Danny Chan’s second goal of the game, with 1:15 left, gave Charlestown a 4-2 victory over Arlington on Nov. 10 at home ice. The team beat Needham, tied Beverly and lost to Dorchester on the road last Sunday. They stand at 3-3-1.
The Squirt A1 team has had a four-game home stand on Charlestown ice, and has come out even, winning two and losing two. On Nov. 9, Brendan Banks wore the hat and Matt Sorgini scored twice in Charlestown’s 5-2 victory over Wellesley. Then, on Nov. 16, Ben Puopolo erupted for five goals and two assists as Charlestown topped Brookline 9-2. The team dropped one to Winchester last Sunday, 2-6, for the final home game of the stand. They will have a re-match with the same Winchester team this Friday in Malden.
•Pee Wee AA
The Pee Wee AA team this year is even at 3-3, but recording two strong wins in the last two weeks over Westwood (4-1) and Waltham (3-1), both wins on home ice.
On Nov. 10, the team traveled to Haverhill and the Gold them there nipped Charlestown 5-4 – Colin Kyle with 1-2-3 and William TeDuits 1-1-2 in the loss.
The Bantam team has been on a five-game home stretch, and the tough Townies have made the most of it, going 4-1 during the stand. On Nov. 10, Matt Hicks clicked for 1-2-3 and Steve Fabiano handed out three assists as Charlestown trimmed Triboro 6-4. Since that time, they have beat the Railers (6-3) and Brookline (4-2). They now sit at 4-3 and will play Hyde Park in Hydie on Saturday.
•Midget Tier 1
Ediv Donovan and No. 13 both scored twice and Colin Delvalle had 1-1-2 in Charlestown’s 7-2 victory over Waltham on Nov. 10. That was followed up with a tough shutout loss to Woburn, 0-1, in Malden. They are 6-4 as of Nov. 17.
•MITE 1…The Mite 1s found their groove in a close win against Needham, 5-4, on Nov. 17. That was followed up by a very close loss to Brookline, 7-5, last Sunday. They are 4-2 now going in to face Dedham on Dec. 1…the Mite 2 team began the year with some tough losses, but have rebounded with a win against Medfield on Nov. 10, 6-3…The Mite 3 team lost to Newton on Nov. 24, 7-11, in what was a tough battle. The team will face Watertown this Sunday, Dec. 1, with the puck drop at 9:10 a.m….The Mite 4 team dropped a close contest to Natick, 6-9, on Sunday, but will have a meaningful face off with South Boston on Dec. 1. Go Townies, beat Southie!
•GIRLS U10/U12B…The persistent young girls team took a great win in Stoneham last Saturday against Natick, winning decidedly 3-0 – Ryleigh Jones with two goals. Then, they faced a much-bigger and older Masco team in Peabody on Sunday, and held their own for most of the contest, though they lost 4-0. On defense, Ruth Ness skated fast and played tough against the older girls, and Goalie Erin Alves recorded a gazillion saves.
•GIRLS U12…The older U12s skated to a tie with Winchester on Nov. 16 in Hockeytown, 4-4, and weren’t active last weekend. They pick up on Nov. 30 against Andover in Middleton, puck drop at 8:20 a.m.
•GIRLS U14…The wins keep on coming for Coach Joe Scoppetuolo and his U14 squad, who beat Nashoba, 9-0, on Nov. 23, after having pulled out a 2-1 win against Melrose on home ice Nov. 16. They are now an impressive 9-1 and will face Framingham on Dec. 1 in Framingham.
Charlestown to the Garden
A fun matchup between childhood friends took place at the TD Garden last week when Jimmy Vesey and the Buffalo Sabres took on the Bruins and Matt Grzelcyk – with the two old friends facing off professionally once again. This time the Bruins won, 3-2. Vesey had two shots on goal, and Grzelcyk an assist, but it was another chapter in the saga between the two that stretches back to the Joe Brennan’s Kitchen Kup on Eden Street, and through to the Harvard/Boston University matchups a few years back. There is certainly more to come.
Charlestown Youth Basketball
The Charlestown Youth Basketball League is preparing for another season on the hardwood. The season begins in January and goes through March, but evaluations start on Dec. 3 and 5. There are several divisions, including: Co-Ed Clinic (ages 6-7); Girls JV (ages 8-9); Girls Varsity (ages 10-12); Boys JV (ages 8-9); and Boys Varsity (ages 10-12). The league fee is $95 and includes a shirt and winter hat.
Volunteers should contact Max Gomez at [email protected]. Register at: www.charlestownyouthbasketball.com.