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Meet a Young Hockey Player with Heart

AJ Finta loves hockey, baseball and giving.

NAME: AJ Finta

AGE: 8 years old

SCHOOL:

GRADE: Second

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  AJ’s Team Connecticut ’03 Hockey team won the New England County Cup recently in Foxboro, MA.  They defeated Team Rhode Island 7-3 in the championship game.  AJ is a goalie and his proud moment was when he was named Most Valuable Goalie of the tournament.  There were 20 goalies in the tournament, so it was quite an accomplishment.

ACTIVITIES:  AJ plays baseball, is a cub scout, plays street hockey with friends and loves to spend time with his cousins and grandparents.

KEY TO AWESOMENESS: It is exciting that AJ excels in sports, but his key to awesomeness is his heart. He plays sports with his whole heart and lives life the same way. This past Christmas he got the whole second grade involved in a project for Branford Hills Health Care Center. He presented the idea to his teacher, Mrs. Beckquist. The four second grade classes decorated small Christmas trees and donated them to Branford Hills. AJ put many smiles on elderly faces when we delivered those trees.  At a very young age, he just gets what is important in life.  His parents hope he continues to live his life this way.

FUTURE GOAL: AJ would like to attend either Quinnipiac University or Boston College to play hockey.  He would love to play in the NHL but knows he needs a backup, which is right now, ia Sports Communication. 

Deb Beckquist May 12, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Way to go, AJ!! I'm as proud of you as your parents are. Congratulations!
Christen Avallone May 12, 2011 at 07:31 PM
You go AJ!! Congrats to you. You are an awesome kid , goalie and friend. Love you. - The Avallone Family
Geri Colavolpe May 13, 2011 at 04:46 AM
Nonna & Pappy Colavolpe You're the best and "We are so proud of you" We are happy to be a part of all you do and we sure do love you lots!! XOXO
Toni River May 14, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Way to go AJ!! I will come to your games when you play for BC or Quinnipiac!

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