By Jim Smith


BROCKTON(CBS) – A Canton High School senior’s dream came true when he laced up his skates with his hockey team Tuesday night.

Matty Marcone suffers a rare genetic disorder, but that hasn’t stopped him. He has been a dedicated team manager since freshman year and he finally got to hit the ice against Stoughton Tuesday night.

“It means a lot for me to come out and skate with this team,” Matty said. “It’s a lot of fun out here.”

CHS hockey player Matty Marcone scores a goal against Stoughton (WBZ-TV)

CHS hockey player Matty Marcone scores a goal against Stoughton (WBZ-TV)

Marcone led the Bulldogs onto the ice wearing a captain’s “C” on his sweater.

“Matty means so much to us,” Canton coach Brian Shuman said. “He’s an inspiration without knowing it and I think that’s the coolest thing about Matty, he’s so humble and inspirational and kind, he makes other people around him better.”

Matty took the ice for one shift and sure enough scored the tying goal.

“Oh it was awesome and then he came over and it was right there, jumped into the glass,” Matty’s father John Marcone said smiling. “It was definitely cool.”

“He wants to be just like everybody else, even though he’s sick, even though he’s got some learning disabilities,” his mother Susan Marcone said. “He just wants to be part of the team.”

Jim Smith

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