Wallingford to spend $2K on t-shirts for championship hockey team

Wallingford to spend $2K on t-shirts for championship hockey team

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WALLINGFORD — The Town Council approved spending close to $2,100 on commemorative t-shirts for the Lyman Hall High School boys hockey team, which won a state championship earlier this year.

Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. said the shirts, one short-sleeve and one long-sleeve for each student athlete, are a gift from the town.

The total cost of the shirts, $2,090, was provided by Lyman Hall Athletic Director Steve Baker, Dickinson said. He added that his office didn’t have further information on the funding request.

It’s unclear how Baker arrived at the price quote of nearly $2,100 for t-shirts, and whether that includes any other items such as plaques.

Baker didn’t return calls for comment, and school district officials said they didn’t have further information.

The hockey team, consisting of students from Lyman Hall, Haddam-Killingworth High School and Coginchaug Regional High School, beat Sheehan High School in an all-Wallingford state final in March for the CIAC Division III title.

Dickinson said when high school teams have won state championships in the past, the town has purchased celebratory gifts, like t-shirts, for the team.

“It’s been our pattern, and we’re following through,” he said.

In a June 28 letter to council members, Dickinson said he hopes to present the t-shirts to the team at a future Town Council meeting.

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