Amity and North Branford hockey communties join forces to help 15 year old Justin DaSilva’s battle with cancer

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTHN)– Wednesday night at Bennett Rink in West Haven, 15 year old Justin DaSilva was honored before Amity and North Branford’s Coaches vs. Cancer game. DaSilva has been battling a rare bone cancer since he was 9 years old. Both teams took part in a special moment before the puck dropped, most of the proceeds from the event went to the DaSilva family.

As for the game, the Thunderbirds beat the Spartans, 6-3, thanks to a 4 goal night from North Branford’s Nico Giatrelis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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