Junior Team Gets Three Wins at Providence College

After a tough and underachieving Northwood Invitational, the Junior Team looked to get their identity back and play some Northwood-style hockey. With a road trip to Providence College to play league games, the Huskies had that opportunity.

Starting the weekend the boys faced South-Shore Kings. The Kings got onto the board first, but Sam DiBitetto (Forward, 2018) put the Huskies on the board shortly after. The Huskies were dominating play, but couldn’t find the back of the net. The Kings would get a late bounce their way and won the game 2-1. Although the Huskies outshot the kings heavily, it wasn’t the result they wanted.

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JaCob Mucitelli ’19 guards his net.

It was a quick turnaround, as the Huskies would play their second tilt of the weekend only two hours after their loss to the Kings. The Boston Bandits were up next, and the group needed to rebound. They did just that. The Bandits started the scoring earlier, but the Huskies were able to get a few in a row. Huskies goals were scored by DiBitetto, Drew Rose (Defense, 2019), and Santeri Hartikainen (Forward, 2018) netted two. Rico DiMatteo (Goal, 2020) played solid in net for the group.

Up next for the Huskies was a very good York Skipjacks team. It would take a full team effort and a full 60 minutes of play to come out with a win. The group came together, and played one of their best hockey games of the year. Hartikainen started the scoring for the Huskies. Cody Monds (Forward, 2020) added a goal for the group to make it 2-0. Then with a minute left Sean Bunting (Forward, 2019) put the icing on the cake with an empty netter and the group would come out with a 3-0 win. Jacob Mucitelli (Goal, 2019) played an outstanding game for the Huskies. Senior forward Patrick Callahan shared his thoughts about the game. “We came together. We needed a big win like this to get our confidence back and get back to our game.”

In the final game of the weekend the boys had an early wake up call. With a 7:20am start time, the group needed to be awake to leave the weekend with a win. They faced a young, but talented, Shawinigan Lake School of British Columbia. The Huskies opened the scoring with a nice play from Will Arquiett (Forward, 2019) who found Monds back door. Pat Callahan (Forward, 2018) would make it 2-0. Shawinigan scored a goal in front, but Arquiett was able to find the back of the net to make it 3-1, which would be the final. DiMatteo played a good game in net, picking up his second win on the weekend.

The Huskies next head to Toronto for the second time in January to compete in a tournament at St. Andrews College.

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