Wareham players win Cape Cod Summer Hockeyfest High School League Championship

Sep 8, 2021

Local high school players took to the ice this summer in the Summer Hockeyfest High School League and went undefeated against teams across the South Coast and Cape Cod.

Wareham and Old Rochester Regional High School players were among the league’s high school division championship-winning team, the Warriors.

The team was made up of local players Leo Schiappa, Thomas Galavotti, RJ Vickery, Brandon MacDonald, Michael Tobin, Harry Hughes and Ben Demoranville, alongside players from Nauset, Brookline, Hopkinton, Austin Prep, Monomoy and Winchendon.

The team went undefeated in the regular season against teams from New Bedford/Dartmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable and Orleans, before going on to win the league championship last month.

“Our team, unlike other teams in the league, had a majority of players which had never played together until now,” Head Coach Skip Schiappa said. “They came together by accepting one another, combining their hockey IQs, exhibiting unselfish discipline with and without the puck, hustling in support of team play, and most of all, exhibiting all the qualities of that which defines being a great teammate. Everyone knew their role with the team and performed exactly as expected when called upon. It was my pleasure to have coached such an outstanding group of young men.”