ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The Yale Junior Bulldogs won the Beast Series Playoffs at the 18U Division in thrilling fashion Sunday afternoon at the New England Sports Village.
In the final, the Junior Bulldogs and Long Island Gulls couldn’t score a goal in regulation play. That set the scene for three-on-three overtime. After a Gulls player took a penalty, the Junior Bulldogs went up four-on-three. From there, Gio DiGiulian took over.
He brought the puck out from the left wing corner and snuck one past Gulls goaltender Aiden Wright. Recent Yale commit Rudy Guimond picked up the shutout victory in net for the Junior Bulldogs. Steve Novodor, Jon Bellonio and Shawn Conner’s team was able to win without its top player, Northeastern recruit Joe Connor, who has been out with an injury.
Below is a look at my unofficial all-tournament team from the 18U division at the Beast Series Playoffs: