Wakefield High School, 1961 hockey team

  • Wakefield High School, 1961 hockey team
  • "Although mention of a hockey team at Wakefield High School can be traced to 1913, it was not fully recognized as a sport until the 1937-38 school year. Hockey at WHS got off to a slow start, eventually being dropped in 1919. A group of Greenwood boys were interested in starting a team, and in 1930 recruited Mr. Heavens to be the faculty manager. Edmund Dagnino, former WHS star and player in the Boston Hockey Club, was recruited as coach. In its early years, the hockey team practiced and played games on Lake Quannapowitt, limiting the number of games which could be played each year. In 1940, WHS joined the Eastern Massachusetts Hockey League and remained in that league until joining the Middlesex League. Longtime coach Charles Kirk won his first Middlesex League championship in 1961, and reclaimed it in 1964. The WHS hockey team has captured the Middlesex League crown several times, including in 1980 with a 16-0 record, and most recently in 1989 when the team record stood at 19-0-1 (overall 20-2-1)." -- Text from calendar.
  • The 1960-1961 hockey team won the top spot in the Middlesex League (front row, left to right) B. Barry, R. Ring, E. Knowlton, C. Finney, M. Toth, and W. Barry. (Second row, left to right) M. Nardone, P. Butler, W. Bacon, H. Lattanzi, P. O'Keefe, J. Langlois, R. Hugo, Coach Callan. (Third row, left to right) D. Frey, A. Swanson, J. McWhinnie, Captain M. O'Keefe, Captain R. Hubbard, R. DeFeo, H. Lilley, and J. Barrett.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2002
  • 1961
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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