The EBMHL wrapped up its 10th season last Wednesday night at Porazzo Rink as the boys of Renegade’s Pub took down the East Boston Yacht Club in game 3 of the best of three series, to claim the John Parziale Cup.
For the majority of the season Renegade’s muscled through its competition, which has become increasingly stronger as the EBMHL has steadily improved since its inception 10 years ago. They finished in first place to clinch the 1st round bye in the playoffs and then take on the Mosca Club in the semifinals, in which they were victorious.
In the championship series, their opponent The East Boston Yacht Club, was no slouch. In game 1, Renegade’s was pushed to the limit. Goaltender Brad Watkins and the stingy Renegade’s defense was the difference in that one as Watkins turned away shot after shot and his boys in front of him got the job done time and time again, shutting down the always tough to defend, Casey Brugman of the EBYC, throughout the game. This one required Overtime as the score was knotted at 2 at the end of regulation. However, Dante Arinella wasn’t having it. 20 seconds into overtime Dante collected a rebound on the right side of the net and fired it past EBYC stalwart Pat Feeney for the 3-2 win and a Renegades series lead 1-0.
Game 2 saw a similar scenario with both goaltenders standing on their heads to keep the game close. Brugman proved to be too much for the boys of Renegade’s as he broke free one too many times to lock down the Game 2 win for EBYC 4-2. For Renegade’s, Captain David Berardinelli and Defenseman Mike Upton were the offensive supply.
Game 3, winner take all, saw a furious pace from both sides, but the Renegade’s Pub line of Joe Salvadore (EBMHL scoring Champion), Mike Mondello, and Capt. David Berardinelli proved to be too much for the EBYC. As they combined for all the offense in the 4-0 win. The Renegade’s D of, Ryan Luongo, Charlie Bordonaro, Mike Upton, Joey Danilchuk, and Mark Buttiglieri we’re ferocious in they’re protection of goaltender Brad Watkins, who once again was lights out in the shutout win. Throughout the series the second line of Anthony Cecca, Dante Arinella, John Lloyd flanked by Joey Frasso were masterful as they did they’re job shift after shift, shutting down the EBYC all series.
The EBMHL would like to express their sincere gratitude to all sponsors as well as those who came out to enjoy some of the game action at Porazzo Rink.
Congratulations to Renegade’s Pub on your 1st EBMHL title.