Thursday, February 21, 2013
Senior Dylan DiNatale notched two goals versus Tewksbury including the game-winner with 1:38 to play to seal a 3-2 victory.
The Wilmington boys hockey team has been in plenty of big game situations. So it didn't come as a surprise to the fans who packed Ristuccia Arena on Wednesday night that the Wildcats came through in the clutch again. Dylan DiNatale scored his second goal of the game with 1:38 to play in the third period to lift the Wildcats to a 3-2 victory over rival Tewksbury. "Your nerves just go away and you focus more on the game than anything," said DiNatale, who said the team has high expectations as they prepare for another postseason run. "We didn’t graduate too many seniors, so we had a lot of depth. We’re just getting the wins, that’s all." Brendan McDonough opened the scoring less than a minute into the tilt, but the Wildcats fell behind 2-1 …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tewksbury and Wilmington square off Wednesday in the annual version of the heated rivalry.
Wednesday is one of the games hockey fans in the area look forward to all season long. Tewksbury travels to Wilmington's Ristuccia Arena for the annual version of a heated rivalry. Puck drops at 8 p.m. between the heavyweight programs, and Patch will be there providing updates throughout the game. Be sure to following Wilmington Patch and sports editor Matt Schooley on Twitter throughout the game. In the meantime, here are some facts you need to know heading into the tilt. Championship caliber. The game consists of the last two Division 2 state champions. Two years ago Tewksbury toppled Franklin at TD Garden with a 2-1 overtime victory. Then last year, it was the Wildcats beating Franklin, 3-1, behind Cam Owens' hat trick. Based on this …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Couldn't make Thursday's Turkey Bowl? Check out our video of the game, band performances and more.
Tewksbury may have won the game, but it was still another great Thanksgiving Day for Wilmington players and fans who played a part in the latest edition of an annual rivalry game that is getting close to one century old. The Redmen earned an 18-6 win on the day, but the Wildcats played well against a playoff bound foe. Check out our video coverage of the day, including the sights and sounds on and off the field.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Visiting Tewksbury dominated play and came away with an 18-6 victory on Thursday. Check back Friday for complete coverage.
Visiting Tewksbury carved up host Wilmington on Thanksgiving Day, taking home the Turkey Bowl hardware. Though the underdog Wildcats played well defensively, they weren't able to put enough offense together. Wilmington fell, 18-6, in the annual game. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Friday for complete coverage including photos and video.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tewksbury visits Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the annual tradition that is more than 80 years old.
For the most part, it’s been a season to forget for the Wilmington football team. But on Thanksgiving Day, all of that could change. Tewksbury visits Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on Thursday for the annual Turkey Day game between the bitter rivals that have been squaring off for more than 80 years. “Our record is not where we want it to be, but they’re trying to go out on a good note,” said Wilmington head coach Mike Barry, whose team struggled to a 2-8 record on the year. “Because of the struggles we’ve had, the game means a little bit more this year.” The Redmen, meanwhile, enter the game tuning up for a postseason appearance. Tewksbury managed a 6-4 overall record while polishing off a 5-0 mark in the Merrimack Valley League, taking the …
Kickoff is at 10 a.m. on Thursday and we want to know who you think will grab the all important victory.
It's a rivalry that stretches for more than 80 years. It's a game that shapes Thanksgiving Day for players, coaches and fans. And we want to know. Who's going to win this year's Turkey Bowl between Wilmington and Tewksbury? Last year it was the playoff bound Redmen who snuck out a 28-21 victory over a game group of Wildcats. This year, Tewksbury is again heading to the postseason while Wilmington ends its season on Thursday. But all bets are off on Thanksgiving when kickoff comes at 10 a.m. So who do you think will win? Let us know your predictions for the game in the comments section below, and leave us your favorite Turkey Bowl memories as well. We'll have a preview of the game on Wednesday afternoon, so check back then. And be sure to …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wildcats feel confident heading into postseason play after 3-1 road win.
The Wilmington boys hockey team has been making adjustments all season, and after Wednesday night's regular season finale against Tewksbury, the Wildcats are ready for the big race. Head coach Steve Scanlon's charges traveled to play the rival Redmen and toppled them for the second straight year, earning a 3-1 victory. Next up the team waits for its bracket assignment, which will be announced on Saturday. "We're as tuned up as we can be to head into the tournament," said Scanlon. "We're battle tested. We've been through a lot. We know there are a lot of good teams in the Division 2 tournament, and we'll enjoy it." Jake Rogers gave the Wildcats a 1-0 edge with 4:40 left in the opening frame on the first of two assists from junior Cam Owens…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We prepare you for the always physical and entertaining Wilmington-Tewksbury boys hockey game.
Let us know in the comments section below your predictions for the game, and vote in our poll who you think will win. 1. What's on the schedule. If you like hard-hitting, fast-paced action and frenzied crowds, you'll want to head to Superskills Hockey Rink in Tewksbury as the Wildcats and Redmen hold their annual rivalry game. Puck drops at 8 p.m., but you'll want to get there early to assure yourself a seat in what should be a packed house. 2. What they're saying. "I expect we’ll have our usual war with them, and we expect to have our hands full," said Wilmington head coach Steve Scanlon. "I’m sure they’ll remember last year. They were embarrassed, and it really kick started them on an impressive playoff run." 3. What happened last time. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A look at why Wilmington is better than Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Local Editor Bill Gilman mapped out why he thinks his town is better than Wilmington. With all due respect to Bill, he couldn't be more wrong. When it comes to this border rivalry, Wilmington takes the cake. For about 80 years, the Redmen and Wildcats have battled on the gridiron on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. The teams kickoff at 10 a.m. in Tewksbury and the crowd should be massive and raucous as always. The towns are rivals on the field, on the court, and on ice, but it runs deeper than that. There is a natural rivalry overall between the towns, which is why we present to you five reasons why Wilmington is indeed the superior town in this battle. 1. The Fourth of July. Wilmington is famous for not just one …