Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Watertown native got his 925th win Saturday against Alabama-Huntsville.
Boston College hockey coach Jerry York added another acclaim to his list of accomplishments Saturday night when the Watertown native became the winningest college hockey coach, ever. The Eagles' 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville, in a game played in Minneapolis, gave York his 925th coaching victory and eclipsed the previous record holder, former Michigan State coach Ron Mason. After the game, York told the Boston Globe that his focus is on his team, not the record. “Maybe when I sit down on some porch in 10 years thinking about it,’’ York told the Globe. “I’ve always been about team. When I was a player, I was like that. As a coach, I’ve been like that, so I haven’t really sought individual goals." The 67-year-old York is 925-558-95 in 41 …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Girls' team earns first ever tourney berth, boys get a No. 13 seed.
The Watertown boys' and girls' ice hockey teams will be in the hunt to skate at the TD Garden in Boston as the Raiders were included in the state tournament brackets announced by MIAA officials on Saturday. The Watertown/Melrose girls' hockey team skated to its first MIAA tournament bid in style, earning a No. 10 seed in the Div. 1 tournament. They will host Framingham on at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Ryan Arena. The Raiders, coached by Steve Russo, finished 14-3-4, and placed third in the Middlesex League. The team enters the tournament on a five game winning streak. The boys' team will play Tuesday night at 6 p.m. against No. 20 Stoneham in Woburn. The Raiders were given the No. 13 seed in the Div. 2 North Section. Head coach John Campbell's…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Members of Newton South and Tyngsborough boys' teams lost items while they faced off at John Ryan Arena on Jan. 29.
Someone went through the locker room at John Ryan Arena and took items from players from Newton South and Tyngsborough while they were playing a game on Jan. 29. The burglary was reported to police on Jan. 29 at 4:35 p.m., said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Several players reported they were missing money and other items, including four from Newton South and three from Tyngsborough One Newton South player lost $100 in cash and gift cards. A second was missing an iPod Touch, $110 and gift cards. A third lost $300 in cash, a debit card and gift cards. The fourth player lost $100 in cash, gift cards and an iPhone. Among the Tyngsborough players, the first lost an iPod Touch and $15. A second lost an iPod Touch, and a third player was …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Raiders defeated Newton South, 3-2, and moved a step closer to the tournament.
No Jim Mora, Watertown boys hockey coach John Campbell is not kidding when he talks about about the playoffs. With the season more than half completed, Campbell knows his team needs to step up if they want to make the postseason. The Raiders did not disappoint their coach Wednesday night defeating Newton South, 3-2, at John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown. “It was a big game for us,” Campbell said. “We were 5-5-3 going into the game. We need nine points to get into the tournament, so every game is crucial right now.” The Lions, meanwhile, slipped to 4-6-1 on the season. “Two goals probably nine out of ten times our goalie has in the first period,” said Newton South coach Chris Ryberg. “That’s a game we should have had.” On the first tally, …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Students from Watertown, Cambridge got into fight after a heated hockey game Wednesday night. Incident still under investigation.
Watertown Police have filed charges against three teens involved in a fight after the Watertown-Cambridge Rindge & Latin game Wednesday night at John A. Ryan Arena. The dust up occurred after the game, in which tempers flared and a fight briefly broke out on the ice, said Police Detective Sgt. Thomas Grady. There was some yelling between fans during the game, too. "At this time three teens are facing charges in regards to a fight occurred outside the arena," Grady said. "However, the incident remains under investigation." Grady said police have not ruled out dropping some or all of the charges, depending on where their investigation leads. All of those involved in the fight were students from one of the schools, Grady said, but he would …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Teens get into fight after Watertown-Cambridge Rindge & Latin Game Wednesday night.
The boys' hockey game between Watertown and Cambridge Rindge & Latin ended with hot tempers and a brief scuffle between players. The bad feelings apparently spread to the fans, who got into a fight in the parking lot at John A. Ryan Arena after the game, Wednesday night. Three police cars, an ambulance and a fire engine responded to the scene of the altercation. One teen wearing a "Watertown Baseball" jacket had his head wrapped in gauze, and two teens sat in the back of Watertown police cruiser. Police at the scene said it was too soon to tell whether charges would be filed against those involved in the fight. The Raiders won the game 6-1, which followed the girls' hockey game where the Raiders skated to a 5-5 tie with Lexington. Read …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Raiders split a pair of road games against Stoneham Wednesday night.
The Stoneham High School boys' hockey team earned its first home victory of the season by beating the Watertown Raiders 5-1 Wednesday night at Stoneham Arena. The Raiders dropped to 1-1-1 after the loss. The boys' hockey team comes home Monday to take on Triton Regional 7:45 p.m. at John Ryan Arena, 1 Paramount Place. Watertown Girls' Hockey Team Blanks Stoneham The Watertown-Melrose co-0p team defeated Stoneham 4-0 Wednesday in Stoneham to remain undefeated. The win improved the Raiders to 3-0 on the season. The girls' hockey team will host Medford on Monday at 6 p.m. at the John Ryan Arena.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Raiders earned the tie in the non-league match-up with Medford.
(Note: This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. Sunday) Whatever it was, it certainly wasn't boring. The Watertown High hockey team's season continued yesterday with a wild affair against Medford at LoConte Rink that ultimately ended in a 2-2 tie after the Mustangs picked up a late equalizer, in a non-league contest that was colored by a series of controversial decisions by the officiating squad. Senior forward Guy Leone had a goal and an assist for Medford, while Matt McConnell picked up the game-tying tally with just under 2:30 left in the game. Cam Howard added an assist for the Mustangs (0-0-1). Mike Baccari and Connor Demore found the net for the Red Raiders (1-0-1). After the game, despite the hard-fought late goal that salvaged the tie, …