Tony, aka “the Munchkin” has earned a reputation as a fiery player who battles every shift on the rink, playing with a lot of intensity. Although small in stature, Tony will play big on the rink and is not afraid to go to the dirty areas of the rink to create a scoring chance or set up a team mate. Tony will not put up big numbers as far as scoring goes, but, he will play with a lot of heart and give you everything he has, every shift. With Tony, you know what you are getting in a player.
Playing now in his 25th season and wearing his familiar number 14, Tony has been consistent and successful over the past 5 years in the Over-30 league, winning 5 championships in the last 10 seasons. A solid second line player, Tony can easily move over and play on the first line with no drop off in production.
Rumors & Facts:
Once tried to cash in on his nickname of “the Munchkin” by auditioning for a role in “The Wiz”, Michael Jackson’s remake of the Wizard of Oz
Was part of a class action discrimination lawsuit against Disney for all the signs saying “You must be this tall to ride this ride”
Is the President of the John Mastrocola Fan Club.
Was once one of the fastest players in the league, until his bionic hip was inserted.
Taught little brother John everything he knows about hockey… except scoring goals.
You can refer to Tony as a Munchin… but he takes offense to Midget, Dwarf, or Little Person.
He can neither sing nor dance to the song “The Lollipop Guild”… so don’t ask!!
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