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Youth hockey

The Martha’s Vineyard Squirts took a double-header over Gateway of Wareham on Saturday at the M.V. Arena.

Hunter Meader led the way for the Vineyard in game one, scoring four goals in a 7-3 win. Hoffie Hearn, Cam Geary, and Logan Araujo also scored for the hosts. Meader, Aiden Marek, Lauren Boyd, Kenny Hatt, and Eli Gundersen had assists.

The Vineyard completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in game two. Felix Colon, Hoffie Hearn, Logan Araujo, and Aiden Marek lit the lamp for M.V. Araujo, Jackson, Pachico, and Meader picked up assists.

Will Bruguiere was the winning netminder in both games. Lauren Boyd, Jackson Pachico, Kenny Hatt, Eli Gundersen, and Pete Gillis were the defensive standouts.

The Vineyard Peewees also played a twinbill Saturday at the M.V. Arena, skating to two lopsided shutout wins over Yarmouth-Dennis.

Michael Metcalf and Joe Kershaw shared the goaltending duties. They tended the twine to perfection in both games.

Hunter Ponte and Colby Zarba potted two goals apiece to lead the Vineyard to a 5-0 win in the opener. Jack Murray also scored. Assists went to Willson Slayton, Hunter Ponte, and William Herrman.

The hosts upped the ante in game two with a 9-0 romp. Ian Trance, Willson Slayon, and Hunter Ponte all tallied twice; Cabot Thurber, William Herrman, and Colby Zarba scored once.

Defensive partners, David Krauthamer and Hailey Meader, along with Cabot Thurber and Willson Slayton, were rock solid.

The Vineyard Neponset Valley League team skated to a 3-0 win over Medfield in Raynham. M.V. used superb forechecking and back checking to dominate possesion.

Nainoa Cooperrider put the Vineyard up 1-0. Jonah Lukowitz scored the second goal with an assist from James Sashin. Josh Forend wrapped up the win with an empty-netter. Goalies Cathal Robinson and Zach Fullin combined for the shutout.

The Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament

The Vineyard Squirt B and Squirt C teams will host the Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament January 11-13 at the M.V. Arena. The action gets underway Friday night at 6 pm when the Vineyard hosts the Bandits. M.V. plays Assabet on Saturday at 11:50 am and Warwick at 6:10pm.

The consolation game is Sunday morning at 10, followed by the championship game at 11:10 am.

M.V. Youth Hockey debuts new divider system

The Mite game taking place at 5 pm Friday just prior to the Ryan Mone Tournament, will mark the debut of Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey’s new Rink Divider system which is the premier way of dividing the existing full sheet of ice to create two smaller playing surfaces. The Divider itself is made of the same material as the boards that surround the rink but is slightly thinner.

The system comes in approximately 15 pieces and locks together piece by piece. Once the divider is up, two smaller sized games can be played on each side.

MVRHS girls hockey auction

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls hockey auction is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, at the Rod and Gun Club off of Third Street in Edgartown. The festivities get underway at 7 pm. There will be hors d’ ouevres and a cash bar. The live auction begins at 9 pm. The cost is $25 per person.

VYT Tennis Extravaganza

Vineyard Youth Tennis will host the Tennis Extravaganza from January 30 to February 2. The event benefits the VYT Youth Tennis Scholarship and Activities Program.

Competition will consist of women’s and men’s doubles played in A, B, and C Divisions. Teams will play in their respective divisions a series of round robin matches. Each match will be a total of five to seven games (depending on the number of teams) with No-Ad scoring.

Group matches begin on January 30 at 6 pm. A cocktail party, silent auction, an tennis exhibition will take place February 2 at 5 pm.

The entry fee is $100 per team. High school aged juniors are $80 per team. Entries close on January 28 at 6 pm. Group starting times will be available on January 29 after 5 pm.

To view times and for more information, call 508-693-7762 or visit

Girls travel hoops

The 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams each earned a split in two games over the weekend.

The 8th graders played at Lakeville on Saturday and came away with a 43-21 win. Erin Hill led M.V. with 21 points. Whitney Schroeder had 12 and Molly deBettencourt had seven.

On Sunday the girls faced the number one team, Monomoy. The Vineyarders were ahead for most of the game but couldn’t hold on in a 40-37 loss.

Molly deBettencourt kept the girls in the game and finished with 21 points. Erin Hill added seven and Julia Bettencourt scored four.

The 7th graders hosted Falmouth on Saturday. Due to sickness, the Vineyard dressed only six players. M.V. gutted it out as best they could but lost 27-12. Devin Hill was the top scorer with nine points, followed by Lily Piggott and Lizzie Williamson with six each.

The girls played the Lady Lakers of Lakeville Sunday at the Oak Bluffs School and notched their sixth win, 29-20. Devin Hill again had the hot hand and finished with 18 points, with Kat Roberts adding seven more.

The girls are currently tied for second place in the Cape Hoops league at 6-2. The 7th graders play Rochester in Oak Bluffs Saturday at 1 pm, and host Barnstable on Sunday at 9:30 am.