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by posted 11/12/2022

Marlborough, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team saw its season come to a close after a 2-0 loss to the East Coast Wizards despite a masterful 36-save performance by goaltender Grant Kloeber.
Much like the other two matchups between these two teams, the game featured back-and-forth action with both goaltenders getting tested throughout the period and proving equal to the task. Not surprisingly, the teams were scoreless after the opening period.
Similarly, in the second period, the teams repeatedly tested the goaltenders with nothing to show for their efforts.
The Wizards finally solved Kloeber 40 seconds into the final period.
Several chances by the 18U’s were turned away as the clock ticked away and Kloeber skated off for an extra attacker with 1:38 remaining.
Despite their best efforts, the 18U’s continued to come up empty and the Wizards sealed the victory with 40 seconds left by scoring an empty-net goal.
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins organization congratulates the members of the 18U team on an excellent season and wishes them the best of luck in their upcoming prep and scholastic seasons.
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by posted 11/11/2022

Marlborough, MA- Matt Tully scored twice and Grant Kloeber made 43 saves to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins to a 3-2 win over the South Shore Kings in the opening round of the 2022 Massachusetts Hockey Tier I State Tournament.
Right from the opening faceoff, the Kings peppered Kloeber with shots but had nothing to show for their efforts.
Just after the halfway point of the opening period, Maverick Chedel picked up a loose puck in the defensive zone and stormed the length of the ice and fired the puck at the net. The Kings goalie made the save, but Jack DesRuisseaux banged home the rebound with 9:01 on the clock.
“It’s always great to get the first goal, especially in the playoffs,” said Josh Felton. “That first goal really lit a spark under the boys and we kept going.”
Immediately after DesRuisseaux’s goal, the Kings came right back with another excellent scoring chance, only to be denied by Kloeber.
“Grant [Kloeber] saved us big-time today. He’s been great all season, and he came up big tonight,” noted Felton.
The goalies kept the teams off the board through much of the second period, but Matt Tully netted a power play goal from Chedel with 1:24 remaining to give the 18U’s a two-goal lead.
The Kings got on the board with a power-play goal with 13:23 left in the game and then tied the game with 8:44 to play.
“Right after the second goal, [Maverick] Chedel was yelling on the bench to get us all fired up,” recalled Felton. “We came back from that really well.”
Tully provided the heroics with another power play goal when Chedel and James Hooley set him up at the point and he fired it home with 7:45 remaining.
“What can I say? Tully was awesome tonight,” stated Felton. “It was a great call by Coach [Bret Tyler] to put him out there on the power play and it paid off. Tully’s a sniper.”
The Kings pulled their goalie with 3:18 left and had several chances to tie the contest, but Kloeber and the 18U’s held them off and the 18U’s came away with the win.
“I think that last minute felt like ten minutes,” noted Felton. “There were so many whistles and the Kings were not going down easy. We just had to keep getting the puck out of the zone to force them to regroup and we got it done.
“Everyone’s really excited by tonight’s result,” he continued, “and we’re all glad we get another shot at the Wizards.”
The 18U’s return on Saturday afternoon when they play the East Coast Wizards at 4:40 PM at the New England Sports Center.
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by posted 11/06/2022

Dorchester, MA- Led by Maverick Chedel (1 goal, 6 assists,) Jack DesRuisseaux (3 goals, 2 assists,) and Alex Ondos (2 goals, 3 assists,) the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins closed out the regular season with an 11-0 win over the East Coast Militia on Sunday afternoon.
The 18U’s went back and forth with the Militia early in the first period with goaltender Grant Kloeber and his counterpart keeping the game scoreless until Maverick Chedel stole the puck and sent a pass to Alex Ondos, who broke down the left wing and fired it home with 3:33 to go in the opening period.
“After Ondos scored, the floodgates opened,” noted Travis Rugg, “we started slow but by the end of the period, we were able to finish our chances.”
Ondos bagged his second of the game two minutes into the second period with assists from Jacob Fletcher and Matt Tully.
Fifty-eight seconds later, Chedel and Tully combined to set up Jack DesRuisseaux in the slot and DesRuisseaux made it 3-0.
Eli Pendergrass put the 18U’s but by four when he scored from Chedel and DesRuissieaux with 9:48 on the clock.
Fletcher added to the lead with 2:31 to go in the frame with a wraparound goal assisted by Ondos and Tully.
A minute and fifty seconds into the final period, Ondos and Josh Felton set up Gerald Cahill from the point and Cahill converted on his opportunity.
Pendergrass bagged his second goal of the game with help from Chedel and Fletcher with 10:42 to go.
With 6:54 remaining, Chedel scored from DesRuisseaux and Pendergrass, and DesRuisseaux netted his second of the game 47 seconds later. Chedel and James Hooley assisted.
DesRuisseaux completed the hat trick with help from Chedel and Ondos with 3:54 to go, and Travis Rugg’s shorthanded goal from Josh Rorick and Magzhan Sagadiev with 1:51 left completed the scoring.
Grant Kloeber recorded his second shutout of the season with 16 saves.
“The whole second half of the season, we were really able to turn things up with the forwards,” stated Rugg. “Our defense has been great at shutting down opponents and our goaltending has been awesome.
“This was a real statement game,” Rugg continued. “We showed that we can contend at the State Tournament and it gives us a great boost in confidence, which we need when we’re playing for a trip to [USA Hockey] Nationals on the line.”
The 18U’s return to action on Friday at the 2022 Massachusetts Tier 1 State Tournament at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Seedings, matchups, and times will be announced this week.
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by posted 11/06/2022

Dorchester, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell 5-2 to the East Coast Militia despite a stellar performance by goaltender Gabe Rudolph.
The 16U’s drew first blood when a scrum formed around the Militia net and Dylan Cummings was able to free the puck and nudge it to Nolan O’Sullivan, who poked it over the goal line with 7:20 to go in the opening frame.
Chris Alexander made it 2-0 when Gage Kloeber sent him skating down the middle, and, after getting around a Militia defenseman, fired a shot above the goaltender’s glove.
The Militia cut the lead in half 50 seconds into the second period.
The Militia ted the game with 8:42 to play and then took the lead 56 seconds later.
A goal with 7:29 remaining put the 16U’s down by two and another 1:36 later accounted for the final score.
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins organization wishes the 16-and-under team best of luck in your upcoming scholastic seasons.
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by posted 11/05/2022

Salem, NH- Despite a tremendous 24-save performance by goaltender Mason Rosado, the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team settled for a tie with Top Gun on Saturday night.
The 18U’s struck first when Maverick Chedel sent a pass from behind the goal line to a waiting Jack DesRuisseaux in the slot, and DesRuisseaux fired the puck past the Top Gun goaltender with 7:58 remaining in the opening period.
Top Gun tied the game with 4:16 on the clock with a power play goal and then took the lead with 44 seconds left in the first.
The 18U’s tied the game while on the power play with 9:12 to go in the second period when Alex Ondos took a shot that was saved by the Top Gun goalie, but Jacob Fletcher scooped up the rebound and banged it home.
Rosado and his Top Gun counterpart kept the game tied through the remaining minutes despite being repeatedly tested in the closing minutes.
The 18U’s close out the regular season on Sunday afternoon when they face the East Coast Militia at 2:00 PM at the Devine Memorial Rink in Dorchester.
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by posted 10/30/2022

Marlborough, MA- Alex Ondos contributed a pair of goals and assists and Jacob Fletcher scored twice to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team to a 5-0 win over the Boston Jr. Bruins 19U (Black) team.
Fletcher got the ball rolling with 13:29 remaining in the opening half when he picked up Alex Ondos’ rebound and fired it into the top corner of the net.
Just under two minutes later, Maverick Chedel’s rebound was buried by Jack DesRuisseaux to put the 18U’s up by two.
Ninety seconds later, Liam McCarthy sent a pass to Ondos along the boards and Ondos fed the puck to Fletcher, who knocked it home for his second tally of the game.
The Jr. Bruins (Black) forwards threatened to close the gap in the ensuing minutes, but goaltender Mason Rosado kept them at bay.
The 18U’s weathered the storm and made it a four-goal game when Jack Turowsky ripped a shot from the point and Ondos scored on the rebound with 8:53 to go in the half.
In the closing minutes, the Jr. Bruins (Black) let loose a flurry of shots, but Rosado proved equal to the task. Rosado finished the game with nine saves before giving way to Grant Kloeber after the buzzer.
Ondos accounted for the final score at the 47 second mark of the second half when Liam McCarthy sent him down the left wing and he cut to the middle before firing the puck past the Bruins’ goaltender to put the 18U’s up by five.
“It’s important to not look past any team,” stated Jacob Fletcher. “It doesn’t matter what happened last time we played them [referring to the 18U’s win earlier this month,] we still have to take everybody seriously. Going into the state tournament, we have to keep making plays and doing everything right so we can get results.
“We’ve really come together recently,” he continued, “and we hope to keep it together for the next two weekends. Last night showed us what we were capable of, so we want to keep it up. We played three great teams this weekend and picked up three wins, so we know what we need to do every night.”
Kloeber made three saves in the second half to preserve the shutout.
“The reason the forwards were so great today was because the defense shut down the other guys and allowed us to do our work up front,” noted Fletcher. “We have a great back end.”
The 18U’s return on Saturday when they travel to the ICEnter in Salem, NH, to face Top Gun at 5:50 PM.
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by posted 10/29/2022

Marlborough, MA- Eli Pendegrass had a hat trick and an assist and Jack DesRuisseaux picked up four helpers to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins to a 5-3 win over the tenth-ranked Yale Jr. Bulldogs on Saturday night.
The opening half featured a tremendous amount of shot blocking by both teams and very little reaching the goalies, who proved equal to the task at first.
Eli Pendergrass broke the scoreless tie when he buried Maverick Chedel’s rebound with 11:07 remaining in the opening half. Jack DesRuisseaux also assisted on the play.
The Jr. Bulldogs tied the game eighty seconds later, and the teams would go back into the locker rooms after the first half tied at one apiece.
After the ice cut, the Jr. Bulldogs took the lead with 17:11 left in the match, however, the Pendergrass (3-1-4 in the game)- Chedel (1-3-4)- DesRuisseaux (0-4-4) line struck again 22 seconds later with Pendergrass scoring from Chedel and DesRuisseaux.
Chedel put the 18U’s back in the lead when DesRuisseaux and Pendergrass send him barreling down the right wing and he fired the puck past the goaltender with 9:07 left to play.
Once again, the Jr. Bulldogs counterpunched, tying the game with 2:53 remaining.
Pendergrass completed the hat trick and gave the 18U’s the lead for good when Chedel and DesRuisseaux set him up in the slot and sent the puck home with 1:24 to go.
“After the fourth goal, Coach [Tyler] was just telling us to not let up, keep it simple, and keep going,” recalled Matt Tully. “We know how great of a program Yale is every year, but we knew that if we did that, we could take the win.”
The Jr. Bulldogs goalie skated off after the ensuing faceoff, but Jacob Fletcher iced the game with an empty-net goal from Alex Ondos and James Hooley with 37 seconds left.
“The game was unreal,” said Tully, “everyone played great, and it was probably our most complete effort all season. The defensemen were exceptional and we had another great performance by [goaltender] Grant [Kloeber,] he bailed us out all day.
“Everyone is really excited after this,” he continued. “We know what it takes to be able to keep rolling and we’re hoping for three more wins before the State Tournament.”
The 18U’s go for their third-straight win tomorrow when they face the Jr. Bruins 19U Black team at 2:20 PM at the New England Sports Center.
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A Tradition of Success- Boston Jr. Bruin Alum David Warsofsky
by Jr Bruins posted 02/19/2014

Jr Bruins alum David Warsofsky at home again in a Bruins sweater.
The Boston Jr. Bruins have experienced unparalleled success as a program, winning a number of State Championships as well as USA Hockey National Championships.  Many of our players have been able to build upon the success they have achieved as members of the Jr Bruins organization and take their talents to the next level.  Do you have what it takes to continue the tradition?  Join us and you will find out.

A Tradition of Success
College Alumni  (Last 10 years)

Kevin Hayes- Boston College
Matt Greene- Boston College
Joe Whitney- Boston College
Brian O'Hanley- Boston College
Justin Greene- Boston College
Ryan Fitzgerald- Boston College
Chris Bourque- Boston University
Boomer Ewing- Boston University
David Warsofsky- Boston University
Dan McGoff- Boston University
Steve Smolinsky- Boston University
Brendan Collier- Boston University
Robbie Baillargeon- Boston University
Malcolm Hayes- University of Maine
Billy Ryan- University of Maine
Richey Boyd- University of New Hampshire
Brad Malone- University of North Dakota
Alex Killorn- Harvard University
Patrick McNally- Harvard University
Alex berry- University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cory Quirk- University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Bachman- Colorado College
Sam Marotta- Merrimack College
R.J. Boyd- Michigan State
Broc Little- Yale University
Torin Snydeman- Northeastern University
Brendan Corcoran- Colgate University
Mark Goggin- Dartmouth
Nick Lovejoy- Dartmouth
Branden Komm- Bentley University
Pierce Norton- Providence College
Mike Wolff- Brown University
T.J. Massie- University of Massachusetts Lowell
Matt White- University of Nebraska-Omaha
Mike Conderman- Niagara University
Ryan Driscoll- Holy Cross
Mike Vecchione- Union College
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