Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 23 of the regular season. Playoffs are right around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 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 8, Amesbury 2 Valley Forum, Lawrence MA
In the Playoff quarter finals Chris Cecca led the team with the hat trick and an assist. Will Fosdick, Ryan Thomas (game winner), Jake Simpson, Ryan Jones, and John Summers also scored. Chad Robertson had 2 assists and Cristian Monge had 1. Chris Hanifan turned away a dozen shots, including a penalty shot in the 1st period.
Malden/East Boston 8, Peabody 3 Valley Forum, Lawrence MA
In the Playoff semi-finals, MEB trailed 3-0 early in the 2nd period before exploding for 8 straight goals!. Jake Simpson was unbelievable scoring the first 7 goals for MEB. Lukas Deguire added the other. Chris Cecca had 2 assists and Anthony Messina had 1. The defense of Will Fosdick, Ryan Thomas, Cristian Monge, and John Summers helped shut down the Peabody attack for the last two periods. Chris Hanifan slammed the door shut turning away 14 shots in net. The Mites play Sunday in the championship game.
SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 3, Newton 2 Valley Forum, Malden MA
Nick Summers got MEB on the board, assisted by Brendan Curtis ½ way through the 1st period. Sean Horkan got a goal assisted by Curtis. Newton got one back seconds later to end the 1st period. The 2nd period Curtis get one of his own assited by Horkan. Newton fought through the 3rd and got on the board to make it 3-2 and that's where it ended up.
PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Wilmington 4 Valley Forum, Haverhill MA
Marc Giordano put MEB on the wall 1/2 way through the 1st. Wilmington came back with 2 minutes left in the 1st to tie it up. Middle of the 2nd saw Anthony Bocchino get fed by Giordano and found the back of the net. Wilmington got 3 in the 3rd priod including an empty netter. Kevin Ivany was solid in net despite the loss.
Malden/East Boston 4, Natick 1 Valley Forum, Malden MA
Ryan Gray lit the lamp for MEB in the 1st. Marc Giordano potted one in the 2nd. Natick got their only goal in the 2nd on a deflection and a quick stick. MEB found themselves with a 5-on-3 advantage for a minute and ½ and John Bernbaum took advantage sniping one in. Gray capped it with one more goal on a feed from Giordano. Strong netminding by Anthony Bocchino for the W.
BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 3, Arlington 1 Valley Forum, Malden MA
BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 8, Reading 1 Valley Forum, Haverhill MA
MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 6, Shrewsbury 1 Valley Forum, Lawrence MA
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