Tewksbury Redmen Mites Hockey Team Continues Strong Play

Mites go 1-1-1 over the past week.

(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the coaches of the Tewksbury Redmen Mite hockey team.)

The Tewksbury Redmen Mites Hockey Team continued their strong play going
1-1-1 over the past week.

The Mites battled hard against a big Methuen team but lost 5-2, ending their 3 game winning streak.  The Redmen came out strong in the first period with quality scoring chances by Billy Doherty, Conor Cremin, and Brady Chapman but the Methuen goalie kept the Redmen off the scoreboard. The Mites were down 3-0 in the second period but battled back with 2 second period goals by Andrew Grieco and Sean Murphy.

The Redmen continued to pressure the Methuen goalie in the third period with shots by Jack Griffin, Alex Pescatore, and Andrew Della Piana but were unable to put the puck past the Methuen goalie.

The Mites got back to their winning ways with a 4-2 win against Marblehead. The Redmen came out strong in the first period with Sean Murphy scoring on an outstanding rush.  Once again the Redmen received outstanding goaltending from Ben O'Keefe, who used every part of his body to make saves, including his head.  The Redmen received strong defensive work in the second period from Jade Owirka, Jason Cooke, Maci Chapman, and Sean Murphy.  The Redmen opened the third period tied 1-1 but Jake McDonough scored on a great effort after a sneaky pass from Brady Chapman.  Jason Cooke then did his best Bobby Orr moves, taking the puck end-to-end to score 2 goals to cap off the 4-2 win.

The Mites kept rolling with another strong performance, playing to a 2-2 tie against Arlington. Inspired by the loud Redmen crowd, the Mites came out flying & dominated the first period but were unable to put the puck in the net.  Conor Cremin, Billy Doherty, and Andrew Della Piana all had excellent scoring chances in the first.  Trailing 1-0 late in the second period, the Redmen tied the game at 1-1 on a goal by Jason Cooke with assists to Maci Chapman and Jake McDonough.  Arlington went ahead 2-1 in the third period but the Redmen never quit.

Jade Owirka made a great play at the offensive blue line to keep the puck in which led to a goal by Andrew Grieco assisted by Timmy Sweeney, to tie the game at 2-2.  Alex Pescatore, Andrew Della Piana, and Brady Chapman had chances to tie the game but were turned away by the Arlington goalie.


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