Connecticut HS Highlights: Ridgefield gets past New Canaan

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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 – Sean Keegans made 28 saves as Ridgefield beat New Canaan 3-1. Joe Signorelli and Nicky Cullinan scored late in the second period, and after New Canaan got on the board on Gunnar Granito’s power-play goal, Matteo van Wees added an empty-netter. Peter Windas made 22 saves for the Rams.

– Jake Walker made 24 saves in his first start, Fairfield Prep’s 3-1 win over Darien. Joe Mancini’s third-period power-play goal put it away after C.J. Hathaway got Darien within a goal in the second period. Henri Pfeifle made 30 saves for the Blue Wave. Ryan Eckert and Tommy Fox scored for the Jesuits in the first period.

– Jared Guidobono had 42 saves as Xavier came from behind again to tie Notre Dame-West Haven 3-3. Chase Maxwell and Tyler Grillo scored in the third to rally the Falcons from 3-1 down. Greg Caturano scored twice for Notre Dame, and Mike Ansaldo also scored. Xavier’s Austin Reid answered Caturano’s first goal to tie it at 1 after one.

– Ryan Wilson made 63 saves, the last 10 in overtime, to earn St. Joseph a 2-2 tie at New Canaan. Gunnar Granito tied it late in regulation for New Canaan, which got 30 saves from Liam Mooney.

– Darien’s Brendan Bumgardner kept Notre Dame-West Haven in check through regulation, but Ian Hayden scored on the Green Knights’ 43rd shot to beat the Blue Wave 1-0 in overtime. Liam Connell made 13 saves for the shutout.


– Ryan Dunfee’s goal with 1:24 left in regulation gave Watertown/Pomperaug a 3-2 win over Guilford. Watertown/Pomperaug got 35 saves from goalie Alex Nocera and killed off a third-period major. John DeLucia and Jack Ring scored in the second to tie it for Guilford after Nick LaBella and Patsy Harris gave Watertown/Pomperaug a 2-0 lead in the first period.

– Tim Arena’s hat trick paced Farmington Valley past Cheshire 6-2. Danny Shayler, Eric Schweitzer and Kyle Kadziolka also scored for the Generals, and Trevor Paluso made 27 saves. Liam Killea and Matt Federico scored for Cheshire.

– Shane Conciatore made 30 saves for New Fairfield/Immaculate, but John Russo’s third-period goal netted South Windsor a 1-1 tie with the Rebel Mustangs. Alex Hallahan scored for NFI in the second period.


– Will Carpenter’s third-period goal lifted goalie Zach Monti and Hall/Southington past Woodstock Academy 3-2, dealing the Centaurs their first loss. Dusty Kilgore scored twice to give Hall/Southington a 2-1 lead before Ryan Black tied it. Nathan Deluca had opened the scoring for Woodstock Academy with his 100th career goal.

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– Adam Montague’s goal with 2:25 left completed Masuk’s comeback from two goals down to beat Newtown 3-2. Elijah Begin, who’d scored the tying goal, got his second assist.

– Miles Aronow and Michael DiPietro scored in the second period to spark Hall/Southington past the Redhawks 3-1. Drew Booth added a third-period goal to make a winner of Zach Monti. Ben Amor made 41 saves in defeat for the short-handed Redhawks, and Andrew Bannon scored in the third period.

– Hunter Boileau and Kyle Roberts scored two goals apiece for Lyman Hall/HK/Coginchaug in a 5-3 win over Tri-Town. Matt Pettit’s second-period goal gave the Trojans a 4-1 lead; Andrew Gaines completed his hat trick for Tri-Town to slice the lead to a goal before Boileau’s second, in the last minute, finished it off.

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