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Mike Vecchione is a junior forward on the Malden Catholic boys’ ice hockey team. The assistant captain helped lead his team to the semifinals in the Super 8 Division 1A tournament. Globe Correspondent Jason Mastrodonato spoke with Vecchione before the tournament to get a sense of the player.
You clearly have been scoring a lot this season, what’s been your secret?Vecchione: “My teammates and my line-mates give me the puck good. We work together well. It doesn’t matter who score as long as we score and as long as we win.”
What’s been your greatest moment on the ice?
Vecchione: “My freshman year against Catholic Memorial, me and teammate Alex Minter were on the ice, he gave me the pass and I scored to put us in the Super 8 finals.”
What’s been the craziest moment?
Vecchione: “The last game we played against St. Johns Prep, a kid put me in a headlock and kicked my legs. I couldn’t do anything. Since it was the end of the game, I didn’t want to retaliate.”
When you’re suited up for Malden Catholic, what do you like to do?
Vecchione: “Street hockey, pond hockey, anything hockey. I have an older brother and he played, so once I was ready to skate I was playing hockey.”
What is your team’s biggest strength right now?
Vecchione: “We’re just going to the net hard and getting in our rebounds. We’re working as a team right now, we’re shooting the puck an doing all the little things right.”
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