Martha’s Vineyard youth hockey updates

From left, Jacob Sylvia, Jack Lionette, Nick Rego, and Rich Combra volunteer to raise money for Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey. —Heather Quinn
PeeWee Smythe

On Sunday, Dec. 18, MVYH’s PeeWee Smythe Mariners took on West Warwick’s Wave White on the road. Early in the first period, Jacob Silvia scored on a pass from Finn Lewis, and the Mariners went up 1-0. The Mariners controlled the puck for most of the period, and maintained their lead. In the final minutes of the period, Wave White scored, tying the game. The Mariners’ offense quickly responded with a goal of their own. With 3:35 remaining, Matt Pouliot netted one, and the Mariners led 2-1 at the end of the first.

Mariners offense came out strong in the second. Jake Cleland scored the Mariners’ third goal, with assists from Richie Combra and Nick Rego. The Mariners were up 3-1 after two. Finn Lewis scored early in the third period, and the Mariners went up by three. Solid goalkeeping by Alex Walsh and strong defensive play by Nick Rego, Harper Hearn, and Jack Lionette held Wave White at one, leading to a 4-1 victory for the Mariners.

Bantam Wales

On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Bantam Wales Mariners took on the Providence Bears at home. Hunter Meader netted the game’s first goal midway through the first period, giving the Mariners a 1-0 lead. With seconds remaining, the Bears responded. The game was tied 1-1 after one.

The play was competitive in the second. The Bears scored midway through the period, giving them a 2-1 lead. With 2:22 remaining, Jake Scott scored with assists by Aiden Arujo and Alexa Pil. The game was tied 2-2 after two.

The Bears scored first in the third, giving them a 3-2 lead. Then the Mariners’ offense exploded. Hunter Meader scored first, assisted by Alexa Pil and Jackie Pizanno. Pete Gillis netted the Mariners’ fourth goal on a pass from Ruby Reimann. Finally, Hunter Meader scored again, giving him a hat trick. Solid goalkeeping by Oliver Lively and strong defensive play by Cam Geary, Eli Gundersen, Jackie Pizzano, and Ruby Reimann held the Bears at three, leading to a 5-3 victory for the Mariners.