Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The History of Hockey at My High School

For my journalism class at Medfield High, I compiled a pretty complete and in depth look at the history of hockey at Medfield. If anyone is interested, here is my article:

"They started like every other early twentieth century-hockey team: on the ponds. Today, Medfield stands on top of the Tri Valley League and is jumping up a division. 

Lets start with the humble beginngs. Medfield High School first offered hockey as a varsity sport in the 20's. The team played other schools from around the area and called Kingsbury Pond home ice. This only lasted for a couple of seasons, as ice conditions were not always the best and the sport was too expensive.

Hockey was brought back to Medfield in 1964, but took until 1977 to be officially recognized as a varsity sport, according to Richard Desorgher. 

It was not be until 1995 that the program really got off the ground. That season saw the team head as far as any Warriors team has ever gone. It also marked the first Tri Valley League title in program history. 

Current social studies teacher, Mr. Panciocco took over the head coaching job in the winter of 1999. The Warriors finished second in the TVL and made the state tournament in his first year as bench boss, but fell in the Quarterfinals to Cape Cod Tech, 7-4. 

"Not only was it my first year coaching, but I was coaching the team I once played for, which was unbelievable," said Panciocco."It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun at the same time." 

Read the rest here at the Kingsbury Chronicle.

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