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 […]

Sports: Two Late Goals Gives Boys’ Hockey Thrilling Tie against Reading

Photo: Belmont’s assistant captain senior Evan Biette celebrates the first goal vs. Reading. The Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey may have kept their fans on the edge of their seats until late in their home match with Reading Memorial High on Saturday, Jan. 16. And with less than six minutes to go, two team captains […]

Boys’ Ice Hockey Solid in Shutout Victory Over Stoneham for First Win

Sophomore goalie Cal Christofori backstopped a shutout Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20, as the Belmont High School Ice Hockey squad kept the lid on Stoneham’s forwards for a 2-0 victory at the “Skip.” The win put the Marauders at .500 coming after a tough 3-2 home loss to Melrose High School in the season opener. “It […]