SWS CHIEFS HOCKEY
The SWS Bantam, Pee Wee and Squirt teams recently participated in the prestigious CAN/AM Hockey Tournament in Lake Placid, New York, with the Bantam team bringing home the gold.
The tournament commenced with an opening ceremony in the famous 1980 Olympic rink where the USA hockey team shocked the world defeating the USSR team in a 4-3 victory for the gold. The teams competed in a four-game tournament as well as a shooting, relay and goalie skill competition.
All three SWS Chief teams made it to the playoffs. The Squirts and the Peewees competed for the bronze medals. The Bantams placed second place overall of the eight teams in their division, and competed for the gold medal against the Southeastern Connecticut Seahawks.
The two teams were evenly matched with similar stats in the four-game series. Both teams went into the championship game with 4-0 records. In the first period, the SWS chiefs scored the first goal on a pass from winger Maximus Lague to center Max Aguiar. With only 10 skaters, the Bantam Chiefs had to give an extra effort. It was the quick-thinking, fast-acting coaching skills of head coach Mark Aguiar and the defense that held the Seahawks and led the Bantam chiefs to a 1 -0 victory to win the gold. However, some of the players and coaches will say it was the return of their mascot “The Red Pig” that led them to victory and the gold medal.
The SWS Bantam Chiefs are Ethan Laforce, Nathan Cordeiro, Noah Taylor, Ashton Branco, Peter Moniz, Connor Santos, Hunter McCauley, Andrew Ashley, Ryan Fruci, Maximus Lague and Max Aguair.
DARTMOUTH GRADE 5 BOYS BASKETBALL
Dartmouth 64, Bourne 38: Owen Boudria and Ben Prince set the tone on offense with 19 points apiece to lead Dartmouth past Bourne. Prince, Christian Cordeiro and Markus Andrews were leaders on the defensive side of the ball.
Dartmouth 51, Dennis-Yarmouth 20: Owen Boudria and Alex Krynicki led a balanced Dartmouth offense with 14 points each. Ben Prince chipped in with 10 points, while Christian Cordeiro (six points) , Aiden Smith (four) and Jacob Rocha (three) led a great defensive effort for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth 48, Rochester 33: Dartmouth got big games from Owen Boudria (15 points), Ben Prince (12), Aiden Smith (seven) and Christian Cordeiro (seven). The win over a tough Rochester team brought the 5th grade boys’ record to 12-0 on the season. Dartmouth was led defensively by Michael Shih, Prince and Cordeiro.