Hey, Catholic Memorial and B.C. High scouts - the Coppinger Court Hockey League kicked off its initial season and games at Fallon Field in Roslindale this past weekend - your rosters will be stocked with these kids in the coming years.
"The opening day of Coppinger Court Hockey was a smashing success and I’d like to thank the numerous volunteers who distributed team jerseys and fed several hundred people," said Joe Donahue, co-created of the league. "Also, Tommy DeRosa had a terrific rendition of the National Anthem prior to Ed Coppinger and his daughter dropping the ceremonial first ball. Players and parents showed their dedication to the game of hockey by braving the heat and humidity for four games.”
The league is for boys and girls with participants ages ranging from 5- to 14-years-old and the league’s three divisions accommodate 255 players across 15 teams.
"Opening day was a fantastic event. I couldn’t believe how excited the kids were to take to the court and play some hockey. From the youngest groups up to the oldest groups the excitement level was palpable and we were all treated to some great action and more importantly some terrific sportsmanship." said Peter Lewis, coach of the Pirates in the Arthur Lewis, Jr. Division for ages 5-7. "All in all it was superb day and despite a one goal loss the Pirates were already talking about their next game."