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Notebook: Prep bests Darien 2-1 for Division 1 championship

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Colon’s performance one for the ages Yes, to the victor indeed go the spoils. But to the defeated of the 2014 Connecticut Division 1 boys hockey championship, should go credit for a true all-time performance. For, over the first 39 minutes of Saturday’s championship game, it didn’t matter how Fairfield Prep wanted to to attack […] [Read More]

Newtown tops Tri-Town to advance to program’s first state championship

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Making its first ever appearance in the state semifinals, Newtown pulled away from Tri-Town in the third period to score a 6-1 victory, setting up Saturday morning’s Division 3 championship tilt with E.O. Smith-Tolland at Yale’s Ingalls Rink. The Nighthawks will look to follow up the dominant win with the program’s first ever state title. […] [Read More]
Categories: Boys Ice Hockey

Notre Dame-Fairfield dominant all over

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After Notre Dame-Fairfield’s first practice of the season in early December, coach Steve Hetherman didn’t know exactly what was assembled before him. That was only natural, at that point in a high school season’s cycle, did everyone affiliated with team even know everyone’s name, let alone every player’s style, strengths and weaknesses? That early on, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Amity advances to Division 2 state semifinals after defeating New Milford

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Amity is on its way to the Division 2 state semifinals after a 4-1 victory over New Milford, during which four different Trojans lit the lamp. No. 2-seeded Amity’s win sets up a semifinal clash with No. 11 Milford on Monday at Ingalls Rink.   Mosher: Amity netminder Brian Mosher was outstanding in the victory, […] [Read More]
Categories: Boys Ice Hockey

Familiarity between non-conference foes

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By Reid L. Walmark   There was no real need for videotape as a scouting resource for Fairfield co-op coach Mark Pettorini and his counterpart with Amity, assistant coach Mike Richetelli, in advance of their CIAC Division II state tournament first-round game Tuesday night at Bennett Rink in West Haven. They met on Feb. 26, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Murphy’s overtime game-winner helps New Fairfield-Immaculate defeat Newtown for league title

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New Fairfield-Immaculate captured the Division 3 SWC championship Friday night at Bennett Ice Rink with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Newtown. No. 2 NFI (14-5-3) required 19 saves from MVP netminder Ryan Dobos, and a game-clinching goal from Austin Murphy to earn the crown. The game-winner: Although it was out-shot 38-20 on the night, […] [Read More]
Categories: Boys Ice Hockey, SCC, SWC

Newtown, New Fairfield will meet for SWC title

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Top-seeded Newtown and No. 2 New Fairfield-Immaculate are set to do battle for the SWC championship Friday night after both teams claimed a win in Tuesday night’s semifinals. Newtown took out No. 4 Sheehan before New Fairfield-Immaculate defeated No. 3 Masuk in the nightcap, both by 5-2 margins. Newtown vs. Sheehan: A hat trick from […] [Read More]
Categories: Boys Ice Hockey, SWC

State Girls Ice Hockey semifinals set

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The Girls Ice Hockey state tournament semifinal matchup and sites are set. On Thursday night at Wesleyan University, Simsbury will battle Hall-Conard Co-op. On Friday night at 7 p.m. at Milford Ice Pavilion, No. 1 seed Darien will meet No. 5 seed Guilford. The Girls Ice Hockey state tournament final will hopefully be but isn’t […] [Read More]
Categories: General