Henry Ertl continued his perfect run through the FCIAC tournament with 37 saves, and Ridgefield took home the conference championship when James Ahern scored with 2:08 left in overtime as the Tigers stunned Fairfield/Warde Ludlowe, 1-0.
The goal put a stunning end to the season for the Mustangs, who are ineligible for the upcoming CIAC tournament based on the state association’s co-op rules. Tommy Adams finished with 24 saves.
Eastern Connecticut 3, Woodstock Academy 2
Cam McCollum made 42 saves and the Eagles used a pair of first-period goals to take control and hold off the Centaurs.
Drew Sager and Dylan Relaz struck in the opening 15 minutes for the Eagles. After Noah Sampson scored on a power play to cut the deficit in half for Woodstock, Anthony Gesino (goal, assist) pushed the Eastern Connecticut lead to 3-1 after two. Another Woodstock power play tally from Donnie Sousa closed the gap again, but McCollum and the Eagles held on.
Notre Dame-West Haven 5, Xavier 0
Peter Alfano made 22 saves for the shutout and the Green Knights continued to assert themselves as the top team in the state.
Ty Battipaglia scored a pair of goals in the first period, and added an assist on Ashton Delmonico’s strike in the second that made it 3-0. The Knights wrapped it up in the third as Santino Chancio and Matthew Stevens each netted their first high school goals.
Delmonico finished with a goal and assist, while Logan Hurd and John Donohue had two assists apiece.
North Haven 4, Lyman Hall 3
Alex Petersen netted a hat trick, including the go-ahead goal with 5:08 to play to lift the Nighthawks to the victory over the Trojans.
Petersen had tied it just 2:31 earlier for North Haven, and also scored late in the second period as the Nighthawks erased a 3-1 deficit.
Ben Gilbert had the other goal for North Haven, while Jack Roberts, Dylan Gay and Louis Allanson had the goals for Lyman Hall.
JBWA 3, BBD 1
In the matchup of acronyms, it was the co-op team from Joel Barlow, Weston and Abbott Tech that prevailed thanks to Stephen Theall’s goal and two assists, as well as a goal and assist from Niko Tournas. Spencer Thomas also scored for JBWA, and Nick Randall had an assist.
Liam Gelfand scored the goal for the Icecats.
E.O. Smith/Tolland, Northwest Catholic champs
E.O. Smith/Tolland, which earned this top seed in the CIAC Division 3 tournament that begins this week, will carry momentum into the postseason after beating Enfield, 3-1, for the CCC South champion. … In CCC North, Northwest Catholic left little doubt with a thorough 6-0 win over Wethersfield.