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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)

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:

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