Watertown Basketball, Hockey Teams Playing Reduced Schedule in 2021

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The winter high school sports season will begin right after New Year’s, and in the condensed schedule Watertown will only play teams in the Middlesex Freedom Division.

Due to COVID-19, the schedule had been reduced to 10 games this year. Only the WHS basketball and hockey teams will be participating in the winter season, and they will play the same team at home and away each week. No fans will be allowed at games, according to the Boston Globe.

Home games will be broadcast on Watertown Cable (WCATV.org).

Boys Basketball
(Home games at WHS Gym)

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, 12 PM vs. Wakefield
  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 9 AM at Wakefield
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 12 PM vs. Melrose
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 10 AM at Melrose
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 11:30 AM at Stoneham
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 12 PM vs. Stoneham
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 PM at Wilmington
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 PM vs. Wilmington
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 AM at Burlington
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 12 PM vs. Burlington

Girls Basketball
(Home games at WHS Gym)

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, 9 AM at Wakefield
  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 10:30 AM vs. Wakefield
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 11 AM at Melrose
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 10:30 AM vs. Melrose
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 10:30 AM vs. Stoneham
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 11:30 AM at Stoneham
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 AM vs. Wilmington
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:15 PM at Wilmington
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:30 AM vs. Burlington
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 11 AM at Burlington

Boys Hockey
(Home games at John A. Ryan Arena)

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, 12:20 PM vs. Wakefield – POSTPONED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7:30 PM at Wakefield (Stoneham Arena) – POSTPONED
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7:30 PM vs. Melrose
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 3 PM at Melrose (Stoneham Arena)
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 5 PM at Stoneham (Stoneham Arena)
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 12:20 PM vs. Stoneham
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 12:30 PM at Wilmington (Ristuccia Exposition Center)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 PM vs. Wilmington
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 1 PM at Burlington (Burlington Ice Palace)
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 12 PM vs. Burlington

Girls Hockey
(Home games at John A. Ryan Arena)

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, 7:30 PM at Wakefield (Stoneham Arena)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 7:30 PM vs. Wakefield
  • Monday, Jan. 18, TBA vs. Belmont
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 5:30 PM vs. Stoneham
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, 5 PM at Stoneham (Stoneham Arena)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 PM, vs. Wilmington
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 8 PM at Wilmington (Ristuccia Exposition Center)
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 12:20 PM vs. Burlington
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 5:10 PM at Burlington (Burlington Ice Palace)

2 thoughts on “Watertown Basketball, Hockey Teams Playing Reduced Schedule in 2021

  1. This makes no sense to me.

    First, in September, when Watertown was in the GREEN Zone, WPS decided to postpone the football season even though at the time things were a bit safer and football is outside. Even in person learning was put on hold.

    Now that we are very close to the Red Zone, WPS decides it’s safe to play two very high risk sports that are played indoors and at close contact. How does that even make any sense?

    Looking at this list of teams that they play against is worrisome. All of these towns, with one exception, are in the RED ZONE and have been for a while.

    Come on WPS, use your noggin. This is not safe, not smart, and very backwards. Do you really think it is worth it to have a season with 10 games and risk spreading the virus?

    Let’s rethink this please

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