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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)

Let’s Go Wreckers!

The only thing more important than sleep to Westport teenagers on a Saturday morning is supporting their ice hockey team in the state finals.

Here’s the scene at 8 a.m. today, at the train station:

Staples fans headed to hockey finals

By train, fan bus and car, a large contingent is heading to Yale’s Ingalls Rink, for the 10 a.m. Division III championship match.

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

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: