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Needham legend Ftorek a hockey lifer

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If you grew up in Needham playing ice hockey, there is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard the name Robbie Ftorek. My father, Joe Flanagan, grew up in Needham in the 1970s. So, even as a Walpole guy, Robbie Ftorek's name was all I heard...

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Wagner, Bruins surge out of gates

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After signing a two-year deal with his hometown Boston Bruins in the summer of 2018, Walpole native Chris Wagner put together a career year in 2018-2019. The former Xaverian Hawk scored 12 goals and added seven assists for 19 total points in 76 regular season games played, adding...
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Walpole’s Wagner comes home to Bruins

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On Saturday night, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal was first to report that unrestricted free agent centerman Chris Wagner was headed to the Boston Bruins on a two-year, $2.5 million deal. The significance? Wagner is a native of Walpole and will be living his childhood dream of...
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Local Bruin legend Schmidt passes at 98

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The hockey world lost one of its gems this past week with the passing of Boston Bruins legend and Needham and Westwood resident, Milt Schmidt. The cause of death according to his family was a stroke. He was 98 years old. MS1Read more