Connecticut HS Hockey – Highlights: Sutfin’s Trick Sinks Staples; Notre Dame Downs NJ’s Bergen Catholic

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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– Wilton rallied from a three-goal deficit after one period to beat Norwalk/McMahon 4-3. Sophomore Cole Johnson scored two goals and freshman Will Begnal added the eventual game winner in the third. Devin Oliveri preserved the lead, stopping Norwalk/McMahon’s final 21 shots and 38 overall. The thrilling comeback came on the heels of a 7-3 victory over Fox Lane (N.Y.), Wilton’s first win in over a year.

Kyle Sutfin

Kyle Sutfin scored a hat trick and Drew Scalia added a goal and two assists as Masuk thumped Staples 6-2. Tyler DiMaio had a goal and assist for the Wreckers.

Evan Oliver Newington Co-op

Evan Oliver registered two goals and Mike Deegan and Mason Buckley each scored once in Newington Co-op’s 4-1 victory over Staples. The Nor’easters also beat Southington/Coginchaug/Westbrook 5-1 to improve to 9-1 overall.

– Fairfield Co-op remained unbeaten as it defeated FCIAC rival New Canaan 3-1. James Kohm and Alex Melillo scored, and Owen Schwarz added an empty-netter.

Tye Battipaglia
ND-West Haven

– Notre Dame-West Haven continued its dominance over out-of-state competition, defeating Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 6-3 behind four goals from Ty Battipaglia. The Knights beat Rhode Island’s Bishop Hendricken 5-3 earlier in the week.

– Darien followed up its 4-2 victory over fellow Division I contender Xavier by edging Ridgefield 3-2 on an overtime goal by Tommy Holland. The Blue Wave (7-0-3) are one of just three undefeated teams remaining, along with Warde/Ludlowe (9-0-1) and North Haven (10-0).

– Watertown/Pomperaug bested Newtown 4-1 thanks to two goals by Jackson Hitchcock. Bobby LaBonia and Joe Kovach also scored.

Maxx Corradi had a hat trick and Donny Sousa, Ian Sherman and Jayden Fuller each scored twice as Woodstock Academy routed SGWL 10-0. Noah Sampson added five assists.

Cam Delvecchio collected two goals and five others scored once as Amity beat Branford 7-1, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Sean Millen and Jack Millen each scored twice as Wethersfield topped East Catholic 5-2. The Eagles (6-4) have now won three straight and six of their last seven.

– Fairfield Prep responded from its 7-2 loss to Delbarton (N.J.) by routing Hamden 9-1 on Senior Day at Wonderland of Ice. Blake Baksay got the scoring started for the Jesuits.

Xavier topped Moses Brown (R.I.) 5-2 to salvage a week in which it also lost to Darien and LaSalle Academy of Rhode Island.

Colin Dean’s goal late in the third period was ultimately the difference as Trumbull edged Branford 6-5. Trumbull was also shut out by Greenwich, 1-0.

Andrew Tata’s hat trick lifted St. Joseph to a 5-1 victory over Prout (R.I.). The Cadets also beat town rival Trumbull, 6-4, and lost 5-2 to Stamford Co-op.

– Conard ran its win streak to 11 with an 8-2 defeat of Rocky Hill Co-op. Gavin McGowan, Aiden Emery and Nick Paolitto had two goals apiece.

– Enfield/East Granby/Stafford squandered goals by Jack Mikan-Jones and Cooper Love in a 3-2 loss to Tri-Town, its second in a row.

– After earning a 2-2 tie with Sheehan, Lyman Hall beat Milford Co-op 7-3 behind a Jimbo Cohrs hat trick.

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