On Sunday, November 27th at 2:30 pm in the Northford Ice Pavilion, 30 skaters ranging from Mites to Peewees participated in the Greater New Haven Warriors first Coaches vs Cancer Skills Competition and Fundraiser. Players were divided into a Mite/Squirt Division and a Peewee Division. Their first challenge was hit the four targets in the corners of the net and their second challenge was to score on the goaltender in a breakaway scenario. Points were accumulated in these categories and players were announced after an hour of competition.
Dakota Cooper (PWA1) & Trevor Orlins (PWA1) Accuracy and Breakaway Challenge Winners for the PeeWee Division and Gunner Manske (Mite A) & Jack Ford (Squirt B) Winners for the Mite/Squirt Division! Goalies were PW Jack Keaney and SQ Ben Amarone.
Under the leadership of Peewee A1 coach John Keaney and with generous support and enthusiasm of countless parent volunteers, the players relished in the friendly competition and raised $1,764 in the fight against cancer!
At the Avon Thanksgiving Tournament, Bantam A defeated the Enfield Eagles 6-2 to win the Bantam A1 division championship game! This was the culminating game of an undefeated weekend for the Bantam A team. Congratulations team!
Bantam A1 Finalists in the Philadelphia Fall Classic
Warriors Bantam A1 team advanced to the finals of the Philly Fall Classic by beating the number 1 seed Avalanche 4-2 in the semi-finals. The Warriors team was down 4-2 with under a minute left to play. Then they scored two goals at 38 seconds and 12 seconds left in the third period and which guaranteed them overtime play. After a tough battle, the Bantams lost to the Exton Kings 5-4. This was a thrilling game! Way to go Bantam A1 team!