A local Southie hockey player has been chosen for the Greater Boston Pee Wee All Stars Junior Bruins. Thomas Casper will be heading north in February to compete in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. Currently there are 97 players in the NHL that have participated in this same tournament. Thomas is proud to be in such good company.
Thomas is a sixth grader at the Murphy School in Dorchester. He is the son of Tommy and Mona (Connolly) Casper and big brother to Mac. He lives on East Sixth Street and when his isn’t on the ice, he can often be found playing street hockey out in front of his home – old school Southie – style. Thomas is an all around great kid who is lots of fun to be around.
Playing hockey at the early age of 4, Thomas – like most kids from South Boston – learned the basics down at the Murphy Rink. His dad is a big influence for Thomas in both hockey and coaching hockey, but it also a role model for being an extremely hands on father. His mom Mona has also helped Thomas hockey career with the numerous hours spent at cold rinks and carpooling all over New England to games and tournaments. It’s a labor of love for both Mona and Tommy and the results of countless hours of sacrifice have come to fruition with Thomas gaining an opportunity to play in such a prestigious tournament.
Not only does it take a lot of hard work on the ice, but Thomas and his family have some hard work off the ice as well. The team has to raise at total of $45,000 for the ten day tournament. If youwould like to make a donation, kindly mail one to:
Thomas A Casper Jr.
701 East Sixth Street, South Boston, MA 02127
all donations are tax deductible tax id# 22-321-4508
Thomas is looking forward to this 10 day adventure and trip of a lifetime. He plans on blogging on his experience for Caught in Southie and we can’t wait to read it!
Way to go Thomas! We’re rooting for you kid!