Warriors prevail by a 5-1 tally

Published in the January 22, 2016 edition.

SAUGUS — Coach Mike O’Brien and Assistant Coach Rico Piatelli put together a high scoring team when the Wakefield Memorial High JV boys’ hockey team played at its home rink (Hockeytown) against Saugus and the Warriors prevailed by a 5-1 score.

There were equal shots on both goals but Wakefield goalie Justin Harding continued to do everything to keep the puck out of the goal including redirecting the puck by using his stick like a Ninja warrior.

Defensemen Sam Veerman and Nolan Collins did great with the defense where only one goal was scored during the game against Saugus.

Wakefield player Dan Guarino scored the first goal for the Warriors. Not long afterward Dan Cataldo scored the second goal and then Saugus retaliated by scoring a goal making the score 2-1.

At that point the game could have gone either way. A lot of shots were made on both goals. Derryn Langlois and Mike Bernardinelli had several shots for the Warriors.

Eric Devlin then scored the third goal which gave the Warriors a comfortable lead. Toward the end of the game Ian Macdonald passed the puck to Cataldo who scored his second goal for the Warriors.

The last goal was scored in the final minutes by Dan Kerrigan making the final score 5-1 Wakefield.

Not usually are five goals scored by four different players. It shows good coaching and a synergy forming with the JV team.

Coach O’Brien stated, “It was a good team effort. I want to see how we play against Malden Catholic and see where we are then.”

The JV team plays Malden Catholic on Monday at 4:10 p.m. at Hockeytown.