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Westchester Express Hockey Closes With Title Win

The Westchester Express Mites tied the New Jersey Junior Devils in the preliminary round of the 15th annual Ed Lynch Memorial Shamrock Ice Hockey Tournament, earning a berth in the final.

For Westchester to win the tournament, it had to beat the Junior Devils in the championship game. And that is what it did, scoring a 3-0 victory.

"It was a perfect way for these boys to end the season and their mite careers as they all move to the squirt level next year," coach Walter Tumm said.

The Express went 3-0-1 in the tournament to take the title, also beating the New Jersey Colonels and Suffolk PAL AAA.

"We ask a lot of these young boys," coach Bob Bongo said. "It's a lot of hard work, and they respond, each and every one of them. I am really proud of all the hard work they put in."

The team finished with 30 wins and won a second tournament, team manager and parent Joe Palombo said. It began the year with eight new players, who quickly came together and made the Express an excellent team.

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