RhS sports Roundup
Season winding down for RHS hockey team
A string of three games in four days took its toll on a weary Revere High hockey this past week, with the Patriots dropping all three encounters.
Their week opened well, despite a 3-1 loss to Medford, in a contest which RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello termed “our best game of the season.”
The Mustangs came into the tilt as the undefeated champion of the Greater Boston League and a fine 10-4-4 mark overall. However, the contest was a tight 2-1 affair into the third period, with the Patriots pressing to get the equalizer.
“We battled them all the way and never gave up,” said Ciccarello. “We almost tied it up, but they got a late goal for the 3-1 final score.”
Mike Giordano scored the Revere goal and Patriot net minder Ken Uminski turned in what Ciccarello labeled as, “Ken’s best game of the season.”
The Patriots then made the long trek to western Mass. Friday afternoon to take on Minnechaug Regional, one of the top-rated teams in the western part of the state. After falling behind early by a 3-0 margin, Revere battled back to close the gap to 3-2 in the middle period.
“Despite our slow start, we fought our way back and made a game of it,” said Ciccarello. Marc Giordano scored two of the Revere goals and Jim Pandolfo added one.
However, after an overnight stay in western Mass., the Pats had to travel back home Saturday and then take on Everett in the evening. The end result was fairly predictable, a 9-5 loss.
“Our legs were gone,” said Ciccarello. “We’d played a couple of hard-fought games and had nothing left for Everett,” a team that Revere had defeated 6-5 in mid-December. “We made a lot of turnovers and that proved the difference.”
Mike Giordano lit the lamp three times for a hat trick and linemate Mike Goroshko scored twice.
The Patriots were set to close out their season this week with a game last night (Tuesday) against Gloucester. The season finale is set for Friday against Lexington at Cronin Rink at 4:30.
Giordano, Cravato named NEC all-stars
Two members of the Revere High hockey team were named to the Northeastern Conference all-star team. Junior Mike Giordano, Revere’s leading scorer this season, and sophomore defenseman Matt Cravotta were selected by a vote of the league’s coaches for the honor.
RHS sports Through the Years
10 years ago
February 21, 2007
The Revere High hockey team has become the first RHS team to win a Northeastern Conference championship after a 4-0 win over Saugus this past week. Coach Jim Palumbo’s squad finished the season with an 11-2-2 mark in the NEC. Marcus Dow (two goals), Anthony DelloIacono, and Jay Sasso scored the goals for the Patriots in the title-clinching victory. The Patriots, who finished at 13-3-2 overall, now await word of their first-round opponent in the upcoming state tourney.
20 years ago
February 26, 1997
The Revere High hockey team easily handled a strong Walpole team (15-4-1) with a 6-3 victory in the season finale this week. Patriot Dave Patch, Revere’s all-time scoring leader, finished as the top scorer in the GBL. The Patriots now await word of their seeding and first round pairing in the upcoming state tournament.
Diana DeCristoforo poured in 26 points to lead the RHS girls basketball team to a 49-47 win over Arlington Catholic. The Lady Patriots finished the season with three straight wins to compile a final record of 10-10 and qualify for the upcoming state tournament.
30 years ago
February 25, 1987
The Revere School Committee has voted to name Mike Cella as the new head football coach at Revere High. He succeeds John Miller, whom the committee declined to reappoint.
The Revere High girls basketball team, which concluded the season with a stellar 18-2 record and was co-champion of the GBL with Peabody, will make its first-ever appearance in the upcoming state tournament.
The Revere High boys basketball team wrapped up its best season since 1972, finishing with a 9-11 record. Sal Bottari eclipsed the 1000-point mark to end his career with 1032 points.
40 years ago
February 23, 1977
The RHS hockey team, which started the season with a 9-1 record, but ended with a 2-2-6 mark over the second half of the year, will face defending Division 1 state champion Winthrop in the opening round of the state hockey tournament. The final week of the season saw Revere and Malden battle to a 3-3 tie which ended when both benches emptied and engaged in what the Revere Journal described as a “sickening brawl.”
The Revere High basketball team pulled off a major upset with a 50-44 win over Everett, to whom the Patriots had lost by 25 points earlier in the season. RHS star Kinton Talbot wrapped up a superb, three-year career with an outstanding performance against the Crimson Tide, which is seeking a berth in the state tourney.
60 years ago
February 21, 1957
The Immaculate Conception High basketball team, the champion of the Catholic Suburban League, will compete in the New England Catholic basketball tournament this weekend.
70 years ago
February 27, 1947
The successful 1947 RHS football program proved profitable for the Revere High athletic department this past season, with $12,922.33 pouring into the department’s coffers from sales of tickets, programs, ice cream, and candy.