Canton Ice House to host MSHCA Boys and Girls High-School All-Star Games presented by Shriners on March 31, 2019
Eight former All-Stars have been drafted by NHL teams
CANTON, Mass. – Aleppo Shriners announced today that the Canton Ice House will be hosting the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Star Games presented by Aleppo Shriners, on Sunday, March 31 beginning with a 2 p.m. start for the girl’s game followed by a 4 p.m. puck drop for the boys at the Canton Ice House. The All-Star Games will feature the state’s top 92 high school senior boys and girls from MIAA schools, as selected by the MSHCA.
The All-Star Games will consist of boys and girls teams split into Team South and Team North.
This will be the 10th annual boy’s All-Star game and the 7th year for the girl’s game. Admission to the MSHCA High School All-Star Games presented by Shriners will be $11 with proceeds to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children
“These games are a terrific opportunity for the elite Massachusetts high school hockey players to showcase their talents in front of scouts and hockey fans alike,” stated Game Director Peter Simmons. “Aleppo Shriners take great pride in partnering with the Mass High School Hockey Coaches Association and presenting the All-star game as it brings the best high school hockey talent in one place for a terrific exhibition.”
Eight previous MSCHA All-Stars have been drafted by NHL clubs;
Max Willman (Barnstable –121st pick by Buffalo Sabres in 2014)
Liam Coughlin (Catholic Memorial – 130th pick by Edmonton Oilers in 2014)
Nolan Vesey (Austin Prep – 158th pick by Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014)
Brian Pinho (St. John’s Prep – 174th pick by Washington in 2013)
Chris Leblanc (Winthrop – 161st pick by Ottawa in 2013)
Sam Kurker (St. John’s Prep – 56th pick by St. Louis in 2012)
Brendan Collier (Malden Catholic – 189th pick by Carolina in 2012)
Colin Blackwell (St. John’s Prep – 194th pick by San Jose in 2011)
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. on March 31.
“The Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association is extremely excited about the upcoming games and grateful to the Aleppo Shriners for making this an annual occurrence,” said MSHCA Board of Director member David Spinale. “Eight former All-Stars have been drafted by the NHL and we have another extremely talented group slated to skate on March 31.”
Tickets are available to be purchased the day of game at the Canton Ice House ticket booth.
About the Aleppo Shriners
Shriners, or Shrine Masons, belong to Shriners International. The Shrine is an international Fraternity of approximately 500,000 members who belong to Shrine Centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Republic of Panama Germany and the Philippines. Founded in New York City in 1872, the organization is composed solely of Master Masons.
About the Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston
This 30-bed pediatric burn hospital provides comprehensive acute care and reconstructive and rehabilitative care to children who have been burned. A brand-new hospital was recently constructed in Boston to replace the old facility. This hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America.
About the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield
This hospital recently completed a $2 million renovation to its outpatient department to accommodate the growing trend in outpatient activity. After several years of planning, the project was executed in February 2009, with the end result being additional modernized space needed to handle 20,000 clinic visits annually.