Saturday, March 30, 2013
Several members of the Boston Bruins offered messages of congratulations to Wilmington High School boys hockey, the team the black and gold share their practice rink with.
The Wilmington High School boys hockey team has won two straight state championships, and the team they share Ristuccia Arena with has taken notice. Several members of the Boston Bruins offered their messages of congratulations to the Wildcats following a recent session at their practice facility. Among them was head coach Claude Julien, who has said in the past he is a big fan of team manager RJ Townsend. During the season, Townsend helps out the Bruins at some of their Wilmington practices. Julien joked that while he's happy for the Wildcats on their second straight state title, he's glad the season is over so Townsend can get back to his old look. For a second straight year, Wilmington players died their hair blonde during their …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Wilmington boys hockey team concluded its historic season with a Wednesday banquet.
Wilmington boys hockey team added to its hardware collection on Wednesday night, and they added an important piece to their jewelery collection as well. The Wildcats held their end of season banquet at Tewksbury Country Club and each player received a state championship ring in addition to several other awards that were dished out. In addition, Cam Owens was named the team captain for next year's team. Though the season is now officially over, it's never too early to start thinking about next year. Head coach Steve Scanlon and several players said they already have one thing on their mind - a repeat.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wilmington earned its first ever hockey title last weekend, and we provide you with a recap of how they made it to the top.
It was a month they'll never forget and a season they'll always remember. Wilmington played its best hockey of the season at the most critical time, skating to five victories en route to the first Division 2 state championship in school history. The heroes are too many to list. Cam Owens scored seven goals in five games, Drew Foley was sparkling between the pipes, Brian Pickett was a stalwart in the defensive zone and the list goes on. Have a look back at the road to the title, and let us know your most memorable postseason moment in the comments section below.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
When asked about Wilmington's state championship run, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien said, "Everyone was cheering for them."
After Sunday, the Bruins aren't the only champions to skate on the ice of Ristuccia Arena. The defending Stanley Cup winners practice in the local rink, which is also home to the Division 2 state champion Wilmington High School hockey team. Following Monday's practice, players Brad Marchand, Gregory Campbell and Johnny Boychuck took the time to congratulate the Wildcats for their 3-2 win over Franklin on the Bruins' home ice of TD Garden. Head coach Claude Julien talked about one connection between the two teams. RJ Townsend, the Wilmington team manager, helps out the Bruins trainers on occasion, and was the center of a friendly wager. Boston assistant coach Doug Houda's son plays for Lynnfield, one of the teams the Wildcats knocked off in…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Junior Cam Owens scores three times at TD Garden, Wilmington holds on for 3-2 victory over Franklin in Division 2 title game.
Wilmington’s season long voyage along “The Road to The Garden” ended Sunday with the ultimate souvenir. The Wildcats toppled Franklin 3-2 thanks to a Cam Owens hat trick to return home from TD Garden with the first Division 2 state championship in school history. “It’s something you can’t describe. You dream about this when you’re a kid,” said Owens. “We said it from the beginning of the year. We were going to go to The Garden, and win at The Garden. And to be able to do that, it’s really cool.” After a scoreless first period that was largely dominated by Wilmington, Owens took over early in the middle frame. The junior dangled at the point and fired home the game’s first goal just over three minutes into the second. Then with 6:58 to …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Wilmington skates past Franklin to win first boys hockey championship in school history.
Junior forward Cam Owens netted three goals, inclouding the game-winner with 7:33 left in the third period at TD Garden in Boston to propel Wilmington to its first state championship in school history. The Wildcats hopped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period, but South Division 2 champion, last year's state runner up, knotted things at 2-2 before the frame was out. But Owens had the last word, capping off a spectacular playoff run with his third tally. Watch the celebration in this article, and check back with Wilmington Patch on Monday for complete coverage of this historic Wilmington win.