Monday, January 7, 2013
The Natick High School boys and girls hockey teams are sponsoring the event in memory of their late teammate and friend.
The Natick High School boys and girls hockey teams will be sponsoring the First Annual Justin Bailey Memorial Food Drive on Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at William Chase Arena. Donations collected at this event, which is named in memory of the 17-year-old Natick High hockey player who died suddenly last year, will benefit the Natick Service Council Food Pantry. Be sure to take a look at the flyer to see the items that are most needed. The boys hockey team will host Norwood at 7:40 p.m. Admission for the game is $5, so people are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food items and stay for the game to show support for the Redhawks.
Friday, December 28, 2012
From January through December you've followed along with us as stories came and went in Natick. Here are some of the biggest and most memorable stories of 2012.
A lot can happen in a year, and in 2012 a lot happened in Natick. Patch has tried to be there every step of the way to help keep you informed of what's going on in town, and here are some of the biggest stories of 2012. In no particular order: What did we miss? Is there a story that happened in Natick in 2012 that you think should be listed here? Tell us in the comments. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Friday, February 3, 2012
Braintree beat Natick 2-1, but donned the number 17 in Justin Bailey's memory.
- Joe Cody
Friday, February 3, 2012
Natick held Braintree to only two goals in their Bay State Conference matchup on Wednesday night, but that's all the Wamps needed to win their tenth game, putting them at 10-2-2 this season so far and keeping them just ahead of Needham in the league standings. Dave Fasano scored Braintree's first goal at 6:30 in the first period on an assist by Connor Leslie. At 8:35 in the second period, Leslie set up Tom Mahoney with Braintree's second goal giving the Wamps a 2-0 lead. Natick scored less than a minute later, just seconds into a power play. hat would end the scoring for the evening for both teams as stellar defense and goal tending prevailed. In a side note, the Braintree High School hockey team added #17 to their helmets in memory of …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Natick Hockey was tie in the final minute of their game Saturday night.
'Good things happen when you put the puck on net.' It may be one of the oldest hockey cliches around, but for the Red and Blue it held true Saturday night. The boys varsity team skated to a 2-2 tie against Herget Division rival Norwood with emotions still very much alive— prior to the game the Mustang program took the time to honor senior Justin Bailey with a donation and a moment of silence. The Natick hockey player died two weeks ago of natural causes. Once the game began, Natick was able to get on the board first after Ryan Donahue put home a rebound from a Brandon Kwok blistering post-ringing shot from the point to take the lead 1-0. However, Norwood answered 23 seconds later as they took advantage of a rebound attempt of their own to…
People come out to help local family in time of need.
Behind the lead of the Natick Hockey Alliance and many other volunteers, the Justin Bailey Benefit for the Bailey Family was a smashing success Friday night at the VFW in Natick. More than 200 people stopped by the Natick Hockey Alliance event, whether they were involved with the Natick High School program or Comets program, or just wanted to lend their support. Others from surrounding communities were in attendance as well. In a matter of a few days, the community donated many great silent auction items on which to bid and raffle prizes to win. All proceeds, including any donations from those walking through the door, went directly to the Justin Bailey Memorial Fund. Some of the auction items included Boston Bruins tickets, Patriots/…
Friday, January 13, 2012
William Chase Arena was packed Wednesday night for the Natick High School varsity hockey team's first game since the death of teammate Justin Bailey.
It was a tribute...a sea of red...an emotional outpouring. The Natick and Red Blue varsity hockey team took the ice in front of a packed house at William Chase Arena Wednesday night, the fan base decked out in red in support of the hockey program playing their first game in more than a week after the death of senior forward Justin Bailey. The support was deafening, the atmosphere was electric, and the action on the ice couldn’t have been better. After a moment of silence in honor of Justin, the Red and Blue buckled up their helmets and went full throttle, thrashing their opponents, the Dedham Marauders, 8-0 to improve to 2-2-2 on their season, which has been dedicated to Justin. Junior captain Matt Kustra scored a hat trick while sophomore…
Across town, residents are working to raise money for the Justin Bailey Memorial Fund, which will help the family of a Natick High School senior who died last week.
In the wake of Natick High School senior Justin Bailey's death last week, Natick residents and the Massachusetts hockey community have united to remember the hockey player and raise money for a fund set up in his name. The town will come together tonight under one roof at the Natick VFW post to collect donations for the Justin Bailey Memorial Fund at Middlesex Savings Bank. The fund will help the Baileys cover the unexpected costs of burying their son. "The Baileys never asked for anyone to do this; we just wanted to help out wherever we could," said Doug Rausch, whose son Jeffrey is also a senior hockey player and played with Bailey since age 5. Rausch, who is also good friends with Bailey's uncle, Bruce, helped establish the account, …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The NHS Hockey teams met this weekend to form a human number "17" at the football field, in honor of Natick hockey player Justin Bailey, who died last Wednesday.
The number 17; a series of things distinguished by or marked by numerals. A team; a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest, or a number of persons associated in some joint action. A family; a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head. On the surface, those three definitions may seem totally different to the average viewer. But beneath that surface is something much bigger, stronger and important. It is something that combines all three of those definitions into one— unity. In the sport of hockey the number that one wears tends to lend one purpose, to help identify the player on the ice. But don’t be mistaken, there is much more of a meaning to the number 17 that Justin Bailey wore for…
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Winter Farmers Market begins, a Grammy-nominated harpist comes to town, the Riverbend School holds an open house and more in Natick this weekend.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Add your photos and memories of Natick High School senior Justin Bailey, who died Wednesday.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Today, friends, family and teammates are remembering Natick High School senior Justin Bailey, who died of natural causes at his home Wednesday night. If you have any photographs or memories, you'd like to share, please upload them to this post or email them to Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com.