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Page 15 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 25, 2011 RLK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. "Celtic Wad" between Andy Lee and Craig McEwan Rumble in the Jungle. Cage Fighting at the Megaplex in Plymouth Ring 4 Meeting in Wareham! Tough fighters Dan McGuane, and Joe Lamoreaux "Sloppy Joe." as they "Rumble in the Jungle." "Celtic Wart" at Foxwoods, in a battle between Andy Lee (24-1-0, 18 KO's} of Ire- land, who now fights out of Detroit and Craig McEwan {19-0, 10 KO's} of Scotland. This was a heated battle between the two. Both put their hearts and soul into this war. Go- ing into the last and final round it appeared to me that Craig McEwan would win. But give Andy Lee credit. Erin Go Braugh! He came on like "gang busters," and TKO'd Graig McEwan at 56 seconds of the tenth and final round. Andy Lee is quite the fighter. His only loss was to Brian Vera on March 21, 2008. Keep an eye on Andy Lee. This was an admirable come from behind win for him against a tough undefeated 19-0, 10 KO Craig McEwan. In another bout between southpaws Sergio Gabriel Martinez'46-2-2, 26 KO's of Argen- tina (he now lives in California) prevailed over Serhiy Dzinziruk 36-0, 24 KO's of the Ukraine. Sergio Martinez is very tough. He also has wins over Paul Williams and Kelly Pavlik to his credit. All four of these fight- ers are southpaws. Sergio Martinez won via TKO in eight. This fight was for the vacant WBC Diamond middleweight title. A great show by FX Cage Fighting Xtreme at the Megaplex in Plymouth. Promoter Linda Shields is to be complimented and praised. This was a great show. Well at- tended and filled with plenty of action at Cage Fighting Xtreme. These guys and girls put on very entertaining battles. I felt like jumping into the ring myself. "Hmmm?" Iron Mike Pusateri and I are here. I like Mixed Martial Arts fighting. It reminds me Sergio Martinez defeats Serhiy Dzinziruk, by TKO in eight. Fight Officials Karpo Pau, Dr. Edgar Ballenas, Marty Murphy, and Leo Gerstel. of my good old days as a Bouncer. l mean floorwalker. They entertained the audi- ence, and fought very good battles. Thank you Nicole Manfredi. In matches 1. Kyle Mitchell vs. Marion Reis 2. Joel DeAndrade vs. Pete Marinelli, 3. Billy Bonnell vs. David Worman, 4. Pat Walsh vs. Josh Remer, 5. Mike Arruda vs. Fran Collins, 6. Scott Morse vs. Vaughn Lahr. 7. Kevin Yee vs. Shannon Soares. 8. Richard White vs. Bobby Flynn, 9. Joe Cronin vs. Adam Levasseur, 10. Josh Diekmann vs. Randy Smith, 11. Kaline Medeiros vs. Katy Merrill, 12. Robbie Rob- erts vs. Mike Batholomew, 13. Matt Cascio vs. Greg Mendes. 14. Evan Valez vs. Josh Raymond. 15. Nick Maikowski vs. Frank Sforza, 16. Wade Therrien vs. Bobby Alves 17. Dan McGuane vs. Joe Lamoreaux. 18. Jerry Spiegel vs. Roger Brackett, 19. Rene Nazarre vs. Jeff Anderson, 20. Dave Lachapelle vs. Chris Cole, 21. Steve Skrzat vs. Mark Griffen. Ring 4 meeting at Lindsey's Restaurant in Wareham. This Ring 4 meeting was called to order by President Mickey Finn and Recording Clerk John O'Brien. Attended by members: Tony Petronelli, Steve Memishian, Tom Martini, George Maddox, Michael Joyce, Ralph Wright, Todd Peters, Heather Peters, Patrick Conlan, Thomas Conlan, Eddie Connolly, Shirley Wood's, Donna "Previti" Caliri, Ruth Connolly, Bobby Bower, Chick Rose, Joe Feeney and Iron Mike Pusateri. I'm here too. I refer to Recording Clerk John O'Brien as Victor McLaglen. Victor McLaglen was a great ac- tor and fighter who fought World Champion Jack Johnson on March 10, 1909, in Vancouver. He's also a great actor who won an Academy Award for his role in "The In- formant." He acted in other great films Such as "Gunga Din" and "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne. Victor McLaglen is a veteran of World War I. Also in a document of Chic Rose, it reads: "On 25 June 2010, the flag was flown over Af- ghanistan aboard a Marine Tactical Elec- tronic Warfare Squad- ron Two EA-6B Prowler "World Famous Play- boys in honor of Gun- ner Charles "Chick" Rose. Marine Chick Marine Rose we salute you. Chick Rose President Mickey Finn runs a great club. Chick Rose is another of the many great veterans we have amongst our Fight Fam- ily, who have served in Uniform. Ring 4 meeting at Lindsey's Restaurant. HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB by Richard Preiss Experience. You can't teach it. You must acquire it. Coming into the 27th annual Hockey East Tournament at the Garden on the weekend, it was the quality that the Boston Col- lege hockey team possessed and that other teams were looking to obtain. It comes from many at the Heights but the biggest por- tion is provided by head coach Jerry York and the three out- standing members of his senior class -- goalie John Muse, Joe Whitney and Brian Gibbons. '~l'he senior class has really been a key part of the suc- cess we've had, noted York. "They've gotten better in all aspects of the game -- better teammates and better lead- ers. I couldn't ask for a better group of student athletes and we're extremely proud of them." True, and along with their coach they have seen a lot, accomplished a lot and were continuing onward in the NCAA Tournament. But before that portion of March Madness came the Hockey East Tournament, the con- ference's culminating event that crowned a champion after a 135-game regular season. Into the Garden the game, the four survivors of the quar- ter finals held at Campus sites. There was Northeast- ern, a program totally resur- rected by head coach Greg Cronin, UNH led by veteran coach and Melrose native Dick Umile and Merrimack, another program on the rise -- this once under coach Mark Dennehy who is in charge of the hockey program at the Little School That Could. Situated in Andover, the Warriors won a school-record 25 Division 1 level games this season, upended UNH 4-1 in the semifinal game and found themselves facing Boston College in the title matchup in the school's first ever appearance in the Hockey East Championship game. Even with that win though, it could not get top billing. That honor would go to BC, which survived a late rush by Northeastern to come away with a 5-4 victory in the evening's opener. The contest continued a rivalry that blossomed this year in the Beanpot, which saw the Eagles defeat the Huskies 7-6 in the champi- onship game and continued later that same week in regu- lar season encounters that included a 7-7 overtime tie and a 2-1 victory by North- eastern a scant five days after the Beanpot loss. At the Garden the new found rivalry came alive again, especially in the third period, when BC, holding a 5-2 lead with just over eight minutes remaining, saw that advantage evaporate as the Huskies closed it to 5-4 with just over a minute left and then put the pressure, pull- ing goalie Clay Witt and plac- ing six skaters on the ice in an all out attempt to send the game into overtime. It almost came to that, with Muse forced to make a super save on a shot by Steve Silva with just 19 ticks left on the clock in regulation. But what really did win the game? "Experience is a real plus for us," noted York in the post- game press conference. "We've been here before. We've had a chance to enjoy some success and I think that's something that is hard to practice at 2 in the after- noon at the rink. I think the leadership of our players is really something special. When you have success it really helps." That would be on display the next night as BC topped Merrimack 5-3 for the Hockey East title before over 14,000 fans at the Garden. The victory was the 30th of the season for the men from The Heights, who advanced to the NCAA Regional in St, Louis. It was a conference-record 10th championship for the Eagles and their 15th appear- ance in the finals. If in the past BU has been said to own the Beanpot, it sure looks like BC is coming closer to earning that designation when it comes to the Hockey East Tournament -- or any game at the Garden for that matter. The Eagles are 8-0 on Causeway Street since 2009, a streak that won't be broken until the 2012 Beanpot at the earliest. However, the victory didn't come all that easy. Much like Northeastern on the previous evening, the Warriors kept things close and actually forced a 3-3 with 13:32 left in the game. That score would be Merrimack's only tally of the third period, Muse stop- ping 12 of 13 shots during the final 20 minutes and a total of 35 for the game. He con- cluded the Hockey East por- tion of his career with a 13-1 record in the tournament. But the Eagles regained the lead just over a minute later and then scored an insurance power play goal with 1:36 left to claim the victory. The Warriors were consoled by the fact that they had played well and that another game against one of the best known institutions in college sports -- Notre Dame -- would be its reward for a fine season. Like BC, Merrimack was about to forge forward, into unchartered territory for the team from Andover against the team from one of the best known small towns in America -- South Bend, Indiana. ICE CHIPS -- BC's Cam Atkinson was named the MVP of the Tournament. He scored two goals in the cham- pionship game ... Other mem- ber of the All-Championship team included Brian Gibbons, Tommy Cross and John Muse of BC as well as Kyle Stollery and Ryan Flanigan of Merri- mack ... Flanigan led all play- off scorers with nine points via five goals and four assists.