Warriors fall to Winchester in season opener...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Lawrence excited to build up program in first year Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — As first steps go, it was certainly in the right direction for the Wakefield High boys’ hockey team on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink as they matched up against Winchester. Winchester, coming off a trip to the Div. 1 North Finals last year, didn’t control the game so much as a 4-1 score would indicate. Wakefield, skating hard for a full 45 minutes, hung right with the home team all night and responded to a 2-0 deficit in the third period with a goal by freshman Mike Locke. Minutes later, a scrum in front of the Wakefield net dislodged the cage and senior goalie Justin Harding’s blocker, but the puck found its...

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‘It’s a tie that feels like a win’...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Warriors score with 5 seconds left to stun Winchester By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — How’s that for game one? Facing a 4-2 deficit with three minutes left against Winchester on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink, the Wakefield High girls’ hockey team decided their season wouldn’t start this way. “In the third period, the momentum was shifting and I saw that look in their eyes; they were ready to go,” said Wakefield head coach Chrissy Weeden. “I’m not surprised they pulled it off. First game of the season and they turned it around like it was the state championship.” Just seconds after Wakefield goalie Abby Boudreau made another sharp glove save, the Warriors put their hard hats on and went to work in the Winchester crease, where junior Annabella Forziati put one home off assists...

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Warriors look sharp in season-opening win over Reading...

Dec 12, 2018 by

Published December 12, 2018 By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Tuesday was opening night for Middlesex League hoops at the Charbonneau Field House as the Wakefield Memorial High School boys’ varsity team hosted Reading. The game saw an up-tempo pace hold throughout, as the Warriors, led by 15 points from senior Billy O’Keefe, were able to hold off the Rockets, taking the win 55-47. “That’s a good, athletic, physical Reading team,” head coach Brad Simpson said, after the game. The first quarter was a bit stop-and-start as four out of the first five possessions saw trips to the free-throw line. The Warriors had trouble slowing down Reading’s senior forward Danny Bekkenhuis, who led the Rockets with 14 points including six in the first quarter. Neither team had an advantage after the first quarter, as the...

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