Sports 02-02-2017

Bruins Beat  by Bob Morello

Bruins among nhl honorees

The ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ is a centerpiece honoring 100 years of outstanding NHL hockey players. A Blue Ribbon panel comprised of distinguished members of the hockey community – including executives, media members and NHL alumni – selected the list of esteemed players. Of those named, 33 played predominantly during the NHL’s first half century, from 1917-1966, while the balance of 67 played mainly from 1967 to the present. The list was not in numerical order, but rather, the 100 were listed alphabetically. Their most successful team affiliation is noted, in addition to noting the 15 players with Bruins ties, who received the prestigious honor:

Sid Abel: Detroit Red Wings. Syl Apps: Toronto Maple Leafs. Andy Bathgate: New York Rangers. Jean Beliveau: Montreal Canadiens. Max Bentley: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs. Toe Blake: Montreal Canadiens. Mike Bossy: New York Islanders. Ray Bourque: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche. Johnny Bower: Toronto Maple Leafs. Turk Broda: Toronto Maple Leafs. Martin Brodeur: New Jersey Devils. Johnny Bucyk: Boston Bruins. Pavel Bure: Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers. Chris Chelios Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens. King Clancy: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs. Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers. Paul Coffey: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins. Charlie Conacher: Toronto Maple Leafs. Yvan Cournoyer: Montreal Canadiens. Sidney Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins. Pavel Datsyuk: Detroit Red Wings. Alex Delvecchio: Detroit Red Wings. Marcel Dionne: Los Angeles Kings. Ken Dryden: Montreal Canadiens. Bill Durnan: Montreal Canadiens. Phil Esposito: Boston Bruins. Tony Esposito: Chicago Blackhawks. Sergei Fedorov: Detroit Red Wings. Peter Forsberg: Colorado Avalanche. Ron Francis: Pittsburgh Penguins. Grant Fuhr: Edmonton Oilers.

Bob Gainey: Montreal Canadiens. Mike Gartner: Washington Capitals. Bernie Geoffrion: Montreal Canadiens. Wayne Gretzky: ‘The Great One’ all-time leader in goals, assists, points, holds 61 League records, won four Stanley Cup titles with Edmonton Oilers. Glenn Hall: Chicago Blackhawks. Doug Harvey: Montreal Canadiens. Dominik Hasek: Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings. Tim Horton: Toronto Maple Leafs. Gordie Howe: Detroit Red Wings – Mr. Hockey dominated foes on ice, inspired fans off it during historic five-decade career. Bobby Hull: Chicago Black Hawks. Brett Hull: St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings. Jaromir Jagr: Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins. Patrick Kane: Chicago Blackhawks. Duncan Keith: Chicago Blackhawks. Red Kelly: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs. Ted Kennedy: Toronto Maple Leafs. Dave Keon: Toronto Maple Leafs. Jari Kurri: Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings. Elmer Lach: Montreal Canadiens. Guy Lafleur: Montreal Canadiens. Pat LaFontaine: New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres. Brian Leetch: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins. Jacques Lemaire: Montreal Canadiens. Mario Lemieux: Pittsburgh Penguins. Nicklas Lidstrom: Detroit Red Wings. Eric Lindros: Philadelphia Flyers. Ted Lindsay: Detroit Red Wings.

Al MacInnis: Calgary Flames. Frank Mahovlich: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings. Mark Messier: Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers. Stan Mikita: Chicago Blackhawks. Mike Modano: Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars. Dickie Moore: Montreal Canadiens. Howie Morenz: Montreal Canadiens. Scott Niedermayer: New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks. Joe Nieuwendyk: Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils. Adam Oates: Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals. Bobby Orr: Boston Bruins legend revolutionized defenseman position, won Stanley Cup twice, Norris Trophy eight times. Alex Ovechkin: Washington Capitals. Bernie Parent: Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins. Brad Park: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins. Gilbert Perreault: Buffalo Sabres. Jacques Plante: Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins. Denis Potvin: New York Islanders. Chris Pronger: Anaheim Ducks. Jean Ratelle: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins. Henri Richard: Montreal Canadiens. Maurice Richard: Montreal Canadiens. Larry Robinson: Montreal Canadiens. Luc Robitaille: Los Angeles Kings.

Patrick Roy: Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche.

Joe Sakic: Colorado Avalanche. Borje Salming: Toronto Maple Leafs. Denis Savard: Chicago Blackhawks. Serge Savard: Montreal Canadiens. Terry Sawchuk: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins. Milt Schmidt: Boston Bruins. Teemu Selanne: Anaheim Ducks. Brendan Shanahan: Detroit Red Wings. Eddie Shore: Boston Bruins. Darryl Sittler: Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers. Billy Smith: New York Islanders. Peter Stastny: Quebec Nordiques, New Jersey Devils. Scott Stevens: New Jersey Devils. Mats Sundin: Toronto Maple Leafs. Jonathan Toews: Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Trottier: New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins. Georges Vezina: Montreal Canadiens. Steve Yzerman: Detroit Red Wings.

CHS Roundup

CHS boys and girls track defeat Gr. Lawrence

Both the Chelsea High girls and boys indoor track team came away with victories against Gr. Lawrence last week at Somerville. Coincidentally,  both squads won by identical scores of 53-32.

The Lady Red Devils took first place in all seven of the nine individual events.  Individual winners included Amanda Dias in the 2 mile (13:49), Sylvia Agyeiwaa in the hurdles (8.14), Martine Simon in the dash (6.57) as well as the high jump (4’4″), Owliyo Mohamud in the 300 (43.00), Jocelyn Poste in the 1000 (3:17), and Yarid Deras in the mile (6:15).

Other point getters included Karina Avalos 3rd in the 2 mile (15:45), Isah Osman 2nd in the dash (6.84), Awa Bajinka 3rd in the 300 (45.79), Marcella Castillo 2nd in the 600 (1:56), Raquel Estrada 3rd in the 600 (2:03), Masireh Ceesay 2nd in the shot (27′.25″), Alex Martinez 3rd in the shot (26’4″).

Capping off the strong day was a win in the 4 x 400 relay by Simon, Bajinka, Poste, and Mohamud (4:48.79).

“It has been a very impressive year for this squad,” said CHS head coach Mark Marineau. “Considering there are only 25 girls on this team, the results are amazing.  I am so proud of how hard and dedicated this team is on and off the track.”The girls thus finished the dual meet season in the last year of the GBL (which is merging with the Northeastern Conference) with a 3-2 record, the only losses coming to Somerville and Malden.

The boys finished off their season with a hard-fought win.  Individual winners included Nick Ieng in the dash (5.91) and the shot put (37’10.25″), Adriel Cedano in the 300 (36.89), Isaac Colcord in the 600 (1:29.05), Wallid Elmellouki in the 1000 (2:52), Jose Leclerc in the mile (5:19), and the 4 x 400 team of Cedano, Ieng, Pedrero, and Rivas (4:08.81).

Other point-winners included Abraham Barrientos in the 2 mile (2nd, 12:41), Rivas in the hurdles (2nd, 8.12) and shot put (3rd, 29’8), Pedrero in the hurdles (3rd, 8.41), Wuilfido Hernandez in the 600 (3rd, 1:33.22), and Colcord in the shot (2nd, 33’1.5″).

“This was a whole team effort with most of the boys on the roster scoring and all playing key roles in the meet.,” said Martineau. “This team has trained so hard through the year and it showed as we were able to move athletes around and have them compete in multiple events to insure a victory.

“Like the girls we are so proud of the effort and hard work this team has put in,” continued Marineau. “Indoor track in Chelsea means outdoors every day unless it’s a meet day.  This helps built the mental toughness we need to win close meets.  This also helps prepare student athletes to overcome all kinds of obstacles they will face both in and out of the classroom.  Its not a coincidence that 100% of our graduating seniors go on to some form of higher education after high school.  I can’t say enough of how proud we are of both the boys and girls teams.”

The GBL championship meet will be held 2/11/17 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

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