East Boston Malden Youth Hockey Weekly Round Up #11
As 2013 comes to a close we want to thank all of our players, families, and fans who made this year so great. 2014 will be even better! Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th. See our website for details.
SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Needham 3
Simoni Rink, Cambridge
PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 3, Waltham 3
Ice Palace, Burlington
In a weird one which included an already short bench losing two players mid game due to the flu, the M.E.B. Mustangs skated to a tie. Waltham got up early on the Mustangs despite the aggressive play from M.E.B. The penalty box door may need new hinges at the Ice Palace after the Mustangs played short-handed for most of the first two periods. At the end of 2 it was Waltham up by three goals. The M.E.B. Peewees found their stride half way through the third when Marc Giordano found the back of the net to make it 1-3. A deflected puck minutes later in front of the Waltham net touched not only the stick of Giordano but Sean Noonan and Ryan Gray to bring the Mustangs within 1. Gray wasn’t finished yet as he lit the lamp with 3:00 remaining in the 3rd and that’s how it ended, tied 3-3.
BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Nashoba 6
Valley Rink, Haverhill MA
M.E.B. traveled North to take on Nashoba. The Mustangs got on the board first with a goal by Ryan Tosto. Nashoba responded quickly by scoring three unanswered goals. The first period ended with Nashoba leading 3-1. The second period started off with Michael Giordano crossing the blueline into the Nashoba zone and beating the Nashoba goaltender with a beautiful wrist shot high on the stick side, cutting the deficit to one. Nashoba responded once again by scoring two goals in the second period and increasing its lead to 5-2 after 2. Nashoba added another goal in the 3rd period for a final score of 6-2.
Malden/East Boston 2, Concord, NH 5
Valley Rink, Haverhill MA
The Mustangs were once again in Haverhill to take on Concord, NH. M.E.B. got on the board first with a goal by Michael Giordano off of a beautiful feed from Curtis Taddeo. The 1st period ended with the Mustangs in front 1-0. Concord got on the board with a goal early in the second period to tie the game. The Mustangs answered that goal midway through the period when Marty Taylor beat the Concord netminder after a nice drop pass from Taddeo. The 2nd period ended with the Mustangs in front by a score of 2-1. A penalty-filled third period saw Concord with the man advantage throughout most of the period. Concord capitalized on their opportunities by scoring 4 unanswered goals and taking a 5-2 victory.
BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 7, Waltham 0
Veterans Rink, Waltham MA
Malden/East Boston 2, Arlington 4
Allied Rink, Everett MA
MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 6, Reading 2
Valley Rink, Malden MA