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Boston Bruins Foundation Sponsors 2007 Youth Roller Hockey Tournament

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA - The Boston Bruins Foundation is giving a boost to summer youth programs with their sponsorship of the 13th Annual Mayor’s Cup Youth Roller Hockey Tournament, as it was announced this week by the Foundation and the City of Boston.

“The Boston Bruins continue to step up to support youth sports in Boston as the driving force behind our ice hockey tournaments and this year they are doing the same for roller hockey,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said.

The 2007 tournament is sponsored by the Boston Centers for Youth & Families Recreation Unit, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Boston Bruins Foundation.

“Over the past 12 years roller hockey has established itself as one of the most popular youth sports in Boston,” Mayor Menino noted.  “2007 will be the most exciting season ever with more of the friendly, citywide competition that the Mayor’s Cup is all about.”

The game is played on in-line roller skates following the same rules as ice hockey.  A plastic ball is used instead of a puck, and helmets and padding are required.

The series features three divisions for boys and girls in age groups 6 to 8, 9 to 11, and 12 to 14.  Elimination rounds will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Garvey Playground in Dorchester; Saturday, June 2, at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston; Saturday, June 9, at Fallon Field in Roslindale; Saturday, June 16, at Ryan Playground in Charlestown; and finals on Saturday, June 23, at Porzio Park in East Boston.

Please note that pre-registration for the tournament is required.  For more information, please contact the BCYF Recreation Unit at (617) 635-4920, ext. 2145.
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