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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)