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Mass Final 40 Weekend Coming Up

The Mass Hockey Final 40 weekend is coming up, scheduled for Sat.-Sun. May 18-19 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass.

Here in the Commonwealth, the temps have been in the 40s all day, plus there was up to an inch of snow in the Berkshires last night, so perhaps hockey season is coming back around to us.

The Final 40 weeekend consists of 120 players, with 40 players at each of the three age groups: the '02s (Select 17), the '03s (Select 16), and the '04s (Select 15).

It's an honor for players to get this far in the three-weekend tryouts. So congratulations to all who have made it to this point. Each age group will be whittled down further over the weekend, and those are the players who will represent the Mass District at the US Player Development Camps in June and July

Best of luck to all.

'02 Final 40 (Select 17)

'03 Final 40 (Select 16)

'04 Final 40 (Select 15)

Final 40 Schedule

 

 

Mass Hockey Boys' Top 80 Continues this Weekend

The 2019 Mass Hockey Boys' CCM High Performance Festival continues this weekend, Fri.-Sun. May 10-12, with the Top 80.

The Final 40 will be held on the weekend of Sat.-Sun. May 18-19.

Both will be held at The New England Sports Center in Marlborough.

Here are the schedules and rosters for this weekend:

2019 Mass Hockey Boys' CCM High Performance Festival Program


Changes:

At the '04 level, Mike Stenberg and Matthew Kursonis are injured and will not be participating in the Festival, but should be cleared for Final 40.
'04 Zach MacInnes has been added and will be assigned #14 Green.
'04 Connor Sutherland has changed jersey numbers to #15 Grey.
'04 Shane Taddia has changed jersey numbers to #16 Grey.
'04 Nicholas Townshend has moved from Sky Blue to Grey and will wear #17.

For any further updates, please check the Mass Hockey site.


Exposure Cup This Weekend

The Exposure Cup All-Star Weekend is coming up, on Saturday and Sunday April 27-28, at the twin-sheet Fidelity Bank Rink in Worcester, Mass.

This showcase, put on by Matt Miles, is limited to '04 and '05 birthdates from the U.S. and Canada. A good number of prep schools will be on hand, with tables set up for more info. Top college coaches will be behind the bench.

There will be showcase games on Saturday evening, starting at 4:30 pm, and Sunday morning, starting at 11:15 am.

The guest speaker, after the Prep School Fair on Saturday afternoon, will be U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame referee Paul Stewart, who does not lack for great stories. If you miss him Saturday, this typist highly recommends his book, 'Ya Wanna Go? Unlike many hockey bios, which are little more than Ambien in print, Stewey's book delivers the goods. I read it in a sitting or two. It's available on Amazon. Here's the link: Ya Wanna Go?

Click below for the schedule and rosters.

Schedule & Rosters -- 2019 Exposure Cup


Around the Rinks

Paul Dore, who scored the game-winner with 52 seconds left to lead KUA to a 4-3 win over Salisbury in the Elite 8 Championship, is a senior the Wildca
Paul Dore, who scored the game-winner with 52 seconds left to lead KUA to a 4-3 win over Salisbury in the Elite 8 Championship, is a senior the Wildcats will be counting on heavily as they go for a record 4-peat. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
With Justin Hryckowian and Nick Capone taking their senior seasons in the USHL, classmate and UVM recruit Lucas Mercuri is Salisbury's leading returni
With Justin Hryckowian and Nick Capone taking their senior seasons in the USHL, classmate and UVM recruit Lucas Mercuri is Salisbury's leading returning scorer. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Kent's Aidan Cobb, now a senior, committed to Cornell after helping lead Kent to the Large School Championship last March.
Kent's Aidan Cobb, now a senior, committed to Cornell after helping lead Kent to the Large School Championship last March. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)