School partnership, locals to Europe

Excellent and long-overdue news in high schools: The SCC and SWC announced a partnership beginning in the winter, teaming up to create a superpower hockey conference. The headliner is Notre Dame-Fairfield joining up with the SCC’s Division I powers like Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame-West Haven and Hamden; that part, hockey-only, was long-rumored (at least, if I recall correctly, since I was covering schools full-time in the late ’90s, around the time eventual Philadelphia Phantoms forward Peter Zingoni left to play junior hockey). But this also puts together a very impressive Division II and a nice grouping of Division III schools.

Elsewhere in high schools, it’s raining during spring conference championship week. And along those lines, water is wet, ice is cold and grass is green.

Darien’s Hugh Jessiman is joining KHL Medvescak Zagreb in Croatia, the newest member of the KHL. Ben Walter (ObFWB: “a center that works all over the web”) is also going eastward, to Sweden.

Grand Rapids struck first in the Western Conference Final; Landon Ferraro scored the winner early in the second. An assist for OKC’s Mark Arcobello, speaking of the SCC. Syracuse and Wilkes-Barre get going Saturday as these two play Game 2.

And RIP, our colleague Wayne Ratzenberger.

Michael Fornabaio