By Kevin Kelly
Efforts are underway to form “Townie” youth baseball teams (ages 13/14, 15/16 and 18-under) to compete in the Middlesex Summer League. The league includes teams from Lexington, Brighton, Winchester, Revere, Somerville, Medford, Arlington and Waltham. The schedule would include home and away games with each city/town. If interested, please contact Quinlan Locke at the Boys/Girls pool on High St., or E-Mail me at [email protected] and I will forward the info and provide periodic updates. Let›s spend our summer evenings at the «Neck» watching «Townie» youngsters display their baseball skills under the lights.
BLAZE OF GLORY: Hats off to seniors Rose Sullivan and Emma Hamilton (Matignon), Will Ahearn (Boston Latin), Gavin Lacey (Winchester) and Matt Dighton (St. Clement). Rose stood tall in the State Tourney with a goal in the quarterfinals and 2 goals in the semi’s to post a 20-goal season. Emma came back from a serious injury to post a 3-0-0 record and stop 48 of 50 shots. Will (38 points) had 2 goals and 2 assists in the tourney and was a dominant player from start to finish. Gavin tallied a career high 20 points and emerged as an offensive catalyst. Matt poured in 27 goals to go along with a school record 123 career points. Best of luck in the future and thanks for being sensational “Townie” ambassadors.
- Congrats to Brendan Collier and the 2016 Hockey East Champion Northeastern Huskies.
- BU senior defenseman and two-year captain Matt Grezlcyk was selected as a 2016 Hockey East All Star (first team). “Grizzy” has amassed an impressive 94 career points in 124 games.
- Harvard senior sensation Jimmy Vesey (two-time ECAC Player-of-the-Year) is, once again, a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (best college player in USA). Jimmy has 146 career points, including an eye-popping 80 goals.
- All three Charlestown stars and their teams were eliminated from NCAA tournament action over the weekend, though. For Grezlcyk and Vesey, it was the end of their college careers in Boston (Collier has one more year at Northeastern having transferred earlier in his career). Thank you to all of the collegiate “Townie” athletes for being great ambassadors for Charlestown and providing us with unforgettable memories.v
Super 8 Championship Game
Charlestown was well represented at the Super 8 Championship game on March 20 with five boys on the Champion Malden Catholic team having played for Charlestown Youth Hockey. As the MIAA Director stated at the championship ceremony, this is some of the best high school hockey in the country. Malden Catholic were the Division 1A Champions for the fifth time in six years, beating St. John’s Prep in overtime on a rematch of last year’s championship game. It was a thriller.