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TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 FALL SEASON
by posted 02/23/2021


Dorchester, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins are proud to announce tryouts for the 2021 fall midget hockey season. There will be two teams this season, one in the 16-and under age group and the other in the 18-and-under age group. Both teams will be eligible for the 2022 USA Hockey National Championship.
 
Tryout dates are as follows:
 
                                Tuesday - March 23rd @ Canton Sports Plex - Canton, MA.
 05’- 06’- Midgets - Tier 1 - N.B. - 7:00 pm to 8:00 am      
                                         
                                               Saturday - March 27th @ Canton Sports Plex - Canton, MA.
03’ – 04’ & 05’- 06 ’ - Midgets -  Tier 1 - N.B. - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
 
     Sunday - March 28th @ Canton Sports Plex - Canton, MA.
 03’ – 04’ & 05’ - 06’ - Midgets - Tier 1 - N.B. - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
                                            
 
Players who were registered with Mass Hockey last season are eligible for these Tryouts. Players may only be on one National Bound roster.
 
Registration will begin one hour before the scheduled tryout time. The fee is $75 cash or checks payable to GBL Boston Jr. Bruins. Register as age eligible to your group. We will determine if you belong with an older tryout group.
 
Players eligible must have a date of birth from 2003 – 2004 for U 18 tryouts and 2005 -2006 for U 16.
 
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins play in the Tier 1 Labor Day Faceoff, Junior Bruins Shootout, Columbus Day Showcase as well as the Fall Beantown Classic with top ranked teams. All teams will be participating in the very competitive EHF - Select Tier 1 League as well and the Mass Hockey National Bound State Tournament.
 
Travel and hotel costs during the season are out of pocket.
 
If you have any questions please contact Pat Bohan at 617-908-0662 - email Pat1655@Verizon.net.
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ALUMNI UPDATE: FARRELL COMMITS TO WEST POINT
by posted 12/24/2020


Lewiston, ME- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins are proud to congratulate alumnus Reese Farrell on his commitment to Army- West Point for the fall of 2021. The Army Black Knights play in the Atlantic Hockey Conference.
 
“It feels great to make my commitment, especially to a school like West Point,” Farrell stated. “Once the coaches started looking at me, I asked everybody I could think of about what it was like to go there. What really sold me on committing to West Point was that they all mentioned the doors that it opens for you after graduation. The coaches there did a great job with my ‘virtual visit’ and right after that happened, I knew where I would going to college.”
 
The Auburn, ME, native, who graduated from the Northfield- Mt. Hermon School this past spring, played two seasons for the Bruins. In 2018-19, Farrell played an integral role for a team that finished ranked 11th in the country of all 18-and-under teams. In the 2019-20 season, he served as one of the team captains for a squad that was ranked 26th in the country at the end of the season.
 
“I had a great experience with the GBL Bruins,” he said. “It was an excellent opportunity to get ready for the prep season, and I really liked that group of guys. It was great that there were a bunch of Northfield players on the roster, so that helped us get to know each other, but this was easily the closest split-season team I’d played on even though we were all from different schools.”
 
Farrell started his high school years playing at St. Dominic Academy in Auburn, ME, before repeating his freshman year after transferring to North Yarmouth (ME) Academy, where he played from 2016 until 2018.
 
“[North Yarmouth Academy] was a great stepping stone to prep hockey,” he recalled. “I improved a lot going there and they have a great coaching staff who will always support you in your development, no matter where you end up going. Even though I ended up leaving, I know that I wouldn’t have gotten to this point without my coaches there.
 
“I had a friend who played as a post-graduate for Northfield- Mt. Hermon and he told me about Coach [Kevin] Czepiel, and after we made contact, it snowballed from there. It took me a while to get accustomed to being at a new school, but once hockey started, I knew I made the right decision. My two years at Northfield were easily the two best of my life to this point.”
 
He then transferred to Northfield- Mt. Hermon as a junior and played for the Hoggers after the Bruins’ fall season had ended. In his first year at Northfield, Farrell posted seven goals and 18 assists (25 total points,) good enough for fifth on the team. He broke out in his senior year, posting a 10-26-36 scoring line while serving as team captain, leading the team in assists and finishing second in total points.
 
So far this season, Farrell has contributed five goals and four assists (nine points) in 16 games for the Maine Nordiques.
 
Congratulations to Reese and the Farrell family.
 
Photo credit: Josh Boyd/ USPHL
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BRUINS SKATE TO TIE WITH BOSTON ADVANTAGE
by posted 12/12/2020


Hingham, MA- Ben McGilvray scored a power play goal and Harlan Jackson turned in an excellent performance in goal to pace the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team to a tie with the Boston Advantage.
 
Both teams played a fast-paced game through much of the first half with nothing to show for it until the Bruins picked up a power play at the eight-minute mark.
 
The Bruins sought to capitalize on the man advantage and Damon Alexander picked up the puck at the point and sent a pass to Jack O’Neal, who fired the puck at the goalie. Ben McGilvray collected the rebound and sent it home with 11:06 remaining in the first half.
 
Despite many chances for both sides, the Bruins were able to take the one-goal lead into the second half.
 
In the second half, the teams matched each other shot-for shot, but the lead held until an Advantage forward took a shot that eluded Jackson with 2:47 left in regulation.
 
Neither side was able to break the tie in the closing minutes.
 
The Bruins will return tomorrow morning when they face the East Coast Wizards in Bedford.
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BRUINS FALL TO MINUTEMAN FLAMES
by posted 12/06/2020


Marlborough, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell to the Minuteman Flames 4-1 on Sunday morning at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough.
 
The goaltenders kept the teams off the board until the Flames grabbed the lead with a power play goal with 5:12 remaining in the opening period.
 
The second period began in a similar fashion, with the goalies frustrating both teams’ forwards until the Flames knocked another one past Tim Briley at the 9-minute mark.
 
Ben McGilvray put the Bruins on the board with 12:42 left in the third period when he stole the puck from a Flames forward, skated down the left wing, and fired it home from the top of the circle.
 
Less than two minutes later, the Flames regained the two-goal lead before rounding out the scoring with 4:55 remaining.
 
The Bruins will be back in action next weekend.
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BRUINS EDGED BY BOCH BLAZERS
by posted 12/05/2020


South Boston, MA- Paul Santuosso and Damon Alexander each scored two goals, but the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell 6-5 to the Boch Blazers on Saturday afternoon.
 
The Bruins got on the board first just 1:49 into the game when Paul Santuosso, Luke O’Sullivan, and Jonathan Doucette crashed the net and Santuosso slipped the puck past the Blazers goalie.
 
The Blazers, however, tied the score with 10:17 left in the opening period and took the lead with a power play goal near the halfway point.
 
A goal with 6:45 remaining in the second period put the Blazers up 3-1.
 
Just over a minute later, the Bruins got it back when Ben McGilvray skated down the right wing and sent a cross-ice pass to Luke O’Sullivan, who fired it home.
 
The Blazers then proceeded to score twice, one with 3:40 remaining and another with 2:57 left in the period to take a 5-2 lead into the final period.
 
Santuosso started the Bruins’ rally 2:03 into the frame when he scored a power play goal with assists from McGilvray and Damon Alexander.
 
The Blazers netted the back-breaker with 5:18 remaining.
 
With 3:23 to play, Jack O’Neil sent a pass to Alexander along the boards and Alexander took a shot that snuck just inside the post to make it 6-4.
 
Goaltender Tim Briley skated off for the extra attacker with just over a minute remaining, and Alexander took a pass from O’Neal and ripped it from the point to pull the Bruins within one with 58 seconds remaining.
 
The rally ultimately fell short as the Bruins were unable to net the equalizer despite excellent chances by Alexander and O’Neal in the waning seconds.
 
The Bruins return to action when they face the Minuteman Flames tomorrow morning at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough.
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BRUINS KNOCK OFF ADVANTAGE
by posted 12/01/2020


Hingham, MA- Ben McGilvray scored two goals and added an assist to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team to a 5-3 win over the Boston Advantage 16U (Blue) on Sunday afternoon.
 
The Advantage, currently ranked 30th in the country, got on the board first at the 1:19 mark of the opening period.
 
McGilvray tied the game with 7:50 left in the frame when he buried Aidan Khamis’ rebound.
 
Two minutes later, Matt Tulley took a pass and fired the puck at the net. The Advantage goalie made the save, but Brendan Coughlin went hard to the net and tipped it home to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead.
 
With 2:43 remaining in the period, the Advantage tied the game.
 
Khamis put the Bruins back in the lead with 8:47 left in the second period after pouncing on his own rebound and shooting it past the goalie.
 
Later in the period, McGilvray, Will Van Sicklin, and Paul Santuosso cycled the puck around the offensive zone before Santuosso tipped the puck in from the slot with 4:17 on the clock.
 
The Advantage pulled within one early in the final period but were unable to tie the game.
 
After snuffing out a potential scoring change in the final minute, the Bruins won a draw in the defensive zone and McGilvray sent the puck the length of the ice for an empty-net goal with 15 seconds left to play.
 
The Bruins will return to action this weekend.
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BRUINS TAKE DOWN MINUTEMAN FLAMES
by posted 11/14/2020


Dorchester, MA- Brendan Coughlin and Travis Rugg each contributed three points to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team to a 5-2 win over the Minuteman Flames on Saturday night.
 
In the opening minute, Rugg wrapped around the net and put the puck on goal. The Flames goalie made the save, but Coughlin jammed it home just 54 seconds into the game.
 
Coughlin made it 2-0 when Rugg sent him the puck from the left wing and he fired it past the goalie with 10:57 left in the period.
 
The two- goal lead proved short-lived, however, as the Flames got on the board thirty-nine seconds later.
 
The Bruins peppered the Flames goalie with shots throughout the rest of the period, but the score held at 2-1 as the opening frame ended.
 
Rugg restored the two-goal lead with 4:46 left in the second period when he lit the lamp with help from Coughlin and Will van Sicklin.
 
Jack O’Neal put the Bruins up by three just under five minutes into the final period when he took a pass from Frankie Ruperto at the top of the right circle and ripped it past the Flames goalie, but the Flames got it back with 9:32 remaining.
 
Another goal with 1:37 left to play restored the Bruins’ three-goal lead to finish off the scoring.
 
“At practice last week, we knew we had to make adjustments. We were missing a couple of pretty key guys, but the team played well today,” said forward Brendan Coughlin. “We jelled really well, we came out strong, we crashed the net well, and it showed on the scoreboard. It feels great and it gives us a lot of confidence going into tomorrow.”
 
The Bruins return to action tomorrow when they face the Cape Cod Whalers at 2:05 PM at the Devine Memorial Rink in Dorchester.
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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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