The Wayland boys’ hockey team took part in the 1st annual Cochituate Cup today – a tournament to be played every year on Dudley Pond with teams comprised of Wayland hockey players and coaches.
Before the puck-drop, the boys held a moment of silence for Edward John Barbetti, Coach E.J. Nicholas’ grandfather. “Grandpa Jack” was an enthusiastic supporter of Wayland hockey and will be missed.
It was a festive atmosphere. The boys dragged an old couch onto the ice, had a portable fire pit lit, and Mr. & Mrs. Love were gracious enough to man the grill and keep the boys fed all day long. The games were fast-paced and competitive; several went into overtime as games were to 5 and you had to win by 2. In the end, the Orange squad of Pete Orlandella, Scott Carvalho and Coach Kilduff prevailed to win the inaugural Cochituate Cup.
Their names will be engraved on the cup just below the inscription that reads:
Cochituate Cup est. 2013
“On these frozen waters, we gather to show that fire and ice can coexist. Red with will and joy, we compete against our brothers for the right to hoist thee.”
The results were as follows:
Winning team: Orange
Coach Joe Kilduff
2nd Place: Green
3rd Place: Blue
The 2012-2013 Wayland Hockey Association Program Book is complete! Look inside for rosters, schedules and notes from supporters, friends and families. Thanks to all who contributed to, and worked hard on, another great program book.
WHA Program 2012-2013
Both upcoming games vs Weston will take place at 7:50pm at Rivers. (1/16 & 1/30)
Down 3-1 going into the 3rd period, the Wayland/Weston Warcats rallied to tie Framingham 3-3. Katherine Goguen scored a pair and captain Jane Haffey potted one in the tie. However, the story was the play in net. With freshman netminder Kylie Ham out sick with a virus, it was forward Cara Lembo who selflessly volunteered to put on the pads. Having never played goalie before, the senior made 25 saves in the tie!
In a much anticipated rematch of last year’s D3 North Championship game, Wayland needed some late game heroics to defeat the talented Bedford team. Sophomore Scott Carvalho scored with one second left on the clock to lift the Warriors over the Buccaneers 3-2.
Wayland is 5-2 overall on the season and has won four straight.
The Wayland/Weston Girls’ varsity schedule and roster have been posted to the site.Their team picture can also be seen on the Roster page. The ladies are currently 1-3 on the season.
From the Wayland Town Crier
WAYLAND — Despite outshooting their opponents to the tune of 68-28, the Wayland boys’ hockey team failed to score in two straight games the previous week and dropped to 1-2 on the young season.
“It wasn’t for lack of effort, that’s for sure,” said head coach Rian Murray on the goal drought. “For whatever reason, the boys were gripping their sticks a little too tight and pucks weren’t finding the back of the net. That happens in hockey.”
After outlasting Marian 4-1 and pounding a previously undefeated Abington squad 7-1, the Warriors can rest a little easier this week, improving their record to 3-2.