Members of the Barrington High School and Mt. Hope High School hockey teams showed off their skills during the first-ever J.P. Medeiros Jr. Hockey Competition.
The event, held Saturday night, Feb. …
Members of the Barrington High School and Mt. Hope/East Providence High School co-op hockey teams showed off their skills during the first-ever J.P. Medeiros Jr. Hockey Competition.
The event, held Saturday night, Feb. 25, took the place of the annual J.P. Medeiros Jr. Memorial Hockey games.
For years, Mt. Hope and Barrington hockey teams — there were actually two games each year, one for the boys teams and one for the girls — played a game and raised money for the J.P. Medeiros Jr. Scholarship Fund. Mt. Hope has been in a co-op with East Providence the last few winters, using the name "East Bay Huskies."
J.P. Medeiros Jr. was a graduate of Mt. Hope High School who was killed in a tragic car accident in 2002. He was a dynamic young man, accomplished athlete, good student and a leader among his peers. Over the past two decades, the event had raised tens of thousands of dollars to help young hockey players from the local schools attend colleges and universities. They’ve given out 83 scholarships to local student-athletes.
This year, the teams met for a skills competition. There was a timed skate around the rink, a shoot-out, a skating relay, and a target contest.
— East Providence Post and eastbayri.com contributing photographer Julie Furtado shot the accompanying gallery of photos.