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Page 16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 0000-00-ORNER TALK by ReJnaldo Oliveira, Jr. In Worcester, the Historic 400 t" Professional Boxing Show at Mechanics Hall. Chris Traietti fought Edwin Rodriquez. Quincy Shines in Worcester! rages of punches, one after another. Some landed, some Lester avoided. The crowd got into this fight and showed their approval. Ryan Kielczewski won a convincing eight round 80-69, 79-70 twice decision over James Lester. Jose Medina 14-9-3, 6 KO's Quincy and former WBA World Champion, Joachim Alcine 32-2-1, 19 KO's, fought to a 78-75, 74-78, 76-76 Draw? I would have given a close decision to Medina. I saw the fight this way: punches connected I gave to Jose Medina. Alcine put more power into his less frequent connected total punches. Defen- Chris Traietti (R) versus Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriquez (L). "What next?" This was a very good fight card that we all enjoyed. The crowd cheered, jeered and ap- plauded at this historic 400 th professional boxing card at Mechanics Hall. A fight card presented by Lou DiBella Entertainment. In the main event of the night, cheered Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriquez in his home town, defeated not cheered opponent Chris Traietti. Did that get to him? Rodriquez stopped Chris Traietti, Quincy, by way of stoppage after two rounds. I did not see this as "Rodriquez dominates Traietti." I did give the two first rounds to Edwin Rodriquez. Edwin Rodriquez was the aggressor and is a top fighter on the rise. Look at the elite fight- ers he's fought and defeated, La Bomba on Trainer elite Jimmy Farrell working corners with his Quincy gym fighters. Jimmy is one of the best in the World. January 14 th of 2011 defeated 15-1-0 Aaron Pryor Jr., by a ten round decision in Florida. November 5, 2010 he defeated 22-1-1 James McGirt of North Dakota by TKO in nine. On April 30, 2010 defeated 17-I Kevin Engel. I still thought that Chris Traietti was in the fight. Edwin Rodriquez is an exception- ally talented fighter. Chris Traietti fought a world ranked opponent. I see Edwin Rodriquez as a World Champion in the mak- ing. The body shots that he hit Traietti with were hard. Edwin Rodriquez has fought real battle tested warriors. This was a fight refereed by Bob Benoit, a knowledgeable referee who was once a world rated Light- heavyweigh.t contender himself. Ryan Kielczewski i 1-0, 2 KO's Quincy appears to be a budding future top fighter. In his match with 9-6, 4 KO's James Lester. Ryan "The Polish Prince" Kielczewski fought like a possessed man. Ryan dropped his opponent to the canvas on several occasions during this fight. The first time with a straight right hand. In the seventh round he knocked his opponent Lester to his knees for an eight count. He went ballistic on opponent Lester in the third round, cor- nering James Lester. Exploding with bar- Undefeated Sonya Lamonakis 6-0 battling the tough Tiffany Woodard. sire and ring generalship goes to Jose Medina. Which equals? Jose Medina win- ning a close decision to me. Gabriel DuLuc Quincy 2-0 defeated Noel Garcia 2-1 i-I, 1 KO by unanimous deci- sion in four. Female heavyweight Sonya Lamonakis 6-0, I KO battled and won a 59-55, 58-56, 57-57 decision over Tiffany Woodard 4-5-1, 3 KO's, in six action packed rounds. This was one of the best fights of the night. Thank you, Bob Treiger. Luis Rosa 8-0, 5 KO's continued his impressive rise. He won via six round unanimous decision over 5-6, 5 KO Shawn Nichol. Undefeated Heavyweight 11-0, 6 KO Kelvin Price won a convincing well-fought six rounder over Joseph Rabotte 11-17-1, 3 KO's. Gabriel DuLuc 2-0, I KO continued for- ward with his promising career. Winning a clear cut victory over opponent Noel Garcia 2-11-1, 1 KO. I communicated with many individuals from our fight family: Im M. Cannon, Larry Belcamino, Dennis Marrese, Joe Angelo and his wonderful wife Sheila Angelo. Top Heavyweights Bobby Harris Jr., John Ruiz, Fight Official Bobby Bower, amongst many other top fight family members. iii At the fights, I'm pictured with fighter friend lan M. Cannon, who says he enjoys the training that trainers Tommy Connors, John "Red" Shea and Chris Lombardi give him. Ian M. Cannon has talent. He's a "Fighter!" and he's tough. TWO FOR THE HUSKIES -- New Northeastern Univer- sity men's head hockey coach Jim Madigan has rounded out his staff, select- ing two assistants that will join him behind the bench for all games during the up- coming season. Both Patrick Foley and Jerry Keefe will be return- ing to Hockey East, a confer- ence they called home as players, before branching out in different directions at the start of their respective coaching careers. Foley played at New Hamp- shire while Keefe took the ice for Providence. Now both are coming back to Hockey East after stints as assis- tants in the ECAC -- with Foley coming across the river from Harvard while Keefe relocates from Brown University in Providence. Foley's father, Kevin, played football for the Hus- kies in the mid 1970s with his son choosing to play hockey at the University of New Hampshire a quarter of a century later. Patrick Foley was only the second player in team his- tory to serve as captain for three consecutive seasons and played a leading role in the Wildcats' back-to-back Hockey East Championships and Frozen Four appear- ances in 2002 and 2003. He graduated in 2004. Following his graduation, Foley, a native of Milton and a current resident of Char- lestown, was an assistant coach with various U.S. Na- tional teams that won gold or silver medals at various in- ternational tournaments. While at Harvard he assisted the Crimson as they ad- vanced to the 2008 Beanpot and ECAC title games. He also continued to coach in the National Team Develop- ment Program. Keefe played four years of varsity hockey at Provi- dence, graduating in 2000. As a center, he had 98 points on goals and 68 as- sists over a span of 102 games. Following his gradu- ation, he played five years of minor league hockey in the United States and Europe. He then began coaching with USA Hockey in the New England area, was an assis- tant at UMass-Boston for a season and later resur- rected the hockey program at Westfield State, starting with the 2008-2009 season. He recruited 27 players who went on to post an 11-9-4 record and advance to the league playoffs; a fine effort, considering the program had been dormant for 20 years. Keefe joined the Brown University staff starting with the 2009-2010 season and remained there until com- ing to Northeastern. A na- tive of Billerica, he and his wife, Maria, live in Saugus with their two children. Foley and Keefe will join Madigan behind the bench for the first time on October 2 for an exhibition game against St. Francis Xavier University. The regu- lar season opener is Octo- ber 7 when the Huskies host UMass-Amherst. TRAINING CAMP DETAILS -- The Bruins have an- nounced a complete training camp schedule. And the highlights of last year's camp -- rookie games at the Gar- den -- are missing this year. Oh, they will still be played. But they will take on Long Island against the New York Islander first year players. The Bruins rookies will come together on Septem- ber 9 for physicals and off- ice testing before starting several days of practice without the veterans around. The two rookie games are set for September 12 and 13. Also on September 12, the Bruins Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at The International in Bolton followed by. the annual State of The Bruins presentation at the Garden at 6:00 pm. The veterans are sched- uled to report on September 16 with practices starting on September 17. All prac- tices from September 17 through September 20 are scheduled for the garden and are open to the public. They will start each day at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm respectively. The annual Black and White Scrimmage will take place in Providence, Rhode Island on September 20, with the first exhibition game scheduled for the very next night in Canada against the Ottawa Senators, The com- plete exhibition schedule was presented in a previous column. The annual Media day will take place on October 4 at the Garden, followed by Opening Night on October 6 when the Bruins raise their Championship Banner to the rafters just prior to tak- ing on the Philadelphia Fly- ers at the Garden in the regular season opener. NEW AT, IJ,II-I -- The Uni- versity of New Hampshire has named an associate head coach for the men's hockey team. He's Jim Tor- torella, the long-time head coach at Colby College. Tortorella, who compiled an impressive 230-138-33 record (the highest number of wins in school history) while at Colby, joins veteran head coach, Dick Umile, be- hind the bench as the sea- son begins. A former standout goalie at the University of Maine, Tortorella coached in high school for eight seasons early in his career. He replaces former associ- ate head coach, David Lassonde, who left the staff to become an assistant at the University of Denver. WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.COM