Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club: Welcome

Team Photo April 2010
MASSACHUSETTS FIREFIGHTERS HOCKEY CLUB

Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club. We are a recreational hockey team made up of firefighters and EMS personnel from Massachusetts. If you would like information about our team please contact FF Dennis Medeiros at 210-383-5066. To find our schedule of events go to the calendar page.  

Tuesday, October 25
Mass Fire Loses To Militia and Ties Ghostbusters

Last week Mass Fire had to search for a last minute goaltender replacement and it turned out to be disaster as they lost to Mass Militia 8 - 6. This week they also needed a fill in netminder but Leo Reardon from Canton Fire played well and made a few key saves down the stretch to enable the Firefighters to fightback late in the game for a 4 - 4 tie with the Ghostbusters. Mike Achille netted his second hat trick of the season and Nick Burba chipped in with the other to round out the scoring for the Firefighters.

Saturday, October 15
Lund Collision Recruits Ex - NHL'er

Lund Collision recruited ex NHL player Billy Tibbitz to play against the Firefighters Hockey Club Monday night. It seemed like we chased him everywhere and he controlled the play for most of the game while he was on the ice. He scored 4 goals and assisted on the other as Lund Collision defeated Mass Fire 5 - 3. Goaltender Scott Camara did a great job keeping him at only 3 goals. His 4th was an empty netter. The team played extremely well and with just over a minute to play the score was only 4 - 3. Mike Achille, Jon Buckley, and Matt Lake scored for the Firefighters. Even though he was not on Collision's roster and is not going to be allowed to continue to play in the league, the outcome of the game will remain the same. That's to bad because without him the outcome surely would have been different. The loss put's the Club at 2 - 2 on the season and they will be playing Mass Militia for the first time next week.

Tuesday, October 4
Mass Fire Takes Down The Roof

In a high scoring affair the Firefighters took down The Roof 9 - 5. The Firefighters were led by Chris Johnson (4 goals) and Mike Achille who had 3. Nick Burba chipped in with 2 to round out the firefighters scoring. The defense spearheaded the offense as Burba, Ted Duggan, and Jon Buckley all made long passes that started break a ways. Rob Manning also got his first point for the club as he assisted on Burbas first goal. Medeiros was in goal for the firefighters for the second time in three games but was not his usuall self as he allowed 4 soft goals out of 5 and was upset with his performance. Scott Camara should be back between the pipes for the Firefighters next week. 

Monday, October 3
Game Stopped in Third

Monday Nights game between Mass Fire and the Puckhogs was stopped halfway through the third period due to an altercation. Mass Fires Nick Burba was punched by one of the Puckhogs players after both were jawing at each other. Burba took charge of the fight after he was punched and the remaining Puckhog players jumped on top of him. The Mass Fire players then jumped to his rescue and after a member of the Puckhogs left the bench to join the scrum the referee called the game with the Puckhogs ahead 4 - 2. Mass Fire Goals were scored by Dennis Medeiros and Chris Johnson. Goaltender Scott Camara played well in his first outing of the year but a couple of defensive mistakes and a bad bounce turned a great outing into a loss.

Tuesday, September 20
Who You Gonna Call? Mass Fire!!!!!!

Mass Fire took down the Ghostbusters 7 - 2 in the first game of the 2011-12 season last night in Bridgewater. It appeared that it would be a close game as both teams went scoreless in the first period. Mass Fire exploded early in the second period scoring 3 goals in a 2 minute span. Matt Lake tallied the first Firefighter goal on a wrist shot from the slot. Billy Morrisey scored seconds later also on a wrister. Both goals were assisted by the playmaker Keith Mello who also scored a goal in the third. Linc Holske scored his first of two on the night and the third Firefighter goal on a rebound to extend the lead to 3. The Ghostbusters scored on a break-a-way to cut the lead to 2 late in the period. The third was also dominated by the Firefighters as Chris Johnson, and Dan Wesinger joined Mello and Holske in the scoring column to put the game out of reach. It was Wessinger's first goal in a Hockey Club Uniform as he took the puck from Goaltender Medeiros and went coast to coast for a Bobby Orr look-a-like goal. Back up goaltender Medeiros played solid between the pipes to run his record to 3 - 0 in goal with the club.

Monday, September 19
Mass Fire Starts 2011-2012 Season Tonight

The Mass Firefighters Hockey Club begins it's 2011-2012 season tonight playing the Ghostbusters in the Hub City Hockey League. The team has added a couple of new players this season and hopes to have an even more succesful season then they did last year.

Thursday, April 14
Mass Fire Ends Regular Season In Style

Mass Fire took down the Puck Hogs 3 to 1 in the final game of the regular season. Tex Medeiros was between the pipes for the second week in a row for the Firefighters. With only 7 skaters suiting up for the game it didn't look good for the 3rd string goaltender. The Firefighters got on the board first on a slapshot off the stick of defenseman Tim Routhier giving them the early lead. In the second period James Marcella wristed home a shot to give the Firefighters a 2 to 0 lead. The Puck Hogs got on the board knocking in a rebound past Medeiros. Not to long after the Hogs goal Routhier sent Mike Achille in on a break a way and Achille roofed one over the glove of the Hogs goalie to round out the scoring. Medeiros faced more shots in this game then in the last and played well enough to earn the victory.

Monday, April 4
Mass Fire Takes Down First Strike

It was a tight game until late in the third period as the Firefighters broke open a 2 - 2 tie to take down First Strike 5 - 2. Keith Mellos sweet backhand goal got the Firefighters on the board first mid way through the first period. First Strike tied the game at one late in the period. In the second Mass Fire again took a one goal lead as Mike Achille buried a one timer past the goalie on a pass from Mello. First Strike again responded scoring on a rebound to tie the game at two. Midway through the third Linc Holske put home a Matt Lake rebound for the eventual game winner. Scott Rogers then picked up his first of the season with a slapshot from the point on the power play. Matt Lake then iced the game with a weird goal as he bounced it in off the goalies skate from behind the goal line. Tex Medeiros played in his first game in goal and with a some great defensive help played well enough for the victory.

Monday, April 4
Mass Fire Drops 2 In DC

After playing fantastic in the first game defeating Fairfax FD 11 - 2 Mass Fire dropped the next two games against Bergen Police and Montgomery Fire and Police, 5 - 4 and 5 - 1 respectively. The first game had a wide variety of goal scorers. Keith Mello had 2 goals, Mike Achille 1, Dennis Medeiros, 1, Matt Lake 2, Chris Johnson 1, Nick Burba 1, Tim Routhier 1, Chad Landry 1, and Freddie Viola 1. The second game was a heartbreaker. The goals were scored by Chris Johnson 2, Nick Burba 1, and Steve Johnson 1. Steve Johnson picked up his second of the tournament and was the lone goal scorer in the third game. Scott Camara played well between the pipes make a lot of key saves but he faced to many shots in the third game to propel the team into the finals. It was a well run tournament and everyone had a great time. We would like to thank the DC Fire Department for their efforts and hope to see them again soon.

Friday, April 1
Firefighters Lose 2 In A Row

The Firefighters lost a hard fought game 4 to 2 to the Puck Hogs to drop back into second place behind the Hogs.  Jon Buckley and Nick Burba scored the firefighter goals while Carl Hoff played well between the pipes for Mass Fire. Dropping their second in a row the Firefighters lwho only had 8 skaters lost to the Net Crashers 4 to 1 this past Monday night. In the first period Tex Medeiros scored on a great feed from Keith Mello to take the early lead. The Net Crashers tied the game and the score stayed that way until midway through the third period before the Crashers scored 3 unanswered goals to complete the 4 to 1 victory.

Wednesday, March 16
Mass Fire Strike First and Often

Tuesday night was another solid night for the Firefighters as they took down First Strike 6 to 1 to hold on to their slim one point lead over the Puck Hogs for first place in the division. Gerry Wainio put the Firefighters on the board as he collected a pass from Ted Duggan and went in on a break a way and fired a wrister top shelf to beat the goaltender for his 4th of the season. A little while later Tex Medeiros dropped a pass to Mike Ryan who fed Mike Achille in front for his team leading 24th goal of the season. Brian Macauley scored his first of two on the night picking up a Steve Johnson rebound and backhanding it past the netminder. The second period had First Strike scoring their only goal of the night and Mass Fire scoring 3 more to round out the scoring. Defenseman Bill Frazier got his first of the season picking up a loose puck and blasting a slap shot past the goaltender. A minute or so later Billy Morrissey went coast to coast and also ripped a slap shot from just inside the blue line that appeared to go right through the goalie for his 4th of the season. The Firefighters last goal was scored by Macauley on a beautiful pass from Nick Burba. Scott Camara played his normal consistent game in net but wasn't tested as much as usual due to the Firefighters controlling the action for most of the night.

Saturday, March 12
Come Back Kids

On Tuesdsay night the Firefighters once again came back from an early deficit to defeat the Net Crashers 5 - 3. Scott Camara played a solid game between the pipes for the Firefighters giving them the opportunity to make the come back. The Net Crashers jumped out early to a 2 - 0 lead in the first period.  Late in the 1st Nick Burba got the Firefighters on the board on a pass from Keith Mello. Mass Fire gained control of the game in the second period as Mike Achille tied the game at 2 on another pass from Mello. Jon Buckley gave Mass Fire the lead scoring off of a Brian Macauley rebound. The Net Crashers goalie was giving up rebounds all night we were just lucky enough to take advantage of them a couple of times said Tex Medeiros. Keith Mello then notched his third point of the night as he roofed one top shelf for the eventual game winner to extend the lead to 4 - 2. The third period had Tex Medeiros picking up an Achille rebound and lifting a backhander past the Crashers goaltender to put the game out of reach. The Net Crashers picked up a late goal with 1:20 left in regulation to cut the lead to 2 but thats all they could muster and the Firefighters picked up their first win in their last 3 games. 1 -1 - 1 in those three.

Sunday, March 6
Charity Game A Success

The charity game for Journey Forward sponsored by the Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club was played in Canton at Metropolis Arena on Saturday night March, 5th.  Even though the Firefighters were outplayed by the Boston Police 12 - 5 on the ice the evening was still a huge success. The exact total raised has not been determined as of yet but there was a great turnout and the fans seemed to enjoy the action. Matt Brown a former Norwood High School Hockey Player and patient at Journey Forward was there for the ceremonial face off to drop the puck and show support for Journey Forward. The organization that is working hard to help those with spinal cord injuries such as himself. The Firefighters had a large roster made up of Firefighters and EMS personnel from as far North as Boston to as far south as Fall River. The Firefighters Goals were scored by, Cory Pereira, Keith Mello, Lincoln Holske, Brian MaCauley, and Jon Buckley. Team Coordinator Dennis Medeiros says we have a great bunch of guys with big hearts. They love the game and just wanted tonight to be about Journey Forward and to raise as much money as possible for their organization no matter the outcome on the ice. This game was organized by Firefighter Jon Buckley of the Mass Firefighters Hockey Club and Canton Fire Department. With the help of a few members of the team and members of the Canton Fire Department Jon put together a memorable evening for all.  Our team would like to thank the Boston Police for playing, Jon Buckley for his dedication and everyone else whose efforts made this evening possible. We hope everyone that came out enjoyed themselves and hope we can do it again next year. 



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Boston Police and Mass Firefighters Hockey Club

Thursday, March 3
Puck Hogs Down Firefighters

It was a close game until late in the third when the Puck Hogs got the game winner and then tacked on another to defeat Mass Fire 4 - 2. Mike Achille got the scoring started with a break a way goal on a thread the needle pass from Linc Holske. The Hogs tied the game at one before Holske was at it again as he took a pass from Jon Buckley and dished it to the left winger Steve Johnson for the one timer that gave the Firefighters the lead. The Puck Hogs played tough defensively and held down the high powered Firefighter offense and capitalized on a couple of defensive mistakes to capture the victory.

Sunday, February 27
Stoughton Firefighters Defeat Stoughton PD

Our brothers from the Stoughton Fire Department as they held their annual Guns and Hoses charity game vs the Stoughton PD last night in Canton. The game was extremely exciting as the Firefighters won 5 - 2 getting their first win in the annual event. Three members of the Mass Fire Hockey Club participated in the game. Buddy O'Neil captains the squad and is one of the teams main defensemen while Billy Carrerio play's center and had 2 goals in the game. The third member was picked up as a free agent for the night as Mass Fire Goaltender Scott Camara played between the pipes due to Stoughton not having a full time goaltender on the Department. He had a great game as usual and helped lead the team to victory. Congrats boys and  we see more victories in the future now that you've got the first one under your belt.

Wednesday, February 23
Mass Fire Battle First Strike

It was a battle as the Firefighters were shortmanned for the first time in the second half only suiting up 8 skaters as they took on a hard working First Strike Team.  Nick Burba sent Mike Achille in on a break a way with a long pass and Achille found the five hole to get the Firefighters on the board first. Both goaltenders were standing on their heads turning away shot after shot to keep both teams in the game. Even though Mass Fire had some stand out defense in the second and third periods from Scott Rogers, Adam Higgins, and Nick Burba First Strike was able to net the next two goals to take a 2 to 1 lead late into the third period. Keith Mello stopped a two game scoring drought as he lifted a patented back hander by the First Strike Net Minder with just over 2 minutes remaining to tie the game at two and thats how it finished. Scott Camara played outstanding as he made more than a handful of saves that should have been goals and helped to keep the Firefighters in it long enough to salvage the tie with that late goal.

Wednesday, February 16
Firefighters Win Third Straight

It was another rough and tumble battle with the Net Crashers Tuesday night in Bridgewater as both teams were warned by the referees and the league director to tone down the rough play. The Firefighters got on the board first as Jon Buckley slid a pass from behind the net to Tim Routhier and he slammed it passed the goaltender for his 6th  goal of the season. The Net Crashers tied the game at one just before the end of the period on a break a way goal. Things got chippy in the second period and this is when both teams were warned to tone down the rough play. The Firefighters responded scoring 3 quick goals to take a 4 to 1 lead. Matt Lake scored on a pass from Billy Morrissey, then on the power play Mike Achille leaped in the air to grab a clearing attempt by the defenseman and blasted a slap shot passed the goaltender. The 4th goal was picked up by Steve Johnson as he curled around the net to tuck in the wrap around shot under the goaltender. The Net Crashers scored the next goal to cut the lead to 4 - 2 but Nick Burba extended the lead back to 3 goals as he was credited for the 5th as he took a shot that was stopped by the goaltender but the defenseman in his attempt to clear the puck shot it in his own net. The third period had each team picking up a goal to make the final score 6 - 3 Mass Fire. Achille notched the final goal for the Firefighters with a one hander on a break a way while being mauled by the defender. 

Tuesday, February 8
Firefighters Take Over First Place

Mass Fire took first place away from the Puck Hogs last night with a convincing 7 - 4 victory last night in Bridgewater behind solid goaltending from Carl Hoff who turned away shot after shot early in the game to keep the Firefighters in it untill late in the first when they opened up the game scoring three quick goals. The Firefighters struck first when in his first game back after being off for school Freddie Viola made a sweet pass to the streaking Matt Lake to get the route started. Viola then scored shortly after on his own rebound to give the Firefighters a 2 - 0 lead. A little while later Tex Medeiros backhanded a Keith Mello rebound into the short side of the net for the 3 - 0 lead. The Puck Hogs scored on a 2 on 1 break to cut the deficit to 2 just before the end of the first. The Puck Hogs scored quickly in the second period to make the score 3 - 2. Linc Holske got his first of two goals on the night to extend the Firefighter lead back to 2 goals a few minutes later. The Puck Hogs were able to get another goal to cut the lead back to one at 4 - 3. In the third Matt Lake added his second on a Viola rebound on the power play, Billy Morrissey scored on a wrister with eyes from the point that deflected in off of a defenders skate, and Holske scored on a break a way that was set up like a Brady to Moss pass or should I say Branch now from Jon Buckley. The Puck Hogs did score a 4th but the puck actually never crossed the goal line but the referee insisted it did and awarded the goal anyway. This goal had no bearing on the final score as the Firefighters won there second in a row and look to push the streak to 3 next week against the Net Crashers.

Tuesday, February 1
Firefighters Continue Dominance Over First Strike

It was a hard fought battle last night but the Firefighters were able to dominate the third period and take down First Strike 5 - 2. In his first game back after knee surgery Mike Achille recorded another hat trick while Keith Mello and Linc Holske each chipped in with one each. The first goal for the firefighters came as Bill Frazier headmanned the puck up to Achille for a break a way type goal with a defender on his hip. The second came from some hard work in the corner by Mello and Medeiros as Medeiros slid the puck to Mello who worked it out from behind the net and made a pass to Achille on the doorstep for his first of the night. First Strike got their second goal to tie the game at two after a mad scramble in front of the net had a loose puck bounce right to the stick of a First Strike forward and he was able to slide it past not only the goaltender Camara but Nick Burba as well has he was also in the crease trying to keep the puck from going in the net. The third Mass Fire goal came in the second period and was another beauty as Achille passed from behind the net to a streaking Holske who made a move through two defenders and backhanded a pass on the tape of Mello for the easy chip in. Achille finished off the hat trick in the third on another sweet pass from Mello to give the Firefighters a 4 to 2 lead late in the game. Holske was able to score from center ice on the empty net to solidify the victory for the Firefighters 5 - 2.

Tuesday, February 1
Net Crashers Defeat Mass Fire

With Mass Fire short most of their primary goal scorers they figured they would be in for a tough battle against the Net Crashers. Thanks to goaltender Scott Camara who helped keep the game close throughout Mass Fire was able to stay in the game until the last minute. After the Net Crashers got on the board first Dennis Medeiros won a faceoff in his zone to Nick Burba and he darted down the ice and scored on a sweet backhand to tie the game at one. Burba tallied again in the second period off of a Steve Johnson rebound to give the Firefighters the lead. The Net Crashers tied the game at 2 late in the second and took the lead early in the third. The Firefighters could not muster up anymore offense and with the goalie pulled the Net Crashers closed it out with an empty net goal to earn the 4 - 2 victory.

Wednesday, January 19
Mass Fire Tie Puck Hogs

In a back and forth game the Firefighters were able to squeak out a tie with the Puck Hogs. After the Puck Hogs got on the board first defensemen Tim Routhier tied the game at one with a blistering slap shot from the left point. A little while later James Marcela pushed the puck out of the zone to Jon Buckley who made a beautiful pass to a streaking Steve Johnson (yes I said streaking) and he burried it passed the Hogs goaltender. The Puck Hogs scored the next 2 goals and held a 3 - 2 lead late in the 3rd period. The Firefighters pulled their goaltender, and for the first time this season it actually worked as Brian Macauley poked home a loose puck with about 44 seconds remaining to tie the game at 3. The Puck Hogs remain in first place but with 12 games remaining in the regular season the Firefighters are confident they can catch them. 

Wednesday, January 12
Mass Fire Takes 2 of last 3

After dropping a tough game to the Puck Hogs 6 - 5. The Firefighters were able to shutout the Net Crashers 4 - 0 and maul First Strike 9 - 1. In the loss to the Puck Hogs the defense let goaltender Scott Camara down and he had a tough time trying to keep the Hogs off the board. Brian Macauley paced the offense scoring twice while Keith Mello, Dennis Medeiros, and Linc Holske added one each to round out the scoring. The next game Camara brought his A game as he earned his second shutout of the regular season. The league scoring leader Keith Mello notched another 2 goal game and Steve Johnson, and Nick Burba added one each for the Firefighters. It was a small turnout for both teams in last nights game due to the pending storm as each team only had 8 skaters. Carl Hoff played great between the pipes only allowing First Strike to sqeak one past him as the Firefighters rolled over First Strike 9 - 1. The Firefighters goals were scored by, Keith Mello 2, Tim Routhier 2, James Marcella 1, Mike Achille 1, Nick Burba 1, and getting his first goals as a member of Mass Fire Tim Duggan also had 2.  

Thursday, December 23
Firefighters Stay Hot

On Tuesday night the Firefighters continued their hot play as they took down First Strike 9 - 2 in another penalty filled affair. First Strike did just that as they got on the board first but that lead did not last long. Keith Mello notched his first of three goals to tie the game at one. Mello also picked up 3 assists. Link Holske gave the firefighters the lead shortly thereafter scoring on a beautiful backhand pass from Mike Achille. Mello got his second on a rebound off of a Tex Medeiros shot to extend the lead to 3 - 1 before the end of the first period. In the second period Mass Fire continued to pour it on as Medeiros picked up his second goal in the last two games picking the top corner making it 4 - 1.  Mello completed the hat trick on an Achille rebound for the teams fifth goal,and then Nick Burba fired a wrister from the slot passed the goal tender to make it 6 -1. Steve Johnson scored on the door step to really put the game out of reach before the period ended and Mass Fire took a 7 - 1 lead into the third. First Strike got its second of the game early in the third but Mike Achille scored twice in one shift to complete the scoring and give the Firefighters a total of 17 goals in the last two games. Scott Camara was solid between the pipes for the Firefighters turning away all but two of the shots he faced. The Mello line was on fire as they totaled 7 goals, 7 assists for a total of 14 points on the night.

Wednesday, December 15
Firefighters Score 8 in Win

It was a nice night of revenge for the Firefighters avenging a very hard fought loss to the Net Crashers in their last meeting with a 8 - 5 victory. The Firefighters got off to a fast start scoring quickly and often as they took a 5 - 0 lead into the second period. The Net Crashers fought back some in the second and cut into the 5 goal lead narrowing the margin to 4 as the score was 7 - 3 after two periods. The Net Crashers cut into the lead again in the third but came up 3 goals short losing 8 - 5 to the determined Firefighter squad. Mass Fire upped their record to 6 - 5 - 1 with the victory. Firefighters goals came from Keith Mello (3), Mike Achille (2), Tex Medeiros, Nick Burba, and Linc Holske.

Thursday, December 2
Mass Fire Gets Victory

After dropping to 4 - 4 - 1 last week the Firefighters took down First Strike in a hard fought game.  First Strike got on the board first late in the first period to take a 1 - 0 lead into the second.  Late into the second period Mike Ryan tied the game on a one timer from a Tex Medeiros backhand pass.  A few minutes later Keith Mello scored on a break a way goal on a beauty of a pass from Billy Morrissey.  Less than a minute after that Nick Burba scored his first goal with the squad to make it 3 to 1.  In the third it was Jon Buckley picking up 2 goals, one on an empty netter and Mike Achille scoring once to help give the Firefighters the 6 - 1 victory and gets them back to  just over .500 at 5 - 4 - 1.   

Friday, November 19
Puck Hogs Out Skate Firefighters

On Tuesday night it just seemed that the Puck Hogs wanted it more than the Firefighters as they upended the Hockey Club for the second straight time defeating them 5 - 2. Picking up his first goal of the season was Scott Camara who normally plays between the pipes but on this night it was Carl Hoff's night in goal so Scott skated out and notched the firefighters first goal. The second goal came off the stick of James Marcella also getting his first of the season on a pretty shot from the point. The Puck Hogs goaltender was great said Keith Mello. We shot everything at him but the kitchen sink and he just didn't crack. Hoff gave up 4 goals and the Hogs picked up an empty netter in the last minute. 



Wednesday, November 10
Firefighters Get First Tuesday Victory

After 3 losses and 1 tie on Tuesday nights the Club finally got its first Tuesday night victory as they took down First Strike 6 - 4. It looked like it was going to be a blowout as the Club took a 5 - 0 lead into the second period on goals from Mike Achille (2), Steve Johnson, Billy Carreiro, and Keith Mello. First Strike was able to get a couple of second period goals but Brian Macauley also added one for the Firefighters to keep the lead 6 - 2 after two periods. Mass Fire seemed to slow down some in the third period and allowed two late goals to make the game look closer than it really was. This victory moves their record to 4 - 3 - 1 and keeps them in second place behind the Puck Hogs.

Saturday, November 6
Club Goes 1 -2 at Boston Fire Tourney

It was a tough two days at the Boston Fire Tournament for the Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club. In the first game they played a motivated Everett Fire Dept team made up of Everett and Somerville firefighters. With only nine skaters the Club lost 6 -2. Brian Macauley and Link Holske picked up the goals for Mass Fire. In the second game the Club drew the Boston Police team made up of all former college players and a few ex professionals. It was a 9 - 1 loss for the Club as Matt Lake scored the only goal beating the PD goaltender on a break away. Scott Camara guided the Club to victory in game three over Boston Fire Two 3 - 0 posting his second shutout with the club in 4 games. Goals were scored by Brian Macauley (2), and Mike Ryan.

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Thursday, November 4
Hoff Helps Firefighters Salvage Tie

Carl Hoff played his best game of the season between the pipes to help Mass Fire salavage a tie against the Net Crashers. If it wasn't for Carl the Firefighters would have lost their 4th straight Monday night game. It was a penalty filled game again between these two balanced teams. Mass Fire was down 1 to 0 going into the third period until right off the opening faceoff Keith Melo skated past the defense deked the goalie and slid a shot under the keeper that Mike Achille cleaned up on the doorstep to tie the game at 1. Both goalies played outstanding and kept there respective teams in the game.  At 3 - 3 - 1 the Firefighters remain in second place in their division. 

Thursday, October 28
Puck Hogs Hault Streak

The Puck Hogs defeated the Mass Firefighters to put a stop to their 3 game winning streak. With both goalies out of the lineup the firefighters had to fall to Ryan Pugsley of Braintree Fire. It was a tough night for Ryan letting up 3 early first period goals that put the Firefighters in a hole they could never dig out of. Mike Achille got the firefighters on the board about 1 minute into the 2nd period on a pass from Steve Johnson. The goal was also assisted by Billy Carreiro. Matt Lake scored on a weird play from the corner for the second of the 4 Firefighter goals. Achille added another and Keith Melo got the Firefighters within one goal late in the second period at 5 - 4. But that was all they could muster as the Puck Hogs chipped in two more in the third to seal the deal 7 - 4. 

Tuesday, October 19
Three In A Row

A short manned Firefighters team won their third in a row Monday night taking down First Strike 7 - 4. Billy Morrissey not only scored two early goals but after shooting a puck off an opponents ankle early in the second period, he helped the player off the ice and stayed with him until EMS arrived. Matt Lake had a hat trick, Keith Mello scored once and had 4 assists and Brian Macauley  scored once and had 2 assists. Also chipping in with assists were Medeiros (2), Achille (1), and Holske (1). Carl hoff played a good game between the pipes. Three of the four goals scored on him should be put on an extremely tired defense late in the game.



Tuesday, October 12
Mass Fire Earns Second Win

It was a chippy hard fought victory last night as the Mass Fire squad upended the Net Crashers  6 - 4 to move their record to 2 - 2. This victory puts them in a tie for second place, one point out of the top spot held by the Puck Hogs 2-1-1. Two new comers led the way as Link Holske and Kevin Fontes both from Mansfield Fire picked up a goal and 2 assists each in their first game with the club. Matt Lake and Brian Macauley each added a goal and an assist while Keith Mello picked up the teams 5th (GW) and 6th goals of the night and assisted on the fourth. The team looks for its 3rd win in a row next week as they take on First Strike for the second time this season.

Tuesday, October 5
Mass Fire Post First Win

It was a much better performance for Mass Fire last night as they beat the Puck Hogs 6 - 0. Gerry Wainio got the Firefighters on the board early tallying two quick goals. The first coming on a pass from Matt Lake and the second from Keith Mello and Lake again. The next 3 goals came off the stick of Mike Achille as he posted the natural hat trick. John Buckley picked up 2 assists ans Mike Ryan one on the Achille goals. One hat trick wasn't enough as Wainio picked up his third of the game on a rebound of a Brian MaCauley shot to round out the scoring. Scott Camara played his first game for the Firefighters between the pipes picking up the shutout. Camara will split time with the other Mass Fire goaltender Carl Hoff. With these two between the pipes this should be a successful season.  

Wednesday, September 29
Mass Firefighters Get Facebook Page

Brian has started a Facebook page for the Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club. Be sure to check it out and invite all of your friends to join. If you have any pics for him to post or want to bring a camera to take pics at our games please do.

Wednesday, September 29
Mass Fire Drops Second In A Row

Another tough night for the firefighters as they could not get in sync for the second straight game. They lost to a fiesty First Strike Team 4 to 2. In his first game with Mass Fire Mike Achille scored the first goal for the firefighters assisted by Keith Mello and Tim Routhier added his second of the year to close out the scoring. Carl Hoff played another good game in goal and only allowed 3 goals. One of them being controversial. The 4th goal by First Strike was scored on the empty net with Hoff on the bench for the extra attacker. Mass Fire will look to get in the win column next week as they face the Puck Hogs for the first time.



Wednesday, September 22
Mass Fire Drops First Game

On Tuesday night the Net Crashers did just that as they crashed the net and were able to pick up loose pucks around the net and take down the Mass Fire squad 5 - 2. New comers were th story for the Mass Fire Team. The first goal scored was by defensemen Tim Routhier as he blasted a drop pass from Tex Medeiros by the goaltender. Mass Fire's second goal came a few minutes later when Freddie Viola who converted a pass from centerman Keith Melo. That was all the Firefighters could muster in this semi lopsided affair.



Thursday, August 19
Schedules Being Posted

Our schedule for the first couple of weeks of the season has been posted. I will be posting the remaining schedule within the next week or so. Please go to calendar to see our schedule for all Games and Firefighter Team Skates.

Thanks, Tex 

  



Wednesday, January 19
Mass Fire Hockey To Host Charity Game

The Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club will be hosting a charity hockey game vs the Boston Police Department on March 5th at the Metropolis Ice Arena in Canton Ma. The time of the game will be 7pm. All Procedes from this game will go to "Journey Forward" in Canton. They provide a unique form of physical therapy for people who suffer spinal cord injuries. It is very expensive for families and insurance does not cover this type of care. If you would like to donate please email us at dmedeiros44@verizon.net. Put Charity Hockey Game in the subject. There is no cost to come to the game so please come out and help support this great organization and watch as your local firefighters and police officers show you their skills on the ice.

Thanks For Your Support!!!



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Tex, Jon and Brian Promote Charity Game. Jake too!!!!