A group of Braintree girls made up from the Squirt A, B, B2 and Mite B teams came together over February vacation to win the Over the Edge tournament in Quincy. The girls went undefeated during the tournament and beat Mass Edge 3-2 in a thrilling championship game. Great win girls!
Pictured left to right front row: Mia Ng, Isabella Rotondo Sabrina Garcia, Sophia Rotondo, Evelyn Lacey, Caroline Batchelder, Madeline Carey
A group of BYH Squirt girls made up from the A, B, and B2 (2006 birth year) teams came together on MLK weekend to win the annual William Chase tournament in Natick. Shutting out a previously undefeated Arlington team 3-0. Great job girls. Pictured left to right front row Evelyn Lacey, Jenna Lagos, Caroline Batchelder, Emma Walsh, Brooke Hubbard. Top rowe - Nikki McNamee, Nora McLaughlin, Lucy Delgallo, Molly Aubertine, Sophie Rotondo, Maggie Carey, Annie Shactman, Mia Ng, and Claire Joyce
The board would like to provide the following update in regards to the news we received prior to the holidays about the closing of Shea Rink for next season. We took this issue very seriously and reached out to Mayor Sullivan to have this closure be delayed As a result of our conversations with Mayor Sullivan. He reached out on our behalf with members of the state administration and got some of the upgrades at Shea Rink to be pushed off to future years. As a result Shea Rink will be open for normal business next season. We will maintain the same number of ice time at this location as well.. There will be no impact to the 2017-2018 BYH hockey season.
Braintree Youth Hockey would like to thank The Boston Bruins and TD Bank for the Bruins Alumni PASS Clinic last evening at the ZAP!! Special thanks to former Bruins Tom "The Bomber" Songin and Weymouth native Tim Sweeney for coming out to instruct the kids!
BYH would also like to thank Peewee Director Rich Kelly for entering BYH into the drawing for the Bruins Alumni PASS Clinic. In addition to winning the clinic, TD Bank donated $1000.00 to the BYH program.
BHS Alumni Hockey Golf Tourney Honors Founding Members of BYH
Jack McCormack & Eddie Finocchiaro
BHS Alumni Hockey Golf Tourney Honors Founding Members of BYH
If you needed another reason to realize how special the Braintree hockey community is then the BHS hockey alumni have delivered in a big way. The group held their 7th annual golf outing in June at the Crosswinds Golf Club with close to seventy golfers participating. BHS players from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & ‘00’s were in attendance all enthusiastically reminiscing about their years as Wamps. The tournament raised over $3,000 that the group generously donated to BYH recognizing the influence that the program has had in their lives and the success they achieved as BHS hockey players and beyond.
At the post golf reception, the alumni recognized the achievements of two founding members and coaches of BYH. Mr. Jack McCormack & Mr. Eddie Finocchiaro were honored for their initiative and effort in establishing BYH in 1966, and for their dedication in helping to lead it through its early formative years. Tournament chairman Gerry McDonald, BHS ’76 , presented each with a plaque recognizing their contributions and BYH presented them with coach’s jackets. Mr. McCormack & Mr. Finocchiaro were gracious in receiving the recognition of their accomplishments and welcomed the opportunity to reunite with many of their former players. Also recognized at the reception was hall of fame Coach Bill Vafides, who lead the BHS hockey program from 1965-2000 and coached a majority of the golfers including the ’76 team that played for a state championship.
It was great to witness the comradery and friendship that the former BYH players have for each other decades after they have worn the uniform. These are the kind of lifelong friendship we hope that our current players are establishing as they play for BYH. Additionally the alumni brought a lot of joy to the honorees by recognizing their achievements and acknowledging the impact that these senior coaches had on so many players.
So many thanks to BYH founders Jack McCormack & Eddie Finocchiaro and the many others that helped launch youth hockey in Braintree. And many thanks to Gerry McDonald, his tournament organizing team and all the alumni for their generous support of BYH and for showing us the way.
BYH Board of Directors
BYH & BHS Coaches: Duane Keegan, Tom Mahoney, Tom Norton, Dave Fassano & Bill Vafides
Front Row: Cam Lee, Cooper Shea, Cole Zupkofska, Tyler Moschella, Joe DiMartino, Luca Buccini, Zack Moschella
Second Row: Aiden Finn, Shawn Nieters, Thomas Anderson, Sean Canavan, Matthew Morelli, Aiden McGathey
Coaches: Dan Anderson, Mike Moshella(HC), Dan McGathey
Not Pictured: Leo Lyons
Peewee B Red take The Green Mountain Avalanche Championship!!
Peewee B RED
Congratulations to Pee Wee B Red who won the Green Mountain Avalanche Pee Wee A/B Championship Game this past Sunday, March 13, defeating the Plymouth A team 1-0. The team played its heart out & left nothing on the ice. They killed off almost 14 minutes in penalties shutting down a powerful and talented Plymouth squad. Goalie Dan Surette stood on his head during this championship game. The Braintree squad is Dan Surette, Andrew Carragher, Colin Keddy, Nick Cocca, Nic Volpe, Emmet McGourty, Jack Civittolo Eddie Smith, Aidan Civittolo, Zack Dean, Anthony Gillis, Ben Trotta, & Leo DeSimone. Coaches Matt Civittolo, Rich Dean, Phil the Alien, & Brian Surette.
Bantam A's are The Thanksgiving Hockey Classic Champs!!
Congratulations to the BYH Bantam A's who won the 2015 Thanksgiving Classic!
Saratoga Blue Knights, NY win 2-1 in overtime
Hanover Wild, NH win 4-1
Barre Blades, VT win 6-1
Championship Wonderland Wizards, CT win 2-1 in Double Overtime
Joe Degulis, Chris Sarno, Jack Collins, Daniel Blaszkowski, Matt Hemmert, Frank Mahoney, Jack Noonan, Kyle Roache, Kyle Mahoney, Matt Duane, Cam Mooney, Myles McDermott, Owen Kelly, Jason Curly, John Harrington, Joe Picard
State Champs Squirt B White were recognized at the Town Hall last night (3/17/15). Coaches Clancy and Grant will now get the champs ready for the New England Regional Tournament in Connecticut. GOOD LUCK!!!
Coach Kevin Burchill has moved his skate sharpening machine to Zapustas Arena in Randolph. You can still drop your skates off at Kevin's house (176 Cain Ave. Braintree) or just drop them off at the rink. Kevin will be at Zapustas on all the nights that Braintree teams are there!!