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John DaSilva Memorial Park (Queens)
Location:Hockey rink in Dutch Kills Playground, bounded by 36th and 37t Avenues, 28th Street and Crescent Street.
Honoree: John DaSilva (1959-1981) joined the the YMCA roller hockey program at age 10. He spent much of his time in the YMCA home fild in what is now Dutch Kills Playground. In his teen years he was the top scorer in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League. In his four years at St. John's University, he was the most prolific hockey scorer in the history of the school. He died in an auto accident on March 6, 1981.
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