The Travel Mites hosted Y-D at the Arena, Saturday, and treated them to a 7-0 thrashing. Improving team play was key to the impressive win. Brahmin Thurber Carbone posted the first point off an assist by James Sashin who finished the game with a dozen of the Vineyard's 39 shots on goal. Gregg McCarron had a hat trick. Josh Forend added two goals and Ansel Cooperrider one. Joe Davies assisted three times and Nainoa Cooperrider twice. Nick Vukota was key to the M.V. defense.
Also at the Arena, on Saturday the M.V. Squirt Islanders trashed the Barnstable Thrashers, 10-0. Dorian Johnson's hat trick paced the scoring. Mat Davies, Kyle Stobie and Nicklas Kent each contributed two goals. Callie Jackson also scored. Assists were credited to Andrew Carroll, Brian Fraser, Aubrey Ashmun, Jackson (2), Kent (2), Johnson (2), Davies, and Stobie.
Dylan Lyonnais was a pillar on defense.
Again at the arena on Saturday, the Squirt Warriors defeated Y-D, 11-6. Tyson Araujo was unstoppable and scored seven times, and assisted once. Also adding to the winning margin were Austin Moreley, Christopher Perry (2), and Emerson Mahoney. Assisting were Caleb Hallett, William MacDonald (2), and Mahoney.
Alexander Vukota and Oliver Lane hustled on defense, fronting goalie Jack Slayton.
Sunday, at the Arena, the M.V. Peewees outscored Y-D, 6-2, powered by Kyle Francis' s hat trick and two assists. Kyp Cooperrider scored once and assisted twice. Charlie Ashmun and Joey Uva also put the puck in the net. Ben Bilzerian effectively guarded goalkeeper Zoltan Clarke.
Hockey Day at the Arena is Saturday, Dec. 23, beginning at 10:30 am with an alumae game. At 11:45 am it's the alumni's turn. Call Kurt Mundt at the Arena with questions or to sign up.
From 1 to 2:20 there will be free family skating, Rental skates will be available and the Arena will serve hot chocolate and cookies.
Beginning at 2:30 pm, four M.V. vs. Bourne hockey games will be played. The Squirts face off first. The Bantams game follows at 3:30. The boys JV will play at 4:40 and the varsity game is scheduled for 6 pm.
Voracity in O.B.
The winner of Sharky's first ever taco eating contest was Buck Martin of Edgartown who gulped down 20 mini beef tacos in two minutes, forty seconds before a packed house at a Start of the Season Party at the popular Circuit Ave. eating establishment, Wednesday, Nov. 15. "It was one of the most impressive acts I have ever seen up close," said Ian Murray, co-owner of Vineyard Vines.
Mr. Martin was well rewarded for whatever discomfort he experienced after his winning efforts: a Sharky's fleece jacket, T-shirt, and $100.
As for Start of the Season, Sharky's co-owner John Blau explained, "we consider fall, winter, and spring our season and look at summer as off-season. Our focus is the time of year when we recognize everybody in the restaurant and that time is now."
So popular was the contest, Mr. Blau said that another contest is planned for the winter.
MVRHS Athletic Director Mike Joyce has announced the rehiring of Peter Ferrini as head coach of the boys hockey team. John Stabile will be his coadjutor.
The MV Rod & Gun Club's annual Black Powder Shoot is Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm, the eve of the primitive firearm deer-hunting season.
Competitive events include loading, shooting, and reloading for accuracy. Shooters will be in two classifications using traditional and modern muzzleloaders. Hams and turkeys donated by Cronig's and Stop & Shop will be awarded.
The public is invited to attend. Members and non-members may register to compete. A small entry fee will be charged to shooters.
Call Bob DeLisle at 508-627-3019 to learn more.
On base online
According to Ernie Chaves, would-be baseball players will soon be able to register Online for Little League and its younger relatives, beginning with Tee Ball, by checking www.vineyardbaseball. com.
Any child who will be 5 years old by April 30, 2007, is eligible.