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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wellesley Applejacks

Weekend sees Jacks skate to a pair of wins

Home ice advantage wasn’t needed for the Wellesley Applejacks, who continued the early season road trip last weekend by beating Norwich and Delhi. With three...

Jacks follow a loss with a win to open the season

Defeated by the Woodstock Navy Vets in the first game of the season, the Wellesley Applejacks turned around the next day to beat the...

Preseason ends on high note for Jacks with 3-2 win

The Wellesley Applejacks finished out their short preseason schedule  strong with a 3-2 victory over the Mitchell Hawks September 3, and now the coaching...

Preseason game a chance for staff to evaluate prospective Jacks

There were plenty of new faces on the bench as the Wellesley Applejacks played their first preseason game at the St. Clements arena on...

Large number of hopefuls vying for a spot with Wellesley Applejacks

Hockey hopefuls filled the St. Clements arena this week vying for a spot on the Wellesley Applejacks’ 2015-16 roster. “Our numbers are close to 60....

Jacks pick Wellesley’s Brad Gerber as new head coach

The Wellesley Applejacks are taking a local approach this year, having chosen long-time Wellesley residents for their head coach and team captain positions. Brad Gerber...

Former Jacks coach Rob Way earns leadership award

Active in youth sports throughout the region for more than 30 years, former Wellesley Applejacks coach Rob Way will be recognized this month by...

Overtime heartbreaker for Jacks

The Wellesley Applejacks put up a valiant effort against the Tavistock Braves Dec. 13, but suffered a heartbreaking defeat with five seconds left in...

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The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...