Bruins fans were quick to pounce when the NHL mistakenly referred to Walpole’s Chris Wagner as a Wellesley native

A classic Massachusetts town mixup.

Chris Wagner is pursued by Cedric Paquette. Elsa/Getty Images

With hockey season over, there isn’t much for Bruins fans to react strongly to these days.

So when they had an opportunity to take out their frustration Saturday on Twitter, they didn’t hesitate.

The NHL tweeted a video of Chris Wagner scoring a goal in the round robin stage against the Philadelphia Flyers. “Pride and joy of Wellesley, Massachusetts… Chris Wagner,” the tweet read.

Typically, such a pro-Bruins tweet would elicit a largely positive reaction, but there was one slight problem – Wagner isn’t from Wellesley; he’s from Walpole. In fact, he’s often referred to as the “Mayor of Walpole.” “Mayor of Wellesley” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. A classic Massachusetts town mixup.


The Bruins Twitter account reacted with a simple face-palm emoji, but some other reporters and fans were a little more ruthless. Here are some of the most humorous reactions:


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