But for a fluke goal from behind the net by a Wisconsin player, Charlestown would have had an NCAA champion in the Town this hockey season, with Miceala Sindoris of the Northeastern University Women’s Ice Hockey team helping to make an amazing run in the Women’s Frozen Four.
Sindoris logged a lot of ice time through the tournament, including an amazing comeback, overtime win over Minnesota-Duluth in the semi-finals. That set up a March 20 showdown for the National Championship with the University of Wisconsin.
Sindoris and her teammates played an incredible game and Sindoris logged two shots on goal in the effort. After regulation, the game was tied 1-1 and it couldn’t get more intense than that with everything on the line.
Both teams were on the attack in overtime. That said, it was a fluke bounce that ruined the title for the Northeastern team. Standing behind the net, a Wisconsin player fired off a pass/shot to the right side of the goal, which hit a defender on the hip and bounced off the goalie’s shoulder into the goal – ending the game.
It was a tough ending, but an amazing campaign for the Charlestown junior and her fantastic teammates. Sindoris is the daughter of Jack and Kim Sindoris of Charlestown.
•Charlestown Youth Hockey Playoff Success
All three CYHA girls’ programs – U10, U12 and U14 – are headed to championship games in their league this Saturday at Ryan Arena in Watertown.
The U10 team will face Allston-Brighton for the championship on Friday night, and are up to the task for sure.
The U12’s knocked off top-seeded Nashoba Valley last Sunday in a gritty and fast-moving semi-final, 6-5. They will head to the championship on Saturday in Watertown against Mass Bay Warriors.
The U14 team beat Arlington 4-1 to advance and will face Andover in the championship game. The talented Townies tied Andover on March 7, so it is likely to be a great rematch.
On the boy’s side, the 13-win Bantams beat Cambridge 3-1 on March 27 to advance to the semi-finals this Saturday in Malden. They are seeded #2 and will face #3 Needham in that tilt. Championship games for the boys are the second weekend in April.
The #1 seed Pee Wee 2 Townie team beat North Andover 2-1 on March 27, and the 19-win team will head to the semi-final on Saturday to meet up with fellow city-based program Parkway, who has 13 wins.
The Squirt 2 Townies have had an amazing playoff run so far, as the #8 team knocking off suburban #1 Belmont last weekend, 6-5. They will face Everett/Revere in Revere on Saturday for the semi-finals.
The top-seeded Squirt 4 Townie team has 23 wins on the season and is a dynamic force in their league. They had a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will face nine-win Brookline in the semi-finals this Saturday. The team has a great shot at advancing to the finals on April 10.