Sports 10-01-2014

EBMHL opens season

In the words of the late John Parziale, former president of the East Boston Youth Hockey Association, “What action at Porazzo Rink”! Tuesday night September 9, 2014, the 2014-2015 season kicked off in grand fashion with The Parziale Family taking to the ice to drop the first puck on this long upcoming season. The EBMHL has dedicated this season to Mr. Parz, who was a pivotal figure in keeping hockey alive in Eastie for many years as president of the EBYHA. He was memorialized Tuesday evening as the EBMHL Cup will now be known as The John Parziale Memorial Cup.

The 6 teams of the EBMHL will be donning a new look this season, as teams have adopted 6 NHL logos for their team jerseys this season. Game 1 of the year, we saw the JC Detailing Blackhawks take on the Preston Properties Bruins. JC Detailing, captained by Mark Buttiglieri will be looking to compete in a major way this season with the likes of Shawn Smith, Marc DeAngelo, Joe Salvadore, and goaltender Ryan Farrell. Preston Properties, captained by Marc Lanzilli, comes into this season loaded and ready for a title run. Along with Lanzilli, Mike Mondello, Jeff Casper, and Michael Burri will be causing many problems for opponents this year. In goal for the Preston Properties Bruins will be Brad Watkins. In a game that started out looking it could go either way, it certainly did not end that way. Scoring the first goal of the season was Andrew MacCormack for JC Detailing, but was answered right back on a nifty little goal by Jeff Casper. JC Detailing then answered right back on a rip from the point by Mark Buttiglieri making it 2-1. That would be all the offense we would see from JC Detailing on this evening as Preston opened up the flood gates en route to the 8-2 victory. Jeff Casper tallied the hat trick on his first ever EBMHL tilt while adding 2 assists. Dan Fitzmaurice pitched in with a pair of g’s while Mike Burri, Mike Mondello, and Lanzilli added single tallies. A fantastic game was turned in by goalie Brad Watkins for Preston.

Game 2 we saw captain Peter Hanlon lead his squad, Milano’s Deli NorthStars to a resounding win over the Mosca Club Rangers, captained by Dom DiMarzo. Milano’s made it clear they are not to be underestimated this season with Hanlon being flanked by speedster Nick Clewer and standout D-man Brendan Bonito holding it down on the blue line. Goalie Tony Deandrea is back between the pipes for Milano’s. The Mosca Club boasting some of the league best talent will be sure to impress this year, with DiMarzo, Darrell Interbartolo, and goaltender Mario Long in the cage. This one here was all Milano’s as they took it to the Mosca Club, 9-3. For Milano’s Nick Clewer buried 5 g’s, while Steve Moccia, Rob Bulla, Hanlon, and Matt Clewer notched solo tallies. For Mosca, it was DiMarzo burying a pair with David Preston scoring the loner. Goalie Tony Deandrea was a brick wall for Milano’s Deli.

In Game 3, we saw the band back together again for the East Boston Yacht Club Red Wings , as captain Charlie Daniels had his main man back in the pipes in Chris Grossmann, after his brief stint with Market Café last season. Also returning to EBYC was Sebastiano Amara, Jay Powers, Jeff and Dante Arinella, and John Lloyd. Their opponent, Rep. Carlo Basile Maple Leafs led by Captain Dave Berardinelli, who also boasts some big time talent in David Ivaska, Chris Flaherty, and Chris Prew, while George Barker returns in the net for Basile. The crowd was treated to an amazing up and down hockey game in this one, as both squads did battle right down to the wire with EBYC coming out on top 6-4. For the EBYC, Amara led the way with a goal and 3 assists, while Daniels, Powers, Rod Griffith, Dante Arinella, and Lloyd had the solo tallies. Rep. Basile’s offense was supplied by Flaherty who notched a pair, as Berardinelli and John Casey had the solo goals.

Folks the EBMHL is back, please feel free to come on down to the Porazzo Rink located on Constitution Beach in Eastie every Tuesday evening with game being played at 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm. We look forward to seeing you at the rink this season.

Eastie cheerleaders taking part in

Dana-Farber Fundraiser, Nov. 27

Cheerleaders from East Boston are participating in the second annual Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The East Boston High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.

To participate in Cheer for Dana-Farber, cheerleading teams fundraise in their local communities through car washes, bake sales, canister collections, and more. There is no minimum fundraising requirement, but teams are required to register.

All teams that raise $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize – a chance to perform a cheerleading routine during the pre-game show Dec. 28 at the New England Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills. Each additional $1,000 raised earns teams an additional ticket entered into the drawing. The top five fundraising teams will be invited to a special cheer clinic Saturday, Dec. 20 run by the New England Patriots cheerleaders at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

In 2013, more than 85 teams raised nearly $70,000. To support the East Boston High School cheerleaders, please visit

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment  and research. Dana-Farber is designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

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