Wave Riders, Dragons clinch titles

KAPA‘A — The Wave Riders swept their weekend series to clinch the top slot of the Mites division in the YMCA Kaua‘i Inline Hockey Association league Sunday.

The Dragons rebounded from a Friday night loss to blank the Sharks Sunday to lay claim to the Squirts Division title. Up for grabs is the Bantam title which will be settled Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kapa‘a rink.

Isaac Lakotas got the go-ahead goal for the Wave Riders in its 2-1 edge over the Fireballs Friday night when the score was deadlocked 1-1 following regulation and a 5-minute overtime period. That sent the match into a 4-player shootout with Lakotas getting the edge.

On Sunday, Joshua Lakotas took the forefront with two goals along with McKenna Lewis getting a pair of nets and Shannon Sitzler getting a goal while Isaac had an assist in the 5-1 win.

Prisma Versoza had the sole Fireball goal in both Friday and Sunday games.

Marissa Aceret, tending for the Wave Riders, was 14-for-16 Friday and improving to 11-for-12 Sunday while Troy Spears was 12-for-13 as the Fireball goalie Friday. Chanel Tremblay tended for the Fireballs Sunday, finishing 10-for-15 in saves.

Gavin Bryan paced the Dragons over the weekend, netting a pair of goals in its 5-4 loss Friday night and scoring another pair in the 7-0 Sunday shutout over the Sharks.

Verzosa netted a goal on both Friday and Sunday and Spears finished with a goal and an assist Friday before exploding for four nets Sunday.

Eli Leech-Kritchman, who also starred at the Private School track meet Saturday afternoon, paced the Sharks’ attack Friday with four goals.

Edward Punua Jr. followed with a goal and Chanel Tremblay added an assist Friday night.

Tomas Sanches was 5-for-14 in saves as the Dragons’ Friday night goalkeeper. Tyler Lewis took over Sunday and was a perfect 22-for-22 as keeper.

Jedidah Ragudo tended for the Sharks Friday night with a 9-for-13 performance. Joshua Lakotas did tending duty Sunday, finishing 16-for-23.

Overtime games on both Friday and Sunday promise an exciting end to the Bantam division as the Devils meet the Whoppers Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kapa‘a Rink.

Lyle Nemeth broke a 4-4 deadlock in the first 10 seconds of the 5-minute overtime to give the Whoppers a 5-4 edge Friday night.

He was aided by Trevor McCracken who paced the Whoppers with two goals. Zack Rodrigues and Ben Steuri each netted one goal with Chris Villabrille and Corey Nemeth finishing with an assist each.

Pierce Int-Hout, who was part of the Kapa‘a 2 Pony baseball season opener Sunday, readied himself by leading Team Green, scoring three goals Friday night. Jean-Luc Tremblay added a goal and an assist while Kirsten McCracken finished with four assists in the effort.

Greg Balmores was 32-for-36 as goalie for the Whoppers while Kiana Tremblay, tending for Team Green, was 32-27 Friday night.

Team Green suffered its second loss Sunday when Matt Heller netted the go-ahead goal for the Devils about midway through the sudden death overtime.

That goal advanced the Devils with a 5-4 win.

Brandon Taylor and Mathias Davis led the Devils’ victory with two goals apiece while Kawai Peahu added two assists along with Heller’s three assists. Cydney Sitzler finished with an assist in the win.

Jean-Luc Tremblay paced Team Green with four goals while Int-Hout added three assists. Kaysie Ota and Kirsten McCracken each added an assist.

Balmores, tending for the Devils, was 28-for-32 in saves while Kiana Tremblay finished 39-for-44 in saves for Team Green.


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