THE FRANK SORRENTI Coaches Room at Flynn Rink was unveiled for the first time on June 29 as the longtime leader of Melrose Youth Hockey was recognized for his service. (Courtesy Photo)


MELROSE — Friends from many generations of Melrose Youth Hockey gathered at Flynn Rink on June 29 to say a heartfelt thank you to Melrose legend Frank Sorrenti as he retired from 30 years at the helm of one of the most prolific Youth Hockey programs in Massachusetts.

The Coaches Room at Flynn Rink was dedicated to Sorrenti in recognition of his service.

Mayor Paul Broduer honored Sorrenti with a Proclamation recognizing his outstanding service to his community.

Mass Hockey Registrar Peter Giuliano was also on hand to present Sorrenti with a Certificate of Recognition.

Sorrenti’s efforts were the driving force behind the formation and success of the Melrose Youth Hockey girls’ program as well as earning the 2008 Program of the Year award from Massachusetts Hockey.

He served Melrose Youth Hockey as a coach and board member for over 30 years including a 20-year term as President.

The event was attended by friends that spanned the entire 30 years of Sorrenti’s service.