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Bears “D”, Goal Tending take Championship

posted Nov 24, 2014, 6:45 AM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 6:46 AM ]
Top left to right: Hank Gagnon, Mike Capone, Dave Fiorello JR, Charlie Gioiosa, John Kelleher, Dave Fiorello SR, Luis Huetes
Bottom left to right: Chris Silva, Chantz Mello(goalie), Ron Mello (Missing from photo: Mark Gagnon)

GLDHC November 2014: The finals best of three series between the Bears and the Hitmen lasted two games where the Bears outscored the Hitmen 3-0 giving the Bears the FALL 2014 “C” DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP ending a three year championship drought where the Bears have been in the finals several times and failed to cash in. The Bears took Game One winning 2-0. With substitute goalie Charlie Gioiosa pitching the shutout supported by a stout defensive core consisting of Chris Silva, John Kellerher, Dave Fiorello and Mike Capone. Mark Gagnon and Hank Gagnon scored the only two goals in that game to give the Bears 2-0 win and a one game lead in the series on November 16th.

In Game Two on Sunday November 24, 2014 the Bears Defense and goal tending even stood taller as the Bears lone goal in the game was scored by veteran Forward John Kelleher. Bears Starting Goalie Chantz Mello unable to make it in Game One due to prior commitments but was back in goal. Chantz Mello did not disappoint either. The Bears Back-Stop refused to let anything get into the back of the net. Again solid defensive play by the Bears defensemen Chris Silva, Ron Mello, Dave Fiorello and Mike Capone proved too much for the Hitmen Offense to penetrate.  Hitmen goalie Steve Nieves played two great games in the Finals series giving up only 3 total goals. The Bears offense of Hank Gagnon, Mark Gagnon, Luis Huetes, Dave Fiorello JR, Billy Stanawicz, John Kelleher and Charlie Gioiosa put consistent pressure on the Hitmen Goalie Nieves throughout the series, but Nieves kept his team in both games. Bears Coach Hank Gagnon also gave a lot credit to a couple of rising young stars Dave Fiorello Jr and Luis Huetes for their intense fore-checking and penalty killing. The Hitmen Offense played well and had their moments of pressure on the Bears but Chantz Mello and Company shut the door on them, and locked it.