Congratulations to the South Boston Mite 2 team for capturing the Providence Bruins Mite 2 jamboree at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
The kids from Southie went undefeated as they played and beat teams from Rhode Island, Connecticut,and New Jersey.
South Boston started off itsmagical ride with Duncan Crowley netting the first goal of the tournament and the team never looked back. Lindsay Fox soon followed with the eventual game winner. Southie prevailed with a 2-1 victory over SWS Firehawks of Rhode Island. Stellar defense by Will Reidy and incredible goaltending by Ryan McGarrell propelled Southie to their first victory of the afternoon.
The next game turned out to be a barn burner as Southie faced off against a worthy opponent in the Connecticut Bulldogs and came out on top 5-4.
Henry DiNatale provided the offensive firepower as he netted two huge goals to put Southie ahead. The brothers Greeley, Kyle and Jake, both came to play as each had a goal a piece, and Michael Greene had the game winner.
In the final game of the jamboree, the Southie team had to take on a formidable opponent in the New Jersey Ice Cats who were looking to take the title back to the Garden state, but the determined kids from home wouldn’t be denied. Southie jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the very first shift on a goals from Kyle Greeley both assisted by Jack Kane and the kids never looked back. With great team defense, and a persistent offense led by Patrick Brunner, Trace Macfarland and Jake Rae, the team added 2 more goals from Jake and Kyle Greeley to push the game out of reach. All that was left to do was to celebrate, and the team did just that as Perry DiNatale graciously hosted the team to a jamboree championship celebratory party. Thanks to all the parents and fans who supported the team throughout the day. -Bobby McGarrell