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Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week: Chaim Mermelstein

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize eleven year old Chaim Mermelstein as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of New Jersey sixth grader and goalie is taking the TABC Jr Hockey league senior division by storm, as a
sixth grader playing with sixth, seventh and eighth graders. In the first two games he has been a wall. Facing over forty shots on goal, and not a single one made it to the net. His TABC team, the Maple Leafs have yet to score a goal this season, but
with their amazing goalkeeper they have not lost a game with an 0-0-2 record. A spectator told The JLNJ, “The future of the RYNJ Jaguars Hockey team is bright with Mermelstein in net.”

Chaim, who is your Role Model?
Either my dad or Martin Brodeur. It’s a tough call. My dad because he was a goalie also, and apparently good, and Martin Brodeur because I grew up watching him play goalie for the Devils and I liked his style of play.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Martin Brodeur because he holds many NHL records and won three Stanley Cups

What is your earliest sports memory?
Playing catch with my Dad in the living room (and breaking some picture frames).

What is your funniest sports memory?
My mom bought me a Spider-man baseball mitt because she thought it was “cute”

What is your favorite sports memory?
When I hit two grand slams in the same game in PAL.

What is your favorite thing to do when not playing sports?
Hanging out with friends and watching sports

What is the best thing about being a sportstar?
Making my Dad proud!!!

The Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week will receive a $10 gift certifi cate to Gotham Burger. Please send nominees for upcoming Gotham Burger Sportstars of the Week to [email protected].

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