Connecticut Girls HS State Tournament: ETB, Suffield, Avon Pick Up First Round Wins

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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Here are the Connecticut High School Girls Hockey Association state tournament pairings. Simsbury (1), Darien (2), Greenwich (3) and New Canaan (4) are the top four seeds with byes into the quarterfinals.

FIRST ROUND – Monday, March 2nd

#7 East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (1) vs #10 West Haven/SHA (0)

#5 Suffield (4) vs 12 Notre Dame-Fairfield Co-op (0)

#6 Avon Co-op (5) vs Fairfield Co-op (2)

FIRST ROUND – Tuesday, March 3rd

#8 Amity/Cheshire/North Haven  vs #9 Guilford, Hamden Rink, 4pm

QUARTERFINALS – Saturday, March 7th

East Catholic (ETB) at #2 Darien, 5pm

Avon Co-op vs #3 Greenwich, 11:45am – Dorothy Hamill Rink

Suffield vs #4 New Canaan, 6:40pm – Darien Ice House

Guilford-Amity/Cheshire/NH winner vs #1 Simsbury, 7:20pm – ISCC

SEMIFINALS – Tuesday, March 10th – The Rinks at Shelton

Games at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

FINAL – Thursday, March 12th

6:30pm at Bennett Rink

Mary McKiernan
East Catholic

* East Catholic defeated West Haven/Sacred Heart in a first round game, 1-0, avenging a loss in last year’s quarterfinal round. Mary McKiernan‘s third period strike was the only goal that ETB needed.

*  In Suffield’s 4-0 first round win over Notre Dame-Fairfield, Michaela Birmingham led the way with a hat trick.

* Jordan Hopping‘s two goals and assist powered Avon to a 5-2 win over Fairfield in another first round contest.


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