The following was submitted by Malden East Boston Hockey (M.E.B.):
M.E.B. skates into the holiday season. Don’t miss the Home for the Holidays Adult Street Hockey Tournament being held outside at the Linden School in Malden on Nov. 30 starting at 8:00 am. Boston Bruins alumni will be on hand, there will be raffles, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Mite K (5-8 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 0, Belmont 12
Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA
The Mites faced the Belmont Elite team and lost 12-0. Despite the score, many in attendance felt it was the squads best game of the season. Chris Cecca was outstanding in goal making a variety of spectacular saves.
SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 6, East Coast Wizards 4
Valley Forum, Malden MA
PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 1, East Coast Wizards 2
Cronin Rink, Revere MA
Hard fought loss for the ever improving Peewees as this one was scoreless for a period and a half thanks to the strong goaltending of Anthony Bocchino. Marc Giodarno lit the lamp in the 3rd period and M.E.B. pressed hard and left it all on the ice.
Malden/East Boston 2, Parkway 2
Devine Rink, Dorchester MA
Peewees showed what team work looks like in a tie game with Parkway. Corey Rufo drew first blood halfway through the first and John Bernbaum potted one minutes later on a rail pass from Marc Giodarno. 2-0 M.E.B. at the end of 1 and it stayed that way until the 3rd when Parkway get some momentum going and scored two quick ones to tie it up and take away goaltender Kevin Ivany’s hard fought shutout opportunity. M.E.B. pressed and a goal that was no goal by Marc Giodarno with seconds left kept this one a tie.
BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 4, Lynnfield/Saugus 3
Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA
The Mustangs traveled to Saugus on Saturday to take on the Lynnfield/Saugus Bantam A team in what turned out to be a physical, penalty-filled game. Marty Taylor had the first goal for the Mustangs but it didn't take long for Lynnfield/Saugus to make the score 1-1. The Mustangs responded at the end of the first period with two goals within seconds of one another. The second goal of the game was scored by Mike Giordano, with an assist by Thomas Guarino. Curtis Taddeo put in the third goal, with an assist by Giordano. The Mustangs ended the first period on top by a score of 3-1. The second period started off slow, but quickly picked up with a goal by Carson Tully with an assist and a great individual effort from Ryan Goggin. Lynnfield/Saugus responded toward the end of the 2nd period and closed in on the Mustangs with a goal making the score 4-2.
Halfway through the 3rd period, Lynnfield/Saugus scored and attempted to steal the win from the Mustangs. But the team rallied and they were able to defend their net, allowing for a 4-3 win.
BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 6, Winthrop 0
Valley Rink, Malden MA
MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)
Malden/East Boston 2, Everett 0
Connery Rink, Lynn MA
Midgets finish off their abbreviated season 9-1-1 and took 2nd place in the Valley League Tier 2 East. M.E.B. would like to thank Coach Tamagna all the players for their hard work and wish them all a great high school season.
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