The Watertown High School boy’s hockey team has made big leaps in improvements since the varsity program was put on hold for a year in 2016-17, and the Boston Globe has taken notice.
The Raiders have compiled a record of 7-3-1 under coach John Vlachos, including winning seven of the last eight games. They appear headed back to the State Tournament, after upsetting Wayland in the first round last year before falling in overtime in the Div. 3 North Section quarterfinal.
In boy’s hockey, WHS is not currently a member of the Middlesex League. The team won not only the league but the State Championship in 2015. A year later the team lost in the North Section final, which proved to be the team’s last game as a varsity program for two years. The Raiders did not have enough players to have a team in 2016-17, so WHS had a junior varsity program.
The team has used a lot of young players, and even using some eighth-graders last season. This year, Watertown’s roster only has four seniors, including goalie Kevin Greene, forwards Brendan King and Keith Ricci, and John Moynihan on defense. Experienced juniors Nick DiPace and Anthony Diallo also add to a solid defense.
Read the Boston Globe story on the Watertown High School boy’s hockey team by clicking here.