Connecticut HS Hockey Highlights: Notre Dame Edges Darien In D1 Final Rematch; Wilton Wins 4 Straight

Doug Bonjour
Doug Bonjour
Doug Bonjour joined Hockey Night in Boston in November 2022. He has covered high school and college sports in Connecticut for more than a decade, including stints as the UConn women’s basketball and UConn football beat reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. During his time reporting on the 11-time national champion Huskies, he covered three NCAA Final Fours. He previously was a general assignment reporter for GameTimeCT and the Connecticut Post, and covered high school sports statewide, including boys hockey. Prior to that he was the managing/sports editor for the Westport News and Norwalk Citizen community weekly newspapers. He also has written for the Associated Press and New York Times. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2008 with a degree in print journalism.

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Dylan Bankowski’s second-period goal ultimately proved the difference as Notre Dame-West Haven edged Darien 3-2 in a rematch of last season’s Division I final. Connor Crowley made 26 saves for the Knights, including 10 in the third period. With Darien (8-1-3) losing, just one unbeaten team remains: North Haven (12-0).

– Senior Nikolai Naydenov had three goals, Nick Oliveri and Sean Lengyel each scored two and Cole Johnson contributed three assists, as Wilton beat Fox Lane (N.Y.) 7-4 for its fourth straight win. Devin Oliveri added 15 saves for the Warriors, who improved to 4-8. That came on the heels of a 3-2 victory over Staples, in which sophomore Nick Eberhart registered a goal and two assists. Johnson and Naydenov both scored, as did Cooper Paul and Nikos Ninios for Staples.

– Newington Co-op improved to 10-1 with a 7-2 rout of Rocky Hill. Mike Deegan recorded two goals and a pair of assists, while Declan Pryzbek notched his varsity goal.

Nathan Margerum shut out Trumbull 4-0, helping Westhill/Stamford bounce back in a big way from its 6-3 loss to FCIAC foe New Canaan. Doster Crowell contributed two goals and two assists for New Canaan.

– Junior Sean Rigby scored twice as Ridgefield beat St. Joseph 5-1 for its fourth victory in five games.

Max Festa

– It was a milestone night for Sheehan sophomore Max Festa, who had three goals and four points, including the 100th of his high school career, in a 5-1 defeat of Amity. The Titans also tied both Lyman Hall and Guilford and lost 3-2 to Cheshire. Drew DePodesta, Andrew Vaill and Rocco Ocone-Krause had goals for the Rams.

– Senior Drew Scalia scored four times, lifting Masuk past East Haven Co-op 5-3. Scalia also had a goal in the Panthers’ 9-1 rout of Milford Co-op, which pushed their win streak to eight.

Mike Farricielli contributed a hat trick as Branford defeated rival North Branford 4-3.

– Junior Blake Baksey had two third-period goals, including an empty-netter, to propel Fairfield Prep past SCC rival Xavier 5-2. James Heber recorded the win in net.

– Buoyed by a pair of shorthanded goals, Tri-Town evened its record at 5-5 with a 3-2 victory over New Milford.

–  Conard defeated rival Hall 5-2 for its 12th straight victory, getting two goals from Nolan Trent and one apiece from Jack Hodgson, Aiden Emery and Torin McGolderick.

Evan Vasiljievs Cheshire

– Wethersfield stayed hot, edging South Windsor 1-0 behind a shutout from Matt Ruck. The Eagles (7-4) have now won four straight and seven of their last eight.

– Senior Kevin Rich had a hat trick, however Daniel Hand lost to Cheshire 7-5. Will Gaudet and Evan Vasiljevs scored two goals apiece for Cheshire. The Tigers responded with a 6-3 victory over Hamden, which dropped to 0-11.

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