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Malden East Boston Hockey play into December

Posted by boston.com  December 4, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Malden East Boston Hockey (M.E.B.):

December is here and it’s prime time for hockey. Don’t forget that the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details.

Mite S (5-8 Years Old)
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Malden/East Boston 1, Stoneham 5
Stoneham Arena, Stoneham MA

Preston Tully made a great effort in net and Lucas Laverde scored his first youth hockey goal!

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 4, Haverhill 5
Valley Forum, Malden MA

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 2, Newton 6
Veterans Rink, Somerville MA

Malden/East Boston 2, Wakefield 7
Valley Forum, Malden MA

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

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Malden/East Boston 1, Belmont 1 
Cronin Rink, Revere MA

The Mustangs traveled to Revere on Saturday to take on the Belmont Bantam II team for a battle of first-place teams, in what turned out to be an exciting game. In the 1st period, both the Mustangs and Belmont played a physical game and both goaltenders made some key saves. The 2nd period continued to be a defensive struggle, but Belmont was able to get on the board with the first goal of the game and the period ended with Belmont leading by a score of 1-0.
 
The Mustangs got their legs and controlled play territorially throughout most of the 3rd period, but still could not find the back of the Belmont net. The Mustangs got called for a penalty with 1:31 remaining in the game.  Although they would end up having to finish the game shorthanded, they did not give up. With 47 seconds remaining in the game, Mike Giordano took a pass from John Spadafora, eluded two Belmont defenders, and beat the Belmont goaltender to tie the score at 1-1.  The game ended in dramatic fashion, as Belmont remained on the power play until time expired. Thomas Guarino made several key saves to earn the tie and help the Mustangs maintain a share of first place.

BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 1, Belmont 2 
Cronin Rink, Revere MA

The 1st period had the Belmont boys forcing a lot of work on the M.E.B. defense. M.E.B. gradually stretched the rink but had a tough time getting quality shots on net. With nothing on the board, the 2nd period saw much the same as the Mustangs couldn’t bring the finesse to the table. The mood changed a bit with Anthony Cecca banging in the opening goal and giving the Mustangs some jump with a 1 goal lead entering the 3rd. Belmont capitalized on some sloppy play resulting in the equalizing goal on a nice tic-tac-toe passing play by the opposition. This really brought the struggling home team down a notch and with minutes left to play, Belmont cut out into the front of the M.E.B. net untouched and banged home the game winning basket. This was the M.E.B. Bantam AAA’s 1st regular season loss. Great goaltending Anthony Giuliano who played despite being under the weather, making some big saves but no excuses for this loss.

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