Sports 01-14-2015

MEB busy preparing for post holiday play

With two teams in the 2014 Boston Mayor’s Cup tournament on Sunday, January 4, Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey (MEB) was busy preparing after the holiday.  Our Pee Wee team played a tough-fought shootout with Dorchester, falling 2-1 in a classic goalie’s duel.  The MEB Mites were victorious earlier in the day, also playing Dorchester, winning 4-2.  Both games were played “on the big ice” at Boston College.  Congratulations to the Mites for the Championship win and to all teams who participated!

In regular games this past weekend, we saw a variety of games played and a lot of success from the MEB squads.  Beginning on Friday night at the Valley Forum Rink in Haverhill, the Bantam team took a 4-1 victory over Concord.  They continue to push ahead, playing around the middle of the division in standings.

Our youngest competitors on the Mite B team suffered a tough 2-11 loss to S&S in Revere, in the only game we had on the calendar for MEB on Saturday this weekend.  On Sunday, three other teams played, each scoring a ‘W’ in those contests.

Starting with the Mite A team on Sunday morning at the Malden Valley Forum, we won 8-2 against Melrose.  Another morning game was played in at the Devine Rink in Dorchester featuring the MEB Squirts versus Needham, with MEB coming out on top 4-2.  The Squirts are playing ion a new division with new results and a positive outlook for the rest of the season.  Finally, the Pee Wees played to a 4-2 win over NH East at the Valley Forum in Haverhill.  Fighting for top spot in their division, they continue to have fun and compete at a high level.

Annual MLK Invitational basketball showcase on Jan. 25

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), Boston Parks and Recreation, the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) and the Boston Public Schools, will host the second annual MLK Invitational basketball showcase on Sunday, January 25, at the Tansey Gymnasium at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  These games will bring together basketball’s best from the Boston City League and surrounding area high schools for a day of exciting games while also including a community service component with Boston youth.

 The week of January 12th, the competing teams will partner with the BCYF Jackson-Mann in Allston, BCYF Shelburne in Roxbury, BCYF Roslindale, and BCYF Tobin Community Center in Mission Hill to work with young people on art educational projects related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  On Monday, January 12 at 4 p.m., the John D. O’Bryant basketball team will be at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center, and Brighton High School will be at BCYF Jackson-Mann.  On Wednesday, January 14, at 4 p.m., Fenway High School will be at the BCYF Tobin Community Center.  On Friday, January 16, at 4 p.m. New Mission High School and Catholic Memorial will be at the BCYF Roslindale Community Center.

 On Sunday, January 25th, the basketball matchups at the Tansey Gymnasium at Wentworth Institute of Technology are:

Girls games:

10:00 a.m – Brockton vs. New Mission

11:45 a.m-  Newton North vs. O’Bryant School of Math and Sciences

1:30 p.m. –  Duxbury vs. Fenway

 Boys games:

3:30 p.m.  –  Wachusett vs. East Boston

5:15 p.m.  –   Catholic Memorial vs. New Mission

7:00 p.m. – Belmont vs. Brighton

The tournament is organized by the BCYF and Parks Department Recreation staff. The Boston Scholar Athletes Program supports the community service project and supplies t-shirts, and referees. For more information on the games, please contact Billy Sittig, Recreation Program Manager, at [email protected] or at 617-635-5206 x104.

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