Braintree beat Ludlow in the championship game.
Saturday, March 23
The Cape Cod Classic was recently held March 15-17in Orleans, MA. Braintree Youth Hockey Squirts C3 finished Round Robin play 2-0-1 with victories over Danvers III 7-1, Westfield 5-1 and a tie against Ludlow 3-3. In the championship game versus Ludlow held on March 17, Braintree came through just 30 seconds into overtime to earn a hard fought 5-4 victory! In the picture above: Coaches: Head Coach Paul Meade, Assistant Coaches Mike Woods, John Allen Back row: Dan Grant, Andrew Carragher, Quinn McCray, Nick Volpe, Rose Harvey, Jack Witham, Olivia McGuire, Jack Woods, Brenden Lee Front row: Chris Lee, Joe Allen, Rachel LaLama, Matt Meade, Mike McGuire, Lannie Downing, Charlie Crane
Santa joined the hockey players last week at Shea Rink in Quincy.
At Shea Rink, just over the Braintree line in Quincy, the players cruise back and forth between nets, scoring goals every few minutes and learning the quick skate and stick movements that they will bring with them as they age into squirts, high school and beyond. But for these Braintree Youth Hockey players, participating in the newly-developed "Friday Night Mites" program is really all about having fun. No scores are kept and the boys and girls, mostly ages 5-8, take turns coming off the bench in their multi-colored jerseys, tagged with the names of professional hockey teams. "It's creating an atmosphere that they want to be in," said Mick McDonough, who helped develop the program this year with Nick DiMartino, a Friday Night Mites …