Bantam ‘A’ team qualifies for the state tournament; action begins tonight

The explosive and ever-exciting Winthrop Bantam A team (ages 13-15 years old) has qualified for this season’s Massachusetts Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier-II State Hockey Tournament, which will be held at the John Ryan Skating Arena, in Watertown, beginning tonight (Thursday). The tournament, which includes over a dozen teams from throughout Massachusetts, will continue through Sunday.

The Winthrop Bantam roster includes the following players: Sean Donahue, Michael Paulson, Mitchell Paulson, Dan Feeley, Jake McKinnon, Bobby Clewer, Nick Amatucci, Derek Eruzione, Tommy Lund, Steven Goddard, Jim Barker, Luke Hodgkins, Dave Capone, and Steven Waites. The team is coached by Anthony “Butch” Martucci, Sean Donahue, Ken Hodgkins, and Kevin McKinnon.

Tonight – Game 1 vs. Stoneham at 7 p.m.

Saturday – Game 2 vs. Heland at 7 a.m.

Saturday – Game 3 vs. Tri-Valley at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday – Semifinal games at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. (for qualifying teams)

Sunday – State Championship Game at 4:30 p.m. (for qualifying teams)

The John Ryan Skating Arena is located at One Paramount Place, in Watertown. Support your local youth hockey program.

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