Opponent: Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School
Date: Thursday 3/2
Location: Ryan Arena, Watertown
The Warriors lost a coin flip with Lowell (the two teams had an identical winning percentage) and will be the 10th seed in the 11-team D3 North bracket. For more information on seedings and brackets, click here.
Wayland hockey hosted its 5th annual Cochituate Cup Pond Hockey tournament today – a tradition where Wayland hockey players pay tribute to their pond-playing predecessors with throwback jerseys sporting the same-styled “C” of the old semi-professional hockey team, the Cochituate Huskies. This year, the boys wore jerseys with pink “C’s” in support of Andrea Cope, who is battling breast cancer. Andrea is the mother of former player Charlie Cope Jr. ‘14 and wife of former WHA president Charlie Cope Sr. As always, Wayland hockey would like to thank the following local businesses for each sponsoring one of the six teams: Steve Henley Memorial Fund, Mel’s Cafe, M.J. Henley Lawn Sprinklers, the Longfellow Club, M. Henley Snowplowing, and Inspired Blarney Freelance Writing.
Since the ponds never safely froze over this winter, the tournament was played at Kirrane Rink – an outdoor rink in Larz Anderson Park, Brookline. The venue proved to be a perfect plan B as the uncovered rink provided a great pond hockey feel. Continue reading
Congrats to the following players on being recognized by the DCL for their outstanding play this year and WarCats Head Coach Wink Van Ogtrop for being selected as DCL Coach of the Year.
Lisa Spangnuolo – DCL All-Star
Brooke LaPierre – DCL All-Star Honorable Mention
Tamara Lord – DCL All-Star Honorable Mention
Head Coach Wink Van Ogtrop – DCL Coach of the Year
Andrew Ludwig – DCL All-Conference Team
Mike Jones – DCL All-Conference Team
Christian Boschetto – DCL All-Star
Scott McCarthy – DCL All-Star
Joe Lyons – DCL All-Star
Joe Lydon – DCL All-Star
L to R: Ludwig, McCarthy, Boschetto, Orlandella
Marlboro – It was a fitting tribute to the seniors as the Warriors’ 5-1 victory over a much improved Lowell team on Senior Night clinches at least a share of the Merrimack Valley/Dual County League III title for the Warriors. If Weston ties or defeats Cambridge next Wednesday, the Warriors will win the league championship outright. Prior to the game, the Warriors honored seniors Christian Boschetto, Andrew Ludwig, Scott McCarthy, and Joe Orlandella for their contributions to the program.
For more on the game, click here to read the MetroWest Daily News article.
The boys took part in Wayland’s 5th annual Super Skills Competition today. Team White captained by Christian Boschetto defeated Team Orange captained by Scott McCarthy by a score of 27 – 18 in team points. There were new records in Hardest Shot (Mike Jones), Saucer Pass (Miller Clarke/Scott McCarthy), and Alternating Shooters and Breakaways (Andrew Ludwig). Continue reading
The Boys Varsity 16-17 schedule and calendar is out and available in the Boys Varsity section under Schedule. For a printable PDF of the Boys 16-17 Game Schedule, click the following: WHS 16-17 Game Schedule.
From the Wayland Town Crier:
Athlete Profile: Spagnuolo is creative force on ice for WarCats
Junior forward Lisa Spagnuolo is a leader for a rebuilding Wayland/Weston girls hockey program, scoring 10 goals this season.
NAME: Lisa Spagnuolo
School/team: Wayland/Weston girls hockey
The lowdown: Spagnuolo has been playing hockey “since I could walk,” as she recalls her father setting up a home rink in the back yard during the winter and her and her brother skating around. Read more.
Athlete Profile: Grand Finale for Wayand’s Late-Blooming Jones
Wayland’s senior center Bobby Jones emerged this past season as the leading scorer for the Div. 3 North champion boys hockey team.
NAME: Bobby Jones
The lowdown: For three years, Jones waited for his time to come, and then made the absolute most of it. The centerman was a seldom-used third-line player for the Warriors for the first three years of his varsity hockey career, playing behind standouts Lucas Bastarache, and Scott Carvalho. But coming into his senior season, with only 14 players expected to be on the varsity roster, Jones knew his time had come, and hit the weight room and off-season conditioning work hard, and played as much as he could over the off-season to prepare him for big-time minutes. Read more.
From the Wayland Town Crier
Boys Hockey: Winning Culture at Wayland
Wayland’s boys hockey program may lack depth, but not talent, as the Warriors finished the winter with their third sectional championship in six seasons.
By Mike Bigelin
Just call Rian Murray the hockey prophet, because the guy proved this year he sure knows what he’s talking about.
Just as the season was kicking off, Murray understood his Wayland varsity boys hockey team was facing a daunting task with a roster of only 14 players. But he also said at the time that, if he can keep his team healthy, come tournament time they could be a dangerous team. Read more.
Girls Hockey: Focus is on the Future for the WarCats
Despite a winless record this winter, the rebuilding Wayland-Weston girls hockey co-op team gained valuable experience.
By Rick Rendell
From the start, there was no question this was going to be another rebuilding season for the Wayland-Weston co-op girls hockey program. It was destined to be that way with just four upperclassmen on the roster, including just one senior with varsity playing experience, from last year’s team that finished 2-16-1. Read more.
Coach Rob O’Reilly, fondly known as Coach “O” to his middle school players, is calling it a career. His son Cory will be taking the reigns next season. Coach O began coaching the middle school program in 2006. After a tough initial season, Coach O led his charges to the middle school championship 4 times, winning it in 07, 09, 10, &12. By developing players at the middle school level, Coach O has played an instrumental part in the recent success of the high school team. The Wayland Hockey Association would like to congratulate the 4-time champion on a great 10-years. Thank you Coach O for your dedication to player development, professionalism, and years of service to the program.
MetroWest Daily News All-Stars
Bobby Jones – 1st Team
Andrew Ludwig – 1st Team
Jake Brady – 2nd Team
Joe Christakis – 2nd Team
Christian Boschetto – Honorable Mention
Mike Jones – Honorable Mention
Lisa Spagnuolo – 2nd Team
Lucy Harper – Honorable Mention