Youth Hockey Update – Season Winding Down
The season is winding down for the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) this month, with the rink slated to close in mid-March and games likely finishing in early April. This year, five teams in the CYHA will pursue a championship at the State Tournament. In the meantime, the hunt for a league title is still on.
Bantams – Ryan Hodkins wore the hat and had two assists and Charlie Maynard pitched a shutout in Charlestown’s 6-0 victory over Cambridge on Feb. 15.That was followed up by a 6-3 win over the Jr. Railers on Feb. 21. However, in a whirlwind weekend, the team lost by forfeit on Feb. 22 and then lost 10-1 to the Jr. Railers in Malden. They face Lexington/Bedford on home ice March 7 at 2:10 p.m., then a tilt at Hyde Park on March 8. The last game of the year comes against Cambridge on March 15. They are in fourth place at 11-10-3.
Pee Wee A – Lucas Wheeler wore a natural hat and added an assist and Amaya Gosselin scored twice in Charlestown’s 8-2 victory over the Revs on Feb. 14. That win ignited a six-game winning streak that saw them beat Watertown, Lexington/Bedford, Parkway, and Waltham. They face the Revs at Fessenden on March 7, and Waltham on March 8. They are now in first place in their division at 18-6-1. It is statistically impossible for any of the other teams in the division to overtake them.
Squirt 3 – Underwood’s second goal of the game, with 6:38 left, gave Woburn a 2-2 tie with Charlestown, No. 47 with assists on both goals for Charlestown on Feb. 16. They followed that with a loss to Agawam on Feb. 17, 0-3. Since that time, they have gone 2-1. They will face Lynnfield-Saugus on March 8. They are tied for third place at 16-8-2.
Squirt 2 – The 2s have jumped up to third place in their division at 19-5-2 and well within reach of first place. They will face first place Lexington-Bedford this weekend.
Squirt 1 – The top Squirt team has hit a skid and now sits at 10-12-3 after a hot start earlier in the year. The team has hit a hot streak lately though, beating Arlington 2-1 and SMS 4-2 on Feb. 22 and March 1. They have two more contests coming over the next two weeks.
U14 – The older girls are 17-1-3 with a tie against Needham 1-1 at home on Feb. 29. They are in second place behind Brookline.
U12 – The U12s have only one more game in league play until they take a trip to the State Tournament. They beat Westwood 5-0 on Monday, Feb. 24. Kate Frawley with a goal and assist. After relinquishing a three goal lead in the 3rd period, Anna Corcoran scored with 27 seconds left to pull out a 4-4 tie vs. Winchester on Feb. 29. They remain in first place over Natick.
U12B/U10 – The young girls took a hard loss to Masco on Saturday afternoon in Essex Arena, 5-2. The game was over right off the bat as Masco hit two quick goals. However, the girls fought hard and kept them off the board for a bit. In the third period, Ryleigh Jones hit for two goals.
Charlestown Little League Winter Work
Winter Clinics: Tuesdays 6-8pm at Harvard-Kent School gym, Jan 7- Mar 17. 6-7pm for tee ball and Rookie Ball/Coach Pitch; 7-8pm for AAA and Majors. There will be no clinics when Boston Public Schools are closed for vacation, holidays, or snow days.
March 24 and March 31 will be mandatory player evaluations for all (current and new) AAA players (6-7pm) and Majors players (7-8pm).
Tee ball: ages 4-7 yrs. (for those just starting baseball and cannot hit a pitched ball)
Rookie Ball/Coach Pitch: ages 5-7 yrs. (must be able to hit a pitched ball)
AAA: first level of player pitch: 2nd and 3rd graders
Majors: 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
Player registration and volunteer sign-ups will be available on line soon- stay tuned!
Little League Registration Is Open
Registration for the 2020 season is now open! $85 for the first child in a family for Rookie ball/AAA/Majors, $35 for siblings. $40 for tee ball. Registration after March 1, will be $100, so register early! Please also register as a volunteer to coach or help with events- any help is appreciated!!
Here is a quick link to our website- register on line and read about the schedule and division levels here: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/charlestownllma
We hope to start outdoor practices on April 11, weather permitting. The Opening Day parade will be on April 25, with the MLB Pitch/Hit/Run competition that day instead of games, since it is the last day of April break.
Other important dates:
•Dick’s sporting good Charlestown Little League shop weekend March 21-22 at the Medford and Saugus locations- 20% off everything.
•Mandatory player evaluations for AAA (6-7pm) and Majors (7-8pm) at Harvard Kent on March 24 and March 31.
•Picture Day June 6
•End of regular season June 20
Winter Softball Clinics
The Charlestown Girls Softball team winter clinics will take place for girls ages 4-18 (as of Jan. 1) from 6-8 p.m. Clinics started on Monday and will continue each Monday through March 30, with the next one being on Jan. 27. Spring registrations will also begin for instructional through 14U.
Contact Jack Schievink at (617) 201-4507 or Bill Nugent at (617) 447-3106.