Staples Hockey Team Skates To State Finals

They don’t have their own rink.

They’ve added a couple of players from Weston and Shelton.

But the Staples co-op boys ice hockey team is headed to the state finals.

The team — almost all of whom are legit Westporters, and who wear a big “S” on their jerseys — won a wild, sudden-death overtime game Tuesday night, 6-5 over Woodstock Academy.

That put them in the Division III championship of the Big Dance — er, the Big Skate — on Saturday. The puck drops at 10 a.m., at Yale’s Ingalls Rink (aka The Whale).

(Courtesy/Staples Sports)

(Courtesy/Staples Sports)

As they’ve made their march to the title game — playing at rinks far from home — the Wreckers have picked up a large corps of enthusiastic fans.

They’ll be out in force Saturday morning. Let’s hope they’re joined by plenty of other Westporters.

If you’ve never seen a high school hockey game, you’re in for a treat.

And — hopefully — a championship.

(Can’t make the game? Tune in to WWPT-FM 90.3 — or click here for the livestream, anywhere in the world.)

Click below for all the goals in the Wreckers’ semifinal overtime win. Video by Cooper Boardman of Staples Sports:

6 responses to “Staples Hockey Team Skates To State Finals

  1. Some Westonites too my grandson is on the team Ryan Johnson is at Weston high school and is a member of the team. I wish them all the best for a championship. Go Wreckers

  2. Jack Whittle

    Let’s go Staples! We’ll be there cheering you guys on – 35 years since the last state hockey championship during my senior year at Staples. Win or lose, you play with heart and I’m hoping we will fill the stands on Saturday to support you!

  3. Jack Caldwell

    For those who can’t make the game, it will be broadcasted on Westport’s WWPT 90.3fm

  4. Marilyn Smith

    So happy for them!

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. GO WRECKERS!!!!