After a successful regular season that landed them in ninth place overall in the 2009 National Division, the Middlesex Icemen are ready to compete in the playoffs this weekend and take it all.
The team is comprised of 18 talented kids from Saugus, Winthrop, South Boston, Malden, Everett, Peabody, Reading and Salem. This year’s playoffs will consist of four games: the Preliminary Round, The Quarter Finals, The Semi Finals and the Finals. The games will have a single elimination rule.
The Preliminary game will take place tomorrow (Saturday, March 11) at 6:40 p.m. at the Ice Den in Hooksett, N.H. The Quarter Finals will be held on Sunday (March 12) at 12 p.m., also at the Ice Den. The Semi Finals will take place next Saturday, March 18 at 4:50 p.m. at the Haverhill Valley Forum in Haverhill, Mass. The Finals will take place the following day, Sunday, March 19 at 2:10 p.m., also at the Haverhill Valley Forum.
The Middlesex Icemen team is part of the Boston Hockey League and consists of the following 12, 13, and 14 year old kids – all coached by Jimmy Caruso of Saugus and Justin Souders of Malden: 12 year olds Justin Hurley, Malden; Jack Cuddy, Saugus; Cole Alexander, Saugus; 13 year olds Demetri Breton, Saugus; James Caruso, Saugus; Conor Lacey, Saugus; Louis Migliore, Saugus; Artie O’Leary, Saugus; Jason Melchionda, Winthrop; Jett Cahoon, South Boston; Anthony Ford, Malden; William Perryman, Everett; Coby Cook, Saugus; Blake Emery, Reading; Cayden Emery, Reading; Nolan Topp, Salem; Evan Souders, Malden; and 14-year-old Giuseppe Lepore, Peabody.