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High School Senior Two Points Away from Breaking Hockey Scoring Record

Jimmy Vesey, son of former Bruin Jim Vesey, is two points away from breaking the Eastern Junior Hockey League scoring record.

Senior Jimmy Vesey, son of former Bruin Jim Vesey, is two goals away from breaking the single-season scoring record in the history of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Vesey will attend Harvard University in the fall, and hopes to play professional hockey in the future.

Vesey started skating when he was four-years-old, and began playing hockey when he was six. He now plays for the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Junior Hockey League out of the Foxboro Sports Center. He has scored 82 points this season, and will break the single-season scoring record with 84 points.

When asked how he felt about breaking the scoring record, Vesey said, “I think even though that’s a great accomplishment, the bigger goal for me is to win the league championship as a team.”

Vesey plays left wing, and according to Head Coach Scott Harlow, is a tremendous hockey player. He was recently named player of the week and was chosen for the All-Star team.

“He’s had a great year and he’s worked extremely hard to get where he is right now, and I just think it’s going to be a great honor for him when he does break the record,” said Harlow. “He is just as good of a kid as he is a hockey player.”

Vesey practices four to five times and plays one or two games per week. In the off season, he works out and skates a few times each week.

His ultimate goal as a hockey player is to play professionally, as his father did. Vesey's father played for the St. Louis Blues in 1984 and briefly for the Bruins in 1991.

“He’s one of my biggest supporters,” Vesey said of his dad. “He coached me when I was younger, up until high school.”

Vesey will attend Harvard University in the fall, where he will play hockey and study economics.

Joe Veno February 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Good luck Jimmy...........
Lynne Clemens February 13, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Harvard and Hockey records! Great accomplishments Jimmy! Best of luck.
Denise Bohne February 14, 2012 at 02:39 AM
SOO PROUD..!!!! :~))) AUNTIE DEE & FAM.....
Stephen Raymond February 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Great article, he has 2 great parents and obviously a good head on his shoulders. Go get that record and good luck at Harvard!
Andrea Gorman February 14, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Way to go!!!!! Best of luck!!
Cheryl martell February 17, 2012 at 02:32 AM
James Michael you are the best ,,,, I Love you and you will always be the best in my heart love auntie zsa zsa and uncle John xxxxooooo
Melissa Doherty February 17, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Congrats on a great accomplishment!
Laura Bourgeois February 19, 2012 at 08:48 PM
So proud of you Jim ~~~ You have beat the record (85). What an accomplishment, you are not only a great kid, but have a great heart as well. Congratulations!! Love Auntie Laura <3

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