local athletes on the rise
Three Southie boys are on their way to play in the 55th Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament in February. Macdara Casper, Evan Sullivan and Peter Welch are among 19 players from the Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team. Over 200,000 people will see these televised games in Canada – and simulcast via the internet in the United States.
This trip isn’t just about the hockey. The Junior Bruins’ players will be exposed to the culture and language of Quebec City. They will live with French-Canadian families and take in trips to local churches and museums. They also will be doing fun kids stuff too like tubing and dog sledding.
This trip will be expensive for the boys. The entire team would like to reach the goal of raising $45,000. If you would like to help, you can kindly send a tax deductible contribution, made payable to the Greater Boston Pee Wee Junior Bruins and designated to the Casper, Sullivan, and Welch families or c/o Michael Cashman, 28 Sanderson Place, Brighton, MA 02135.
They boys look forward to this adventure and understand the honor it is to have been selected. Macdara, Evan and Peter are very excited to represent The Junior Bruins organization, their families and the South Boston community in Canada.
In other youth sports related news, let’s hear it for the winners of the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Contest. Last weekend, girls and boys ages 8 to 13 from both Southie and Dorchester gathered a the South Boston Boys and Girls Club to compete.
Age Group Winners:
- Joey Maiullari – 13
- ?Matiru Mwangi – 12?
- Xavier Nunez, Jerry Marks – 11
- ?Evan Markos, Domenic Mancuso – 10
- ?Stephen Flynn, Jared Frith – 8
- Caroline Flynn – 11?
- Caitlin Fitzgerald – 10?
- Jane Matthews – 9?
- Teagan Fitzgerald – 8
We wish the winners best of luck in the regional competition!