Hockey Heartbreak

A large crowd at the “Yale Whale” rink — including former players from Staples’ 1970s-era championship teams — roared with delight when the Wreckers’ co-op team scored this morning, just 35 seconds into the Division III state finals.

They agonized when the Stamford-Westhill squad grabbed a 4-1 2nd period lead.

They thrilled to a 3rd period comeback, as Staples knotted the score 4-4.

They were devastated when Stamford scored the game winner on a breakaway, with just 27 seconds left before overtime.

Though certainly not as devastated as the players, who came so far.

It was a whale of a game. Big props to the Wreckers.

You guys are champs in our eyes!

(Courtesy of WWPT radio)

(Courtesy of WWPT radio)

3 responses to “Hockey Heartbreak

  1. Margaret Hart Rynshall

    Heartbreak is right! So sorry to hear this. I loved going to Staples Hockey games at the Norwalk rink back in our day.

  2. Jeff Arciola

    Awesome season. As a former wrecker hockey player you have nothing to be ashamed of. You’ll have memories for ever.

  3. Christy Colasurdo

    These guys rock. How exciting to come so far. Kudos to all the boys for such a wonderful season. Bravo!