The Haverhill Gazette
---- — JV League Floor Hockey, Semifinals
Third place JNR Gutters was eliminated by second place Sparky’s Wings & Things 6-1. Sparky’s came out ready to win right from the start. Tyler Byram, Daniel Howell, William St. Amand, Samuel Powell, and Yonga Zagarella all scored a goal in the first period. Daniel Howell scored one more goal in the third period to secure the win for Sparky’s. Tyresse Gutierrez scored the only goal for JNR Gutters with 23.7 seconds left in the third, but it was too late. Sparky’s Wings & Things advanced to the Championship Finals.
First place Align Credit Union shut out fourth place 99 Restaurant & Pub 4-0. Both teams failed to score in the first period, but in the second period Kevin McNally scored the first goal for Align Credit Union. In the third period things climaxed when Victor Van, Franklin Libby, and Ian Miller scored a goal each to secure the win for Align Credit Union, which moved on to the finals against Sparky’s Wings & Things.
Major League Floor Hockey, Semifinals
First place Malcolm Insurance squeezed by fourth place Dempsey Insurance 2-0. Dempsey Insurance failed to score a goal the entire game due to Abdiel Torre’s incredible goalie defense for Malcolm Insurance. Jason McKeon scored both goals for Malcolm Insurance. Tyler Rice tried numerous times to hit a goal but couldn’t sneak one by Abdiel Torre. Malcolm Insurance moved on to the Championship Finals.
Second place Twomey & Legare Contracting squeezed by third place Pistone Containers 7-6. Evan Foskett put on a show and scored six goals for Twomey & Legare, and scored the game winning goal in the third period. Yonga Zagarella scored a team high three goals for Pistone Containers followed by McKayla Dingle’s two goals in the third period that kept Pistone Containers in the game. Twomey & Legare moved on to the finals against Malcolm Insurance.
Minor League Floor Hockey, Semifinals
Second place Blase Distefano moved on to the finals over third place Rice & Brouillard Electric with a 3-2 win. Calvin Pruett scored two goals in the first period for Blase Distefano followed by Giovanni Reyes’ one goal shortly after. Rice & Brouillard was down 3-0 in the first and second period, but almost caught up when Tyler Rice hit two goals in the third period with 1:34 left on the clock. Time ran out and Blase Distefano advanced to the finals.
Fourth place Fantini Bakery edged out first place Arty’s Roast Beef 2-1. Both teams failed to score in the first period, but in the second period Neondre Abreu scored a goal for Fantini Bakery with 3:37 left on the clock to take a 1-0 lead. In the third period, Braden Lynch scored a goal for Fantini Bakery for a 2-0 lead. Ryan Wentworth scored a goal for Arty’s Roast Beef with 3:49 on the clock, but failed to tie the game. Fantini Bakery moved on to the finals against second place Blase Distefano.
Minor League Basketball, Championship Finals
First place Mediterranean Pizza took the Championship title over third place Jaqueline’s Grocery Store 34-20. Woodrow Reese did an excellent job shutting down the top scorer, Phillip Cunningham, who scored only seven points for Mediterranean Pizza. Brendan Donald and Brian Morales quickly picked up the slack for the leading scorer by scoring 10 points each. Yonga Zagrella scored a team high nine points for Jacqueline’s Grocery Store in the showdown. Congratulations to Mediterranean Pizza on being the 2013-2014 Minor League Basketball Champions.
Major League Basketball, Championship Finals
Second Place GL Enterprises won the Championship with a 42-37 win over Early Contractors. Sebastian Batista played strong and scored a team high 15 points for GL Enterprises followed by Jordan Guillermo’s 10 points. Joshua Santacruz kept Early Contractors in the game and scored a game high 23 points. Both team played extremely hard all the way to the end, but only one team can be crowned champions. Congratulations to GL Enterprises on becoming the 2013-2014 Major League Basketball Champions.