The various Charlestown Townie teams have been a force in the Mayor’s Cup tournament over the last couple of weeks, with many of them punching their ticket to the finals over the last several days.
•SQUIRT 1 – The Squirt 1 team won a great game against South Boston on Dec. 18 to propel them to a challenge against Hyde Park in Roche Arena, West Roxbury. That all came after a thrilling win in Dorchester against Dorchester on Dec. 17. That said, Charlestown took care of business beating Hydie and taking three away games in three days. They will face the winner of Hyde Park vs. Dorchester in the Conte Forum at Boston College on Jan. 5.
•SQUIRT 2 – The Squirt 2s are also championship bound as they prevailed over Dorchester in Dorchester on Dec. 18. Dorchester then went to the Loser’s Bracket and prevailed over Parkway. So it is, a re-match will take place on the campus of Northeastern University in Matthews Arena on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. They’ll play for it all.
•PEE-WEE 1 – Another championship bound team is the PeeWee 1 team, who punched their ticket to the finals by beating Hyde Park all the way out in Hyde Park at Bajko (could there be a rink any further from Charlestown and still be in Boston?). They await the winner of the Dorchester vs. Hyde Park Loser’s Bracket game on Dec. 26. The winner of that will face the PeeWee 1s at Matthews Arena on Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
•PEE-WEE 2 – The PeeWee 2 team traveled to Matthews Arena at Northeastern to Allston Brighton in a Loser’s Bracket game. The PeeWee’s took the loss and that eliminated them from the tourney. However, they had a very competitive bracket and an interesting journey that saw them beat the new SCORE team.
•BANTAMS – The Townie Bantam team has held its own in this year’s competitive Mayor’s Cup bracket. After a loss to a very tough and loaded Dorchester team on Dec. 16 in Charlestown, they headed to the Loser’s Bracket to take on Parkway on Dec. 19. They prevailed over them in Dorchester’s Devine Rink, and now head to back to Dorchester to play Hyde Park on Dec. 26, 8 p.m. The winner goes on to Boston College’s Conte Forum on Jan. 5 to play Dorchester for the championship.
•U14 GIRLS – Parkway is the only one other U14 team in the city this year, and they’ll face off against the talented Townies on Dec. 28 at 5:15 p.m. in Northeastern’s Matthews Arena. The winner takes all.
•U12 GIRLS – The U12’s have already punched their ticket to the finals in this year’s Mayor’s Cup. The team has been on a tear and is one of the best teams in the city and region this year. They lost only their second league game last Saturday, 3-2, against Andover. However, Coach Derek Arsenault’s U12s have streaked through the Mayor’s Cup tournament. They beat Parkway 9-0, and followed that with a 5-0 win over Dorchester. Goalie Katlin Sacco has shined with shutouts in both contests. Julia Lambert and Rory Shields lead the offense. They will play for the Mayor’s Cup title on Jan. 5 in Conte Forum at Boston College, 12:30 p.m.
•U10/12B GIRLS – The U10 team has played up an age division in the regular season and have been challenged in doing so. However, playing in their regular age division has shown them quite competitive. That was on display this week, as they punched their ticket to the championship game at Conte Forum. Coming off a loss to Allston Brighton in a shootout Dec. 17, the defending champions faced Parkway again for the right to advance. It was a nip and tuck game at 1-1 for most of the contest, Abby DeRoeve scoring the lone goal. Then, with 28 seconds left in the contest and everyone on the edge of their seat, the Townies were on the attack. Somehow, a conglomeration of Townie players catapulted the puck towards the goal from the left side and it curved inside the post for the tie-breaking goal and the win. They will play Allston Brighton in a rematch on Jan. 5 in Conte Forum at 9:45 a.m. •MITES – This year the Mites have been added to Cup competition with a unique tournament after Christmas in Warrior Ice Rink. On Dec. 27, the Mites 1 team will face Parkway at the obscene hour of 7 a.m. in Warrior Ice Rink, Allston. The Mite 2 team will face Parkway on Dec. 27 at the even more obscene hour of 6 a.m. in Warrior Rink, Allston. The Mite 3 team will face Parkway 1 on Dec. 26 in the East Bracket at 7 a.m. in Warrior Rink, Allston. The Mite 4 team will be in the West Bracket and will play Allston Brighton on Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. in Warrior Rink, Allston.