Published DateThe Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 Lakers hockey team battled against the NH Avalanche Squirt team on Saturday night in their final game of the GSL regular season in the Squirt 4 division. The Lakers were first on the board with two goals within five seconds of each other by Matthew Hale who netted all six of the Lakers goals in the game. Lakers forwards Breanna Ricker, Zachary Spicuzza and Kameron Young battled hard in the second period along with defenseman Andrew Rowley and Jaden Morin to keep the Avalanche out of the Lakers zone but the Avs fought hard and tied the game in the 2nd period with three unanswered goals.
Intensity increased in the third period when both teams put their fourth goal on the board with the Lakers forwards Logan Stroud, Jacob Allison, Liam Lichocki and Evan Guerin fighting to keep the puck away from the Avalanche. With just a minute and a half left in the game defenseman Peyton Vachon, Owen Guerin and Griffin Tondreau worked hard to try and keep the Avs deep in their own zone. Hale put the Lakers ahead with the Lakers fifth goal and then put the sixth and final goal for the Lakers on the board with .007 seconds left despite the Lakers being short-handed by one player due to a penalty. Goalie Patrick Goodwin saw a lot of action and made 18 saves in the game. With this win the Lakers clinched 2nd place in GSL Tier 4 and will start their quest to win in the playoffs on March 8 at the Everett Arena.