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Falmouth, MA—The LI Royals Mite Minor Black team spent the holiday weekend ‘carving up’ the opposition in the Thanksgiving Memorial Tournament in Falmouth, MA.  The team thrived in the 3 on 3 ‘race to the puck’ format and beat the host team 16-11 in the first game to set the tone.  After winning the next two games, the team was seeded 1st and faced Falmouth again in the finals.  Despite the host team being a little older and significantly bigger, Coaches Slevin and Oppedisano prepared their team well and they skated to a 13-8 finals victory!  The team finished 4-0 over the weekend and has now won two consecutive tournaments…..Congratulations!



KINGS PARK, NY  — A youth hockey team on Long Island is helping to make the wish of a terminally ill boy come true.

On Sunday, the Long Island Royals honored 4-year-old Luke Carusillo, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February.

Before their game in Kings Park, the Royals made Luke, who is a big hockey fan, an honorary team member.

The team has also been working with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to raise money to send Luke and his Lake Grove family to Disney World.

“He’s been through so much at his age already and we just wanted to make it a special day for him and raise money for him to get him to go to Disney World,” 16-year-old Kyle Jadatz said.

By Monday, they had reached their goal to raise $7,000.

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KINGS PARK, NY--  The Long Island Royals would like to congratulate  Joe Maguire on his college commitment. Joe a 96’ birth year has made his decision to attend the University of Brown starting in the Fall of 2016. Joe played his youth travel hockey with the Royals as well as playing one season with the Royals Junior team.  Joe then went on to play a season for the Bobcats and has played the last two seasons in the USHL with the Bloomington Thunder and now currently playing with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Best of Luck to Joe and his future hockey career!


The LI Royals Bantam Major led by Coach Tony Colombo had a successful campaign at the 2015 Bauer World Invitational held in Chicago, IL on November 6-8.  The team was runner-up in the 24 team 2001 AAA Vapor division losing a nail biting championship game 3-4 in overtime.  Along the way they defeated teams from Illinois, California, Colorado, and Texas for an overall record of 6-1 with a goal differential of +16.  


The Bantam Major’s focused offence was led by Nicholas Ceccarini with 17 pts (13G, 4A) followed by Brandon Avezov (10 pts) and Matt Anastasio (9 pts) with the blue line attack coming from Dylan Murtagh (7 pts).  A solid defense led by Marc Mayer and team captain John Buckholtz frustrated the opposition letting goaltenders Vincent Salgado and Shane Drew keep them at bay with a combined GAA of 1.71.  


The team’s success was crowned with team assistant captain Nicholas Ceccarini being named the 2001 Vapor Division co-MVP. 


Congratulations boys!!!