Following their league-leading seasonal efforts, the Martha’s Vineyard junior high youth hockey team won their playoff championship games in the Cape & Islands Junior High league competition last weekend in Hyannis, crunching Gateway, Saturday, 12-0, and besting Yarmouth-Dennis, 6-3 on Sunday.
Champions all: Nick Kent, James Sashin, Mason Jeffers, Jack Slayton, Chris Perry, Nainoa Cooperrider, Aksel Cooperrider, Oliver Lane, Oren Osnoss, Jonas Lukowitz, Barry Lima, and Wyatt Jenkinson.
Tuesday, the Islanders overcame deficits of 0-2 and 2-3 to register a come-from-behind win over Yarmouth-Dennis, at the Kennedy Arena, 6-3. They scored four unanswered goals in the final period.
MV scorers were Nick Kent 4, Jack Slayton I with 3 assists. Aksel Cooperider 2 assists, Jonas Lukoswitz 1. Oren Ossnos, Mason Jeffers and Chris Perry keyed the defense.
The team’s coaches are Patrick Jenkinson and Richard Osnoss. A pleased and proud Coach Jenkinson remarked, “A real group of champions! Great way to end the season!”
MV Travel Mites take the silver
The Martha’s Vineyard Travel Mites hockey team made it to the Cape & Islands playoffs at the Kennedy Rink in Hyannis last weekend.
On Saturday the Islanders overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Lower Cape, 5-3.
After Lower Cape took a two-goal lead in the first period, Logan Araujo scored for the Vineyard with four minutes remaining. LC got that one back in the final minute of the period.
Jackson Pachico’s second period score tightened the game to 3-2. The final period belonged to the Vineyard with goals scored by Peter Gillis and Hoffie Hearn assisted by Will Bruguiere. MV won, 5-3.
On Sunday the MV Mites took on Hetland. The game was reminiscent of the previous day’s contest when Hetland took a three-goal lead before Aiden Araujo put the Vineyard on the scoreboard.
The Islanders never quit and gave a good accounting of themselves, especially goal tender Aiden Marek.