ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The 16U Long Island Gulls proved why they're one of the better teams in the country on Sunday, taking down Mid Fairfield, another outstanding squad, 6-1, to win the Beast playoffs.
The Gulls rattled off three goals in the first period, getting scoring from forwards Jesse Orlowsky, Nicolas Sykora and Marko Lisica to take a 3-0 lead into the second half.
Mid Fairfield got its lone goal with 4:29 left in the game when forward Luke Dow (Orange, Conn.) found forward Jack Kennedy high in the slot and hit him with a pass. Kennedy fired the puck into the back of the net to cut the lead to 3-1, but the Gulls came roaring back.
First, it was Cooper Dennis scoring off the rush. Orlowsky followed that with an empty-net goal and Ethan Wyttenbach sniped a shot in the dying seconds to get the Gulls to six goals.
Here are five standouts from the game.