Tripleheader Thursday: Belmont Hockey, Hoops Semifinals Crammed Into One Afternoon

Photo: Belmont v Woburn at Woburn. (credit: David Flanagan) Blame it on the nor’easter. Besides nearly a foot of snow and an awful morning commute, the big spring snow storm has rearranged the MIAA playoff schedule to where three Belmont High sports teams will be playing nearly simultaneously on Thursday evening, March 8, making it […]

WOW! Belmont Stun #1 Arlington, 3-2, In Div. 1 North Quarters As Dacey Stands Tall

Photo: The final scrum as Belmont’s Kevin Dacey saves with 9.1 seconds remaining to secure the 3-2 win over Arlington. Belmont High Boys’ Hockey head coach Fred Allard looked bewildered, nearly speechless coming out of the locker room after addressing his team after Belmont stunned number 1-seed Arlington, 3-2, before a raucous Belmont’s traveling supporters in […]

Final Minute Tally Secures Playoff Win For Belmont ‘Blond’ Boys’ Hockey

Photo: The victorious Belmont High squad, blond and happy (From the Belmont High Hockey twitter site (https://twitter.com/BHSPUCK_STATES) The Blond Boys did it. After falling behind four times only to come back to tie the score, Belmont High Boys’ Hockey – who dyed their hair a yellowish color en masse before the game – scored in the […]

Belmont Boys’ Hockey Hit By Rockets; Girls’ Hockey’s Unhappy New Year

Photo: Belmont’s Alec Moran (6) stopped by Reading’s Matt Coughlin on Saturday’s game. Boys’ Hockey After an inspiring 4-3 victory over perennial powerhouse Winchester midweek, Belmont High hockey was anxious to meet another tough Middlesex League opponent in Reading Memorial High which came to the “Skip” for a Saturday afternoon matinee looking up at the Marauders in […]

Sports: Rizzuto’s Scoring Tear Lifts Boys’ Hockey In 2018

Photo: Steve Ruzzuto vs.  First, the good news: Steve Rizzuto is running hotter than your heating system during the latest artic snap. The Belmont High senior forward scored consecutive hat-tricks, the second coming in Belmont’s 6-1 away shellacking of Woburn High on Wednesday, Jan. 3. And when the Marauders were down 1-0 deep in the third period […]

Sports: Boys’ Hockey Takes on St. John’s Prep Wednesday in Playoff’s First Round

Photo: Belmont ice hockey Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey knew they were heading to the Division 1 North playoffs for the past fortnight. But like every other team in the same pool, the team needed to wait until late Monday night – only after a pair of games to determine the final teams entering the […]

Sports: Boys’ Hockey Focusing On First Playoff Berth in Six Years

Photo: Junior goaltender Kevin Dacey has a .951 save percentage at the midpoint of the season. By William Findlay Belmont High School Boys’ Ice Hockey Head Coach Fred Allard had a few words for his team as it takes aim for a playoff spot at the midpoint of the season.  “We just need to stay focused […]

Sports: Boys’ Hockey Looks To Skate Into Playoffs With Senior Leadership

Photo: By Will Findlay Four points. The Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey team was “that close” to making the post season last February. The end-of-season margin for error for than first year Marauders’ Head Coach Fred Allard was slim, and ultimately the team failed to meet their goal of reaching the state tournament. But Allard […]

Obituary: Christopher Diozzi, The Heart of Belmont High Hockey

Photo: Chris Diozzi.  Chris Diozzi was the heart of one of Belmont High School’s great boys’ ice hockey team. At 5’9″ and about 175 lbs, Diozzi was not the biggest athlete, especially for a defenseman. But as a reporter noted at the time, Diozzi  “played large” on the ice, a testament to his grit and […]

A Final Shift on the Ice: Tributes for Hall of Fame Hockey Coach ‘Muzzy’

Photo: Belmont High captains Dave Bailey (left) and Trey Butler with retired coach Dante Muzzioli.  Just before the puck was dropped to start Saturday afternoon’s contest between Belmont and Arlington in the aging Skip Viglirolo Skating Rink, Dante Muzzioli arrived at his familiar spot on the right-side “home” bench as he had for nearly fifty […]