Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wilmington plays Franklin at 1:30 p.m. at TD Garden and a win would seal a second consecutive state championship win.
The Wilmington boys hockey team is back on the biggest stage in Massachusetts high school hockey for a second straight year. And the Wildcats are ready for a repeat performance. In a rematch of last year’s Division 2 state title game, Wilmington squares off against Franklin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on the ice of TD Garden in Boston. With a win, the Wildcats would seal a dominating postseason run with a second consecutive state championship. “We knew coming into the season that we had a lot of skill, and our goal was to get back and win at The Garden,” said senior captain Cam Owens. “Last year we didn’t know what if we were going to be able to win it all, but we were hopeful. I won’t say that we knew we’d be back this year, but we had a …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Panthers square off against Wilmington in the state championship game after losing the last two years, and we have some facts to know about the Wildcats' foe.
The Franklin High School boys hockey team's mascot is the Panther. But Wilmington is hoping to turn them into the Bills on Sunday. If the Wildcats are able to topple Franklin in the Division 2 championship game, Franklin will have lost three straight title game contests. That's the feat accomplished by the Buffalo Bills of the early 1990s as they fell in the Super Bowl three straight years. So who is Franklin and how did they get to the championship game? We look behind enemy lines with some facts about the Panthers. No one will cover Sunday's game like Wilmington Patch, so be sure to check back throughout the day for complete coverage that will include a preview, live chat during the game, and photos and video from the tilt itself.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Find out how you can purchase tickets in advance of Sunday's Division 2 championship game in Boston.
The Wilmington High School boys hockey team will hit the ice of Boston's TD Garden on Sunday in hopes of bringing home a second straight state championship trophy. And you can be in the stands cheering them on. Fans can purchase tickets to the game by visiting the Ticketmaster page for the event. If Wildcat supporters wait to buy tickets at the door, they will pay $15. But the total cost including fees is $10.95 for online tickets, which can be printed at home. The game will serve as a rematch of last year's championship contest. After a shaky start to the tournament, the Wildcats are clicking on all cylinders and thumped Danvers, 7-2, to win the North Division 2 final on Monday. Franklin, meanwhile, earned its third straight trip to the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wilmington dominated every phase of the game on Monday night en route to a 7-2 victory that assured the Wildcats a chance at their second straight state title.
The champs are rolling, and it's bad news for seemingly everyone in Division 2. Thanks to a convincing 7-2 win over Danvers in the North Division 2 final on Monday night, Wilmington High School is within one victory of a second straight state championship. Brendan McDonough continued his meteoric rise as he notched a hat trick in less than two periods of action to lead the way for the Wildcats. Dylan DiNatale, Luke Foley, Steve DeFuria, and Jake Rogers also joined the scoring barrage. As a result, the team will skate on the ice of TD Garden on Sunday, though the game-time has not yet been announced. "For the program it's our ultimate goal," said head coach Steve Scanlon. "They dream of winning a title. Then to actually have gone and win …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Wilmington High School boys hockey team thumped Danvers, 7-2, thanks to a Brendan McDonough hat trick and will play for the Division 2 state title on Sunday.
Wilmington High School boys hockey coach Steve Scanlon said after his team's North Division 2 semifinal win that the Wildcats played just about as well as they could play. Then on Monday, the defending champions found another gear. Thanks in part to a Brendan McDonough hat trick, Wilmington cruised past Danvers on Monday night in Lowell at the Tsongas Center, winning a second consecutive North Division 2 title. As a result, the team will play on Sunday, March 17, at TD Garden in Boston for a state title. "The goal way back at the beginning of the year was the kids wanted to be back at The Garden," said Scanlon, whose team's celebration was a bit more tame than last year's. "They're a little more experienced, so they know the ultimate prize…
Wilmington skates against Danvers at 6 p.m. on the ice of the Tsongas Center in Lowell.
It’s a game the Wilmington High School boys hockey team has been in before. And the Wildcats are hoping for the same result. Wilmington skates in the North Division 2 title game for a second straight season, hoping to continue its quest for a repeat state championship performance. The Wildcats will take on Danvers at 6 p.m. on Monday night on the ice of Lowell’s Tsongas Center. “It’s exciting,” said head coach Steve Scanlon. “The kids are pumped to play. The guys that have been there before, it helps a lot. It’s always a thrill to play up there.” Following last week’s drubbing of Lincoln-Sudbury, Scanlon gave his players two days off before returning to practice. After several days of practices, he gave the team one more day off on …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Wilmington High School girls basketball team trailed by double digits and pulled within one point in the fourth quarter before falling to undefeated state champion Reading.
In the North Division 2 girls basketball semifinals, David ran out of steam just when Goliath was on the ropes. But it was an impressive effort nonetheless. Wilmington High School took on the role of the massive underdog heading into a match up with unbeaten defending state champion Reading on Thursday night, and things looked bleak with the Rockets leading by 16 points in the second half. But slowly, the Lady Wildcats chipped away until Michelle Woods drained a three-pointer to pull the team within one point. A Reading turnover later and Wilmington suddenly had the ball with the chance to take the lead early in the final quarter. Reading showed its veteran experience, however, as it took over from there and went on to a 63-51 victory to …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Wilmington High School cruised past the Warriors, 6-0, in the North Division 2 semifinal round on Monday.
The Wilmington High School boys hockey team put together what their coach close to as good as they could play during Monday's 6-0 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury in the North Division 2 semifinal. See highlights from the game, which will allow the Wildcats the chance to attempt to match their performance on Monday when they square off against Danvers in the tournament final with a spot in the state title game on the line. Are you a big fan of the Wildcats? You'll also want to see:
The Wildcats boys hockey team put together its best performance in recent memory, dominating Lincoln-Sudbury for a 6-0 win in the North Division 2 semifinal on Monday night.
Steve Scanlon has been talking for weeks about the need for his Wilmington High School boys hockey team to get scoring from somewhere besides his top line. On Monday night, the Wildcats received their scoring from just about everyone on the roster. No. 3 Wilmington throttled second-ranked Lincoln-Sudbury, 6-0, in the North Division 2 semifinal thanks to goals from six different skaters. As a result, the defending state champions find themselves preparing for the North final against Danvers. "Last year we didn't know how far we could make it," said senior Anthony Castellano. "This year, we kind of expect it. That's the goal. That's what we want to do." Castellano scored the game's first goal on a shot from the blue line that seemed to have …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Wilmington High School pushed past Danvers, 54-47, in the North Division 2 quarterfinal round on Sunday and will next face unbeaten Reading.
After losing the lead it held for much of the North Division 2 quarterfinal, there was no quit in the Wilmington High School girls basketball team. They'd been there, done that. The Lady Wildcats leaned on the experience they gained in reaching last year's semifinal round to do the same on Sunday. After Danvers knotted the score at 47-47 with just over one minute to play, Michelle Woods hit several critical shots and Wilmington scored the rest of the game's points en route to a 53-47 win. Woods led the locals with 20 points. Thanks to the victory, the Wildcats earned a date with unbeaten top seed Reading, which is seeking a second consecutive state championship behind Olivia Healy, considered by most the top player in the state. Tip off …