front for a 1-0 advantage. With the game even at one, Fonda found Goetze for a 2-1 lead with 2:44 left in the opening period.
The two teams were evenly matched through two periods, but the Barons scored twice in 27 seconds early in the third for a 4-2 advantage. With the game still up for grabs, the Barons ended any chance of a West Haven comeback by scoring twice in the final 2:57 of a 6-2 victory over West Haven.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team skated to a tie and a loss this weekend.  On Saturday morning, the Westies hosted the Southern Stars Squirt B team at Bennett Rink and played to a 3-3 tie.
The Stars jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 1:47 into the opening period with a shot from the slot.  Blue Devil center Ethan Kelly tied the game at one just 35 seconds later as he converted a breakaway by shooting through the five-hole.
The Stars took the lead again when a tough-angle shot made it 2-1 with 5:50 remaining in the period.  Kelly's fine individual effort evened the score at two with 3:19 on the clock as he gathered the puck at center ice, stick handled through a defender, deked and scored.  
The Stars took the lead one more time with 45 seconds left in the period as West Haven goaltender Maddex LaFountain made the initial save, but could not stop the rebound shot.  
The Blue Devils’ defense clamped down in the second period and limited the Stars to just four shots in the frame. The West Haven offense generated a few chances including one in the closing seconds when left wing Sean Studley broke free from the red line as the clock wound down, but his wrist shot hit the post just as the horn sounded and the score remained 3-2 in favor of the Stars.
The Westies evened the score 2:19 into the third period when Gavin Coady won a faceoff in the left circle. Studley took the puck toward the slot and his wrist shot made it through traffic to knot the score at three.
Both teams had some chances throughout the rest of the period.  On a power play, the Stars hit the cross bar at the 5:20 mark.  With just 1:30 left in the game, Studley had a breakaway, but his shot went off the netminder's mask.  LaFountain, who finished with 13 saves total, made a clutch save with just 13 seconds left in the game and the teams settled for a 3-3 tie.
On Sunday morning, the Westies traveled to the Bolton Ice Palace to face ECHO Squirt B and West Haven fell 6-2. The teams traded goals in the first period as ECHO scored at the 4:41 mark before Ethan Kelly tied the game for West Haven at 6:16 with a rush that started in his own end. LaFountain used his blocker to save a penalty shot with 1:20 left in the period.  
ECHO controlled most of the play in the second period and scored the only two goals of the stanza. The home team pushed the lead to 6-1 midway through the third period, before the Westies countered. With 3:51 remaining in the game, Studley backhanded a pass from behind the net and Kelly fired it home. LaFountain made 18 saves total in the loss.  
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team played host to the Green Dragons of Hamden Saturday afternoon and fell 3-1. The game was up for grabs, but the Westies came up short and snapped their two game winning streak. 
In the first period, solid goaltending kept both teams off the scoreboard. The first goal of the game was not recorded until 4:31 left in the second period as Colin Deane fired a shot which hit the post and Connor Chirico scored off the rebound, putting the Westies on top 1-0. 
West Haven goalie Nick Link's scoreless streak fell short of nine periods as Hamden tied the game on a deflection in the closing minute of the second. 
A mistake early in the third proved costly and the Westies gave up a short-handed goal and went down 2-1 with 10 minutes to go in the contest. West Haven missed several opportunities to tie the game and with 3:33 remaining, Hamden put the game away with another goal.
On Sunday, the Peewees headed to Danbury for a tough matchup with Western Ct and fell 4-1. A couple of bounces did not go the Westies’ way and they were unable to recover. 
Trailing 1-0 in the second, the Westies moved the puck well and at the eight minute mark, the work almost paid off but the bad luck continued. Deane broke in making two defenders miss and fired a shot which went off the crossbar. Western grabbed the rebound and went the length of the ice for a 2-0 lead. 
In the final period of play, West Haven would not go down quietly. With six minutes remaining, Joe D'Aurio muscled his way in front of the net and got the puck to Jayden Spreyer who went top left to cut the lead in half at 2-1.The Westies seemed to regain the momentum but that was taken away with three minutes to play. Coming out of the penalty box, a Western forward picked up the puck all alone and scored on a breakaway for a 3-1 lead.  

The West Haven/East Haven Peewee B travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend against Pawling and the Riverhawks.
The team opened the weekend with a 5-1 road loss to Pawling as J.P. Garea scored the lone West Haven/East Haven goal.
On Sunday, the team faced the Riverhawks and came away with a 4-2 victory. In a well-played contest, West Haven/East Haven received goals from Zack Forbes, Tania Cruz, Kevin Gardner and Garea.      

(December 5, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team had a win, loss and tie in three games this past weekend. The Westies opened the weekend with a tie and a win on Saturday, before falling on Sunday.
West Haven faced Stamford at Bennet Rink Saturday morning and battled to a 2-2 tie. Thomas Porto led the way with two goals, including the tying tally late in the contest.
Trailing 2-0 late in the second period, West Haven inched closer as Porto picked up a loose puck in front following a shot by Rocco Williams and cut the deficit to 2-1 with 5:43 left in the middle period.
Applying pressure in the third period, West Haven finally got the equalizer. Michael Madera won a faceoff deep in the Stamford zone and fed a pass from behind the net to Mickey Dowd. Dowd found Porto in front for the equalizer with 2:40 remaining.
The Westies then traveled to Stamford Saturday afternoon and defeated Greenwich Skate Club 7-3 at Chelsea Pier. Zach Goetze led the way with two goals and an assist as the line of Goetze, Madera and Dowd combined for nine points. Dowd and Madera each finished with a goal and two assists in the game.
Madera gave West Haven a 1-0 lead after one period when he scored off an assist from Dowd with 6:47 left in the opening period.
After Stamford evened the game at one, West Haven took a 2-1 lead with 1:44 left in the middle period. Madera found Dowd behind the net and Dowd’s pass to Goetze in front gave West Haven a short-lived lead as Stamford evened the game seconds later off the faceoff.
West Haven took the lead for good with 32.2 seconds remaining in the period as Connor Moriarty fed Williams who broke in and scored to the top left corner.
The Westies won the contest with four goals in the third period. Goetze set up Jason Alling’s goal from the point 34 seconds in, Williams scored an unassisted goal with 9:48 to go, and Goetze dove to knock in a loose puck 30 seconds later for a 6-2 advantage. Leading 6-3, West Haven iced the contest when Dowd scored in front with 6:17 to go.
West Haven could not carry the momentum into Sunday morning’s contest as they were unable to generate any offense in a 7-0 loss to the Wonderland Wizards.
The West Haven youth hockey Squirt B team split a pair of games this weekend, losing 2-1 to West Hartford Squirt B and winning 6-1 over Wallingford Squirt B.
On Saturday morning, the Blue Devils hosted the Wolves of West Hartford.  In a very evenly matched game, the defense was sturdy for both teams early on and the first period ended scoreless.  West Haven goaltender Maddex LaFountain made four saves in the period.  Devil defensemen Matthew Kelly, Dylan Link, Yousaf Ullah and Javed Ullah used solid positioning and strong skating to stymie any Wolves attack.
The offense picked up in the second period.  At the 1:19 mark, LaFountain made a nice pad save and Yousaf Ullah cleared the puck off the line.  At 2:28, Westies’ right wing Cameren Lipford broke free but was stuffed by a nice save.  With 7:39 on the clock, Lipford had another opportunity, but was denied from the right circle.  
The Wolves broke through first with 4:50 remaining in the period as a rising shot snuck over LaFountain's shoulder for a 1-0 lead.  West Haven kept the pressure on though. 
Left wing Sean Studley created a breakaway with two minutes to go, but his shot deflected off the West Hartford netminder's face mask and then off the cross bar and over the goal. Studley ripped another shot off the ensuing scramble, but was denied by a pad save.  The score stayed 1-0 in favor of the Wolves at the second intermission as LaFountain was only called upon for three saves in the period.
At the 1:54 mark of the third period, West Hartford made it 2-0.  LaFountain made the initial pad save, but he couldn't reach the rebound shot.  
There was no quit in the Westies though.  With 7:00 remaining in the game Yousaf Ullah chipped the puck out of the West Haven zone.  Sean Studley collected it, accelerated past two defenders and went top shelf on the breakaway to cut the lead in half.  The West Haven defense continued to play well and the offense created a few more chances, but West Hartford was able to hang on for the 2-1 win.
On Sunday afternoon, the Westies traveled to Choate Rosemary Hall to face the Wallingford Hawks.  Blue Devils goalie LaFountain made three early saves before the visitors took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the first period.  
Yousaf Ullah won the puck in front of his own net, carried it the length of the ice, and used a nifty deke to slide it into the open goal.  With 2:13 remaining in the period, the Hawks tied the game as LaFountain was beat from a tough angle.
The Westies took control of the game in the second period as they dominated time of possession.  Gavin Coady, in his second game back since returning from an injury, gave the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead 5:29 into the period.  Coady took Lucas Iversen's feed from behind the net and snapped home a quick wrist shot.  
Then, with just 36 seconds left in the period, Javed Ullah kept the puck in the offensive zone for the Devils and sent a quick pass toward the crease. Studley redirected it into the net and the Westies led 3-1.
In the final period, the Westies picked up where they left off. Ethan Kelly stole the puck from a Hawk defenseman and fired it in for a 4-1 lead 53 seconds in.  
The Westies made it 5-1 at the 3:31 mark.  Iversen's hustle on a back check forced a Wallingford offside call.  Kelly took the ensuing faceoff to the net and used a sweet double move to finish with his backhand.  West Haven closed the scoring with just two seconds left when Lipford's backhand shot off a rebound found the net and the Blue Devils had the 6-1 victory.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team visited Norwalk in an early Saturday morning matchup with the CT Barons at SoNo Ice Center and came away with a 3-0 victory. 
The Westies wasted several opportunities, scoring just three times on 40 shots, but that was all the defense and goalie Nick Link needed. 
After numerous attempts in the opening minutes of play, West Haven got on the scoreboard when Jackson Lee broke in and beat the goalie glove side for an unassisted goal. The Westies kept the pressure on but were unable to add to their 1-0 lead before the first intermission. 
The offensive misfortunes continued in the middle period as the Westies ripped shot after shot, but could not find the back of the net. Luckily for West Haven, the great defensive effort by Joe D'aurio, Meghan Dupre, Sean Bosworth and Kiki Adamo continued and the score remained 1-0 going in to the final period of play.
West Haven's luck changed to start the third. Just over two minutes in, Jack Bordeleau ripped a shot from the circle and the rebound went right to Cade Simone's stick, who stuffed it in to double the Westies lead at 2-0.
With the two-goal advantage and Link between the pipes, the Westies put the game away. Jayden Spreyer found his center Colin Deane, who went top shelf and sent them on to the 3-0 shutout. 
On Sunday, the Peewee A played host to the Enfield Eagles. Another strong performance by Link in goal and Deane led West Haven to their second win on the weekend by a score of 4-0. 
It took just 30 seconds for the Westies to jump out in front as Dante Hardt picked up a loose puck in front of the net and snuck it in for a 1-0 lead. Just two minutes later Connor Chirico was set up beautifully by Deane to go up two. 
In the opening minutes of the middle period, the lead was pushed to 3-0. Bordeleau worked patiently behind the net until he saw an opening and found Deane who went blocker side for the tally. The outstanding goaltending by Link kept score the same going in to the third. 
West Haven struck early again in the third when Deane set up a goal from Chirico and a 4-0 advantage. From there Link and the Westie defensive four took over the game and delivered the second straight shutout. The line of Dom Vinci, Daniel Moore and Jackson Lee put in a great effort on both sides of the puck. 

(November 28, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend, defeating New Rochelle Saturday morning and falling at Stamford on Sunday.
West Haven opened the weekend with a 5-3 victory over New Rochelle. Michael Madera finished with three goals, Thomas Porto had a goal and two assists, and Mickey Dowd added three assists.
Porto got West Haven on the scoreboard as he scored on a one-timer off a perfect pass from Dowd with 55.7 seconds remaining in the first period. Madera increased the lead to 2-0 when he scored from the slot off assists from Dowd and Porto 2:18 into the second. Leading 2-1, West Haven took a 3-1 lead into the third when Haygen Axelrod scored from the point off an assist from Zach Goetze with 26 seconds to go in the middle period.
West Haven put the game away early in the third off a two-on-one break with Dowd and Madera. Dowd found Madera in stride for a 4-1 lead with 5:14 left in the game. Madera scored into an empty net with 52.7 seconds to go off an assist from Porto for West Haven’s final goal of the game.
Jacob Silva was stellar in goal for West Haven, with Jason Alling, Jack Aloi, and Axelrod playing well defensively in the win.
West Haven traveled to Stamford Sunday morning and fell 9-3. Stamford scored twice in 12 seconds in the opening period to take a 3-0 lead which the Westies never recovered from.
Rocco Williams scored off an assist from Porto in the second period to get West Haven on the board. Dowd set up Madera’s third period goal, and Williams set up a tally by Porto a short time later as West Haven dropped its road contest.
The West Haven Squirt B youth hockey team played a home-and-home series with the Salisbury Redhawks Squirt B squad this weekend.  Both games were very competitive and each team defended their home ice.  
On Saturday morning the Blue Devils hosted at Bennett Rink and controlled the play throughout most of the opening period in a 3-2 win.  
At the 5:06 mark of the first period, Westies’ defenseman Dylan Link passed out of his own zone and found Sean Studley in the neutral zone. Studley used his speed to get past the defense and almost lost control of the puck before one-handing a shot through the five-hole to give West Haven a 1-0 lead.
With 2:26 to go in the period Ethan Kelly passed back to Yousaf Ullah and the defenseman's powerful shot from just inside the blue line made it through a screen and gave the Westies a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
Both teams battled back-and-forth in the second period before the Redhawks cut the lead in half. With 4:30 to go, Westies’ goalie Maddex LaFountain just could not reach his left leg far enough to prevent a goal to the far post.  
Two minutes later, a Redhawk forward faked going behind the net and instead was able to stuff the puck in to tie the game. Salisbury had a chance in the final minute of the period but Ethan Kelly dove with his stick outstretched to disrupt a breakaway.
The teams skated hard and created chances but the score remained tied with 1:30 to go in the third period. That's when the Redhawks went on a power play, but Kelly won the puck in his own zone, flew past two defenders, and converted the short-handed breakaway with 1:20 remaining. Off the ensuing faceoff Salisbury created a breakaway chance but LaFountain came up with a huge save and the Blue Devils won 3-2.
On Sunday afternoon, the Westies drove up to the Salisbury School for the rematch and fell 4-1. The teams played an even opening period before the Blue Devils struck first.  
Link led a rush out of the Westies' zone, pushed the puck ahead to Ethan Kelly, and Kelly went five-hole for the 1-0 lead.  Just 36 seconds later, a Redhawks forward roofed a strong shot over LaFountain and tied it 1-1. Then with 44.8 seconds remaining in the period, Salisbury converted a breakaway and went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.
Salisbury remained in control during the second period and took a 3-1 lead just over two minutes into the frame. Despite being under pressure and playing short-handed due to multiple penalties, the Westies continued to battle and keep the game close.
In the third period, West Haven gained the momentum and started applying some pressure of its own. Kelly and Studley both had breakaways but were denied, while Lucas Iversen's one-timer went just wide of the right post.
The Westies outshot Salisbury 12-1 in the period, but the Redhawk netminder was up to each challenge. With the Westies pinching up, Salisbury converted a breakaway with 32 seconds left and came away with the win.

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(November 21, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won a pair of games this weekend, defeating Yale at home and Greater New Haven on the road.
The Westies opened the weekend with a 7-4 victory over Yale on Saturday at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
Trailing 1-0 in the first period, West Haven evened the contest when Thomas Porto scored off assists from Mickey Dowd and Michael Madera with 6:38 remaining in the opening period. Defenseman Jack Aloi gave the Westies a 2-1 lead when he went the length of the ice and fired a shot home 2:37 later.
Yale scored the only two goals of the second period for a 3-2 lead, but the Westies scored five unanswered goals to start the third for a 7-3 advantage.
Porto evened the game just 23 seconds into the third period off assists from Dowd and Madera, before Porto set up Dowd 40 seconds later for a 4-3 lead. Madera and Dowd combined to increase the margin to 5-3 with 7:31 left off a two-on-one break when Madera tapped in a lead pass from Dowd.
The scoring barrage of the third period continued when Dowd scored in front with 6:06 remaining, before Rocco Williams scored an unassisted goal 41 seconds later.
The line of Dowd, Porto and Madera combined for 12 points as Dowd finished with two goals and three assists, Porto had two goals and two assists and Madera added a goal and two assists.
West Haven completed the weekend sweep with a 3-1 victory over Greater New Haven at the Northford Ice Pavilion Sunday morning.
The Westies took a 1-0 lead with 14 seconds left in the first period as Zach Goetze tapped a pass forward to Williams, who went top shelf off a breakaway.
West Haven scored twice in the second period, to take a 3-0 lead as Dylan Bosworth set up Haygen Axelrod’s point shot. Axelrod’s shot deflected off a defender in front and in with 6:55 gone by for a 2-0 advantage. Aloi then set up Bosworth for a breakaway and Bosworth’s shot to the top right corner put West Haven on top 3-0.
Greater New Haven scored late in the middle period, but it was not enough as West Haven killed off four penalties and rode the play of Jacob Silva in goal. Silva made several stellar saves in the final two periods to preserve the weekend sweep.
The West Haven Squirt B youth hockey team went on the road twice and split a pair of closely contested games this weekend.  
On Saturday, the Blue Devils traveled to the Northford Ice Pavilion to face the Greater New Haven Warriors B1 and posted a 3-1 victory. Three minutes into the first period Westies left winger J.J. Hall opened the scoring with a tough-angle shot that deflected off the Warriors goalie and in.  At 5:37, the Warriors tied it 1-1 with a bit of luck when a pass hopped over West Haven defenseman Matthew Kelly's stick and led to a breakaway.  Maddex LaFountain made five saves in the period and the scored remained tied at the first intermission.
The Westies seized control of the game in the second period with excellent play at both ends of the ice.  Blue Devil Ethan Kelly made a nice play to keep the puck in the offensive zone and defenseman Yousaf Ullah fired it in from the blue line to give West Haven a 2-1 lead at the 5:29 mark.  
The Westies penalty kill unit of Ethan Kelly, Sean Studley, Dylan Link and Yousaf Ullah played hard through a Warriors man-advantage with 4:30 to go.  The hard work led to Ethan Kelly's breakaway, but the speedy forward was dragged down from behind and awarded a penalty shot.  Kelly deked left, then right, then finished with his backhand to give West Haven a 3-1 lead with three minutes left in the period.
The teams battled throughout the third period.  The Westies used solid positioning and smart passing to maintain control of the game.  LaFountain finished with 12 saves and the Blue Devils captured their fifth straight win by the final score of 3-1.
On Sunday morning, West Haven traveled to Louis Astorino Rink to take on the Hamden Squirt B squad and fell 4-0. The teams went scoreless in the first period despite both teams playing at a high level. The Westies were forced to kill off three penalties in the period.  LaFountain made his only save just as the buzzer sounded.
After another penalty kill to start the second period, the Dragons went up 1-0 at 1:50 after the Westies lost control of the puck at their own blue line.
LaFountain made a terrific save on a breakaway at 5:40, but the Dragons were able to make it 2-0 at 8:13 when a clearance from their own end was able to sneak past the West Haven netminder. The Westies continued to create scoring chances throughout the period.
At the 9:00 mark, Studley had a breakaway that the Hamden goalie stopped with his mask and Cameren Lipford's follow-up shot was blocked by a defender. Ethan Kelly was also denied on a breakaway in the final minute of the period and Gavin Fanelli just missed the mark on his rebound attempt.
Hamden was able to score twice more in the third period.  The Westies skated hard to the finish, and LaFountain made 18 total saves, but the winning streak was snapped with the 4-0 loss.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played two games Saturday with two totally different outcomes.
In the morning, the Westies played host to Pawling, New York and fell 7-2. The Westies fought hard to stave off the visitors early attack and were able to do so until 3:50 left in the first and fell behind 1-0.
West Haven's Jackson Lee didn't let the lead last very long, tying the game at one just 24 seconds later off of an assist from Daniel Moore. Pawling responded with two goals of their own to go in to the second period ahead 3-1. After giving up an early goal in the middle period, Joe D'aurio answered with a goal of his own from the blue line cutting the deficit to 4-2. 
That would be as close as West Haven would get as it went on to drop the first game. 7-2. 
West Haven traveled to Northford Ice Pavilion for a nightcap with Yale and posted a 10-1 victory. The Bulldogs jumped on the board just over a minute in to the game for a quick 1-0 lead. 
The Westies’ Jayden Spreyer struck back and tied the game five minutes later off assists from Connor Chirico and D'aurio. The score remained the same at the end of the first. 
In the second period, the Westies turned it up a notch and took over the game. Goalie Nick Link asked for one more goal as he shut Yale down the rest of the way.
On a power play, Chirico granted his wish and put them ahead 2-1 off an assist from D'aurio and the floodgates opened. West Haven added four more goals in the period.
Cade Simone scored twice, and Dante Hardt and Colin Deane each scored once to give West Haven a 6-1 lead going in to the final period of play. 
The third period was much of the same as single tallies from Chirico, Spreyer and Lee put Yale away with a lopsided victory. 
Leading the offensive outburst for West Haven were Chirico and Spreyer with five points each and four from D'Aurio. Lee showed tremendous effort in both games finishing the day with a pair of goals. 
On Sunday morning, a strong South Windsor team came to Bennett Rink. The Westies, coming off of a strong performance, were outplayed on both sides of the puck. The game was once again lopsided, though this time West Haven was on the wrong end. 
South Windsor jumped out to a 1-0 lead six minutes in and added another goal to lead 2-0 at the first intermission. A quick goal to start the second and another just five minutes later on a power play increased South Windsor's lead to four.
West Haven could not generate any offense to keep up and was shut out at home to end the weekend. 
The East Haven/West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend. The peewees traveled to Norwich to face the Southeastern CT Pee Wee B team on Saturday and came away with an 11-0 victory.
Zach Forbes led the way with five goals, three of which were assisted on by Andrew Diotaiuto. Diotaiuto added two goals, one assisted on by Kevin Gardner, and Dominick Perillo also added a pair of goals.
Ronan Smith scored off an assist by Guisseppe Monaco, and Gardner scored off an assist from Diotaiuto​. Aryana Wilson, J.P. Garea and Nick Verrilli all were solid on defense and Jeremy LaCroix played well in goal, posting the shutout.
In a home contest on Sunday, the East Haven/West Haven Pee Wee team fell 2-0 to the Central CT Pee Wee B1. 

(November 14, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of contests this weekend. The Westies opened the weekend with a victory over the Potamac Patriots of Virginia, but fell on the road against New Canaan.
In a home contest against Virginia on Saturday, the Westies never trailed in a 4-2 victory. Michael Madera and Mickey Dowd led the offense as Madera had three goals, and Dowd added a pair of assists.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead with 6:57 left in the first when Madera scored on an unassisted breakaway as he went the length of the ice.
After Virginia evened the game late in the first, Zack Fonda took a pass from Dylan Bosworth and scored from in front for a 2-1 lead 4:50 into the second. The lead was short-lived as Virginia scored 11 seconds later off the ensuing faceoff.
West Haven continued to battled and the hard work paid off in the final 6:49 as the Westies scored twice in a span of 25 seconds for a 4-2 lead.
Off an assist from Dowd from behind the net, Madera gave the Westies a 3-2 lead. Following the ensuing faceoff, West Haven got the puck in deep when Haygen Axelrod found Dowd, who promptly fed Madera in front for a 4-2 advantage.
Bosworth played a strong game for the Westies as he had three steals and breakaways in the win.
The Westies had no such luck on Sunday when they traveled to Darien to face the New Canaan Skate Club. Despite a strong first period and better play in the third, West Haven allowed four goals in the second period, which proved too much in the shutout loss.
Goaltender Jacob Silva made 24 saves in the loss. Madera and Dowd both had excellent scoring opportunities in the contest but combined to hit the post three times in the game.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team swept a pair of games this weekend. On Saturday morning, the Westies hosted the South Windsor Knights Squirt B at Bennett Rink and won 9-0.  
In the first period, West Haven created many chances, but the Knights goaltender was tough to beat and denied Gavin Coady and J.J. Hall on breakaways.  
With 1:08 to play in the period, the Westies finally broke through. Cameren Lipford carried the puck all the way from his own zone and fired a wrist shot from the right circle that beat the goalie through the five hole. West Haven kept the pressure on and Ethan Kelly came from behind the net to feed Javed Ullah at the right point. Ullah's blast just beat the buzzer to give West Haven a 2-0 lead at the first intermission with Ullah's first career goal. Maddex LaFountain recorded seven saves in the period.
The Blue Devils defense was dominant in the second period and allowed the offense to really get going. At 6:19, Lipford won the puck at center ice and pushed it ahead to Sean Studley, who went top shelf on a breakaway for a 3-0 lead. Ethan Kelly took the ensuing faceoff directly to the net and shot five-hole for a 4-0 advantage. One minute later, Dylan Link's shot from the point caromed to Kelly who slid it home.
At 9:52, West Haven made it 6-0 with a short-handed goal. From his own defensive zone, Kelly won the face off back to Link, who passed ahead to Studley. The left winger did the rest and beat the goalie over his shoulder. With less than a minute to play, Kelly scored his third goal of the period for a 7-0 lead.  LaFountain made only one save in the period.
Two minutes into the third, West Haven scored another short-handed goal as Kelly stole the puck, deked and finished. With 6:38 to play, Studley matched Kelly with a hat trick of his own as he won a race to the puck and beat the goalie short side with another assist credited to Link.  With 5:30 on the clock, LaFountain made a right pad save off a scramble in front to preserve his second consecutive shutout and finished with a total of 10 saves.
On Sunday morning, the Westies traveled to the Winter Garden Ice Arena to face the Ridgefield Lions Squirt B and came away with a 6-4 victory.
The Lions struck first to take a 1-0 lead 4:41 into opening period after a West Haven giveaway in their own zone. The Westies tied the contest with 1:05 left in the period as Ethan Kelly won a faceoff in the defensive zone, weaved his way up the ice and converted with a backhand shot.  LaFountain needed to make just two saves in the period.
Just over four minutes into the second period, the Blue Devils took a 2-1 lead on a power play goal as Yousaf Ullah's blast from the blue line hit the net. At the 6:09 mark, Lipford dug the puck off the center boards and Studley skated it to the net for a wrist shot that went off the goalie and in. Seven seconds later Ethan Kelly scored on a rush directly off the faceoff and West Haven had a 4-1 advantage.  
The Lions got a short-handed goal with 1:48 to go and the score was 4-2 in favor of the Westies after two periods.  LaFountain made seven saves, many from point blank range, in the frame.
Ridgefield drew closer as it took the third period faceoff directly to the net.  LaFountain made the initial save, but could not keep the rebound out. Four minutes later, the Lions converted from a tough angle and suddenly the game was tied 4-4.  
After some back-and-forth play, the Westies regained the lead at the 4:20 mark. Ethan Kelly won a faceoff back to the point where Dylan Link sent a laser into the cage.  
LaFountain made a crucial stop to thwart a 2-on-0 breakaway with 2:52 to play and with 45 seconds left, Studley passed to Kelly and his wraparound goal iced the game.  The goal was Kelly's second hat trick of the weekend and fourth of the season.  LaFountain finished with 17 saves.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team had a short road trip Saturday night to the Milford Ice Pavilion to take on the Southern Stars A team. Westie goalie Nick Link turned in a strong performance between the pipes in a contest which ended in a 2-2 tie.  
With the two teams matching save for save to start the game, the contest remained scoreless until just after the midway mark of the first period. During a scramble in front of West Haven's net, the loose puck somehow crossed the goal line and gave Southern a 1-0 lead. On a power play five minutes into the second, Southern doubled its lead to 2-0. 
West Haven refused to hang its heads. The Westies skated hard, applied pressure and cut the lead in half as Cade Simone made it 2-1 with 40 seconds remaining in the middle period. Dante Hardt and Jack Bordeleau were credited with the assists. 
The deficit remained at one until 6:42 remained in the game. Connor Chirico stole the puck in the neutral zone and sent Jayden Spreyer in for a one-on-one. Spreyer pulled up and fired a wrist shot up high blocker side off the inside of the post and in, tying the game at two. 
The goalies went back to their save for save battle keeping the game tied at two until the final horn sounded. 
On Sunday, West Haven played host to the Southern Stars at Bennet Rink. Link turned in his second brilliant performance on the weekend leaving the game up for grabs.
A great defensive effort from the Westies, led by Joe D'aurio and Sean Bosworth, along with two penalty kills helped Link keep the game scoreless through the first two periods of play. The third period was a back and forth battle with both teams being denied on several scoring opportunities.
With 4:08 remaining in the game, the scoreless tie was finally broken as Chrico stole a puck in the defensive zone and turned it in to a 2- on1 breakaway. Chrico found Spreyer in stride to his right and Spreyer scored to the top left corner, giving West Haven the late 1-0 lead. 
A minute later, West Haven took a penalty, giving Southern a man advantage and an opportunity to tie the game. With 1:28 remaining, Southern did just that to even the score at one. 
West Haven, led by Colin Deane, put the pressure on in the final seconds but were unable to score and the game ended in a tie for the second day in a row. 
The East Haven/West Haven Peewee B travel hockey team split a pair of hard fought contests this past weekend, defeating South Windsor on the road Saturday, before falling to Southern on Sunday. 
East Haven/West Haven traveled to South Windsor on Saturday and posted a 6-0 victory. Dominick Perillo led the offense with two goals, while John Paul Gareau, Kevin Gardner, Giuseppe Monaco, and Zach Forbes each scored once in the dominant victory.
Aided by the strong defense of Aryana Wilson and Nicholas Verrilli, goaltender Jeremy LaCroix posted another shutout in the win.
On Sunday, the East Haven/West Haven Pee Wee B team took on a tough Southern Stars Pee Wee B team and fell 2-1. Perillo scored the lone goal for East Haven/West Haven in the loss, while Andrew Diotaiuto led the way with a strong effort.

(November 7, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of games over the weekend, losing at home to Ridgefield on Saturday and topping South Windsor on the road Sunday morning.
The Westies opened the weekend with a disappointing 5-2 loss to Ridgefield. After taking a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Zach Goetze 2 minutes, 51 seconds into the game, the Westies struggled to generate more offense.
Despite trailing 1-0 entering the second period, Ridgefield capitalized and scored four times in the period, including three goals in a span of 4:02. Michael Madera scored off an assist from Connor Moriarty in the third, but it was not enough in the loss. Jacob Silva made several tough saves in the loss.
The Westies rebounded to post a thrilling 9-8 victory over South Windsor Sunday morning in South Windsor. The line of Madera, Mickey Dowd and Thomas Porto combined for eight goals and 16 points in the victory as Dowd had three goals and three assists, Madera posted two goals and four assists and Porto finished with two goals and two assists.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead just 1:47 into the game when Dowd tipped in a shot by Madera. South Windsor scored the next three goals, before Porto scored a power play goal off assists from Dowd and Madera.
With the Westies trailing 5-2, the team rallied to even the game at six after two periods of play. Porto scored off an assist from Madera with 5:20 to go in the period, Madera scored off an assist from Dowd on a two-on-one break 16 seconds later, and trailing 6-4, the Westies added two goals in the final minute of the period.
Off a pass from Porto, Haygen Axelrod’s shot was stopped, but Dowd knocked in the rebound for a power play goal with 31 seconds left in the period. Madera then scored off assists from Dowd and Porto with seven seconds to go to even the game at six heading into the final period.
With the momentum on its side, West Haven capitalized as Brady Price forced a turnover and shot on goal, His shot was stopped, but Zack Fonda tucked in the rebound for a 7-6 lead 1:22 into the third period.
Jack Aloi, who also assisted on the first goal of the game, picked up a loose puck and gave West Haven an 8-7 lead when he went coast to coast with 6:54 remaining. Madera and Dowd iced the game on a two-on-one break when Dowd tipped in Madera’s pass for a 9-7 lead and another power play goal with 3:57 remaining.    
Jason Alling, Dylan Bosworth and Rocco Williams all played well in what was a complete team effort against South Windsor.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team posted two convincing wins over the weekend.  On Saturday the Westies traveled to Champions Skating Center in Cromwell to face the Whalers Squirt B and won 6-1.
The Westies got on the board 4 minutes, 40 seconds into the first period as Dylan Link's shot from the point deflected to Sean Studley, who deposited it into the back of the net.  At the 7:56 mark, Ethan Kelly found Link again at the left point and this time Link's blast made it through traffic and went off the far post and in.  Blue Devil goaltender Maddex Lafountain was unchallenged and the Westies led 2-0 at the first intermission.
Just over two minutes into the second period, Matthew Kelly dug the puck out of the corner and passed up the left boards.  Studley picked it up, sped into the Whalers' zone, and slid it over to a streaking Cameren Lipford, who fired over the goalie's pads and West Haven had a 3-0 lead.
The Whalers got on the board with just 21 seconds left in the period after a steal in the Westies' defensive zone, but the Devils responded off the ensuing faceoff.  Lipford's shot from the right circle trickled through the goalie's legs where Studley pounced on it and jabbed it in to put the Westies up 4-1 with eight seconds to go.  LaFountain made seven saves in the period.
With 5:22 remaining in the third period, Studley beat a Whaler defenseman to the puck and then roofed it over the goalie's shoulder to complete his second hat trick of the season.  Ethan Kelly capped off the scoring with 42 seconds left as he stole the puck and slid it home.  LaFountain made seven saves.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Enfield Squirt B in a late afternoon tilt at Bennett Rink. In a wild opening period, the Blue Devils dominated play and outshot Enfield 15-1 but could not find the net.  
The Westies controlled most of the play in the second period as well but the game remained scoreless with two minutes to play before the second intermission.
That is when Ethan Kelly broke free from the red line and accelerated toward the net.  He deked right and slid the puck into the wide open left side to give West Haven a 1-0 lead.
The Westies kept the pressure on and scored again with only 45 seconds remaining.  Lipford centered to Gavin Coady, who passed to Studley, and Studley fired a hard wrist shot for the two-goal advantage. The shot tally was 27-3 in favor of the Blue Devils after two periods.
The Whalers crept back into the game in the third period, but the defensive play of Matthew Kelly, Dylan Link, and twin brothers Yousaf and Javed Ullah was solid throughout.  
With 55 seconds left in the game, Coady dropped a nice pass to Yousaf Ullah who ripped a rising shot from the blue line past a screened goalie and West Haven came away with a 3-0 victory.  The Blue Devils outshot Enfield 36-7 for the game and LaFountain recorded his second career shutout.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team lost a pair of games this weekend. On Saturday, the Westies hit the road to take on a very strong team in the Knights of South Windsor. It was a hard fought back and forth battle that eventually slipped away in the third period. 
South Windsor came out skating strong right from the opening whistle and the hard work paid off. After getting several shots on goal in the first minute of play, South Windsor broke through 1:33 in for a 1-0 lead 
West Haven slowed the game down and started putting on some pressure. Connor Chirico found Colin Deane's rebound eight minutes later and stuffed it in to tie the game at one.
South Windsor answered back with a power play goal giving the home team a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period. 
Just four minutes into the second, the Westies evened the contest. Jayden Spreyer picked up a loose puck at the top of the circle and scored off a wrist shot to tie the game at 2. 
West Haven fought off two more power plays in the game, with a spectacular save from goalie Nick Link denying a breakaway to send the game to the third still tied. 
There were plenty of scoring opportunities on both ends of the ice in the third period and Link's continued dominance in goal kept the score even until South Windsor scored a short-handed goal with under eight minutes to go. 
The Knights added two more goals in the next five minutes for a three-goal lead to put the game away. Chirico’s second goal cut the lead to 5-3 with two minutes remaining, but the Westies would not get any closer, snapping their two-game winning streak. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Whalers of Cromwell at Bennett Rink. The effort the team put in on Saturday would not carry over and the results showed in the loss. 
Just two minutes after the puck was dropped, Cromwell jumped on the board for a 1-0 lead. West Haven found itself killing penalties in the opening period and there were two more unanswered goals by the visiting Whalers for a 3-0 deficit to close the opening period. 
The second period was much of the same as West Haven gave up a power play goal to Cromwell to open play. The Whalers added another goal for a 5-0 lead which proved to be plenty. The Westies were unable to get anything going and went on to defeat.
The East Haven/West Haven Pee Wee B travel hockey team traveled to White Plains to take on the Plainsmen Pee Wee B team on Saturday. A well-matched game ended in a 5-0 shutout for goalie Jeremy LaCroix and the East Haven/West Haven squad.
The team received a solid overall performance and got goals off the sticks of Tania Cruz, Zach Forbes, Guisseppe Monaco, John Paul Garea, and Dom Perillo.
On Sunday, LaCroix and the defense turned in another fine performance in a 4-0 win over Southeastern CT Pee Wee B. Kevin Gardner led the offense with two goals, Forbes added another tally, and Aryana Wilson also found the back of the net.

(October 30, 2016) - It was a rough weekend for the West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team as the Westies lost four tough contests against the top teams in the league.
West Haven opened the week with a rare Friday night road game against Yale and fell 7-2. West Haven jumped on the board first when Mickey Dowd scored off assists from Jason Alling and Zach Goetze, but Yale led 2-1 after one.
West Haven evened the game at two when Thomas Porto scored off an assist from Jack Aloi, but Yale scored the final five goals, including four in the second period.
The Westies played host to Greater New Haven and fell to the Warriors Saturday morning in West Haven. Aloi gave the Westies a 1-0 lead when he scored off an assist from Michael Madera just 23 seconds into the game, but the Wariors scored the next four goals.
Porto got West Haven within 4-2 off assists from Madera and Goetze, but the Westies never got closer. Porto’s second goal of the game came off assists from Dowd and Madera in the third.
The Westies traveled to play Northeastern at UConn Sunday morning and fell 5-2. Dowd scored off a rebound of a Porto shot just 12 seconds in, but the Westies could not continue the offensive pace. Goetze set up Dowd for his second of the game in the third period to get West Haven within a pair of goals, but the Westies got no closer.
West Haven played its final game of the weekend Sunday afternoon against rival Hamden. In what was a thrilling contest from start to finish, Hamden scored a short-handed goal with 1:31 remaining to top the Westies 4-3.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead just 35 seconds into the contest when Dowd scored off assists from Madera and Porto. With the game even at one in the third, Madera scored off an assist from Porto 49 seconds in for a 2-1 lead.
Hamden scored the next two goals before Porto got the equalizer with 7:21 remaining, off assists from Dowd and Goetze.  
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team lost a pair of tough games this weekend.  On Saturday, the Blue Devils hosted East Haven Squirt B at Bennett Rink.  
Four weeks ago the same two teams faced off in East Haven and the Yellow Jackets cruised to a 9-2 win. This time the game was much closer.  
Blue Devil goalie Maddex LaFountain was sharp early and made a sparkling glove save two minutes into the opening period to keep the game scoreless. The Westies got on the board first as Heather Fonda gathered in a rebound and found the back of the net from the right circle. LaFountain made 11 saves, many of them great, and the scored remained 1-0 at the first intermission.
West Haven pushed the lead to 2-0 just 4:23 into the second period as Lucas Iversen fed Ethan Kelly in front and the scrappy center buried a goal.  East Haven responded just eight seconds later to cut the lead in half.  The Jackets evened the score at 2-2 with one minute left in the period despite eight more saves by LaFountain.
East Haven was on a man advantage as the third period began and took a 3-2 lead on a power play goal 42 seconds into the frame. With seven minutes remaining, West Haven defenseman Yousaf Ullah was surrounded by three players but managed to pass the puck into the neutral zone. Left winger Sean Studley picked it up and darted over the blue line, cut across the face of a defenseman, and flipped a backhand shot over the goalie to tie the game at three.
The celebration was short-lived though as East Haven scored twice over the next 1:30.  West Haven worked hard to the final buzzer but eventually lost 5-3.
On Sunday the team traveled to Spurrier-Snyder Rink on the campus of Wesleyan University to face the Yale Squirt B squad. West Haven moved the puck into the offensive zone and right wing Cameren Lipford centered it to Studley.  Studley's shot was stopped, but Ethan Kelly snatched the rebound and tied the score at one. Yale scored with 29 seconds remaining in the first for a 2-1 advantage.
The Yale goaltender was stout in the second. Studley had a breakaway at the 10:00 mark but was denied.  Gavin Fanelli picked off a pass from a defenseman and fired from the slot but was stoned with 6:26 to go. Ethan Kelly had a breakaway but he too was stymied by a slick glove save.  
LaFountain was sharp as well and the score remained 2-1 after two periods.  Yale then pulled away with three goals in the third period to claim a 5-1 win over the feisty Blue Devils.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played well in both of its games this weekend. The offense finally broke out and helped carry the team to a pair of victories. 
Late Saturday afternoon, the Westies faced off with the Seahawks of Southeastern Connecticut at the Bennett Rink. A great all around team effort led to a 5-0 home win.
West Haven broke a scoreless tie at 1:41 remaining in the first. On a power play, Jayden Spreyer sent the puck out to the point to Joe D'aurio who let a slap shot rip. Colin Deane took care of the rest as he redirected the shot with a tip in and a 1-0 lead. 
The Westies doubled their lead with 10:11 left in the second period when Spreyer scored off an assist from Conor Chirico. With three minutes to play in the period, Chirico added one of his own for West Haven's third unanswered. 
The third period was all West Haven again as solid defense and great goaltending by Nick Link put Southeastern away. Deane added two more goals to cap the scoring and send the Westies on to the 5-0 win. 
On Sunday morning, the Peewee's hit the road to take on Enfield at Twin Rinks. In a back and forth battle, it was West Haven who eventually proved stronger and finished on top. 
Spreyer put the Westies on the board first off an assist from Chirico four minutes into the contest. The lead didn't last long as Enfield responded with two quick unanswered goals taking a 2-1 lead.With 5:08 left in the opening period, Spreyer found Colin Deane on a 2-on-1 break, knotting the game at two. Enfield answered again, taking a 3-2 lead into the first intermission. 
In the first minute of play to open the second period, Joe D'Aurio evened the score at three with a wrist shot from the left circle. The score remained tied until Chirico scored off assists from Spreyer and Deane to put West Haven back on top 4-3 going in to the final period. 
With the game even at four and three minutes left in the game, West Haven found themselves on a power play. Meghan Dupre's shot from the point was tipped in by Dante Hardt for the eventual game-winner. Chirico added his second goal from Spreyer and the Westies held on for the 6-4 win.

(October 23, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won two of three games in the Haunted Shootout in Marlborough, Massachusetts. After losing the opening contest to Stittsville, Ontario, West Haven rebounded to defeat Bedford, New York and Rye, New York.
West Haven received a solid all around team effort in the tournament, missing advancement to the semifinals due to a tiebreaker. Nine different players got in the scoring column, the defense of Jason Alling, Jack Aloi, Haygen Axelrod and Dylan Bosworth played well, and goaltender Jacob Silva was stellar in goal.
Offensively, West Haven was led by Michael Madera with three goals and six assists, Mickey Dowd with four goals and one assist, Rocco Williams with three goals and an assist, Thomas Porto with two goals and two assists, and Zach Goetze and Brady Price, each with a goal and an assist. Connor Moriarty also scored, while Aloi had two assists, and Alling and Axelrod also had assists. Zack Fonda also played well in the tournament.
The Westies opened the tournament with a loss to Stittsville, but rebounded later in the day to defeat Bedford 6-0. West Haven got on the scoreboard 1:16 into the contest when Dowd set up Madera’s goal from the slot for a 1-0 lead.
The Westies increased the lead to 3-0 in the second as Dowd scored an unassisted goal, and Price scored in front off an assist from Madera. Madera scored a short-handed goal in the third for a 4-0 lead, before Porto tipped in a point shot by Aloi, and Dowd scored off an assist from Porto.
Silva was solid in goal, making several stellar saves, including two on a Bedford power play in the final period.
West Haven then defeated Rye 9-2. Dowd gave West Haven a 2-0 lead when he scored his first goal off an assist from Madera and his second off assists from Porto and Goetze. Moriarty gave West Haven a 3-0 lead after one period, scoring off assists from Axelrod and Aloi.
Leading 3-0, West Haven got some breathing room in the second, taking a 6-2 lead. Williams, who finished with a hat trick, scored a power play goal off an assist from Madera, Goetze scored off an assist from Price, and Williams scored off an assist from Madera. Williams, Porto and Madera all scored in the last period for the 9-2 final.
The West Haven Squirt B youth hockey team competed in the Haunted Shootout Tournament at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts over the weekend.  
The team played in the opening game of the entire tournament early Friday morning facing the Long Island (NY) Edge Minor Squirt team.  
The Blue Devils scored the first goal of the tournament when Ethan Kelly converted a breakaway midway through the first period.  Maddex LaFountain was strong in goal for the Westies as the Edge had the advantage for most of the rest of the period.  Matthew Kelly played excellent defense for West Haven, and at one point sold out with a dive in front of an empty net to stop two shots. The Edge took a 4-1 lead into the first intermission.
With the score 6-1 and under three minutes left in the second period, the Blue Devils went on a power play.  Cameren Lipford moved the puck out of the defensive zone and passed ahead to a streaking Sean Studley.  Studley blew past the last defenseman at the blue line and then snapped a strong wrist shot through the five hole for West Haven's second goal. The Edge scored the final two goals and won 8-2.  LaFountain finished with 23 saves.
Later on Friday afternoon, the Westies faced the Scarsdale (N.Y.) Squirts.  The Blue Devils played a very quality first period, controlled most of the play, but found it difficult to put the puck in the net.  They finally broke through with 2:46 left in the period.  
Ethan Kelly won the puck in the right corner and centered it to Studley. Scarsdale's goalie made a nice pad save on Studley's one-timer but Lipford grabbed the rebound and fired it into the open corner.  The score remained 1-0 for the remainder of the first period and through the second period as well.
Scarsdale gained the momentum with a goal just 28 seconds into the third period.  A minute later LaFountain stopped a point blank shot with a great save to keep the score knotted at 1-1.  And despite the strong overall team play by West Haven, Scarsdale eventually pulled away for a 4-1 victory with LaFountain finishing with 16 saves.
On Saturday afternoon, the team faced the Palisades (N.Y.) Predators and once again, the Westies dominated the first period action.  The four Blue Devil defensemen- Javed Ullah, Yousaf Ullah, Dylan Link and Matthew Kelly- controlled center ice and many times jumped into the offensive action with shots from the point.  Wingers Gavin Fanelli, Lucas Iversen and Heather Fonda all had strong shifts producing many scoring opportunities.  But the Predator goalie was the star of the period, saving all 15 shots and keeping the game scoreless despite the Westies' onslaught.
Palisades then scored a power play goal 1:20 into the second period on a shot through traffic and took a 1-0 lead.  
Just over one minute later the Westies responded.  Ethan Kelly won the puck behind the Palisades net and passed to Iversen out front.  Iversen deflected it back to Kelly and he shot near post to tie it at 1-1.  With one minute left in the period LaFountain stoned a breakaway and Matthew Kelly ensured the puck would stay out by diving behind his goalie to cover it up.
With 9:30 to go in the third period LaFountain stopped another power play breakaway and kept the game tied.  At the 8:48 mark Blue Devil center Gavin Coady broke away from a defender and ripped a rising shot past the goaltender only to be denied by the post.  With 7:07 to go in the game, the Predators capitalized on another power play with a goal on a bouncing puck and took a 2-1 lead.  
Again the Blue Devils responded as Fonda slid a pass to Ethan Kelly and he placed a perfect shot into the upper right corner to even the score with just over four minutes to go.  The teams traded rushes down the stretch but the game ended 2-2.  LaFountain made 10 saves for West Haven.The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team hit the road for a weekend tournament in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Facing tough competition by teams from New York, Massachusetts and Maine, the Westies knew they would have their work cut out for them. 
In the first matchup on Friday afternoon West Haven faced off with the Rye Rangers of New York. The Westies came out aggressive and set themselves up for several early scoring opportunities but could not capitalize. 
The Rangers struck first with a power play goal in the closing seconds of the first period. Rye increased their lead to 2-0 before Joe D’Aurio muscled the puck in to the zone, slipping one in and cutting the Rye lead in half at 2-1 with just under a minute to play in the second. 
The deficit remained at one until the Rangers took advantage of another power play late in the third as a goal redirected off of a defender’s leg, making it 3-1. West Haven gave a good effort but would go on to drop the opener. 
Early Saturday morning, the Peewee's were back at New England Sports Center to face off with the Maine Moose. West Haven would receive a tremendous defensive effort, led by Meghan Dupre and great goaltending by Nick Link. 
In the final minutes of the opening period, the Westies looked as if they would get on the board first. Forward Jayden Spreyer took a pass from Sean Bosworth, created space and went in on a breakaway before taking a stick to the face mask, drawing a penalty. It would be on this power play West Haven made a costly turnover which led to a short-handed goal and a 1-0 Maine lead with seconds to go in the first. 
West Haven battled hard to keep the deficit at one, killing off three Maine power plays and receiving several great saves by Link.
Needing a goal to tie, with just under a minute to go, the Westies pulled their goalie in favor of an extra skater. The group included Colin Deane, Spreyer, D’Aurio, Bosworth, Dupre and Cade Simone. They put on tremendous pressure but came up empty running out of time and went on to lose 1-0.
On Saturday evening, West Haven itself in another scoreless game that was up for grabs the entire match. This time, the opponent was from Bedford, of the tournaments home state, Massachusetts. They would again receive a great defensive effort and magnificent performance by goalie Nick Link. Unfortunately the offensive struggles continued and it would prove costly. 
In a scoreless first, West Haven was on the wrong end of a 5-on-3 with seven minutes to play in the period. With many players rotating in and out on the penalty kill, the Westies impressively fought it off and kept the game scoreless. 
Still tied at zero with six minutes to go in the second, Simone broke in all alone, but the Bedford goalie made a great save to deny the threat. 
With 8:10 remaining in the game, it would be Bedford sneaking one in with what was the eventual game winner, earning the right to advance to the next round. Link had no reason to hang his head as he posted another terrific performance, finishing the game with 30 plus saves. 
Although the Westies did not post a win going 0-3 in the tournament, they all fought hard as a team. All three opponents they faced finished in the top four, with Bedford taking home the title.

(October 16, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team lost a pair of games this weekend to East Haven and Avon.
West Haven opened the weekend with a 9-1 loss against the Easties. East Haven scored twice in a span of 55 seconds in the first period to take a 3-0 lead after one period.
Michael Madera got the Westies within a goal when he picked up an East Haven turnover and scored on a breakaway, but two goals in the final 1:51 of the second period by East Haven sealed the contest for the guests.
The Westies got off to another slow start at Avon Sunday afternoon and fell 4-3. Avon scored three times in a span of 3:43 to take a 4-0 lead after one period of play.
The Westies controlled the remainder of the contest, scoring three times before falling short. Thomas Porto got the Westies on the board when he knocked in a rebound of a shot by Rocco Williams 2:23 into the second period.
Porto then fed Williams for a goal to get the Westies within a pair of goals with 5:56 to go and Madera scored late, but it was not enough in the loss.
Jason Alling, Jack Aloi and Haygen Axelrod all played well on defense, while Zach Goetze, Zack Fonda and Dylan Bosworth helped create scoring opportunities in the loss.
The West Haven Squirt B hockey team split a pair of games over the weekend. At Bennett Rink on Saturday, the Blue Devils hosted a strong Riverhawks Squirt B team and lost 9-1.  Maddox LaFountain was valiant in goal and finished with 15 saves.  Ethan Kelly scored the lone goal on a power play for West Haven, knocking in his own rebound after a giveaway in the Riverhawks' zone.
On Sunday the Squirt B team bounced back in a big way with a 11-5 win over South Windsor Squirt C in a chilly South Windsor Arena.  Five different players scored goals, while five others contributed assists in a balanced all-around effort by the Westies.
West Haven jumped out quickly and opened the scoring just 29 seconds into the game.  Javed Ullah sent the puck to Lucas Iversen who flipped it to Ethan Kelly.  Kelly then deked and slid it into the empty net.
Three minutes later Kelly found Sean Studley in the slot and Studley fired it over the goalies' shoulder for the 2-0 lead.  At the 5:45 mark Kelly went through the 5-hole with an assist credited to Gavin Fanelli.  South Windsor made it 3-1, but with 13 seconds left, Studley hit Kelly who passed back to Studley who buried it, giving the Blue Devils a 4-1 lead at the first intermission.
South Windsor scored the first two goals of the second period, cutting the lead to 4-3 before West Haven responded. With just under five minutes remaining Gavin Coady made a great pass to Matthew Kelly in the high slot and Kelly found the net for the defenseman's first goal of the season.  
Just 26 seconds later, Studley hit Matthew Kelly who hit Cameren Lipford, and Lipford did the rest giving West Haven the 6-3 lead.  About a minute later Javed Ullah's heavy shot rebounded to Lipford who again found the net and the Westies had a 7-3 advantage after two periods.
Twenty seconds into the third period defenseman Yousaf Ullah blasted one in from the right point for his first career goal. At the 4:38 mark Dylan Link's shot was saved and Ethan Kelly backhanded in the rebound to give the Blue Devils a 9-3 lead and give Kelly a hat trick.
Coady chipped a nice pass from center ice ahead to a streaking Studley who converted the breakaway and earned his first hat trick of the season. Ethan Kelly added another breakaway goal to complete the scoring for the Westies.
Ethan Kelly led the West Haven offense with four goals and two assists. Studley scored three goals and added one assist, Lipford scored two goals, Matthew Kelly had a goal and an assist, while Yousaf Ullah had a goal. Coady and Javed Ullah each had two assists with Lucas Iversen, Gavin Fanelli and Dylan Link adding single assists.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played two games this weekend, dropping both in different fashion. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Hartford's Trinity College and fell to the Wolves of East Hartford. West Hartford needed only 1:28 to jump out to a 1-0 lead.The next five minutes would bring four goals, all by the home team for a commanding 5-0 lead. Colin Deane erased the zero on the scoreboard for West Haven halfway through the second. 
On Sunday, though the scoreboard said different, West Haven gave a much better effort but eventually lost its second game by the score of 1-0. 
The game remained scoreless until 7:50 left in the second period. During a mix up in front of Westies’ goalie Nick Link, the net had moved, the whistle was blown, but Simsbury continued playing and put one in. After a brief discussion, the referees allowed the goal, which eventually turned out to be the game winner. 
West Haven received tremendous effort by their defensive four, led by Kiki Adamo and great goaltending by Link. Scoring opportunities by Deane, Connor Chirico, Jayden Spreyer and Dante Hardt were unsuccessful.

(October 9, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won all three games it played this weekend.
The Westies opened the weekend with a 6-1 victory over Greater New Haven at the Edward L. Bennett Rink Saturday morning. Thomas Porto led the way with three goals, while Zach Goetze had two goals and an assist.
Porto got things going for the Westies when he took a nice pass from Dylan Bosworth, broke in, and used a backhander to give the Westies a 1-0 lead.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead when Jack Aloi’s point shot was stopped in front, but put in by Goetze, with an assist also going to Connor Moriarty. Porto’s goal off a turnover with 39 seconds to go in the first extended West Haven’s lead to three goals.
Leading 3-1 in the third period, West Haven sealed the game with three more goals. Taking a pass from Rocco Williams, Jason Alling’s point shot was stopped, but Goetze was there for the rebound 58 seconds into the period.
Goetze then set up Porto in front for a 5-1 lead, before Michael Madera fed Mickey Dowd for a one-timer and a 6-1 lead.
Jacob Silva started his outstanding weekend in goal, making several tough saves, particularly in the second period, to help West Haven to the victory.
West Haven then played two games on Sunday and swept both to pick up its fifth win of the season.
The Westies traveled to Greenwich Sunday morning and came away with a convincing 13-0 victory over the Blues. West Haven’s defense, led by Haygen Axelrod, Aloi, Alling and Bosworth, limited the Greenwich shots, and Silva made a handful of stellar saves in the shutout.
Madera and Zack Fonda led the offense as Madera scored three times and added an assist, while Fonda scored his first two goals of the season and added three more assists.
Each player on the team picked up at least one point with Williams, Aloi, Bosworth and Axelrod picking up their first goals of the season. Williams scored twice, while Dowd, Goetze, Aloi, Bosworth and Porto each finished with a goal and two assists.
West Haven took a 5-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Madera got the Westies going 2:19 into the contest,, scoring off assists from Fonda and Dowd, before Madera set up Goetze 59 seconds later for a 2-0 lead.
Aloi gave West Haven a 3-0 lead when his point shot found the back of the net 35 seconds later. The goal came off an assist from Fonda, who had a big first period as he gave West Haven a 4-0 lead off assists from Alling and Bosworth, and a 5-0 lead with an unassisted goal.
Madera scored both goals of the second period, the first off assists from Fonda and Moriarty, and the second off assists from Aloi and Axelrod as he tipped in Axelrod’s point shot. Axelrod scored his first of the year to open the third, before goals by Dowd, Bosworth, Porto, and a pair by Williams capped the scoring.
The Westies capped the solid weekend with a 5-3 victory over the Northeastern Huskies Sunday at the Bennett Rink. West Haven scored twice in the first and never trailed in the contest.
Dowd gave West Haven a 1-0 lead with 5:27 left in the first period off a rebound of a Fonda shot, before Porto increased the lead to two goals when he picked up a loose puck and scored with 1:48 remaining in the period.
Williams extended the lead to 3-0 with 7:09 left in the second when he dove to score, with assists going to Porto and Brady Price. Leading 3-1, Dowd increased the margin to three goals with a breakaway goal with 2:22 remaining in the period.
Price, who had two assists in the game, set up Williams with West Haven’s final goal for a 5-2 lead with 3:46 to go in the period.
Silva made 20 saves, several in outstanding fashion, to cap his third win of the weekend.    
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team returned to its winning ways on Sunday with a 7-0 win over Eastern CT (ECHO) Squirt B1 at Bennett Rink.  Five different players scored for the Blue Devils, while Maddox LaFountain recorded his first career shutout in net and finished with 10 saves for the game.
After a closely played opening ten minutes, the Westies' Sean Studley intercepted a pass at center ice, made a nifty move around a defenseman, and flipped a backhand shot over the goalie's shoulder to put West Haven up 1-0.  On the ensuing faceoff, Dylan Link corralled the puck, burst into the ECHO zone and snapped a rising wrister from the slot for a 2-0 lead.
In the second period, Link showed his speed and strength in stopping two consecutive breakaways. The second stop eventually led to Ethan Kelly's breakaway 5:13 into the frame.  
Just over two minutes later, Gavin Coady scored his first career goal by roofing one on a breakaway of his own.  With one minute left before the second intermission, LaFountain kept his shutout alive by stoning a point blank shot.
In the third period, Kelly made it 5-0 with a backhander off a nice feed from Lucas Iversen.
With 1:33 to go Link had two shots saved, but J.J. Hall converted the second rebound for a 6-0 lead.  Kelly finished off his second hat trick of the season by knocking in his own rebound to complete the scoring.
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team hit the road Saturday morning to take on Greenwich Skate Club. Good goaltending and a strong team performance helped the Westies come out on top 4-2.
West Haven jumped on the board first just under six minutes in the first period. Cade Simone picked up the rebound of a shot by Jayden Spreyer and stuffed it in for a 1-0 lead.
Greenwich found itself on a power play and took advantage by tying the game at one with 2:03 remaining in the period. The game would remain tied until 8:02 in the second when Colin Deane picked up a loose puck behind the net, eventually finding an opening and beating the goalie with a wrist shot for a 2-1 lead.
In the opening minutes of the third, West Haven once again found itself on the wrong end of a penalty and gave up another shorthanded goal, tying the game at two.
The Westies defensive four took over from there and made it tough for Greenwich to get much going. It was one of the defensemen, Joe D'Aurio who would bring the puck into the offensive zone and burn the net with the eventual game winner with 8:02 remaining in the game.
Spreyer scored a late backhanded goal to secure the 4-2 victory. The Westies were led by the strong goaltending of Nick Maietto and Nick Link, while defeating Greenwich for the second time this season. 
On Sunday, the Pee Wees hosted the Southern Stars of Milford at Bennett Rink and fell 3-0. In a matchup of two evenly talented teams, things seemed to go the way of the visitors right from the start.
The Westies came on their home ice flat and were unable to get much going the rest of the way. The Stars went on top 2-0 after the first period and wouldn't look back.
Southern added a goal in the second for a 3-0 advantage. Unlike Saturday's game in Greenwich, West Haven failed to put much pressure on the goalie and were kept off the scoreboard.Despite the strong goaltending by Link and the efforts of Dom Vinci and Daniel Moore, West Haven went on to lose the game by three goals.

(October 2, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt B team lost a pair of tough contests over the weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies hosted a talented Central CT Squirt B squad.  Despite giving up seven goals in the first period, the defense worked hard.  
Maddox LaFountain practically stood on his head midway through the period, making five consecutive saves to thwart a Central barrage. Defensemen Matthew Kelly, Dylan Link, Javed Ullah, and Yousaf Ullah grinded throughout the game despite relentless pressure and held Central scoreless in the third period.  
The lone Blue Devil goal came on a fine individual effort by Ethan Kelly in the last period.  Kelly carried the puck the length of the ice and deked the goalie before sliding the biscuit into an empty net.
On Sunday the Blue Devils played their first road game of the season, falling East Haven Squirt B 9-2 in East Haven.  LaFountain was again terrific in net as he made several point-blank saves early in the contest.  
Ethan Kelly backhanded one through the five-hole on a power play and LaFountain made a sensational glove save at the buzzer to keep the score 2-1 in favor of East Haven after one period.  
East Haven took control of the game in the second period, scoring five goals.  An unbelievable individual effort by Ethan Kelly, weaving through defenders and knocking one in from a tough angle, accounted for the only Blue Devil goal in the period.In the third, the Westies were able to assert some pressure of their own, led by forwards Sean Studley and Gavin Coady, who combined nicely to force the East Haven goalie to make some nice saves.  Cameren Lipford, Lucas Iversen, Heather Fonda, J.J. Hall and Gavin Fanelli also skated well for the Blue Devils, while LaFountain finished with 22 saves. 

The West Haven Squirt A hockey team had a rough weekend, dropping all three games it played to fall to 2-5 on the season.
West Haven opened the weekend with a home contest against South Windsor. Despite a stellar effort, the Westies watched as South Windsor scored the eventual winner with just over three minutes to go in the game, then added two late goals in the final seconds to defeat West Haven 6-3.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Thomas Porto set up Zach Goetze in the slot and Goetze found the back of the net for a power play goal with 2:24 left in the opening period. South Windsor needed just over one minute to tie the game, and took a 2-1 lead with 5:24 left in the second.
The Westies evened the contest with 2:39 left in the second as Michael Madera was taken down on a breakaway. Awarded a penalty shot, Madera evened the game at two heading into the third period.
Haygen Axelrod then set up Mickey Dowd off a scramble in front to give West Haven a 3-2 lead just 17 seconds into the middle period.
South Windsor tied the game with 8:40 remaining in the game, scored the go-ahead goal with 3:28 left, and scored twice in the final 13 seconds to ice the game.
Zack Fonda, Connor Moriarty, Brady Price and Dylan Bosworth played well on the offensive side in defeat. Jack Aloi and Jason Alling anchored the defense and Jacob Silva made several solid saves in goal.
West Haven played twice in Shelton on Sunday and fell to the Riverhawks 7-2 in the morning, and Mid Fairfield 6-1 in the afternoon.   
In the first contest of the day, the Riverhawks scored the first three goals in a span of 4:39 of the opening period, before Goetze scored off a rebound of a Madera shot with 45.7 seconds remaining in the period. Shelton took all the momentum the Westies had with a goal in the final six seconds for a 4-1 lead after one period.
Trailing 5-1 in the middle period, Dowd set up Goetze in front for a power play goal to cut the deficit to 5-2. West Haven pressured, but never got closer as the Riverhawks tacked on a pair of goals in the final four minutes.
The short-handed West Haven team closed the weekend with a loss against Mid Fairfield, who scored twice in the final 4:51 of the opening period for a 2-0 lead.
Trailing 3-0, West Haven inched closer when Madera poked in a rebound of a Dowd shot with 6:07 left in the middle period. Despite a valiant effort, West Haven could not get any closer as Mid Fairfield scored twice in the third period to seal the victory.
The West Haven Pee Wee A travel hockey team hit the road Saturday morning to take on East Haven. The Westies came out flat and that resulted in a lopsided loss.
East Haven scored early and often, burning the net four times in the first five minutes of play. Colin Deane got West Haven on the board at 8:55 in the first period, scoring on a delayed penalty, but it was too little, too late. Former West Haven forward Matt Morgan found the back of the net five times, carrying East Haven to the home win. 
On Sunday, the Pee Wees found themselves in a similar scenario on their home ice. In a matchup with Yale Pee Wee A, West Haven fell behind quickly 5-0 and once again would be unable to dig out of the hole.
The Westies finally get on the scoreboard just over two minutes into the second when Cade Simone scored to the glove side off assists from Joe D'Aurio and Jayden Spreyer.Nick Link took over between the pipes and stopped the bleeding, but the Westies went on to lose its second game on the weekend.

(September 25, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team played well over the weekend, splitting a pair of games with the Wonderland Wizards and Rye, New York.
West Haven hosted Wonderland Saturday morning. Despite a valiant effort, the Westies were defeated 3-2 at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
West Haven got on the scoreboard first as Dylan Bosworth fed Brady Price in front with a perfect pass. Price did the rest, sliding the puck into the net to give Wes Haven a 1-0 lead with three minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the opening period.
After the Wizads tied the game 1:55 into the second period, Michael Madera put the Westies back on top less than two minutes later. Off a nice feed from Zack Fonda, Madera found the back of the net with 8:08 remaining in the middle period for a 2-1 advantage.
With the defense of Jason Alling, Haygen Axelrod and Jack Aloi, playing well, and Jacob Silva making several quality saves, the Westies held the lead until the Wizards scored off a deflection in front with 4:37 left in the second.
Despite several quality scoring opportunities from Thomas Porto, Mickey Dowd, Zach Goetze, Connor Moriarty and Madera, West Haven was unable to get the go-ahead goal and the Wizards used another deflected goal with 8:26 remaining to post the win.
The Westies traveled to Rye, New York Sunday morning and came away with a 5-2 victory.
West Haven played a complete game, holding a 28-9 shot advantage and controlling play for most of the contest.
The Westies took a 1-0 lead in the opening period when Madera picked up a loose puck along the boards and skated in to score a short-handed goal with 5:46 left in the first. Madera’s goal would be the only goal of the contest until Dowd gave the team some breathing room in the second period with a pair of goals.
With 6:30 left in the middle period, Porto won the faceoff to Dowd, who scored on a breakaway for a 2-0 lead. Madera then won a faceoff over to Dowd with 3:04 remaining in the period and Dowd found the back of the net again for a 3-0 advantage.
Rye got within 3-1 just 4:53 into the third, but Dowd completed the natural hat trick 39 seconds later when he took a pass from Fonda and scored in front.
Fonda picked up his second assist of the game 2:30 later when he set up Madera in front for Madera’s second goal of the game and a 5-1 lead.

The West Haven Squirt B hockey team split a pair of games over the weekend at Bennett Rink.  On Saturday, the Westies faced Greater New Haven Warriors Squirt B1 in a matchup of two very even teams.  
Westies goalie Maddox LaFountain made several nice saves in the first period, before the Warriors converted a shot from the slot to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
LaFountain made a pad save less than a minute into the second period. Dylan Link picked up the puck, led the rush into the offensive zone, and fed Ethan Kelly. Kelly deked the goalie and slid the puck into the open net to tie the game at one at the 1:09 mark.  
Kelly, after playing great defense in front of his own net, carried the puck the length of the ice and beat the Warrior goalie through the 5-hole for a 2-1 lead at 8:04.  Just 55 seconds later, Cameren Lipford made a great move at center ice and also went 5-hole to make the score 3-1.  
At 9:26 of the period, the Warriors beat LaFountain on a fine shot over his shoulder to close to 3-2 at the end of two periods. 
Kelly completed his hat trick 1:17 into the third period, converting his own faceoff win for the two-goal advantage. The Westies killed off two penalties later in the third to hold on for the 4-2 win.
On Sunday, West Haven hosted Mid-Fairfield CT Stars Girls 10U.  The Stars were fast and talented and skated to a 9-1 win.  Link scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils with a laser from just inside the blue line in the third period. Matthew Kelly played tough defense throughout the game for West Haven.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team traveled to Louis Astorina Rink for a showdown with Hamden on Saturday afternoon and it would not disappoint.
Hamden jumped on the board first with a goal at the 7:57 mark in the first. Nearly four minutes later, Jayden Spreyer picked up the rebound off a Joe D'Aurio slap shot, evening the game at a goal apiece.
The tie was broken just 55 seconds later when Sean Bosworth found Connor Chirico to take a 2-1 lead. Hamden wasn't finished yet, getting the equalizer with under a minute remaining in the first period.
It was the Westies jumping out quickly in the second when Colin Deane found the back of the net just 32 seconds in for an unassisted goal. The boys in blue would not look back.
Deane and Chirico each added their second goal, paired with great defensive effort by D'Aurio, Bosworth, Meghan Dupre, Kiki Adamo and the goaltending of Nick Link to put the game away.
With time winding down, Spreyer fed Deane for a 2-on-1 break, securing the hat trick and the Westies 6-3 win.
On Sunday morning, the Westies played host to the West Hartford Wolves Peewee A. Despite a valianyt effort, West Haven fell 3-1.
The first goal of the contest came at 12:13 of the opening period when Deane scored off a pass from Chirico to put West Haven in front 1-0. West Hartford answered in the final minute of the period to knot the game at one.
The momentum stayed on West Hartford's side in the second as they scored two quick goals giving them three unanswered.
Link took shut the Wolves down the rest of the way, making several saves, but the Westies were unable to generate any offense and went on to lose the game by two goals. 

(September 18, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of games to start the year this past weekend. In two hard fought battles, the Westies opened the year with a 3-1 home loss against West Hartford on Saturday, before following with a 6-3 victory over ECHO in Bolton on Sunday. 

In Saturday morning's contest against West Hartford, the guests got on the board first, scoring the only goal of the opening period for a 1-0 lead. 

Trailing 2-0 in the second period, West Haven inched closer. Michael Madera led Thomas Porto with a pass off the boards and Porto scored West Haven's first goal of the season to get the team within a goal. 

Despite constant pressure in the third period, the Westies were unable to get the equalizer, before West Hartford got an insurance goal with 4:46 remaining. 

Jacob Silva played well in goal, making several solid saves. Jason Alling, Haygen Axelrod and Jack Aloi all played well on defense. Dylan Bosworth, Zack Fonda and Brady Price all played well offensively. 

The Westies traveled to Bolton Sunday morning and posted their first victory of the year.

Mickey Dowd got things going for the Westies when he scored with 4:35 remaining in the opening period for a 1-0 lead. ECHO needed just 11 seconds to get the equalizer, before Madera gave West Haven a 2-1 lead with the first of his two goals 30 seconds later. 

ECHO evened the game with 8:49 left in the middle period, but Axelrod set up Zach Goetze for a 3-2 lead with 3:12 left in the second. 

Porto scored quickly in the third period and his tally off assists from Dowd and Alling put the Westies on top 4-2. Madera's second goal with 5:25 to go in the game put the Westies on top 5-2.

After ECHO got within 5-3 just 52 seconds later, Alling iced the game with a goal off an assist from Connor Moriarty with 3:11 to go. 

The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team opened the 2016-17 season with a 4-2 win over the Whalers 10U Squirt B Saturday morning at Bennett Rink. With many young players, including some who are starting their first season of organized hockey, it was an exciting and optimistic start to the season.
The game was scoreless in the first period as the teams were very evenly matched. West Haven goaltender Maddox LaFountain was not threatened due to the solid defense of Matthew Kelly, Dylan Link, and twin brothers Javed and Yousaf Ullah.
The Westies struck first early in the second period. J.J. Hall corralled a loose puck just inside the blue line, spun, and slid his shot inside the far goalpost to open the scoring.

Just two minutes later the Whalers' goaltender made a pad save on Ethan Kelly's initial shot, but Sean Studley jumped on the rebound and buried it to give West Haven the 2-0 lead. LaFountain was later screened on a long shot and the Whalers got on the board.  

Late in the period, Ethan Kelly made a scintillating move through three defenders and slid the puck into an empty net after a clever deke got the Whaler goalie off balance. West Haven had a 3-1 lead heading into the second intermission.
In the final period, the Westies pushed the lead to 4-1 as Cameren Lipford showed his speed and converted on a breakway. The Whalers scored minutes later, but the Westies controlled play over the final five minutes led by the solid goaltending of LaFountain.

West Haven also received great two-way play from forwards Gavin Coady, Heather Fonda, Lucas Iversen, and Gavin Fanelli. The entire squad showed great teamwork and played hard, disciplined hockey throughout the game to earn a quality season-opening win.
(March 2, 2016) - The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a big win this past weekend, defeating top-ranked Wonderland, 3-2. 
Michael Kelly got the Westies on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal. After a scoreless second period, the Westies struck twice as Nicolas Bruneau scored twice off assists from Kelly and Matt Morgan.
Wonderland scored two late goals to make it interesting, but the Westies, behind the goaltending of Daniel Kelly, held on for a hard fought team victory. 
The Westies will begin state tournament play on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in Bridgeport at the Wonderland of Ice.
(February 23, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team finished the regular season with a split of two road games this weekend.
Traveling to Kent on Saturday, the Westies fell behind by three goals before rallying to score five times in the third period of a 6-3 victory.
Trailing 3-0, West Haven got going with six seconds remaining in the middle period as Jayden Spreyer set up Cade Simone in front to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Colin Deane, who had a big day for the Westies as he scored twice and added two assists, played a part in four of West Haven’s five third period goals. Deane scored an unassisted goal with 6:36 remaining to cut the deficit to one, before scoring the equalizer off an assist from Haygen Axelrod 56 seconds later.
Simone gave the Westies the lead for good as his power play goal off an assist from Sean Bosworth gave West Haven a 4-3 advantage with 4:30 left in the third period. Michael Madera scored a power play goal off an assist from Deane with 3:23 remaining and Deane capped his outstanding performance by setting up Dante Hardt’s tally with 1:31 remaining in the West Haven victory.
The Westies capped the regular season with a 3-2 loss to Stamford Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless first period, Hardt needed just 1:31 of the second period to put the Wesies on the scoreboard when he scored off an assist from Jacob Ellison.
Stamford took a 2-1 lead with a pair of goals in the final 5:54 of the second period, before increasing the lead to 3-1 just 1:48 into the third period.
Madera scored off assists from Hardt and Bosworth with 1:47 remaining in the game, but the Westies could not get the equalizer in the loss.  
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team was defeated twice this past weekend in non-league play. 
On Saturday, the Westies were outskated by Central, 7-2. Jenna Hunt and Michael Kelly picked up goals, while Anthony Peschell, Michael Anquillare, and Michael Kelly were credited with assists.
On Sunday, the Westies were beaten by CT Barons, 7-2.  Nicholas Bruneau and Kelly had goals with each also picking up assists.
(February 17, 2016) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team won the Ocean State Classic in Rhode Island this weekend by winning all six of its games.
The Westies received an all-around team effort in winning the championship. Sean Studley, Matt Kelly, Graham Koch, Thomas Porto, Connor Moriarty, Jonathan Charbonneau, Zach Goetze, Leo Mazuroski, Jack Aloi, Ethan Kelly and Jacob Silva all played well, with Silva standing out in goal.
The young Westies opened the tournament with a 1-0 win over the South Shore Kings. Porto scored the lone West Haven goal, assisted by Moriarty.
Game two was a 5-2 win over the Providence Capitals. Goetze led the way with four goals, while Porto had a single tally. Assists went to Ethan Kelly with two, Mazuroski, and Aloi. 
Game three was a 7-3 win over the Bay State Breakers. Porto scored three goals, Goetze had two, and Ethan Kelly and Koch each scored once. Assists went to Ethan Kelly with two, Goetze, Aloi, Studley, and Moriarty.
The fourth contest was a 9-4 win over Hudson Valley Polar Bears. Porto led the scoring with goals, Goetze and Ethan Kelly had two, and Moriarty added a single tally. Assists went to Mazuroski and Matt Kelly with two apiece, Goetze, Porto and John Charbonneau.
The semifinal contest was a rubber match versus the Polar Bears and the Westies came out on top by a score of 4-0. Goetze scored twice, and Porto, and Ethan Kelly each scored once. Assists went to Matt Kelly with two, Goetze, Studley, and Moriarty.
The championship game against the Brewster Bulldogs was a battle to the end. Despite Brewster pulling its goalie, the young Westies won 4-3. Goetze and Porto each scored twice with assists going to Studley with two, and Matt Kelly, and Aloi with one apiece. The most valuable player of the championship was goaltender Jacob Silva, who was solid throughout the tournament.
Thomas Porto, Connor Moriarty, Jonathan Charbonneau, Zach Goetze, Leo Mazuroski, Jack Aloi, Ethan Kelly, Jacob Silva. Coaches (from left to right) are Dan Kelly, Paul Moriarty, John Charbonneau, and Michelle Kelly. Photo courtesy of Paul Moriarty.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team traveled to Rhode Island this past weekend to compete in the Ocean State Classic. After a tough start to the tournament, the Westies rallied to advance to the semifinals, before falling to New Jersey.
The Westies were blanked by New Canaan in the opener, before playing Darien in the second contest of the day on Saturday. Darien jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, before Jayden Spreyer scored off an assist from Michael Madera with 6:20 left in the second. Cade Simone followed less than a minute later off assists from Spreyer and Brody DiNuzzo to even the game at two. Unfortunately, Darien scored 3:40 into the third and posted a 3-2 win.
In need of a win, the Westies responded with a 7-1 victory over Greenwich. The Westies jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead as Simone scored off an assist from Mickey Dowd 3:23 into the game and Sean Bosworth set up Haygen Axelrod 1:11 later.
Leading 2-1, Simone extended the margin in the second period off assists from Axelrod and Dowd, before the Westies put the game away with four goals in the third period. Spreyer gave West Haven a 4-1 lead off assists from Madera and Dylan Bosworth, and Simone and Colin Deane sandwiched two unassisted goals around a length of the ice rush by DiNuzzo  for a goal in the 7-1 final.
West Haven got another chance at Darien in the quarterfinals and came away with a 2-1 win. Trailing 1-0 in the third, Dowd scored an unassisted short-handed goal with 10:59 to go for the equalizer and Sean Bosworth scored on the power play with 12 seconds remaining in the game for the win. Brendan Smith was outstanding in goal, particularly in the third period when he kept the game even at one.
The Westies advanced to the semifinals, but were defeated by New Jersey 8-1. The Westies fell behind 3-0 in the first period and never caught up as Spreyer scored the lone West Haven goal.
Simone led the Westies with four goals in the tournament, while Spreyer had three goals and an assist. Presley Villa, Jacob Ellison, Zack Fonda, Dante Hardt and Jason Alling all played well in the tournament.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team traveled to Rhode Island to participate in the Ocean State Classic. The Westies went 2-1-1 in pool play and lost in the semifinals.
In Game one, the Westies scored two goals in the final two minutes of the game to finish in a 4-4 tie with the Providence Capitals.  Michael Kelly had a pair of goals, while Anthony Peschell and Joseph D’Aurio picked up a goal each. Jenna Hunt and Nicholas Bruneau grabbed two assists each, with Matt Morgan and Meghan Dupre picking up one assist each.
In game two, the Westies hung on to beat Ridgefield, 6-5. Kelly scored three times for the hat trick, Peschell had a pair of goals, and Mackenzie Gardner accounted for the other Westie goal.  Assists were credited to Kelly and Peschell with two apiece, and Hunt, Maddy Epke, and Ryan Smith with one each.
In game three, the Westies were outskated by the Providence Jr. Friars, 6-1.  Morgan accounted for the lone Westie goal off an assist from D’Aurio. 
With their backs against the wall, in a must win game to move on, the Westies scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Boston Jr. Terriers, 4-1.  Morgan, who scored twice, Kelly, and Peschell all scored for the Westies.
Michael Anquillare had two assists, while Kelly, Bruneau, and Hunt had one each.  Daniel Kelly was solid between the pipes for the Westies.
With the win, the Westies moved on to the semifinals against Ridgefield. The Westies jumped out to an early lead as Anquillare, off a pass from Kelly, put the Westies up 1-0.  Unfortunately, that would be all the Westies could muster as they fell 3-1.
(February 9, 2016) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team played to a tie and posted  win this weekend.
On Saturday, the Mite A team played Darien and earned a 6-6 tie after a slow start. Thomas Porto scored three goals, Ethan Kelly scored twice and added an assist and Zach Goetze scored once.
On Sunday, the Mites returned home to face the Northeast Ice Dogs and posted a 9-0 victory. Jacob Silva was strong in net with the shutout behind a strong defense led by Matt Kelly, Leo Mazuroski, Jack Aloi and Graham Koch.
Goetze scored twice and added two assists, Ethan Kelly had two goals and an assist and Sean Studley scored twice as well. Aloi and Connor Moriarty added a goal and an assist apiece, while Jonathan Charbonneau had a goal and two assists and Matt Kelly added an assist.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team posted a win and a tie this past weekend. The Westies opened the weekend against Greenwich and were defeated 9-1.
Trailing 2-0 after one period of play, Dante Hardt cut the margin in half when he scored off an assist from Cade Simone with 4:40 left in the middle period. Greenwich rebounded with a power play goal less than a minute later and scored with 31 seconds to go in the period for a 4-1 lead. Greenwich put the game away with five goals in the third period.
The Westies rebounded with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Whalers in Cromwell Sunday afternoon.
The Westies never trailed in the game and took a 1-0 lead 2:18 in when Sean Bosworth scored off an assist from Jayden Spreyer. West Haven increased the lead to 2-0 in the second period when Brody DiNuzzo set up Hardt just 32 seconds in.
The Whalers scored a power play goal 1:29 into the third, but solid play in goal by Brendan Smith allowed West Haven to hold on for the win.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team registered a win and a loss this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies lost a tough battle to the Whalers 6-4. The Westies found themselves down 2-0 after the first period until Matt Morgan scored off assists from Michael Anquillare and Michael Kelly to cut the Whaler lead to 2-1. 
After two Whaler goals, the Westies trailed 4-1 after two periods. The resilient Westies did not go away.
Morgan and Anthony Peschell scored to cut the lead to 4-3 with assists credited to Anquillare, Ryan Smith, Nicolas Bruneau, and Jenna Hunt. The Whalers got a goal back for a 5-3 lead, but Morgan, off an assist from Bruneau, scored again for the Westies, picking up the hat trick.
Down 5-4 and with goaltender Daniel Kelly pulled for an extra skater, the Westies had several scoring opportunities but were unable to convert.
On Sunday, the Westies rebounded with a convincing win over Watertown, 4-1. The Westies scored four goals in the first two periods to account for a 4-0 lead.
Michael Kelly and Morgan scored two goals each while Anquillare, Morgan, Kelly, and Meghan Dupre picked up assists.  Daniel Kelly played well in the net for the Westies.
(February 3, 2016) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team took two games on the road weekend. 
On Saturday the Mites traveled to Shelton to play the River Hawks and came away with a solid 11-1 victory. Thomas Porto led the scoring with four goals, while Connor Moriarty had two goals and an assist. Jack Aloi, Zach Goetze, Ethan Kelly, Sean Studley and Jonathan Charbonneau also added goals. 
On Sunday, the Mites visited Ingalls Rink in New Haven to face Yale and came away with a 6-1 victory. Porto had three goals, Goetze had two goals and assist, and Ethan Kelly recorded a goal and an assist.  Moriarty also added an assist for a solid victory to close out the weekend.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team dropped a pair of games this weekend despite being within a goal in the third period of both games.
On Saturday, the Westies battled New Canaan. West Haven trailed by one goal entering the third period, but could not get any closer in an 8-1 loss as the guests scored six times in the final 12 minutes to seal the win.
Colin Deane gave the Westies a 1-0 lead when he put in a rebound of a Brody DiNuzzo shot just 3 minutes, 30 seconds into the contest. Despite quality scoring chances, Deane’s goal was the last time the Westies found the back of the net.
With goaltender Brendan Smith keeping the Westies in the game, making 23 saves in the first two periods, West Haven could not take the lead after New Canaan scored the equalizer less than two minutes after Deane’s goal.      
New Canaan took a 2-1 lead with 2:19 gone by in the second and held that advantage until it scored six times in the last period, including four times in the first 4:04 of the third.
A short-handed West Haven team traveled to Canterbury on Sunday to play Northwestern and fell 6-1.
The Westies again scored first in the contest, but a strong third period by Northwestern proved to be the difference in the game.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead just 1:30 into the contest when Michael Madera sent Jayden Spreyer in on the Northwestern goalie. Spreyer ripped a shot to the back of the net for the 1-0 lead as Jason Alling also assisted on the goal.
Squirt A hockey team fell to Northwestern at Canterbury, Sunday, January 31, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies could not extend the lead and saw Northwestern score on the power play with 5:15 left in the period, before the host team took a 2-1 lead with 6:20 to go in the second.
Smith again played well in goal as did the defense of Haygen Axelrod, Rocco Williams, DiNuzzo and Alling. West Haven also got solid offensive efforts from Cade Simone, Zack Fonda, Dante Hardt, Jacob Ellison, Spreyer and Madera.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a win and a tie this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies defeated the CT Polar Bears 5-3 as the Westies were able to score three first period goals to grab an early lead. 
Ryan Smith, Nicholas Boanno, and Michael Anquillare accounted for the Westie goals.  Anthony Peschell was credited with two assists, while Boanno and Matt Morgan had one assist apiece. 
Michael Kelly scored unassisted in the second period as the Westies built a 4-1 lead.  Boanno put the Westies up 5-1 off assists from Peschell and Anquillare to seal the victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies skated to a 2-2 tie with ECHO.  The game was knotted at one after Kelly scored a second period goal off assists from Nicholas Bruneau and Morgan.
The game remained that way until ECHO was able to grab the 2-1 lead with a late third period goal. The resilient Westies didn’t quit, as Kelly, off assists from Smith and Anquillare, was able to slip one by the Echo goalie with just one second left on the clock to tie the game at two.
(January 26, 2016) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team fell in its only contest of the week as the Westies were shut out by Southern.
The Stars scored four times in the final 5:46 of the opening period to put the game away. Rocco Williams, Dylan Bosworth and Haygen Axelrod played well in the loss.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team split the two games it played this past weekend. 
On Friday, the Westies squandered an early three-goal lead, losing to Simsbury 4-3.  Nicholas Boanno, Michael Anquillare, and Michael Kelly all had first period goals.  Assists were credited to Boanno and Matt Morgan. 
Simsbury scored four times in the second period and was able to hang on to steal the win from the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies won a hard fought battle with Greater New Haven, 5-4.  The Westies again grabbed an early first period 2-1 lead as Kelly and Anquillare accounted for the Westie goals. Anquillare and Joseph D’Aurio picked up the assists.
Both teams scored twice in the second period as Kelly and Anquillare both picked up their second goals of the game as the Westies led 4-3. Anthony Peschell and Boanno grabbed assists.
Greater New Haven tied the game at four to begin the third period. The Westies answered as Boanno scored an unassisted goal to put the Westies on top for good, 5-4.
(January 18, 2016) - On Saturday, the West Haven Mite A travel hockey team traveled to Choate to play the Wallingford Hawks.
The Westies got off to a slow start, but with a strong third period push, topped the Hawks, 11-7. Thomas Porto led the Blue Devils with five goals, Zach Goetze and Ethan Kelly chipped in with two goals apiece and Connor Moriarty and Sean Studley each added a goal. Jacob Silva was strong between the pipes. 
One Sunday, the Shelton River Hawks traveled to Bennett Rink and fell to the Westies, 10-4. 
Porto led the way again with four goals, Goetze had two goals, and Graham Koch, Jack Aloi, Leo Mazuroski and Jonathan Charbonneau each added a tally. 
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team was swept in a pair of contests this past weekend.
West Haven opened the week with a 12-1 loss against New Canaan Saturday morning in West Haven. Trailing 1-0, Mickey Dowd evened the game 17 seconds later for the Westies, but the Westies never scored again. New Canaan led 4-1 after one period of play and never let up in the victory.
The Westies traveled to Danbury Sunday afternoon and fell to Western, 5-2. Western scored a power play goal with 1:23 left in the first period and increased the lead to 2-0 just 1:02 into the second.
Canaan, Saturday, January 16, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Colin Deane got the Westies back in the game when he cruised down the right wing and ripped a shot to the top corner with 9:21 to go in the second period.
Any momentum West Haven had quickly went away when Western answered 16 seconds later for a 3-1 lead. Dowd got the Westies as close as 3-2 later in the period, but Western scored twice in the third period to seal the win.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played only once this past weekend, losing to the Whalers 7-4. 
The Whalers grabbed an early two-goal lead, but Nicholas Boanno, off assists from Michael Anquillare and Joseph D’Aurio, cut the Whaler lead in half, 2-1. 
The Whalers opened up a big lead in the second period as they scored three times, grabbing a 5-1 lead.  The Westies would show some character as they scored three third period goals, cutting the Whaler lead to two goals. 
The Whalers answered the Westie comeback, scoring again to put the game away.  Michael Kelly scored twice for West Haven, while Boanno also netted his second of the game. Anthony Peschell picked up an assist on the first Kelly goal.
(January 11, 2016) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team played the Cromwell Whalers in a full ice state qualifier game on Sunday to wrap a great weekend of play, which included a win at the Northeastern Ice dogs on Saturday.
The Westies received a solid game in net by Jacob Silva. Matt Kelly, Jack Aloi, Leo Mazuroski and Graham Koch all played well as they held the Whalers defensively to one goal on the day. 
West Haven was led offensively by Thomas Porto with four goals and Zach Goetze with two. Ethan Kelly and Jonathan Charbonneau each added a goal apiece.
The game included solid fore checking and defensive play by Sean Studley and Connor Moriarty in the offensive end. 
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team fell in both games it played this past weekend. The Westies were shutout at home against Ridgefield on Saturday and were blanked again on the road against Southern on Sunday.
Colin Deane, Haygen Axelrod, Dylan Bosworth and, Brody DiNuzzo played well in the loss against Southern for West Haven. Brendan Smith made several outstanding saves in the loss against the Stars. 
The West Haven Pewee A travel hockey team split the two games it played this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies outskated East Haven 5-2. After a scoreless first period, the Westies put up three goals in the second period. 
Matt Morgan scored twice, while Michael Anquillare picked up one goal. Michael Kelly was credited with two assists and Nicholas Bruneau, Jenna Hunt, and Nicholas Boanno grabbed one assist apiece. 
The Westies scored twice more in the third period with Kelly scoring both goals off assists from Morgan and Bruneau. 
On Sunday, the Westies were outplayed by the Connecticut Polar Bears, dropping a 5-4 decision. The flat Westies played from behind for most of the game chasing one to two-goal deficits. 
The Westies had a chance to tie late in the third period, but were unable to capitalize.  Bruneau, Kelly, Morgan, and Boanno all scored goals for the Westies.  Bruneau also picked up two assists, while Kelly had one assist.
(January 6, 2016) - The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team played three road games this weekend, coming up victorious in all three.
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Southeastern and came away with a convincing 6-2 win. Anthony Peschell scored twice in the first period with Michael Anquillare grabbing two assists and Nicholas Boanno accounting for one. 
Matt Morgan scored the next two Westie goals off an assist from Nicholas Bruneau.  Boanno and Michael Kelly picked up one goal apiece to round out the scoring for the Westies. Peschell and Morgan were credited with assists. 
At night, the Westies traveled again, this time to Central and come away with a 5-4 win.
The Westies trailed early until Kelly tied the score off an assist to Ryan Smith. Again trailing, the Westies answered as Boanno tallied unassisted to tie the score at two.
With Central ahead 3-2, Morgan tied the game at three off an assist to Kelly. Finally, the Westies scored to go ahead 4-3 as Kelly scored unassisted.
Central tied the game at four early in the third period. Running on fumes with two minutes remaining in the game, Boanno, off assists from Bruneau and Anquillare, scored the game-winner and notched the victory for the Westies.
In the third game of the weekend, the Westies traveled to West Hartford, skating to a 5-2 victory.  Kelly and Morgan picked up two goals apiece, while Boanno had an empty-netter.
Morgan, Bruneau, Kelly, Jenna Hunt, and Joseph D’Aurio picked up assists. Daniel Kelly played well in all three Westie victories.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend, defeating Westchester, New York and falling to the Wonderland Wizards.
The Westies opened the weekend with their fourth straight win, a 5-4 decision over the Westchester Vipers Saturday morning. West Haven needed just 24 seconds to take a 1-0 lead as Michael Madera scored off an assist from Jayden Spreyer.
Spreyer had a big day with four assists, including teaming with Cade Simone to set up Sean Bosworth for a 2-0 lead with 6:45 left in the opening period.
The Vipers tied the game with a goal in the first period and another with 1:19 left in the second, but Spreyer set up Mickey Dowd with 15.2 seconds left in the middle period for a 3-2 lead.
The Vipers again evened the game with 7:44 left, but just 29 seconds later, West Haven took the lead for good when Madera and Spreyer set up Dowd’s second goal of the game for a 4-3 lead.
Bosworth scored an unassisted goal with 4:24 left, which proved to be big as the Vipers got closer with another goal with 2:28 remaining.
Goaltender Brendan Smith, who came up with several outstanding saves throughout the contest, came up big in the final minutes to preserve the win.
West Haven traveled to Bridgeport Sunday morning and was shut out by the Wizards. The Wizards took an early lead with two goals in 27 seconds just 9:16 in and never looked back.
(December 29, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team posted its third straight win with a 4-2 victory over Central A-1 Saturday morning. 
In its lone contest of the week, the Westies received solid goaltending from both Cameron Fischer and Brendan Smith as each allowed only one goal. 
Central got on the scoreboard first, scoring from the slot with 9:43 remaining in the first period, but the Westies evened the game 2:09 later when Colin Deane made a nice pass in front to Sean Bosworth who scored the equalizer. 
West Haven took the lead for good with 7:58 left in the second period. Michael Madera connected with Jayden Spreyer, who passed to Mickey Dowd for a 2-1 lead. Dowd scored an unassisted goal with 8:11 remaining in the game, before Central got closer with 4:25 to go. 
Any thoughts of a Central comeback ended with 1:06 remaining in the game as Deane came out of the corner and roofed an unassisted goal for the 4-2 win.
(December 23, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team played away and home against ECHO youth hockey this past weekend and won both contests. 
The Mites won the away game on Saturday by a score of 10-8. Thomas Porto scored five goals, Ethan Kelly had three goals, and Connor Moriarty and Zach Goetze finished with a goal apiece. Assists went to Porto with three, Sean Studley with two, and Jack Aloi, Matt Kelly and Moriarty with one each. 
The home game on Sunday was won by a score of 11-8. Porto led the team again with six goals. Ethan Kelly had two goals and Studley, Goetze, and Jonathan Charbonneau had single tallies. Assists went to Goetze and Ethan Kelly with two apiece, and Porto, Charbonneau, Matt Kelly and Leo Mazuroski with one apiece. 
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won its only game of the weekend in a home contest against the Whalers Saturday morning.
Paced by a pair of goals by Cade Simone and a goal and two assist from Colin Deane, the Westies won their second contest in a row by a score of 3-0.
Brendan Smith was spectacular in goal, turning aside 23 shots by the Whalers. With his team leading by just one goal in the opening period, Smith made five saves to preserve the lead, then made several stellar saves in the final two periods for his first shutout of the season.
Simone opened the scoring with 4:35 left in the opening period as he took a pass from Deane and capitalized in front. Jayden Spreyer also assisted on the goal.
Simone gave the Westies a 2-0 lead with 10:34 remaining in the middle period. After Deane was stopped in front, Simone scored off the rebound for the two-goal advantage.
Deane iced the victory with an unassisted empty net goal with 49.9 seconds left in the contest.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team won two of the three games it played this past weekend.
In the first game on Friday night, the Westies shut out Yale, 3-0 behind the goaltending of Daniel Kelly. Michael Kelly, Matt Morgan, and Nicholas Bruneau accounted for the Westie goals.  Jenna Hunt, Nicholas Boanno, and Kelly picked up assists. 
On Saturday, the Westies were outskated by Wallingford, 7-2.  Morgan and Kelly were credited with unassisted goals. 
On Sunday, the Westies bounced back with a 6-3 victory over New Canaan. Both teams traded goals in the first period, with Kelly scoring off an assist from Morgan. 
Both teams would again trade goals to begin the second period as Bruneau tallied off an assist from Kelly. Kelly then scored his second goal of the game off an assist from Morgan to put the Westies up 3-2.
Michael Anquillare put the Westies up 4-2 to begin the third period as Anthony Peschell and Boanno were credited with assists.  Boanno put the game away with back-to-back goals off assists from Anquillare and Peschell for the Westie victory.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team lost a pair games to a pair of Simsbury teams, first losing to their B team away on Saturday and their A1 team at home on Sunday.
The weekend opened with the Westies on the road at the Simsbury Farms outdoor rink, where the warm weather this week played havoc with the ice. The Westies had faced the Simsbury team before, winning 4-2, but this time the Westies just couldn't get any momentum.
Simsbury opened the game with a goal less than a minute in and added another before the Westies responded when Zach Jones got some space and took off, beating the defense and the goalie to get West Haven started. However, the momentum died quickly when Simsbury got the next goal to make it 4-1.
West Haven, who was trying new line combinations, just could not get its passing game going. Defenseman Khorbin Kern added another goal, but that was all the Westies had and the game would end in a 4-2 loss. 
At home on Sunday, the Westies, with their entire team back in the lineup played great against an even better team, Simsbury A1, but fell 4-3. Again, the Westies, who have struggled with first period pressure, gave up three goals to one player over the course of the first period, while being shut out themselves.
The second period saw goalie George Stanton stand on his head to keep his team in the game as Ryan Miller took advantage of a puck that bounced off of a rushing Simsbury center and took it back the other direction to score. Simsbury would add another to its tally to make it 4-1 as the third period started, but West Haven wasn't done.
Shane Hanson deflected a shot from Justin Miller to add another tally and Kern hit the tape of Zach Jones’ stick, who drove in and scored for the final tally of the night. The Westies did have a chance to tie it up with Stanton pulled in the last few seconds, but just couldn't connect and the final would show them by a goal.
(December 16, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend. The Mites started the weekend with a 12-2 loss to Central. Goals were scored by Thomas Porto and zach Goetze. 
On Sunday, the team beat Wallingford 10-5. Goals were scored by Porto with four, Goetze and Connor Moriarty with two apiece, and Sean Studley and Jack Aloi with one apiece. 
The West Haven Squirt A team posted a victory in its lone contest this weekend. Scoring three times in the third period, the Westies defeated Darien A1 by a score of 5-1. 
The Westies received solid goaltending throughout as Cameron Fischer allowed just a first period goal and Brendan Smith stopped all 14 shots he faced. 
Trailing 1-0 in the opening period, West Haven got the equalizer when Colin Deane scored off a faceoff with 1:54 remaining in the period. The game remained tied until 6:34 remained in the second period as Mickey Dowd scored in front off an assist from Michael Madera. 
Madera and Cade Simone set up another Dowd goal in front with 11:53 to go in the game for a 3-1 advantage, before the Westies pulled away. Deane fed Jayden Spreyer and Spreyer dropped a perfect pass for Sean Bosworth, who ripped a shot to the top left corner for a 4-1 lead with 4:25 remaining. 
West Haven turned to its special teams to score the final goal of the game. Spreyer tipped in a Bosworth shot for a short-handed goal and a 5-1 lead. Deane also picked up an assist on the insurance tally. 
Rocco Williams, Presley Villa, Brody DiNuzzo, Dylan Bosworth, Haygen Axelrod, Jason Alling, Dante Hardt, Jacob Ellison and Zack Fonda all played well in the win. 
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with two wins over top ranked teams this weekend. 
On Friday night, the Westies skated to a 6-4 victory over Hamden.  The Westies jumped out to an early two-goal lead, as Michael Anquillare and Nicholas Bruneau scored with assists going to Nicholas Boanno and Joseph D’Aurio. 
The Westies scored twice more in the second period to extend their lead to 4-1, as Boanno and Anthony Peschell tallied with Jenna Hunt picking up an assist.  Hamden, though, rebounded, scoring three goals to tie the game late in the second period. 
The Westies answered as Michael Kelly scored unassisted and Bruneau scored off an assist from Mackenzie Gardner in the third period to seal the victory for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Greater New Haven and held on for a 5-4 victory.  Again, the Westies jumped out to the early lead, scoring three times in the first period.
Ryan Smith, Bruneau, and Boanno accounted for the Westie goals.  Peschell picked up an assist on the Boanno goal. 
Greater New Haven evened the game in the second period with three goals, sending the game tied at 3-3 going into the third period. The Westies answered again in the third period, as both Bruneau and Kelly, off an assist from Bruneau, would score to put the Westies up 5-3. 
Greater New Haven scored after pulling its goalie to make it 5-4, but the Westies were able to hold on for a hard fought victory.  Daniel Kelly came up with several big saves throughout the weekend for the Westies.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team split a pair of games this weekend, winning big in Greenwich and losing a close one at home.
On Saturday, the B's traveled to Greenwich to face off against the Blues and West Haven won 8-3. Justin Miller started the scoring on a pass from Ryan Miller just a minute into the game and the Westies would take off from there.
Zach Jones scored two and Colin Hines would add another goal as the Bantams took a 4-1 lead into the second period. In the middle period, the teams each added one goal, West Haven's coming from Justin Miller's second as Ryan Miller grabbed the assist.
The Blues could not handle the constant pressure in the third period and gave up three more goals on shots from Ryan Miller, Jones, and Khorbin Kern. Additional assists came from Zach Kerzner, a second from Ryan Miller, and one from Aidan Parlee. 
On Sunday, the Westies were at home, facing the Western Colonials A team for the second time and fell 4-3.
The Westies came out to play and notched the first goal when Kerzner fed Jones, but the Colonials came right back and tied it up, then went ahead on a power play, and then added another to take a two goal lead into the second.
Soon after, Justin Miller reached out for a great deflection goal when Kern took a pass from Sean Dupre and fired one at the net to bring the score up to 3-2 going into the third.
The Westies tied the game at three when Kerzner took a feed from Colin Hines and Kaden Morgillo and got off a quick shot that rang the buzzer.
Unfortunately for the Westies, penalty trouble would cost them the game as late in the period, the Colonials would get their final tally to take the game 4-3. Goalie George Stanton was big in goal both games.
(December 9, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team played to a tie and also posted a big win this weekend.
The Westies played Darien to a 7-7 tie to open the weekend. Thomas Porto led the way with four goals, and Ethan Kelly scored three for the hat trick. Assists went to Zach Goetze with two, Matt Kelly, Graham Koch, and Sean Studley with one apiece.
On Sunday, the young Westies hosted the Northeastern Ice Dogs and with great team play, the Westies won 9-2. Goals were scored by Porto with three, Connor Moriarty with two, Ethan Kelly, Graham Koch, Goetze, and Studley with one apiece. Assists went to Goetze with three, Porto with two, Jack Aloi, Koch, and Matt Kelly with one apiece. Jacob Silva was outstanding in goal.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team dropped a pair of games this weekend and also played to a tie.
West Haven opened the weekend with a 9-1 loss to Yale. After playing well in the first period, the Westies watched as Yale scored five times in the middle period to pull away for good. Colin Deane scored an unassisted goal late in the game for West Haven’s lone tally.
In the second game of the day on Saturday, the Westies traveled to Newington and played to a 4-4 tie against the Central A-1 squad.
The Westies trailed 1-0 in the second period before J.J. Alling assisted on Mickey Dowd’s equalizer with 8:30 remaining in the period. Central looked as if it would pull away, scoring three times in less than three minutes to take a 4-1 lead with 2:54 left in the period, before West Haven rallied.
West Haven began its comeback with a late goal in the middle period as Michael Madera and Sean Bosworth set up Cade Simone to get the Westies within 4-2.
Bosworth then scored off an assist from Deane 1:07 into the third period to cut the deficit to 4-3, and Dowd tucked in a loose puck in front with 2:37 remaining to force the 4-4 tie.
Dylan Bosworth, Presley Villa, Haygen Axelrod and Rocco Williams played well defensively in support of goaltender Cameron Fischer, while Jacob Ellison and Zack Fonda also had solid games. 
The Westies concluded the weekend with a trip back up to Newington to play the Central A squad Sunday morning. The Westies could not find the back of the net and were shut out in the loss to end the weekend.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team had a tremendous weekend, winning all three games played.
On Friday, the Westies hosted rival Yale, winning 4-3. Michael Kelly scored unassisted midway through the first period for the Westies. Yale scored the next two goals, leading 2-1 after one period of play.
The Westies responded with the next three goals over the next two periods. Nicholas Bruneau scored a pair of goals with Matt Morgan grabbed one goal. Assists were credited to Kelly with two and Morgan and Bruneau with one each. 
On Saturday, the Westies scored a couple of late goals, skating to a 5-3 win over New Canaan.
The Westies jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two periods of play as Nicholas Boanno, Anthony Peschell, and Kelly accounted for the Westie goals. Michael Anquillare, Morgan, Kelly, and Bruneau picked up the assists. 
After two New Canaan goals tied the score at three, the Westies scored twice in the last two minutes of the game to steal the victory. Morgan and Kelly both tallied off assists from Boanno.
On Sunday, the Westies completed the sweep, rolling to a 10-4 victory over Enfield.  In a game the Westies never trailed in, seven Westies were credited with goals. 
Peschell had a hat trick, while Bruneau scored twice. Ryan Smith, Kelly, Morgan, Boanno, and Anquillare rounded out the scoring for the Westies and assists were credited to Morgan with five, Boanno and Kelly with three each, Bruneau with two, and Anquillare, Jenna Hunt, and Joseph D’Aurio with one each. Westie goaltender Daniel Kelly played well in the Westie victories.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team fell to the Northwestern Nighthawks 4-2 Sunday at the Bennett Rink. The Westies had a tough time in the first period and gave up three goals in two minutes.
The second period looked like it was going to be the same when Northwestern scored again within the first minute, but rest of the game would be all Westies. Shane Hanson, Zach Jones, and Sean Dupre had a great rush and several passes back and forth before Hanson finally beat the goalie.
The period ended with the Westies down 4-1, but they were playing hard and goalie George Stanton shook off the early goals and was a wall. The third period started with Ricky Biela getting a pass out to Justin Miller, whose deke beat the defenseman and the goaltender and bring the score within two, but the Westies could not get any closer in the two-goal loss.
(December 2, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team played just one game this weekend and fell to East Haven 10-1. An evenly played first period saw goalie Brendan Smith come up with numerous big saves.
Smith’s efforts paid off when Mickey Dowd scored to even the game at one with 6:05 left in the opening period. East Haven took control of the game in the opening minute of the second period, scoring twice in the first 36 seconds for a 3-1 lead. East Haven put the game away with a late goal in the second period and six more in the third.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a win and a tie this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies went on the road to Enfield and were able to squeak out a 4-4 tie. The teams traded goals in the first period with Mathew Morgan scoring off a pass from Nicholas Bruneau.
The Westies scored twice more in the second period as Bruneau tallied from Morgan, and Michael Kelly scored off an assist from Bruneau.
With the score in the Westies’ favor at 3-2 after two periods of play, Enfield would net the next two goals for a 4-3 lead to begin the third period. Kelly answered with an unassisted goal late in the third period to gain the tie for the Westies.
On Sunday, the Westies avenged an early season loss to Southeastern with a 10-5 win.  The Westies took the early lead in the first period and never relinquished it.
Ryan Smith, Anthony Peschell, and Boanno all had goals for the Westies in the opening period. Michael Anquillare, Boanno, Peschell, Smith and Morgan were credited with assists.
The Westies scored five more times in the second period as Anquillare and Kelly scored a pair each, while Boanno added one goal.  Boanno, Peschell and Bruneau collected two assists each. 
In the third period, both Kelly and Boanno collected goals for the hat trick each and Peschell picked up an assist.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team traveled to Western Connecticut for a Bantam tournament in Kent and went undefeated this weekend.
On Friday, the matchup was against Avon and the Westies posted a 7-0 victory. The Westies only took a little over a minute before Justin Miller slid the puck across the goal mouth to Billy Adamo, who was streaking in with him. Adamo tucked the puck in just out of reach of the goalie to start the scoring. 
A few minutes later, Zach Kerzner dug the puck out of the corner and passed to center where Zach Jones was waiting to score the second goal of the game.
West Haven goaltender Noah Iverson came big with a shutout. Additional goals came from Jones with a hat trick, Ricky Biela, Khorbin Kern, and Ryan Miller and assists came from Biela, Jones, Kerzner, and Kaden Morgillo.
On Saturday, the Westies faced a much tougher matchup against the Hudson Valley Polar Bears and posted a 5-4 victory.
Every time the Westies scored, the Bears answered back and it was not until the last 50 seconds of the game that the Westies finally put the Bears away for good.
The Westies started the scoring halfway through the first when Adamo got the puck ahead to Zach Jones, who scored on a breakaway, his first of four goals.
In the third period, with the game tied and less than a minute left, Colin Hines went end to end with the puck but was stopped by two defenders a few feet from the goalie. Jones was waiting on the doorstep and scored the winner with 58 seconds to go.
West Haven’s only other goal came from Justin Miller and additional assists came from Sean Dupre and a second one from Hines. Even though the Westies pulled a win out of this game, the score would haunt them on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Westies faced the host team, the Kent Coyotes. Both Kent and West Haven were 2-0 on the tourney and it was clear that the winner of this game would be going to crossover for the championship. The Westies finished in a 7-7 tie.
The first period started with a goal from Zach Jones 30 seconds in, but the period would end with nothing settled as Kent scored twice and Adamo added another for West Haven.
The second period saw West Haven dominate all but the last minute, getting scoring from Biela, Jones, Aidan Parlee, and Kern, putting the Westies up 6-3. In the third period, with five minutes left in the game and the score tied at six, the Westies refused to go away and a minute later, Jones scored his third of the day on a give-and-go with Dupre and Parlee.
The Coyotes also fought back and with 33 seconds left, tying the game with the goalie pulled and West Haven down two men. Additional assists in the game came from Kerzner, Jones, Morgillo, Dupre, and Parlee.
Since both teams had the same amount of points, the tiebreaker fell to goals against and that meant looking back at Saturday’s game against Hudson Valley, meaning the undefeated West Haven team did not make the finals.
(November 25, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team posted a tie and suffered a pair of tough defeats this weekend.
In West Haven’s only home contest Saturday morning, the team was easily handled by Darien, with Dante Hardt picking up the lone tally.
The Westies returned to action Saturday evening as they traveled to Shelton to play New Canaan. After falling behind 3-0 in the first period, the Westies rallied for a 3-3 tie.
Mickey Dowd scored his first goal of the season with 1, minute 51 seconds remaining in the second period off an assist from Colin Deane to get the Westies within two goals.
Deane took over the final period as he scored off an assist from Hardt with 7:55 remaining, then set up Jayden Spreyer with a perfect touch pass for the equalizer with 10.2 seconds remaining in the game to end the game even at three.
The Westies concluded the weekend with a 7-1 loss against Yale at Wesleyan University Sunday evening. West Haven took an early lead in the contest as Michael Madera sent Cade Simone in on a breakaway and Simone scored with 4:20 left in the opening period for a 1-0 lead.
Yale never wavered and set the tone of the rest of the game with a goal 26 seconds into the middle period. Yale scored five times in the period and added two more in the third to send West Haven to the defeat.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up two wins this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies dominated Avon in Avon for a 6-1 victory.
Michael Kelly scored off an assist from Mathew Morgan just 32 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead and Nicholas Bruneau followed Kelly off an assist from Ryan Smith as the Westies led 2-0 after one period of play.
After Avon cut the Westie lead to 2-1, the Westies answered with four goals, with one goal in the second period and three more goals in the third period.
Kelly scored his second goal, while Nicholas Boanno also grabbed two goals and Anthony Peschell scored one goal. Joe D’Aurio and Michael Anquillare picked up the assists. 
On Sunday, The Westies outskated East Haven 3-1.  Anquillare would get the Westies on the scoreboard first with his goal off an assist from Kelly.
In the second period, Morgan extended the West Haven lead to 2-0 with Kelly and Smith picking up the assists. East Haven would cut into the Westie lead at 2-1, but the Westies answered as Anquillare score his second goal of the game, this time with the assist to Boanno, to put the Westies up 3-1. 
Both teams had more scoring opportunities, but Westie goalie Daniel Kelly made several saves to preserve the victory for the Westies.
This weekend, the West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team split a pair of games, losing up in Bolton against the ECHO Stars Bantam A's and winning at home against the Yale B team.
In Bolton, the Westies fell behind early and ended the first period down 3-2, with goals coming from Shane Hanson and Zach Kerzner.
The second period saw the Westies tie the game at four with goals coming from Zach Jones and Ryan Miller. The Stars scored two goals in the last five minutes of the game to take home the victory.
The Westies answered late when Jones put his second of the night in the net. Assists on the night came from Kerzner, Jones, Miller, Khorbin Kern, Ricky Biela, and two from Connor Fowler.
The Westies team that showed up for the Yale B team game at home was a different team altogether as West Haven posted a 10-1 win.
Yale beat the Westies by one goal the last time the two teams had played and the Westies showed up strong for the rematch.
The first few minutes both teams skated hard and were pretty evenly matched, but when Yale went down a man, West Haven defenseman Khorbin Kern fed with a pass from Zach Jones, saw some light between the goaltender and post and shot a laser in from the blue line.
That score set the Westies on fire as they put up nine more goals with Ryan Miller and Colin Hines each scoring a pair. Sean Dupris, Billy Adamo, Biela, Justin Miller, and Jones each scored once, with Adamo picking up his first of the year.
Assists on the night came from Kaden Morgillo, Hines, and Kern, who each had a pair. Adamo, Justin Miller, Jones, Fowler, and Aidan Parlee each had one.
Goalies George Stanton and Noah Iversen kept the Bulldogs scoreless until there was one second left in the game.
(November 18, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A team faced off against Western CT on Saturday and walked away with a 7-4 win. Ethan Kelly and Zach Goetze had 3 goals apiece, while Sean Studley had one goal. Thomas Porto led the way with three assists, and Jonathan Charbonneau and Goetze each had one.
On Sunday, the young Westies lost to the Bridgeport Wizards 10-3. Goals were scored by Charbonneau, Goetze, and Jack Aloi. Assists went to Goetze, Charbonneau and Matthew Kelly.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team suffered a pair of losses this weekend. The Westies opened weekend play against Simsbury and fell at home, 7-4.
The Westies showed plenty of heart in this contest, rallying from a two-goal deficit early, before falling as Simsbury scored five times in the final 8 minutes, 46 seconds.
After Simsbury scored the only goal of the opening period and added another with 5:18 left in the second for a 2-0 advantage, West Haven rallied. Jayden Spreyer got West Haven on the board when he picked up a loose puck and scored on a breakaway with 3:41 left in the middle period.
Rocco Williams evened the game at two with a long shot from the point with 41 seconds remaining in the middle period and the Westies took the lead 3:06 into the third period. Off a steal, Colin Deane ripped a shot to the top left corner for West Haven’s third straight tally.
That lead did not last long as Simsbury tied the game off the ensuing faceoff, then took a 4-3 lead 1:17 later. Simsbury put the game away with two goals in a span of 12 seconds with 3:39 remaining for a 6-3 lead.
Sean Bosworth scored with 3:08 to go off assists from Spreyer and Deane, but Simsbury capped the scoring with 31 seconds remaining.
Presley Villa and Brody DiNuzzo played well on defense, while Brendan Smith made numerous big saves to keep the Westies in the game.
The Westies closed the weekend with a 6-0 loss to Wallingford at Choate on Sunday. The Westies trailed early and never got going in the shutout loss.
Wallingford scored twice in a span of 30 seconds to take a 2-0 lead with 2:09 gone by in the game and added three more goals in the middle period for a 5-0 advantage.
The line of Deane, Spreyer and Michael Madera played well, creating scoring opportunities. Haygen Axelrod played well on defense and Zach Fonda also played well on the offensive side.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a tie and a loss this past weekend.  On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northford to play Greater New Haven and came away with a 4-4 tie. 
The Westies jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period as Nicholas Bruneau and Nicholas Boanno tallied for the Westies. Michael Anquillare and Boanno grabbed assists. 
After a Greater New Haven goal to start the second period, the Westies answered with two goals of their own.  Boanno scored first off assists from Anquillare and Bruneau and the second goal of the period came from Michael Kelly as the Westies led 4-1.
Greater New Haven would have a comeback of their own in the third period as they scored three goals in the last four minutes to gain the tie.
On Sunday, the Westies played on the road in Hamden, suffering a 7-6 loss. The two teams scored five goals in the first period as Matt Morgan scored off a pass from Bruneau, Kelly scored with the assists to Morgan and Anthony Peschell, and Anquillare scored off an assist from Bruneau.
In the second period, Kelly scored his second of the game, unassisted, for a 4-2 Westie lead.  The Westies then found themselves in penalty trouble.
Hamden scored four times, three on power plays to take a 6-4 lead. The Westies fought back as Boanno scored off an assist from Anquillare early in the third period to cut the Hamden lead to 6-5. 
Hamden would again go up by two goals, but Kelly scored unassisted to complete the hat trick.  With the score at 7-6 and goaltender Daniel Kelly on the bench for the extra skater, the Westies had some scoring opportunities, but were unable to capitalize.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team played a pair of powerful travel teams this weekend.
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Simsbury to face the Northeast Nighthawks Select Majors and fell 8-7. The Nighthawks put four goals on the board in quick order before the Westies struck back on a goal from Zach Jones as the period ended with the Westies down 4-1.
The second period started the same as the first with the Nighthawks scoring a trio of goals to put the Westies down by six.
Earlier in the season, the Westies may not have mounted a comeback, but since the tournament in Malborough, this has been a different team. The Westies dug in and took charge of the game, forcing penalties which led to power play goals from Ryan Miller and Khorbin Kern, followed by Jones’ second of the night, and even strength goals from Colin Hines and Aidan Parlee.
The Westies left the ice at the end of two down by only one goal at 7-6. Halfway through the third period, Parlee was able to snap the puck to center where a streaking Ricky Biela took it past the defenders and tied the game.
The game would stay at a stalemate until a clearing pass hit a board and bounced to center ice while the Westies were heading off for a full shift change. Unfortunately, that meant a 3-on-none rush that put the Nighthawks ahead the final time.
Additional assists were Ryan Miller with two and one each from Kern, Shane Hanson, Connor Fowler, Billy Adamo, and Justin Miller.
On Sunday, the Westies were at home facing another team who had already beaten them twice, once in a shutout. The Southern CT Stars defeated the Westie sthis time, 7-5.
In a repeat from the previous day, the Westies were shocked by the Stars, who scored against them 11 seconds into the game and then added three more goals with constant first period pressure.
Down four goals, the Westies finally scored with five minutes left in the first period as Billy Adamo fed Justin Miller to end first period scoring.
The second period would be all West Haven and the boys played tough hockey and kept the Stars out of the net while scoring three themselves. Connor Fowler hammered a puck from point blank that bounced around before finally flipping over the goalie and a few seconds later, shot another from the point that trickled under the goalie.
Justin Miller then caught a defenseman off guard and took away the puck and scored unassisted for his second goal to tie the game at four going into the third.
The Stars fought back and started the scoring in the third, but were answered when Adamo and Ryan Miller cycled the puck to Kern at the point. Kern hit the back crossbar to tie the score again at five.
Unfortunately, the Westies got into a bit of penalty trouble and the Stars scored on the power play to take the lead at 6-5, then scored again with a few seconds left in the game when the Westies pulled the goalie for a last second chance. 
Additional Westie assists were two from Kaden Morgillo, and one each for Zach Jones and Colin Hines. 
(November 11, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team dropped a pair of contests this weekend, falling to the Wonderland Wizards on Saturday and Ridgefield on Sunday.
 In the home contest Saturday, West Haven never got going and was shut out. The Wizards scored four times in the first period and twice more in the second to cruise to the victory.
The Westies traveled to Ridgefield on Sunday and fell 9-3. Despite the score, West Haven had its share of opportunities, but Ridgefield scored five unanswered goals in the second period, including three in a span of 4:04 to put the game away.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Ridgefield’s defense was ruled to close a hand on the puck. Awarded a penalty shot, West Haven’s Colin Deane ripped a shot to the top left corner for a 1-0 lead 3 minutes, 41 seconds into the game.
The lead remained at one until Ridgefield scored off a sharp angle with 3:55 left in the opening period. Just 1:30 into the second period, Ridgefield took a 2-1 lead with a power play goal, but Jayden Spreyer evened the game 19 seconds later.
With the Westies short-handed, Spreyer stole the puck at center ice, pulled away from the defense and scored on a breakaway to even the game at two.
West Haven would not get any closer as Ridgefield took the lead for good 1:56 later with two goals in 23 seconds for a 4-2 advantage.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team dropped both games it played this past weekend.
On Saturday, the Westies were pounded by South Windsor, 10-1. Mathew Morgan scored the lone Westie goal in the third period off an assist from Nicholas Boanno. 
On Sunday, the Westies lost a hard fought battle to top ranked Wallingford, 5-2. The two teams traded goals in the first period as Morgan and Boanno scored for the Westies with Michael Kelly and Morgan grabbing assists.
The game would stay that way until late in the third period when Wallingford broke the tie with just four minutes to go in the game. Wallingford scored two more insurance goals in the last few minutes to send the Westies to their first league defeat.
Daniel Kelly was solid in the net for the Westies, turning back several Wallingford attempts.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team had a three-game weekend as it faced the Enfield B team Friday night, followed by home and home games against the Avon's B's.
In Friday night’s 7-4 loss, Enfield scored first, but the first period would end with the Westies ahead 2-1 on a goal from Zach Jones and another from Ryan Miller, who somehow muscled his way through two defenders to get the puck on net.
The second period would be a different story as Enfield stunned the Westies with four quick goals. It was not until the last few seconds of the period that the boys regained their composure and fought back on goals from Justin Miller and Ricky Biela.
The period ended with the Westies within one goal, but in the third period, Enfield added two more to finish with the Westies down 7-4. Assists on the night were from Justin Miller, Zachary Kerzner, Billy Adamo, and Shane Hanson. Goalies Noah Iversen and George Stanton combined to face 21 shots, while the Westies had 27 shots.
On Saturday, the Westies had better luck against Avon, scoring seven unanswered goals in the first period of a 10-0 win.
Biela and Zach Jones scored eight seconds apart in the first minute of the game and forced the Avon team to play defense the entire night. The Avon goalie would stand on her head after that, only allowing 3 more goals on a 61 shot night.
The scoring was spread throughout the entire team with Jones as the point leader with two goals and two assists. Kerzner and Khorbin Kern each had a goal and two assists, while Biela, Hanson, Kaden Margillo, and Aidan Parlee each had a goal and an assist.
Ryan Miller and Colin Hines both had a goal apiece. Adamo finished the tallies with an assist. Both West Haven goalies made key saves to share the shutout.
On Sunday, the Avon team traveled to Bennett Rink for a rematch, but West Haven again prevailed 6-1.
The Westies scored first, one minute into the game as Kern blasted in a shot from the blue line and Jones reached out his stick for an amazing deflection that went in just above the glove hand.
Biela scored halfway through the first on a pass from Justin Miller to end the first period scoring at 2-0 West Haven. The lone goal of the second period came from Justin Miller as Morgillo slid the puck forward on a breakout.
Parlee kept the scoring going during the third period to increase the Westies lead to 4-0 as Connor Fowler muscled the puck to Jones across the neutral zone and Jones fed the puck forward to Parlee.
Avon kept fighting and cut the deficit to 4-1, but Parlee and Hines each added another tally, and Jones and Biela added another assist to finish the game.
The West Haven B's are 4-1 in the last 5 games. 
(November 4, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team lost its only contest of the week, falling to Simsbury 6-2 on the road Sunday morning.
Simsbury put the pressure on early and took control of the game by scoring three times in a 4:14 span of the opening period. When Simsbury scored twice in a span of 1:17 in the second period, the Westies trailed by five.
West Haven battled back to get some momentum heading into the third period when Jayden Spreyer found Colin Deane in front with one second remaining in the second period. Deane’s goal cut the deficit to 6-1 after two periods of play.
The Westies inched closer in the third period when the passing of Brody DiNuzzo, Michael Madera and Deane helped find Spreyer, who scored with 6:28 remaining. West Haven had other solid opportunities, but DiNuzoo ripped a shot off the crossbar and Zack Fonda was robbed in front as the Westies fell on the road.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a pair of wins this weekend, keeping its unbeaten streak alive in league play.
On Saturday, the Westies picked up a big road victory over Simsbury, 3-1. Nicholas Boanno put the Westies on the scoreboard first with a goal off an assist from Nicholas Bruneau.
Simsbury scored the lone goal in the second period as the score was tied at one. Michael Kelly put the Westies up 2-1 as he scored unassisted with only four minutes remaining in the game and Boanno closed out the game with a short-handed empty-netter for a Westie victory.
On Sunday, the Westies avenged an earlier loss to Darien with an 8-2 home drubbing. The two teams traded goals in the first period as Anthony Peschell accounted for the Westie goal off an assist from Kelly.  The Westies would explode with seven goals over the next two periods. 
Michael Anquillare, Boanno, and Kelly picked up two goals each, while Matt Morgan netted one.  Boanno was credited with three assists, while Bruneau and Peschell grabbed one each. 
The defensive corps of Ryan Smith, Joseph D’Aurio, Jenna Hunt, Meghan Dupre, Madison Epke, and Mackenzie Gardner coupled with goaltender Daniel Kelly played extremely well in both Westie victories, limiting the opponents to just three goals for the weekend.
The Bantam B travel hockey team only had one game this weekend due to Halloween, but it made the most of it by beating Simsbury B 4-2 at Bennett Rink on Sunday.
Any worries about lethargy from candy quickly wore off as both teams came to play. West Haven scored first when the defensive pairing of Colin Hines and Khorbin Kern notched one at 8:31 on a power play.
Hines took the puck from his own corner and slid it along the boards for Kern, who found himself alone with no passing options. Kern skated out and down the center, finally putting the puck in the top corner from just inside the blue line.
The Westies’ second goal came at 6:21 when Aidan Parlee left the puck, and stopped in front of the goalie. The trailing Zach Jones slammed it home a second later for a 2-0 lead going into the second period.
Kern started the scoring in second period when the Westies were in Simsbury's zone. Justin Miller and Shane Hanson assisted as they had a give and go before they passed to the point where Kern stepped up and fired it in to make it 3-0.
Hanson would also assist on the next and final Westie goal when he tipped the puck forward from an attacker and Ryan Miller took the breakaway all the way down to score.
Goalie George Stanton posted a shutout during his first half of the game, but Simsbury scored two goals after the switch for a final score of 4-2 West Haven.
(October 27, 2015) - The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won one of three games at the Haunted Shootout in Marlborough, Massachusetts this weekend.
The Westies opened the weekend with a 2-1 victory over the Westchester Vipers. The story of the game was the brilliant defense played by the Westies, allowing just a handful of shots. The defense, led by Dylan Bosworth, Sean Bosworth, Brody DiNuzzo, Rocco Williams and Presley Villa contained the Vipers and goaltender Cameron Fischer allowed just one goal in the opening win of the tournament.
After a scoreless first period, West Haven took a 1-0 lead 2 minutes, 23 seconds into the second period when Dante Hardt set up Cade Simone in front for the first goal of the game. The Vipers tied the game on the power play with six minutes remaining in the middle period, but West Haven’s pressure paid off late in the contest.
After Westchester stopped numerous West Haven scoring opportunities, Michael Madera scored off a backhander in front with 3:01 left in the contest for the 2-1 win. Colin Deane and Jayden Spreyer assisted on the winning goal.
Jason Alling, Mickey Dowd, Jacob Ellison and Zack Fonda all played well in the opening round win for West Haven.
The Westies played well in their second game of the tournament, before falling to the Rye Rangers 5-1. Rye took a 2-0 first period lead with a pair of goals in a span of 2:36, but Deane set up Spreyer’s breakaway goal with 4:33 left in the middle period to cut the deficit in half.
With solid goaltending from Brendan Smith, the score remained that way into the third period, before Rye scored twice in 1:06 to put the game away.
West Haven closed the weekend against the Skyland Kings and were shutout in a 6-0 loss. Skyland took control of the contest with three goals in 1:06 of the first period and never looked back.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team recorded a win and two losses this past weekend in the Haunted Shootout in Marlborough MA. 
In the first game, the Westies were outskated by eventual champion Bedford Maine, 6-0.  The Westies rebounded in their second game with a 6-1 win over the New York Icecats. 
Michael Kelly got the Westies on the scoreboard early with the first of his three goals off assists from Matt Morgan and Nicholas Bruneau. Bruneau would add a goal of his own for a 2-0 Westie lead as  Morgan and Kelly were credited with assists. 
The two teams traded goals in the second period, as Boanno scored unassisted for a 3-1 Westie lead after two periods of play.  The Westies put the game away in the third period as they scored three times with Kelly picking up a pair of goals and Michael Anquillare grabbing one goal. Morgan, Boanno, and Anthony Peschell picked up assists. 
In the third game, the Westies were blanked by Rye, New York, 3-0.  Daniel Kelly played well between the pipes for the Westies.
This weekend, the West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team traveled to Marlborough, Massachusetts for the Haunted Shootout Tournament.
On Friday morning, the Westies faced the Rye Rangers from New York. Khorbin Kern scored the first and only goal for the Westies on a power play at 3:55 of the first period. Kern went deep into his own zone to dig out the cleared puck and drove it down to shoot from the blue line.
The Rangers would tie up the game at 6:54 of the second period. The third period started with the Westies in penalty trouble and the Rangers took advantage to go ahead by one goal and that would end all scoring with the Westies falling 2-1.
Both of the West Haven goaltenders stopped some amazing shots. George Stanton stopped a 2-on-1 and slid across to save the second chance as well. Noah Iverson made several consecutive saves when the Rangers got down low and peppered him with point blank shots. Unfortunately, the Rangers goalie was hot as well and made over 40 saves.
Later Friday night, the Westies faced the Bedford Bears. The Bears, unbeaten on the season and fresh off an 8-0 shutout, were a tremendous challenge for the Westies and came away with a 6-2 win over West Haven.
The Bears scored first at 7:21 of the first, but Zachary Kerzner knocked the puck down on a Bears clearing attempt and got the shot off with three players on him to tie the game at one.
The second period was hard fought, but the Bears scored twice to take a 3-1 lead into the third period. The third period started with the Westies down a man seconds. Before the player could get into position, the Bears scored, making it 4-1.
The Westies finally answered when Ryan Miller hit Justin Miller on a center ice pass and Justin sent it past the goalie to make it 4-2. With minutes left, the Westies had a chance to change the momentum on a penalty shot, but the goalie stoned the Westies and the Bears would ride the momentum instead to end the game.
Late Saturday night was the Westies final game of the tournament. Although their goals against was very low, the two losses took them out of contention for crossover to Sunday’s championship. The Westies stood firmly at fourth place.
The final game would be all about pride and breaking two horrible losing streaks. The Bantam B’s had not won a tournament game since two seasons ago, and they hadn’t won a regular season game since September 26.
The entire team was hungry, but so were the New Jersey Ice Dogs. The game would be all Westies in a 5-1 victory.
On a single shift, Kern, fed twice with perfect passes from Colin Hines, scored with blasts from the blue line to start the tally at 2-0. Later in the first period, Ricky Biela dug the puck out of the corner and, while on his knees after a check, slid the puck right in front of the goalmouth for Justin Miller, who slid it across for Shane Hanson to tuck in, giving West Haven a 3-0 lead.
At the start of the third, the Westies’ aggressiveness put them on a 5-on-3 penalty kill and the Ice Dogs scored their lone goal of the game.
In the second period, Hanson got his second of the night on Hines’ third assist of the night when his shot found its way through traffic to make it 4-1. The final goal of the night would be on a rush as Kaden Morgillo passed it across to Kern, who flipped it back across to the streaking Zach Jones. Jones made it past the defenseman and beat the goalie to make it 5-1 Westies.
Conner Fowler also had an assist on the night and made several key passes. Again, both West Haven goaltenders were great in net. Stanton only let one goal in and Noah Iversen, kept the Ice Dogs out altogether.
(October 20, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team defeated South Windsor 17-3 on Sunday. Matthew Kelly earned his first career win between the pipes, making some tremendous saves.
Zach Goetze and Ethan Kelly led the offense with five goals apiece. Jack Aloi, John Charbonneau and Sean Studley all scored twice and Thomas Porto scored once.
Despite playing its best hockey of the season, the West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team dropped a pair of tough decisions this weekend.
The Westies hosted Central Saturday afternoon and, despite leading most of the game, fell 2-1 when Central scored twice in the final 5 minutes, 53 seconds of the game.
West Haven goaltender Brendan Smith was the star of the game as he stopped eight shots in the opening period and over 25 in the game. Off assists from Sean Bosworth and Colin Deane, Jayden Spreyer scored West Haven’s lone goal of the game in the second period as he gave the Westies a 1-0 lead with a power play goal with 4:09 remaining in the period.
That lead held up until the final minutes as Central knocked in a loose puck with 5:53 to go, then picked up a loose puck and scored in front with 1:01 remaining in the contest.
The Westies traveled to Stamford Sunday morning and fell to the Connecticut Kings 8-3. Despite the score, the Westies outplayed the Kings for the better part of the first two periods, before the Kings scored five times in the third period to pull away.
West Haven jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period as Bosworth scored off an assist from Deane 58 seconds into the game. Just 2:55 later, West Haven increased the lead to a pair of goals when Spreyer set up Deane, who fired to the top left corner of the net.
The Kings took control of the game, scoring three times in the final minutes of the second period, including twice in the final 1:17, for a 3-2 lead after two periods of play.
Cade Simone scored West Haven’s final goal of the game, when he picked up a loose puck, skated the length of the ice, and found the back of the net.  
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey travel team recorded a win and two tough losses this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Darien and came up short 7-5. The two teams combined for seven goals in the first period as the Wesies trailed 4-3.
Michael Kelly, Michael Anquillare, and Nicholas Bruneau all picked up a goal apiece for the Westies.  Matt Morgan, Kelly, and Bruneau picked up assists. 
Nicholas Boanno scored the lone Westie goal in the second period off an assist from Meghan Dupre as the Westies trailed 6-4 going into the third period.  The Westies got closer as Morgan scored unassisted to cut the Darien lead to 6-5.
West Haven peppered the Darien goalie, but would come up short as Darien scored an empty-net goal for a 7-5 Westie loss. 
On Sunday, the Westies hosted Avon and rolled to an 8-3 victory, staying undefeated in league play.  The Westies jumped out to a two-goal lead and end the first period up 2-1.  Kelly and Bruneau recorded goals with Morgan picking up an assist. 
West Haven extended its lead to 5-1 in the second period as Kelly scored his second, while Anquillare and Boanno scored one each.  Anthony Peschell, Anquillare, and Morgan were credited with assists. 
The Westies put the game away in the third period as Anquillare scored his second goal of the game, while Morgan netted two goals in the period. Peschell, Kelly, Boanno, and Ryan Smith assisted on the West Haven third period goals. Daniel Kelly played well in the Westie win. 
The Westies came up short in their second game of the day versus Greater New Haven by a score of 5-4. Kelly scored twice, while Morgan and Boanno were credited with one goal each.
Bruneau, Kelly, and Morgan grabbed assists as the Westies saw Greater New Haven score with 32 seconds left to send the Westies to a tough 5-4 defeat.
This weekend was a tough one for the West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team as the Westies fell to a pair of “A” teams.
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to the Danbury Ice Center to face the Western Colonials and fell 8-6. The Colonials were a scoring machine, but the Westies matched them until late in the game.
Defenseman Khorbin Kern, who would go on to have a four-point night with two goals and two assists, evened score at one on a blast from the blue line. Later during the period, Zach Jones evened the score at two.
The first period ended with the Westies down 3-2, but both teams scored again in the middle period to make the score 4-3 entering the third period.
The Westies’ second period goal came from Aidan Parlee. Ryan Miller and Kern both scored in the first few minutes of the third to put the Westies back in the hunt and evened the contest at five.
The next three goals would be all Colonials. Sean Dupre finished the West Haven scoring with two minutes left, but that was all for the Westies. Additional assists for the Westies came from Conner Fowler, Colin Hines, and Parlee.
On Sunday, the Bantam B’s took on the visiting Avon A1 team, with Avon winning 5-2. Kern opened the scoring when his shot from the top of the circle roofed the goalie net.
Both teams fought hard the rest of the period, but Avon eventually cracked the Westies and tied the score with three minutes left in the period. The second period was all Avon as it scored four unanswered goals and took a four goal lead into the third period.
The Westies’ Zach Jones started the third with a great goal, but that would end the scoring for both teams. Next weekend, the Bantam B’s will be at the Haunted Shootout in Massachusetts.
(October 13, 2015) - The West Haven - Hamden hockey rivalry is alive and well with its youngest players. On Saturday, the West Haven Mite A team played Hamden twice.
The first contest was a 6-4 loss in Hamden. Thomas Porto had a hat trick and Ethan Kelly added one goal. Zach Goetze had two assists, while Jonathan Charbonneau, and Graham Koch each had one.
The second game was played at the XL Center, home of the Hartford Wolfpack. On the big stage, the young Westies did not disappoint, winning the game 4-2. Porto and, Goetze each scored twice with Matt Kelly and Connor Moriarty picking up assists.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Greater New Haven Warriors and lost 12-6. Ethan Kelly had two goals, while Goetze, Porto, Sean Studley, and Jack Aloi each had one. Assists went to Goetze with two, and Aloi, Moriarty, and Leo Mazuroski with one each.
Despite playing its best hockey in two of three games this weekend, the West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team was unable to pick up a victory. The Westies opened the weekend with a 3-2 home loss to Greater New Haven, fell in Greenwich Sunday morning, 7-2, and rounded out the weekend with a tough 4-2 loss to East Haven Sunday night.
Against Greater New Haven, the Westies entered the third period trailing 2-0 but needed just 10 seconds to cut the deficit in half when Sean Bosworth set up Jayden Spreyer for West Haven’s first goal. After Greenwich scored off a rebound with 6:18 remaining, Michael Madera set up Dante Hardt for a short-handed goal to cut the deficit to 3-2 with 4:37 remaining.
Despite a solid effort by the Westies, including Presley Villa, Dylan Bosworth and Brody DiNuzzo on defense, the Westies were unable to pull out the win.
The Westies traveled to Greenwich Sunday morning and saw a big second period by Greenwich turn a close game into a route. Trailing 6-0 in the third, Spreyer scored an unassisted goal 28 seconds in, before Hardt set up Cade Simone with six minutes to go for the latter West Haven tally.
In what may have been West Haven’s best performance of the season, the Westies fell just short against East Haven on Sunday. Led by the sensational goaltending of Brendan Smith, who kept the Westies in the contest with several clutch saves, the Westies rallied twice before falling.
Trailing 1-0 in the second period, Colin Deane scored off an assist from Hardt with 4:34 remaining in the middle period to even the game. After East Haven scored off a rebound with 8:28 left in the game, Spreyer picked up a rebound of a Deane shot with 3:25 left in the contest to even the game at two.
But, just 12 seconds later, East Haven scored off the ensuing faceoff, then added an empty net goal with 15 seconds to go to defeat the Westies.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a pair of wins this weekend, as the first place Westies remained undefeated in league play. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to ECHO and rolled to a 7-4 win.  The Westies scored early and often as they scored three goals in each of the first two periods.
Matt Morgan and Michael Kelly scored twice each while Michael Anquillare and Nicholas Boanno grabbed one goal each. Credited with assists were Ryan Smith with two, and Nicholas Bruneau, Jenna Hunt, Morgan, and Kelly with one each.
ECHO cut into the Westie lead with three straight goals, but Anthony Peschell scored unassisted to seal the victory for the Westies. 
On Sunday, the host Westies came from behind to beat West Hartford 5-4.  After falling behind 2-0 early in the first period, the Westies answered with two goals of their own as Anquillare and Peschell scored to knot the game at two.  Boanno picked up assists on both goals with Smith assisting on the Anquillare goal.
The two teams traded goals in the second period as Morgan scored off an assist from Peschell. West Hartford grabbed a 4-3 lead midway through the third period, but the Westies would answer, as Anquillare tied the score at four with his second goal of the game off an assist from Peschell. 
Forty seconds later, Morgan put the Westies ahead for the first time in the game with his second goal of the contest off an assist from Bruneau.  The Westies would hold on for the hard fought victory.
This weekend, the Westie Bantam B travel hockey team faced back to back home and home games against a very physical Southern Stars team.
On Saturday, the Westies lost the first matchup 6-5 in Milford. The Westies started strong as Zach Jones scored off an assist by Zach Kerzner for the first goal of the game. The Stars tied it up and it got the go-ahead goal when West Haven got into penalty trouble. When period two started, the Stars shocked the Westies by scoring three goals in the first minute and a half.
The Westies refused to give up and started a comeback with goals from Aidan Parlee, a second from Jones, and goals from Colin Hines, and Justin Miller to bring the Westies within one.
Billy Adamo had two assists on the night. Goaltenders George Stanton and Noah Iversen split the net time and were solid in goal, facing a combined 54 shots.
On Sunday, the teams met at Bennett Rink for the rematch and try as they might, the Westies fell a second time. The team fell behind early and never got their momentum back. Hines and Connor Fowler were standouts as they finished their checks.
The West Haven Bantam B's look forward to next week as they take on teams from Western and Avon.
(October 6, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team went on the road Saturday to play the Greater New Haven Warriors A-1 team. The Westies squeaked out a 6-5 win.
Thomas Porto, and Zach Goetze each scored twice, Jonathan Charbonneau, and Ethan Kelly had single tallies.
On Sunday, the Westies hosted the Greater Bridgeport River Hawks and walked away with a 12-2 victory. Ethan Kelly led the way with four goals, while Porto and Goetze had hat tricks, and Sean Studley netted two goals.
Connor Moriarty and Graham Koch played solid two- way hockey while Leo Mazuroski, Matt Kelly, and Jack Aloi all played tough defense. Jacob Silva continues to be solid in net.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team dropped a pair of contests this weekend. The Westies fell at home against Wallingford on Saturday and were defeated by Darien in Stamford Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday, the Westies battled, but three third period goals by Wallingford proved to be the difference in a 6-3 Wallingford win.
Wallingford took a 2-0 lead in the first period with a power play goal with 5:41 left in the period, and another 3:53 later. The Westies got one back 26 seconds later when Haygen Axelrod set up Cade Simone’s goal in front as West Haven trailed 2-1 after one period of play.
The Westies evened the game with 7:48 left in the middle period as Michael Madera set up Colin Deane in front. After Wallingford took a 3-2 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the middle period, Deane scored a short-handed goal off an assist from Jayden Spreyer with 38 seconds to go in the period, knotting the game at three.
The Westies traveled to Stamford Sunday afternoon and fell 4-1. Darien scored the lone goal in the first period and took a 2-0 lead in the second.
West Haven cut the deficit in half when Simone set up Spreyer in the middle period, but Darien added one more goal before the period ended for a 3-1 lead. Darien kept the Westies off the scoreboard in the third period and added another tally for the 4-1 final.
Sean Bosworth, Presley Villa and Brody DiNuzzo played well on defense for the Westies.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team picked up a win and a tie this past weekend. 
On Saturday, the Westies traveled to Northwestern and rolled to a 5-2 win.  Michael Anquillare would get the Westies on the scoreboard first as he scored off assists from Anthony Peschell and Nicholas Boanno for the only scoring in the first period. 
Northwestern opened the second period with a goal, but Nicholas Bruneau put the Westies back up 2-1 with his goal off assists from Matt Morgan and Michael Kelly. Northwestern tied the score at two, but the Westies answered again as Boanno scored to close out the second period.  Anquillare and Peschell were credited with the assists.
The Westies scored two more times in the third period as Morgan and Kelly would score one each with Kelly picking up the assist on the Morgan goal. 
The defensive corps of Ryan Smith, Madison Epke, Mackenzie Gardner, Jenna Hunt, and Joseph D’Aurio were solid in the Westie victory. 
On Sunday, the Westies opened up league play with a 5-5 tie against perennial power Central.  The first period saw both teams trade three goals apiece.
Morgan scored twice and Kelly grabbed one of the three West Haven first period goals. Smith, Kelly, and Peschell were credited with assists.
Central scored twice to open the second period for a 5-3 lead, before Anquillare cut the Central lead to 5-4 with a goal off assists from Boanno and Peschell to end the second period. 
The Westies struck again in the third period as Hunt tied the game at five off an assist from Smith.
The Westies threatened again, but were unable to capitalize on the power play as the game ended knotted at five.  Daniel Kelly played well in the net for the Westies.
The West Haven Bantam B travel hockey team dropped a set this weekend, falling to 2-3 overall on the season.
On Saturday, the Westies were outmatched by Yale’s A1 team at Northford Ice Rink. The Westies lone goal of the night came at 4 minutes, 28 seconds of the second period when Zach Jones slid one home on a pass from Aidan Parlee.
On Sunday, the Westies played Yale’s B team at home in a much closer matchup. The game stood scoreless until the Westies broke open the scoring six seconds into the second period.
Ricky Biela dug the puck out from the boards and passed it forward to the streaking Zach Jones. Jones beat the two defensemen and tucked the puck around the toe of the goaltender.
Yale tied the game five minutes later on a power play, then took the lead a few minutes later. The Westies refused to give up and scored at 3:13 when Jones took the offensive zone faceoff and Conner Fowler got it to defenseman Khorbin Kern. Kern drilled a shot from the top of the circle and chased it down, slamming in his own rebound. 
Yale scored the final goal of the game, making it 3-2. Newcomer to the team, George Stanton, made several key saves in his second game with the team. Stanton and Noah Iversen split the game with a period and a half apiece and both goalies were excellent in net. 
(September 29, 2015) - On Saturday the West Haven Mite A youth hockey team traveled to South Windsor. Facing a much larger team, the young Westies played with speed and teamwork that led to a 12-5 win. With the victory, West Haven improved to 5-0 on the year.
Thomas Porto led the Westies with six goals, followed by Zach Geotze who had a hat trick. Ethan Kelly scored twice, and Sean Studley added one tally. Assists went to Porto, Matt Kelly, Jonathan Charbonneau, Ethan Kelly, Geotze, Graham Koch, Jack Aloi, Connor Moriarty, and Leo Mazuroski.
The West Haven Squirt A team had a tough weekend, losing all three contests. The Westies opened the weekend Saturday morning with a 6-1 loss to Central A in Newington.
Central got on the board first as it scored with 5 minutes, 51 seconds remaining in the opening period off a rebound for a 1-0 lead. West Haven goaltender Brendan Smith’s play kept the Westies in the game, before another rebound goal with 4:36 gone by in the second period had Central on top 2-0. Central picked up a loose puck in front 38 seconds later to increase the lead to three goals.
West Haven cut into the deficit with 8:43 left in the middle period as Brody DiNuzzo’s lead pass found Cade Simone. Simone’s pass to Jayden Spreyer was quickly tapped in for West Haven’s lone goal of the contest.
Despite late pressure, West Haven was not able to get another goal as Central scored twice in the final 1:57 to seal the win.
The Westies returned home later in the afternoon to play the Riverhawks and were defeated 9-3. Trailing 1-0 in the first period, Sean Bosworth hit Spreyer in stride, before Spreyer sent Simone on a breakaway to even the game.
The Riverhawks scored three times in less than three minutes to pull away in the second period. Spreyer scored the only West Haven goal in the middle period, and with West Haven trailing 6-2, Colin Deane picked up a rebound and scored to get the Westies within three goals. The Riverhawks put the game away with three goals after the Deane tally to win by six goals.
West Haven concluded the weekend in Stamford, playing New Canaan. Despite a solid effort, West Haven was not able to pull out the win.
New Canaan took a 1-0 lead with 4:02 remaining in the first period and the lead held up until late in the second when Spreyer roofed a shot to the top corner to even the game at one.
New Canaan scored with 11:07 left in the game to take a 2-1 lead, but Dante Hardt scored with 7:48 remaining for the equalizer. With the momentum on West Haven’s side, New Canaan scored 1:09 later to pull out the 3-2 victory.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team opened up the 2015-2016 season with a pair of losses this past weekend.
In the first game, the Westies were outskated by Southeastern 7-2.  After an early Southeastern goal, Michael Kelly evened the game for the Westies with an unassisted goal after one period of play. 
Southeastern responded with three second period goals along with three third period goals for the victory.  Kelly picked up his second of the game to round out the scoring for the Westies.
In game two, the Westies lost a hard fought battle to South Windsor 6-4.  In the first period, the Westies trailed 1-0 until Nicholas Bruneau scored off an assist from Kelly to tie the score at one. 
South Windsor grabbed the one goal advantage again, but Bruneau picked up his second of the game off assists from Anthony Peschell and Madison Epke to tie the game at two after one period of play. South Windsor would answer to begin the second period as they scored three times in a three-minute span to take a 5-2 lead. 
The Westies cut into the South Windsor lead at 5-3, as Nicholas Boanno scored off an assist from Anquillare. South Windsor would score again in the third period to extend their lead to 6-3.
Anquillare cut into the South Windsor lead 6-4 with an unassisted goal.
Unfortunately, the Westies would not get any closer and fell 6-4. Goaltender Daniel Kelly stopped 25 shots for the Westies.
The West Haven Bantam B team split a pair of games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies tamed the Yale Bulldog Bantam B’s in an 8-3 win.
Yale came out strong and took the early lead, but the Blue Devils answered when Shane Hanson scored his first of the year. Highlights of the win include a blast from the blue line by Sean Dupre to tie the game at two and an incredible combined effort from the brothers Justin and Ryan Miller, who each had a three-point night. Zachary Kerzner also did well on penalty kills as he single-handedly kept the puck in the opposing zone for almost a minute and a half.
On Sunday, the West Haven Bantam B’s dropped their game against the CT Barons A1 team. Even though the Westies fought hard against a very fast Barons team, they just couldn’t hang on and lost a heartbreaker 5-4.
The Westies scored the first two goals, but the Barons flew back with three goals in a span of less than two minutes. Goalie Noah Iverson, who faced 33 shots, kept the team in the game, stoning several close attempts.
Ryan Miller and Zach Jones each scored twice, pulling the team within one goal with 1:14 left in the game. Iverson left the net for the extra attacker, but the Westies attempts went wide.
Kaden Morgillo, Aiden Parlee, and Billy Adamo all had great games as well, adding an assist on the night. The Bantam B record now stands at 2-1 for the season.
(September 22, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A travel hockey team improved to 4-0 this weekend with a pair of wins.
The Westies began the weekend with a convincing win over East Haven. Goal scorers in the victory were Thomas Porto and Ethan Kelly with four each, Matt Kelly and Jonathan Charbonneau with three each, Zach Goetze and Sean Studley with two apiece, and Connor Moriarty, Leo Mazuroski, and Graham Koch with one apiece.
On Sunday, the Westies topped the Western Jr Colonials 7-4. Goetze led the way with five goals, while Porto and Studley each had single tallies. Ethan Kelly had three assists, and Matt Kelly, Porto, Moriarty, and Jack Aloi each added one. Jacob Silva was stellar in net.
The West Haven Bantam B team started its season this past Sunday with a commanding 10-2 win over the Northford Warriors B team. Goalie Noah Iverson stopped 15 of 17 shots, and Justin Miller, who led the scoring, completed a hat trick in the second period.
The first period started as a tight game with Northford scoring first when the Westies were caught in a line change. However, before the end of the period, the Westies’ Justin Miller forced a shot past the goalie as a group of players fought for possession in front of the net.
The second period would be all West Haven as six different players scored. The Blue Devils received points from each of their offensive lines and both their defensive pairings as Miller scored two more and Conner Fowler, Aiden Parlee, Kaden Morgillo, Colin Hines, and Khorbin Kern all scored a goal apiece. The second period ended at 8-2 when Northford was able to capitalize on a power play.
The highlights of the second period included a race between defenseman Khorbin Kern and Northford’s goalie for the puck. Both kids stretched for the puck and the resulting collision left the puck sitting neatly in the goal mouth for Miller’s third of the game. Defenseman Colin Hines also put on a show as he was the lone defender on a one-on-one when he stripped the puck, left the attacker behind, and took the puck end to end for a score.
The Warriors put more pressure on during the third period, but Iverson got hotter. He did not allow a goals during the third period, and he stuffed a two-on-none rush to lead his team to victory. Nine players ended up with points, with Miller producing four and Zach Jones finishing with three.
The West Haven Squirt A hockey team played well in its only contest of the week, coming back to force a 4-4 tie with the Connecticut Kings.
The Westies got off to a quick start in the game when Brody DiNuzzo took a pass from Mickey Dowd and scored with 8:29 remaining in the opening period for a 1-0 lead. The Kings came back, scoring twice in a span of 1:50, including the go-ahead goal with 39 seconds left in the opening period, to put West Haven in a 2-1 hole after one period of play.
West Haven came right back in the second period as Michael Madera picked up a loose puck and scored to even the game at two just 3:11 into the period. After Michael Contino put the Kings ahead 4:30 later, Dante Hardt scored off an assist from Madera with 3:40 remaining in the period to even the game at three.
The Kings again took the lead as Contino scored his second of the game with 1:12 left in the middle period, forcing West Haven to play from behind in the third period.
The Westies put on the pressure in the final minutes of the game and it paid dividends when Haygen Axelrod set up Jayden Spreyer for the equalizer with 2:42 remaining to force the 4-4 tie. 
Jason Alling and Sean Bosworth played well for the Westies, while Cameron Fisher and Brendan Smith (one goal allowed) split time in goal, with both playing well in the tie.
(September 15, 2015) - The West Haven Mite A youth hockey team opened their season this weekend with a pair of victories.
On Saturday the Mites defeated the Greater Bridgeport Riverhawks 16-3. Thomas Porto led the scoring with five goals, Zach Goetze netted four goals, Ethan Kelly had three goals, and Sean Studley added two goals. Single tallies went to Graham Koch and Connor Moriarty.
On Sunday, the young Westies hosted the Southern Stars. When the final buzzer rang, West Haven came away with a 7-5 victory.
Porto led the Westies with a hat trick, Goetze had two goals, Matthew Kelly and Studley each had a goal each. Leo Mazuroski and Jonathan Charboneau also played solid defense. Rookie goaltender Jacob Silva was outstanding all weekend.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team opened the season with an 11-0 loss against the Connecticut Rangers in Stamford Saturday evening.
The Westies never got going as the Rangers needed just 51 seconds of the game to take a 1-0 lead and never looked back. The Rangers scored three times in a span of 3 minutes, 19 seconds and led 6-0 after one period of play.
Despite the score, goaltenders Brendan Smith and Cameron Fisher played well in goal against an abundance of shots. Colin Deane and Sean Bosworth played well in the loss for West Haven. 
(March 8, 2016) - The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team saw its season come to an end this weekend in the state tournament. 
In game one of the tournament against Greater New Haven, the Westies jumped out to an early lead as Michael Anquillare scored off an assist from Nicholas Boanno for a 1-0 lead. That though would be all the Westies could muster, falling 6-1.
In game two against the Whalers, the Westies would spot the Whalers a 5-0 lead after two periods. The Westies showed some character as they scored four times in the third period, but came up short, 5-4.
Nicholas Bruneau led the Westies with two goals while Michael Kelly and Joseph D’Aurio had one apiece. Assists were credited to Kelly with two, and Bruneau, Anthony Peschell, and Ryan Smith with one apiece.
In the third and final game, the Westies lost a high scoring affair to Hamden, 11-8.  The Westies spotted Hamden a three-goal first period lead, but stormed back with four goals of their own to take a 4-3 lead after one period of play.
Kelly picked up two goals, while Bruneau and Smith had one each. Boanno and Kelly were credited with assists.
Hamden answered with five goals in the second period for an 8-6 lead, but Kelly and Boanno were credited with goals in the second period for West Haven with an assist to D’Aurio. The Westies scored twice more in the third period as Kelly scored two more goals with assists going to Bruneau with two and Boanno with one.
Unfortunately, Hamden scored three more times in the third as the Westies were defeated.
The Westies did have a lot to be proud of as they finished with a 17-7-4 league record as well as a 27-21-5 overall record. 
The offense was tremendous all year, led by Kelly, Bruneau, Anquillare, Boanno, Peschell and Matt Morgan.
The defensive corps were paced by Smith, Jenna Hunt, Mackenzie Gardner, D’Aurio, Meghan Dupre, and Madison Epke.
Goaltender Daniel Kelly was solid all year as the Westies finished their 2015-2016 campaign.