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Connecticut HS Highlights

Division I

 

– Two of the traditional powers played big out-of-state games this week: Notre Dame-West Haven beat Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island 6-4 behind Matt Dumas‘ hat trick; his late short-handed goal proved to be the winner. Meanwhile, Fairfield Prep came from behind twice to tie New Jersey’s Don Bosco 2-2. Freshman Jack Hoey scored the first goal; senior Matt Wikman got the second, short-handed, with 1:31 to play.

Matt Wikman Fairfield Prep

Matt Wikman
Fairfield Prep

 

– Freshmen led the way for Simsbury in a 2-1 win over East Catholic. Riley Chapman scored both goals, and goalie Mike Adorno allowed just one goal for the second game in a row.

 

– Surprising East Haven had to come from behind but beat Amity 4-3 (Matt Longobardi had two goals) to take its second in a row, both against Division II competition, after its first loss, to Notre Dame-West Haven.

 

Division II

 

Tyler Hackett Branford

Tyler Hackett
Branford

Tyler Hackett had two goals and an assist, and Tony Pascale had a goal and two assists to help Branford past Hand, 5-3. The Hornets are unbeaten in seven. Chase Briggs made 32 saves for the Tigers.

 

– North Haven snapped a three-game winless streak (0-1-2, including a tie with Branford) with a 5-0 win over Watertown/Pomperaug. Joe D’Amico had a couple of goals, John Jensen had a goal and an assist, and Chris Pullano made 25 saves for the shutout.

 

 

 

Division III

 

– Masuk pulled off a big win over streaking New Milford, beating the Green Wave 6-3 behind Charlie Christo‘s four goals. Connor Muller made 25 saves in the win for the Panthers, who’ve won four in a row. The Green Wave had won seven in a row.

 

Jason Diamond had a goal and an assist, and Liam Bambery had two assists to help Housatonc/Northwestern/Wamogo past Rocky Hill/RHAM/Middletown 5-3. Rocky Hill’s Scott Mocko was the only player with two goals.

 

Christian Giacondino and Mike Cerotti both had three goals (Cerotti’s a natural hat trick) in Sheehan’s 9-4 win over Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug; Andrew Loya had a goal and an assist for S/L/N.

 

Cooper McLean scored two goals as Newtown jumped out in front and held on to beat Barlow 3-2.

 

Michael Fornabaio

Michael Fornabaio

Michael writes for Hockey Night in Boston, covers the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the Connecticut Post, and once covered the Beast of New Haven. He grew up at the New Haven Coliseum. Story, blog links @BSTSoundinOff blog.ctnews.com/fornabaio.
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