It was hot last week. Stupid hot. After the state open at Bethpage, I needed a break so I wrote hockey. If you missed it yesterday, here is the link to a story about Brett Pesce and Steve Santini.
Both a preparing to wear Team USA sweaters.
It’s not exactly breaking news, but we thought it was a significant moment. How often do we have two kids from the area playing at the national level. Is this a developing trend, maybe?
“Moving forward, I think we’re going to see more of it,” said Steve Santini, who owns Brewster Ice Arena, co-founded Apple Core, founded the Brewster Bulldog youth program and coached the Westchester Express and ESG teams. “With so many local rinks built up in the last 10-15 years, we are producing better players. In the past, Michigan, Minnesota and Boston were known for hockey, but in the past few years the tri-state area has really gotten better.”
There are details in the story about what’s next for both players.
Pesce isn’t likely to return to Sleepy Hollow/Irvington, but he’s got a younger brother coming into the program. Santini did NTDP orientation last week, and will be packing up and heading for Ann Arbor, Mich. at the end of next month.