It’s hard to believe that seven weeks of hockey have been played at the Porazzo Rink already this season, and after seven weeks its Lightning Express all alone on top of the standings. Since back to back losses in weeks four and five to Royal Roast Beef and The Squire in a shootout thriller, Lightning has kicked it into overdrive as the line of Dominic DiMarzo, David Collins, and Kris Sullivan have erupted to earn Lightning Express two wins in a row and a spot on the top of the standings. Last week, they took on the very tough Chiara’s Auto in a battle for 1st place. A game that saw many ups and downs with some gritty hard nosed hockey to go along with them. In what seemed to be a barn burner from the start, Lightning Express flipped a switch and took over control of the play for the 5-3 win. Goalie Nicky Rossi was the difference making key stop after key stop. Sullivan led the way for Lightning with 2 goals and an assist, while his supporting cast of Dimarzo and Collins had a goal a piece. Jeff Delpidio added a solo tally. For Chiara’s Auto Marc Lanzilli was their go to guy once again as he notched a goal and two assists. Bill Corcoran and Vinny Schettino as the other tallies. In other action that evening, we saw The Squire come out of the locker room ready to take care of business versus Royal Roast Beef. The Squire scored 5 quick goals for a very early 5-0 lead over Royal. The lead was short lived as Royal stormed back to tie the game at 5 on the back of team captain Darrell Interbartolo who had 2 goals and 3 assists in this contest, while Glenn Squillaciotti added 2 goals and an assist, Shawn Smith with 1 goal and 2 assists, and Eric Gahagan added the solo tally. The Squire’s David Berardinelli and league newcomer Mike Mondello who tortured Royal all game long weren’t going home losers that evening as they answered right back and were able to go on for the 8-6 win over the hard fighting Royal Roast Beef squad. Mondello finished the game with 5 goals and 1 assist, while Berardinelli notched a goal and 4 assists, while Dante Arinella and Bill Scolaro added solo tallys. Goalie Brad Watkins was fantastic all game long for The Squire.
n late game action, yet another absolutely thrilling finish in a game that could have gone either way. Defending Champs East Boston Yacht Club took on Milano’s Deli in a back and forth, up and down tilt that saw many different goal scorers. The leagues leading scorer Charlie Daniels seemed to have the game in his hands with his 2 goals and 3 assists, but Mark Moran, Peter Hanlon, and Rob Bulla had other ideas as they battled to a tie at the end of regulation time, which this season brings us a shootout and it wasn’t to be for Daniels and the boys of the EBYC as Milano’s was able to get it done against Goalie Chris Grossmann for the 6-5 Shootout win. Scoring for EBYC was Sebatiano Amara, Ray Khan, and John Casey. Milabo’s scoring was done by Mark Moran who had 2 goals and 2 assists, Peter Hanlon a goal and assist, and Rob Bulla with a goal and 2 assists. Tuesday nights at Porazzo get better and better each and every week. Come on down and catch some of the EBMHL hockey action. Tuesdays at 8PM, 9PM, and 10 PM every week. See you at the rink.
Boston Massacre Men’s take home the Gold
The Boston Massacre Men’s Hockey Club descended upon Atlantic City, New Jersey this past weekend to compete for the Can/Am Hockey Challenge Cup. After many tournaments and many silver medals, the East Boston based hockey club has finally brought the Gold back to Eastie. The Massacre, guaranteed 3 games in 2 days took to the ice Friday afternoon versus The Admirals from Atlantic City, NJ in the Opening contest of the Challenge Cup. It was all Massacre throughout this one as they went on to wallop the Admirals by a score of 10-4. David Berardinelli led the way for the Massacre with 2 goals and 3 assists. Later that day, the Massacre took to the ice for Game 2 vs. The Beavers of Manalapan, NJ in a game that was never even a contest as The Massacre punched their ticket to the championship game after a resounding 9-2 victory. The line of David Berardinelli, Mike Burri, and Peter Hanlon was a force throughout this contest as Burri was able to pour in 2 goals, Berardinelli, 2 goals, and Hanlon with the hat trick. Vinny Schettino and Ryan Luongo buried the solo tallies for the Massacre and Goalie Tony Dandrea was a wall throughout this contest. With the championship game at the front of their minds, The Massacre took to the ice for Game 3 vs. The Bulldogs of Morristown, NJ on Saturday afternoon with their heads held up pretty high. By the end of this contest those heads weren’t so high as the Massacre were dismantled by a hard working, very eager to win Bulldog squad. The Bulldog win earned them a rematch with The Massacre in Sunday afternoons Championship game, a game in which the Massacre were not to be denied. The Massacre jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on the Bulldogs behind the amazing play of Forward Matt Clewer who buried the natural hat trick. The Bulldogs were not able to put together enough offense as the Massacre were able to shut them down behind the outstanding defense of Jeff Arinella and Sal Santostefano and finally take a championship back to East Boston. The Atlantic City, NJ edition of the Boston Massacre Men’s Hockey Club was made up of David Natola, Carl Fiantago, Mark Buttiglieri, Jeff Arinella, Sal Santostefano, Ryan Luongo, Matt Clewer, Vinny Schettino, Peter Hanlon, Mike Burri, David Berardinelli, and Tony Dandrea between the pipes. Massacre forward David Berardinelli was the leading scorer of the tournament with a total of 6 goals and 5 assists.