Pee-Wee Penguins player out after injury

ON THE ROAD TO HARVEY, N.Y. — Pelham Middle School student Russell Mazzaro is out for the rest of the hockey season because he fractured his fibula, a bone near the shin, during a hockey game at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon. Russell plays defence for the Pelham Pee-Wee Penguins. He is in sixth grade at PMS. He gave the Times an interview:

Q: How does it feel to be out for the season?
A: It stinks. You don’t get to play hockey for about a month. Plus this is my second injury of the season.

Q: You’re watching the team play from the bench now. How do you think the team is doing?
A: I think they are doing well, but they can do better.

Q: How did the injury happen?
A: It happened by when I jumped to avoid being hit by the puck. Then I landed on my ankle and twisted and then snapped my bone.

Q: How many weeks were you out for?
A: I was out for about six weeks.

Q: When will you be back on the ice?
A: I will be back on the ice Feb. 21.

Q: What do you miss most about not playing hockey?
A: What I miss the most is playing with my buddies on the ice. It is also annoying because I can’t do anything.