Watertown Pro Hockey Player Earns League Award for Perseverance, Sportsmanship

Boston PrideBoston Pride defender Lauren Kelly won the Premier Hockey Federation’s Denna Laing Award. The following announcement was provided by the Premier Hockey Federation:

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that defender Lauren Kelly of the Boston Pride has been selected as the Denna Laing Award recipient for the 2022-23 regular season. The award was determined by Denna and her family and goes to the player who most exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport. “Selecting the winner of this year’s Denna Laing Award was extremely difficult because there were many deserving candidates, each traversing their own adversity with relentlessness and a positive attitude,” said Laing. “This year’s winner, Lauren Kelly, has garnered the respect of her coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and fans.

Watertown’s Run in the Hockey Tourney Scuttled by Scituate in State Semi

Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Jack Dickie coms around the Scituate net in the MIAA Div. 3 Final Four game in Bourne. BOURNE — The Watertown/Wayland boy’s hockey team appeared to have one more moment of magic up its sleeve after grabbing a tying goal in the final minutes of the MIAA Div. 3 Final Four game, but the “puck luck” was not on the Raiders’ side and the Sailors will be skating for the State Title after a 4-2 win capped by an empty net goal. Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Maricio Souza skates up ice against Scituate in the State Semifinal.

Last Second Goal Lifts Watertown into Hockey State Semifinal

Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Mauricio Souza scored the gamer winner with seconds remaining in the Elite Eight Game against Nauset. Here he celebrates a goal against Southeastern Regional in the First Round. A breakaway goal with five seconds left in the MIAA Div. 3 Boys Hockey Elite Eight vaulted Watertown/Wayland past host Nauset, 3-2, and into the Final Four for the second straight season. Just as it appeared the game played at Charles Moore Arena in Orleans would head into overtime and the puck in the Nauset offensive zone, junior Mauricio Souza grabbed the puck, skated down ice and buried the puck in the Warriors’ net to clinch the win for the fifth-seeded Raiders.

Watertown Hockey Blows Past Dracut, Books Trip to the Cape for State Quarterfinal

Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior James Erickson celebrates scoring a hat trick against Dracut/Tynsboro in the Round of 16 State Tournament game. Having survived a double overtime in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament, the Watertown High School boys hockey team skated to a relatively easy victory Saturday night, putting half a dozen goals on the scoreboard against Dracut/Tyngsboro. The Raiders won the Round of 16 game 6-2 at John A. Ryan Arena. Watertown Coach John Vlachos was confident his players would be ready.

Raiders Boys Hockey Triumphs in 2 Overtimes in State Tournament

Charlie BreitroseWatertown’s boys hockey team celebrates the double-overtime winning goal against Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech in the State Tournament. Watertown High School’s boys hockey players piled onto each other after the Raiders scored the winning goal in a dramatic double overtime victory in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament Round of 32 game. Watertown defeated the visitors from Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech, 3-2 on Wednesday night at John A. Ryan Arena. Charlie BreitroseWatertown took a 2-0 lead in the second period of the State Tournament game with Jack Dickie’s goal.

State Tourney: Watertown Boys Hockey Highly Seeded; Girls & Boys Hoops Get Home Games

Charlie BreitroseThe Raiders had strong support from its fans at the TD Garden in the 2022 State Final. This year the Raiders are the fifth seed. Watertown High School’s boys hockey team will seek a second straight trip to the Garden as the fifth seed in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament. The girls and boys basketball teams will host a home game in the State Tourney.

WHS Sports: Hockey Team Hot, Big Comeback by Boys Hoops, Runners on Right Track

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown boys hockey seeks another trip to the Final Four and the Final at the TD Garden after finishing runner-up in 2022. The 2022-23 season has been a hot and cold one for the Watertown High School boys hockey. The Raiders appear to be heating up in the latter half of the season as they look to return to the Garden for a second straight state final. The Raiders started the season winning four of their first seven games, and tying one. Then Watertown dropped four of six, and added another tie.