Huntington Beach hockey has three-game winning streak

Huntington Beach hockey has three-game winning streak
Huntington Beach High's Evan Stapleton (right), pictured here with his brother, Andrew, on Jan. 18, 2017, is tied for the team lead with 12 points in seven games. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Huntington Beach High's hockey team has picked itself off the ice and gotten back into the play.

The Oilers rallied for their third straight victory last Saturday, erasing a two-goal deficit in the second period with three unanswered goals.


Chris Bos-Teruya scored twice, and Noah Gealy potted the game-winner as the Oilers defeated Los Alamitos 4-3 in an Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League Division 3 game at the Rinks Lakewood Ice.

Oilers coach Shawn Pitcher said that his team had just nine skaters available for the contest, but they made it work with a short bench.


Josh Marin made 14 saves to record the victory. Huntington Beach (2-3-2-0, 10 points) did not allow a goal after the first period.

"The kids showed a lot of character," Pitcher said. "We only had nine skaters, and we were able to battle through."

Huntington Beach has a pair of hat-tricks during its three-game winning streak. Tommy Lang had his three-goal performance in the Oilers' 5-4 win over Woodbridge on Oct. 27.

Bos-Teruya replicated the feat in his team's 10-2 win over Santa Margarita's Division 3 squad (the Eagles also have a Division 1 team that is eligible to play for the CAHA State Championship and a berth in Nationals).

Frank Albano and Bos-Teruya both had five points in the contest, with Owen Greene making 19 saves between the pipes.

"They've been great for us," Pitcher said of Albano and Bos-Teruya. "Those kids have been with us now for a couple of years, and they have finally got their rhythm. Frankie has got tremendous speed, and Chris has got some great hands. They complement each other that way.

"They're both leaders on our team this year. As far as that goes, they wear letters for us, and I couldn't be happier with the effort of both of those kids."

Huntington Beach is back in action this Saturday, as the Oilers take on La Puente Bishop Amat at 4 p.m. at the Rinks Anaheim Ice. The teams met in Huntington Beach's second game of the season, with the Lancers (6-1-0-0, 18 points) winning the Sept. 30 game 9-2.

Albano, Lang and Bos-Teruya are tied for the team lead in goals with six, while Evan Stapleton has matched Albano's team-high of 12 points through seven games.

Sage Hill's Mazakas out for season

Sage Hill girls' basketball coach Kerwin Walters said Wednesday that sophomore small forward Zoe Mazakas will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Mazakas suffered the injury to her right knee in the Lightning's second game, which came on Nov. 29 against Palos Verdes in the Corona del Mar Tip-off Tournament.

"The girls rallied around our fallen teammate and just played more inspired basketball," Walters said via text following his team's 45-31 win over Tustin in the Hawk Holiday Classic on Wednesday night.

Newport Harbor's DeCinces commits

Newport Harbor girls' volleyball coach Dan Glenn said that Delaney DeCinces committed to Georgia Southern University on Wednesday.

The Sailors setter had 825 assists, 95 digs and 15 blocks in her senior season.

Hawk Holiday Classic

The Hawk Holiday Classic, a local girls' basketball tournament being hosted by Ocean View High, is being played all week.

Seven local schools are competing in the tournament. Ocean View and Sage Hill are in Flight II. Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Marina are in Flight III. Laguna Beach and Los Amigos are in Flight V, which contains a single pool of five teams and will not have a title game.

The championship games will be played at Ocean View on Saturday. The schedule for those games is listed below:

Flight IV, 3 p.m.

Flight III, 4:30 p.m.

Flight II, 6 p.m.

Flight I, 7:30 p.m.

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