The season is running smoothly since the return of hockey last month following the shutdown ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker for two weeks. Though the season started late in September, the shutdown took place, and practices are a little more limited than in the past, the teams are in fine form and competing well against the best competition in the region.
•Midgets: Coach Harry Sullivan’s Charlestown midget team went 5-0-1 in league play to win the VHL Tier 1 AAA American Division. Coach Sullivan wanted to thank the seniors for the great season, including Eoin Donovan, Sonny Fazio, Braden Fitzpatrick, Brady McKinley and Colm Vraibel. The midgets will now move on to their high school seasons – if they in fact take place.
•PEE WEE AA: The Pee Wee AA team has had a number of close games recently, losing a 1-3 contest on home ice Nov. 29 to Dedham. Previously, they lost 4-2 to the Valley Warriors in Revere. They are 4-4 on the season.
•PEE WEE A: The Townie team has taken November by storm, going without a loss in the entire month with a record of 4-0-2. They have tied their last two contests, including a game in Malden on Nov. 29 with Winchester 4.
•SQUIRT AAA: The team pulled out a nice win on Nov. 28 in Revere against the Dorchester 1 team, 5-3. The team sits at 3-1-1 on the season and will face Brookline 1 in Cambridge on Dec. 5., 4:10 p.m.
•SQUIRT A1: Yet another team on the move in November, the Squirt A1’s haven’t lost this month. They hit a high with a 2-0 win over Dorchester 3 on Nov. 29 in Cambridge. That was a big win as they had tied the same team on Nov. 14. They’ll face the Arlington 3 team in Malden on Dec. 5. The team is 5-0-1.
•SQUIRT A2: The A2 Townies took a tough loss to Waltham, 2-10, last weekend, but came off of a great win against Framingham 3 the previous weekend, 4-1, in Cambridge. They’ll host Wellesley 4 on home ice this weekend, Dec. 5, at 4:20 p.m.
•THE MITES!…The Mite AAA team is 3-1 on the season, losing a close one to Westwood last weekend, 2-3. They face Dedham 1 in Malden this weekend…The Mite AA team is 2-1-1 on the season and will face Newton 2 this Sunday in Malden. It will be the first meeting of the teams this year…The Mite A1 team has had a rough go at 0-3-1, but looks to rebound against Medfield 2 this Sunday…The Mite A2 team will face Framingham 5 on Sunday, 9:20 a.m.
•The U14 girls pulled out an exciting win last weekend to notch a great victory against and always-good Natick program. The Townies got a goal from Regan Sullivan and the winner from Maeve Hurley with 14 seconds left to beat Natick 2-1. The win improves their record to 4-1-2 on the season.
•U12 Townies’ tough 2-1 win over a disciplined Waltham Hawks on November 29 leaves them with a 6-1-1 record. They are in first place in the North division of the MYC girls league and in a tight race with several teams for overall first place.
•The U10 team is being coached this year by Steve Ness and Jack Sindoris. So far, they are 1-1 in League play and 3-2 overall. That puts them in a tie for third place with Melrose. Plenty of talented players on this squad. They face Waltham U10 on Sunday in Waltham.