Written by Michele Bernstein Siegel Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
The Great Neck Park District honored the Bruins hockey teams for their effort this past season, at the annual awards recognition dinner celebration. The event took place at the Exhibition Hall at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, beginning at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony. Present were Great Neck Park District Commissioner Ruth Tamarin, Superintendent Leonard Celluro, Jr., Deputy Superintendent Peter M. Renick, facility supervisor Parkwood Sports Complex Chandev Perera; and coaches Blaine Aronovitch, Chris Byrnes, Joe Kelley, Chris Goodrich, Mark Teseriero, Zach Mercandate, Dino Pappous and hockey director Fred Ondris.
All of the teams worked hard throughout the season. The Peewee and Bantam teams won the Long Island league championships and the Midget Minors made it to the New York State Championships in Alexandria Bay, New York, only to be defeated in overtime during the semifinal game.
All of the players, on each of the five Bruins hockey teams, received an award for their hard work and dedication during the 2011-2012 season. In addition, a special award certificate was given to the Squirt team members by New York State Senator Jack M. Martins, who was impressed by the Squirts’ progress and team effort. A skater from each team was chosen by their coach to be the recipient of a special MVP award. Those skaters, considered to be the most valuable to their team include Squirts, Jordan Kahani; Peewees, Tyler Kahani; Bantams, Jamie Esperto; Midget Minors, Jack Schildkraut; and Midget Majors, Robert Campbell.
There will be tryouts for the 2012-2013 season beginning on April 17 and continuing through April 20. For more hockey information call Blaine at 487-2976, ext. 128.