It was another great week of M.E.B. Youth Hockey. Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details.
Mite K (5-8 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 5, Agawam 7
Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA
Jake Simpson had a pair of goals, with Chris Cecca, Chris Hanifan, and Lukas Deguire each adding a goal apiece. Chad Robertson invoked images of the 1980 version of Jim Craig making many spectacular saves. The MVP’s of this game have to be the Moms and Dads that shoveled heavy, wet snow to get the little guys to the rink.
SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Masco 1
Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA
BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 3, Lexington/Bedford 0
Valley Rink, Malden MA
Thomas Guarino logged a shutout as the Bantam AA’s hold onto a piece of 1st place.
BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 5, Needham 0
Simoni Rink, Cambridge
A big W Saturday night for the M.E.B. Bantam AAA’s as they faced Needham. Pucks weren’t bouncing M.E.B.’s way until Needham committed an infraction and put the M.E.B. boys on the man advantage. That’s when Ryan Noonan opened the scoring, banging in a rebound off a Nick Miller shot. It would take a buzzer and a new period before the scoring would pick up again when Noonan introduced the puck to the upstairs of the opposing net for his second of the night. Not to be outdone, Louis Staffieri wanted to add some sound to his goal clanking it off the post and in to put M.E.B. up by three. Entering the 3rd, the boys didn’t let up as Ryan Noonan and Nick Salgado demonstrated the fine art of tic-tac-toe passing, putting on a clinic through the offensive zone, moving the goalie like he was playing Dance Dance Revolution and Salgado throwing the puck into an open net, for a four point lead. With the game winding down, the gritty Mike DeFillipo worked himself another goal sneaking one in on the short side to cap off a commanding 5-0 win and another shutout for goaltender Anthony Giuliano.
Malden/East Boston 4, Lynnfield/Saugus 0
Valley Rink, Malden
At the Malden Valley Forum, M.E.B. battled a strong Lynnfield/Saugus team. The 1st period showed a physical, back and forth game with few scoring chances for either team. When the 2nd period started the M.E.B. boys stepped it up with Noah Carlson unloading a wrist shot into the opposing net and put M.E.B up 1-0. Not long after Carlson once again let a shot from the point go, this time finding the stick of his twin brother Johna Carlson who tipped the shot into the net. With the period winding down, Nick Capillo finished off a Nick Salgado pass to add to the lead. The 3rd period continued to be a back and forth struggle but Anthony Giuliano was solid between the home team’s pipes. Continued hard work paid off with Ryan Noonan tipping home a James Pandolfo shot, redirecting the biscuit into the short side and finalizing the game at 4-0.
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