Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 16 of the regular season. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, February 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form. MITE K (5-8 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 5, East Coast Wizards 2 Veterans Rink, Somerville MA
Jake Simpson had 2 goals in the 1st period and capped off the scoring getting the hat trick late in the third period. Will Fosdick had the game winner midway through the second period, with Chris Hanifan scored the other goal in the second period. Chad Robertson played excellent between the pipes, recording 12 saves.
PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 4, North Reading 8 Ranger Rink, Methuen MA
Corey Rufo lit the lamp for the Mustangs halfway through the 1st period with a dangle that ended up top shelf. Netminder Kevin Ivany was a victim of a goalie explosion that saw him, Bethan Taddeo and a North Reading skater all yard sale onto the ice. A split second later the loose puck was potted by North Reading and despite of the blatant interference the game was tied 1-1. North Reading game out hot in the 2nd period threading one past Ivany to make it 1-2. MEB's Rufo was on his game as he made his second goal of the afternoon look easy minutes later to tie things up. North Reading capitalized on a mismatch and scored 3 goals in 3 minutes to end the 2nd period 2-5. In the 3rd wing Joe Melanson, who had pushed the puck up ice all game, fed Rufo for his first career trick of the hat to bring MEB within 2 goals. Defenseman Jeff Melanson broke up a North Reading assault and got the penalty call prior to a North Reading goal as MEB let up at what should have been a stoppage of play. Instead North Reading shot and squeaked one through the 5 hole to make it 3-6. A confused and deflated Mustang team let off the gas and allowed North Reading to score two more. Coach Jim Taddeo mixed things up and called on defensive specialist Jake LaVerde to crash the North Reading net in the left wing slot to muscle a final goal in.
BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 3, Medford 4 LaConte Rink, Medford MA MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Shrewsbury 3 Veterans Rink, Waltham MA
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