Fireballs, Dragons sweep weekend hockey

KAPA‘A — The Wave Riders made a strong effort, but fell to the Fireballs who swept the weekend series at the Kaua‘i YMCA Inline Hockey games.

Tyler Lewis, scoring once Friday, went on to net two goals Sunday to lead the Fireballs who swept the Mites division games with a 2-0 win Friday and a 3-2 edge Sunday.

Prisma Verzosa netted the second Friday goal for the Fireballs with Nina Anthony gracing the win Sunday.

Wave Rider goalkeeper Marissa Aceret was 8-for-10 in saves Friday and 9-for-12 Sunday.

Natalie Lewis handled the goalkeeping chores for the Fireball Sunday to finish 5-for-7. Troy Spears did net duty Friday with a 5-for-5 showing.

Gavin Bryan finished with seven goals through the weekend to lead the Dragons to a sweep over the Sharks in the Squirt division.

Bryan netted four goals in the Dragons’ 6-3 Friday win and finished with three goals in the 4-1 Sunday victory.

Following Bryan, Spears and Verzosa each added a goal on Friday and Sunday.

Aceret, Robin Bihm and Chanel Tremblay did the scoring honors for the Sharks on Friday with Eli Leech-Kritchman getting the sole goal Sunday.

Sharks’ goalkeeper Joshua Lakotas was 10-for-16 in Friday saves and finished Sunday 17-for-22.

Isaac Lakotas was 11-for-14 in saves for the Dragons Friday night with Tomas Sanchez taking over the net duty Sunday and finishing 7-for-8.

The Bantam division always provides thrills for hockey fans and during this weekend, the Whoppers rebounded from a Friday night 5-5 tie against the Devils to take an 8-3 win over Green on Sunday.

Trevor McCracken, who finished with an assist Friday night, led the charge Sunday with four goals aided by goals from Bryan, Marcus Punua, Corey Nemeth-— who netted a hat trick Friday— and Grant Basquez.

Sister Kirsten McCracken led the Green effort with a pair of goals with Jean-Luc Tremblay netting a goal.

In the Friday night contest, Nemeth was aided by a goal from Zack Rodrigues with Trevor and Chris Villabrille adding an assist apiece.

Matt Heller had the hot stick for the Devils with a hat trick in its come-from-behind effort.

Trailing 4-0 at the half, the Devils came back with Brandon Taylor adding a goal and an assist and Kawai Peahu netting a goal for the statemate.

Greg Balmores, handling goalkeeping duties for the Devils on Friday, was 30-for-35. Switching to goalie for the Whoppers on Sunday, Balmores finished 23-for-26 in saves.

Kiana Tremblay handled goalie chores for Green with a 17-for-25 record.

Jean-Luc Tremblay handled Whopper goalkeeping duties Friday night, finishing 28-for-33.

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