The tournament honors the legacy of the Lancers’ legendary coach who lost his battle with cancer during the offseason.
Serino was head coach at Malden Catholic for seven years where he built the program into a national power, capturing two Super 8 championships and sending numerous players to Division 1 college hockey careers.
“He started something that no one thought that we could do,” said current Malden Catholic head coach John McLean, who was an assistant with Serino. “He really accomplished a lot.”
The tournament kicks off at 4 p.m. with Austin Prep facing off against St. Mary’s of Lynn, followed by a battle of two top-five teams in Hingham and host Malden Catholic at 6.
The consolation and championship games will be played on Friday at 4 and 6 p.m. respectively.
Ed Burns Classic expands
The 19th annual Ed Burns Ice Classic has expanded from four to eight teams.
Regional teams playing including defending champion Billerica, which will face off against Arlington Catholic on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Andover versus Reading at 8. Both of those games will be held at Ed Burns Arena in Arlington.
Medford and Somerville have been added to the festivities, which will continue rolling on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Rink in Waltham, with the Mustangs playing Arlington at noon and the Highlanders playing Waltham at 2 p.m.
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