Connecticut HS Highlights: Branford picks up big win over Cheshire

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

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Division One

Doug Caliendo Notre Dame (WH)
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Notre Dame (WH)

Notre Dame-West Haven came back to beat Northwest Catholic in overtime, though how the Green Knights finished it drew widespread attention. Doug Caliendo, who lost his father, Lou, to cancer earlier in the day, scored 25 seconds into OT. Paul Arel and Ryan Sherba had given Northwest Catholic a 2-0 lead in the second period.

Justin Blanchette Fairfield Prep
Justin Blanchette
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Steve Richetelli made 30 saves, and James Smyth and Robert McKiernan scored in Hamden’s 2-1 win over Greenwich. Mike Mozian scored the Cardinals’ goal.

Herbie Hazelton scored two goals and two assists as Darien defeated Fairfield Prep 6-4. Jack Kirby also scored two goals for the Blue Wave. Devin Blanchette had two goals and an assist for Fairfield Prep, which fell behind 6-2.

The Jesuits bounced back with a 4-2 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield. Chris Kral scored twice, and Justin Blanchette had a goal and an assist. Billy Scovill made 31 saves for the Lancers, and Nate Berardi had two assists.

Mid-Atlantic-Festival-Ad-300x250Division Two

In their second meeting of the year – Conard won the first – the Chieftains and South Windsor played a 2-2 tie. All four goals were scored in the first period. Johnny Russo scored both South Windsor goals.

Zack Withington scored two goals as Branford got its biggest win since early in the season, beating Cheshire 2-1. Ryan Novia scored for Cheshire.

Division Three

Zach O’Toole made 34 saves for Lyman Hall/HK/Coginchaug, and Hunter Boileau’s second goal came in overtime to beat New Fairfield/Immaculate 3-2. Kyle Roberts also scored for the Trojans, who have won their last four against Division III foes. Anthony Berardo and Alex Hess scored for the Rebel Mustangs.

Ben Naser and Dan Hennessey scored in the third period for Sheehan in a 2-1 win over Masuk. The Titans have won four out of seven since an 0-6 start.

Connor Morton’s goal in overtime lifted BCR to a 3-2 win over Hall/Southington. Paul Bates and Mike Calderon had scored to give BCR a lead, but the Warrior Knights forced overtime.


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