Love the shameless coach. I remember back a couple years ago when the Malden Catholic coach had his kid who played defense on the ice for everything and at the end of the season he got all of these Boston Globe honors and all-star game 'invites.' Kid wasn't even in the top 1/4th of defensemen in high school hockey.
Sad but true. His son is a freshman who is not ready for varsity. He should be on the JV team. Arlington has an amazing group of seniors who are carrying the team. The coach is just trying to get his son undeserved playing time at the expense of the other players who have earned the opportunity to play but are forced to sit on the bench and watch. I can tell you that the seniors can't wait for the season to end. The team is overwhelmingly against the coach and his selfish agenda. I am afraid this will hurt them in the super 8
Lots of changes coming next year
No one is happy with him or his selfish ways
Which says a lot since we are winning
Glad we are done!!
I was told the kids really like one of the assistant coaches a lot , maybe give him a chance
Arlington has some of the best seniors in the state. Coach keeps overplaying his son. Parents not happy. Assistant coaches not happy. Expect transfers following the season.
My son played for Messuri here in Winchester years ago
Is he still running the same middle school scam?
$1000 per kid per year to play middle school hockey?
and then having his brother pretend to run the program to avoid any conflict issues?
Hey if you want varsity you need to pay to play in middle school right?LOL
Messuri skills are the best.
if a guy gets you into the Super 8 as a public don't you have to put up with a certain amount of shenanigans?
No he doesn't get to take credit for the seniors playing for him now
They are a very talented group no matter who is coaching them
Any coach could win with the seniors he has now.
Not even close. There are many more skills programs that you would be better off going to
Messuri has no individual instructions for players.
You run thru a series of drills and no one corrects your mistakes
Everyone just gets an "atta boy" as they pass by the instructor
This causes you to compound your mistakes
A good program will pull you aside and work with you to make sure are not repeating your mistakes.
it's the only way to improve
He's crazy, he's the ultimate strategist ;) but he's the best. He played with Gordie Howe's son. Enjoy the ride AHS.
The real question is with all of the turmoil he is creating on the team how will the team respond in the super 8?
Seems like a house divided and that's not good
Arlington people love him.
Have you read any of the posts?
Are you in his family?
Or are you just heavily medicated?
If he loses it this year because his son was moved to the first line they will run his butt out of town. By the way he gave his kid # 93. What else do you need to know about the guy ? What coach allows his 5th line son to wear # 93 ?
Here it is in a nutshell
It is not about the team or the kids on the Arlington high school hockey team. It never has been
It is always been about Coach Messuri and his ego
That is why he plays his son when he shouldn't. That is why he put the all of the freshman from his penguins hockey on the varsity team even though they weren't ready.
That is why he can't keep coaches or players
Understand he doesn't care what you think. Or if you come or go.
Sorry but that's the reality in Arlington today.
I am just glad that I am almost out of this nightmare.
Graduation can't come soon enough
Messuri has nothing to do with this team winning. Absolutely nothing. The team has 5-6 seniors who have been together for 10 years and they are all tremendous players. Messuri is trying to make this about moving his best players to wing so they can pressure Hinghams top player. he is full of crap. It is all about getting his son on the ice for the super 8 tournament. Ive been watching arlington hockey for 40 years and this is the worst promotion of an undeserving player that I have ever seen. Will be a tragedy if they dont win because # 93 should be on the JV team
Amen to that because all the prep players go D1 some D3 and most too the beer league with the rest.And the parents are angry because they just spent 200K for high school.
I just read your message. It is clear that you never attend a prep school. I would guess based on your grammar and spelling that you probably didn't finish high school.
I'd like to leave you with this parting thought. The Arlington players your putting down today will be the ones your working for in 5 years. That is if they decide to go into the waste management field.
Thank you Coach Messuri for letting us know how you feel
And when they finished at rivers did they play for the Bruins?
or did you wake up from your dream before they turned pro?
Your boys drive the zamboni at Rivers now
So I guess technically your right they are still on the ice
Look at the rosters of the Ehl, usphl, prep schools and div 3. Plenty of kids went through public's initially before making the jump.
Rich kids are bailing for those lax commitments :) 12 scholarships for 48 kids but those commitments are free
None on Jr Warriors either
Face the facts
Arlington is in total disarray because the coach has put his personal agenda ahead of the team
Where is the AD or Principal on this issue?
why would MC who is ranked number 1 want to be ranked number 4?
Seems like a pretty foolish statement
But right on par with all of your other positions
Are we sure the little guy even likes hockey?
Lets just sit back and watch how #93 performs tomorrow. First line Super 8 ? As a freshman ? Really Messuri ? best for the team ? Should be worth the price of admission! And yes I agree messuri has very little to do with this teams success. Those seniors have all been playing together for 10 years and the assistant coach CO really deserves most of the credit. If CO was coaching there would be none of this nonsense going on believe me
I asked the question before. Do you think the little guy even likes hockey, or is he afraid to tell daddy legend drama is his gig?
No dog in this fight, but when I heard them boo 93 when he was announced I had to chuckle a bit and ask Arlington parents what that was about, thet said it was the coaches kid and that he shouldn't even be on the team let alone first line. After watching it was a joke , daddy coaching at its best!!
Watched the game this past Sunday. Coaches kid did fine. He certainly can play on the first line as well if not better than any other player.
I think a couple points here were covered in "The Rules" and we all need to revisit them. When in doubt parents, grab the rules for a refresher course.
- If your coach has a kid on your team, don't believe he's coaching for any other reason but HIS kid.
and . . .
- If your coach has a kid on your team accept the simple fact that his kid will play more minutes than any other player on the team regardless of ability. Know this day one, it will save you and the other parents any hard feelings.
and. . . .
- Don't believe politics end at the high school level. They get worse.
and . . .
- Parents, once you have done your homework and made your choice, hand him over and accept your role. You are a wallet, a taxi, a cheerleader, and a keeper of the gear.
and . . .
- Hockey numbers are 1 through 30, given the choice let’s keep it that way. No need to honor Grandpa’s 89 football number…really.
Hit a nerve Coach?
I bet a $1 million you didn't vote for Trump
This guy is a dirt bag, every penny raised by the boosters and the players is supposed to go to the players , yaknow like warm up suits , jackets ect. That your boys don't have! But instead it pays for all the other coaches , are you ****n kidding me? Whoever is on the boosters you should be ashamed of yourselves, it's supposed to be about the kids , but then again that Coach has been ripping people off for years, 1000 for middle school, unbelievable
What does this have to do with arlington hockey?
So is Arlington one of the few schools there is no sport participation fee?
BTW #93 had his 1 and only goal of the year vs Belmont when he scored the 8th and meaningless goal and celebrated like a 10 year old.
Seems to be working so what a great program. If you complain about money in hockey, you've picked the wrong sport.
Giving up possession for a 50/50 chance to win face-off? Mass high school hockey at its best.
Not when you have the puck under control. Of course if dont have the skill to keep it, by all means dump it on net.
I guess if you stumbled across this thread and were none the wiser, you'd think Arlington was 0-20 this year.