Hockey trophy goes to Brooklyn Avenue
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Sixth-grader Breana Pellicane played on Robert W. Carbonaro 2 and said she had a lot of fun. “We could’ve done better but it was good,” she said.
Robert W. Carbonaro 1 lost a hard fought game to Brooklyn Avenue 2, 2-1, in a match that saw its fair share of fine defensive plays.
In its semifinal match, Brooklyn Avenue 1 squared off against Buck 1. Brooklyn Avenue’s two top scorers caught fire in the game’s final minutes that included Strangis making a behind-the-back pass through traffic to Carpico who promptly found the back of the net.
“I’m glad we won,” Strangis said. “It was a lot of fun.”
Assemblyman Brian Curran sponsored the tournament and Jet Blue provided jerseys. Erin King Sweeney, a consultant for Jet Blue, attended the event and said it was great to see the children having fun. “Jet Blue isn’t looking for fanfare,” she said, “they’re just looking to get involved in the community and help out the kids.”
Legislator Carrié Solages attended the tournament and presented certificates to the participants on behalf of his and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages’ offices. Carrié Solages also took a turn in net during an intermission and faced a shot from one player from each school. He spoke to the players about the importance of the word “student” in “student-athlete.”
Brooklyn Avenue Principal Dr. Scott Comis coordinated the event with the district’s Phys. Ed. department. “I’m proud of all the students that participated,” he said. “The Carbonaro, Buck and Brooklyn Avenue students performed very well and they evidently trained very well in their practices with their teachers. I’m very proud of the performance of the Brooklyn Avenue students.”
Comis added that the trophy is already proudly on display in the school’s main office.