Thursday, June 13, 2013
Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight at 8 p.m.
The funny thing about the Bruins playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup is that several years ago, I actually started rooting for the Blackhawks as one of those "other" teams you kind of like during playoff bids and whatnot. An article this morning in the Chicago Tribune notes that the Bruins vs. Blackhawks is the first "Original Six" Stanley Cup series since the Bruins won the cup against the New York Rangers in 1972. The Blackhawks are a formidable team, but so were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who just got swept by the Bruins in a thrilling series, especially games 3 and 4. Sidney Crosby of the Penguins is a household name among hockey fans, even if his playoff mettle was widely questioned - he finished the regular season third …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Upload a photo of yourself in your B's gear or your shrine to the home team.
The Boston Bruins play Game 1 of the National Hockey League finals against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 8 on NBC. We want to know what you're planning to do for the big game. Will you get all dressed up in your Bruins garb, or do you have a Bruins sign or a shrine in your home? Take a picture and upload it here by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Where to watch in the Woburn area: There are a number of local places to catch football games. Here are some we found, but if you know another please let others know in the comments section below.
The pair of governors have agreed to a bet over hockey's greatest event, with the loser to volunteer at a food pantry in the winner's state.
Massachusetts and Illinois will be fixated on the Stanley Cup finals over the next few days, and it appears the governors of those states will be as well. This morning Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced the wager made including himself and Illinois governor Pat Quinn over the outcome of the series between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Under the terms of the wager, if the Bruins win, Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank. If the Blackhawks win, Patrick will volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Both governors exchanged some good spirited trash talk along with the announcement. “I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads,” said Patrick. “And I…
The famous masked worn by Tuukka Rask was designed by Ron Slater of Slater Lettering and Graphics.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Woburn resident and injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. will be waving a flag at Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Woburn resident and injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. will be waving a flag at Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, according to the officer's Facebook page. Donohue was injured in a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and continues to recover from his injuries. He was recently moved from Mount Auburn Hospital to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Kim Donohue, an Exeter native and Richard's wife, said she was excited to announce that her husband has been asked to wave the flag for the Bruins playoff game. The Bruins, who lead the series 2-0, take on the Penguins at 8 p.m. and the game will be aired on NBCSN, according to ESPN. "It has been a…
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It's playoff time for the Lady Tanners as they hit the diamond for at least one more game.
The Woburn High School softball team recently finished up a strong regular season campaign. Next stop, the playoffs. Following a 12-8 year on the diamond, the locals snagged the No. 13 seed in the North Division 1 tournament as was revealed on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Thanks to that mark, the Lady Tanners earned a home game that is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Woburn will host Bishop Fenwick, which grabbed the No. 20 seed in the postseason behind an 11-11 record this year.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The MIAA announced its postseason pairings on Friday, including an appearance by Woburn High School as the No. 20 seed.
Boys lacrosse season will last at least one more game for Woburn High School. Woburn will take on Barnstable in the preliminary round of the boys lacrosse East Division 1 playoffs this week after the MIAA released its postseason pairings on Friday. The Tanners, who finished 10-8, have the No. 20 ranking in the tournament. Barnstable is ranked No. 13 and finished the year 11-5. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday and the winner will advance to take on No. 4 ranked Acton-Boxboro in the first round of the tournament. The date and time for that game have yet to be determined.
Monday, May 20, 2013
In Friday action the softball team beat Reading while the baseball team was beaten by the Rockets on the diamond.
The results were mixed for the Woburn High School baseball and softball teams, as the Tanners split a pair of games on Friday in Reading. It was the softball team that came out on top of the Lady Rockets, earning a 4-1 victory. Though the baseball team hung close into the middle innings, Reading eventually pulled away and cruised to an 8-0 win.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Woburn bounced back from an early Wildcat push and went on to a 10-6 victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Ken Blaszka will be on the sidelines for the Woburn High School boys lacrosse team. But for the last week of the season, he knows there’s not much coaching he has left to do. “At this point we aren’t putting anything new in the game plan. It’s take it to the cooker, score, and stop them,” said Blaszka, whose team needs two victories in its final four regular season contests to earn a playoff berth. “There’s no coaching at this point. It’s just who wants it. Hopefully we want it and we’ll make the tournament.” Woburn improved its playoff chances on Thursday when it took a lead into halftime and dominated the time of possession in the final two periods for a 10-6 victory. It was just Wilmington’s third loss of the season, while the victory …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Photos from last week's track meet.
Take a look at local photographer Bob Hurkett's photos from the May 8 Woburn Boys track meet against Reading High. For the complete set of photos, click here.