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Friday, February 10, 2012


Cavs pick up wins

The Hollis Cavs Squirt hockey team defeated a tough Reading Squirt team but managed a 4-3 win. The Cavs jumped out to an early lead but Reading would not go down without a fight. The Cavs offense was generated by Parker Mabbett with all four goals, while linemates TJ Vitullo and David Wang and Cavs other forward line of Isaac Rogers, Brandon Hugh and Austin Ciszek did a good job moving the puck. The Cavs defensemen Sean Kelly, Anil Rao and Ben Goolsby played well, while goalie Chirs Sullivan came up with a big save with seconds remaining on the clock to prevent the tie.

The Cavs came up with two big wins last weekend, outscoring their opponents 14-3. In the first matchup the Cavs, came out a little slow in the first period, but exploded for seven goals in the final two periods to beat the Winchester Squirt Team 8-0. The CAVs defensemen, Sean Kelly, David Wang (assist), Anil Rao (assist) and Chris Sullivan, had one of their best performances of the year, preventing Winchester from generating any movement with the puck. The Cavs front lines of Isaac Rogers (two goals), Brandon Hugh (one goal) and Austin Ciszek (one goal), and TJ Vitullo (one goal), Parker Mabbett (two goals) and Max Sears (one goal) did an excellent job cycling the puck to create scoring opportunities. Cavs goalie Ben Goolsby came up big recording another shutout.

In the second game, the Cavs were down 1-0 at the end of the first to a tough Medford Squirt team. The Cavs coaching staff focused their team efforts on solid defense and puck control for the final two periods to notch a 6-3 win. The Cavs defensemen, David Wang, Anil Rao and Chris Sullivan, came up with another big performance, while the Cavs forwards dominated the play in the offensive zone. Isaac Rogers exploded for four goals, while TJ Vitullo and Parker Mabbett each recorded a tally, and fellow linemates Austin Ciszek (two assists), Brandon Hugh (one assist) and Max Sears(two assists) had excellent games. Ben Goolsby remained strong in net for the Cavs, turning away several Medford scoring opportunities.


GSBL logo contest

Do you have what it takes to create a new logo for Granite State Over-30 Baseball League? As part of the GSBL’s 20th year celebration, the league is paying $100 for a new logo. The winning logo will be selected by the league board from all submissions, and in the case of a tie, the executive board will decide. The creator of the winning submission will receive $100 in cash as payment for the logo. The new logo doesn’t have to contain the wording “The Granite State Over-30 League” but should at least say “GSBL” if the full league name is not incorporated into the logo. The new logo is encouraged to be in the tradition of existing red, white and blue league logos, if possible (see examples at, but it can deviate from the traditional elements, if necessary. Only the winning submission will become property of the league. Logo submissions should be made by April 7 by sending the logo as an e-mail attachment to (in 3 different sizes if possible, small, medium and large). Please let John Saraceno know if you have any questions at or by calling 571-8361.

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