St. Joseph names J.R. Bria next boys hockey coach

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St. Joseph athletic director Kevin Butler confirmed today (Wednesday) that J.R. Bria, a former assistant boys hockey coach at Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe and Notre Dame-Fairfield, has been named to replace Marty Crouse as the Cadets’ new boys hockey coach. The Connecticut Post first reported the story. Crouse stepped down after last season after 10 years as the […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment

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BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16

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BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]

Hockey: West Haven Penalty Box Club golf classic supports current hockey team

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On Sept. 6, the West Haven Penalty Box Club hosted the 11th Annual Blue Devil Golf Classic at Orange Hills Country Club. A record number of golfers, including over 30 Westie Hockey Alumni (pictured above) representing teams from the mid-1960′s through last season, turned out to renew old friendships and enjoy a round of golf in support […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

New Canaan’s Bo Hickey retires as hockey coach

Longtime New Canaan hockey coach Bo Hickey, who guided the Rams to FCIAC titles and state championship games, has retired, the New Canaan Advertiser reported Monday. Hickey, 69, who also was an assistant coach for the school’s successful football team for 31 years and played professionally for the Denver Broncos, took over a 1-7 Rams […]

Amity hockey coach Lindgren is cancer-free, will return to bench

Last season was a tough one for Amity boys hockey coach Gary Lindgren. Lindgren discovered a cyst on his neck last fall. During surgery in November, doctors discovered that behind the cyst was a cancerous tumor in his lymph nodes. On Dec. 2 he had another surgery and 29 lymph nodes were removed, along with his tonsils, […]

Hockey: New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Christian La Croix, Notre Dame-Fairfield

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  The NH Register State Player of the Year for hockey: Christian La Croix, Notre Dame-Fairfield.

Christian La Croix of North Branford has developed the qualities that transform high school hockey players into elite competitors. He leads by example, has the typical quickness and stick-handling skills that make him a force on both ends of the ice and great vision to be a step ahead of anticipated passes and plays. And […]

Hockey: New Haven Register All-State lineup

FIRST TEAM Player Position School Year Chase Briggs Goalie Hand Sr. Mike Colon Goalie Darien Sr. Matt Dumas Forward Notre Dame-West Haven Sr. Mike Falanga Forward East Haven Jr. Brendan Killoy Defenseman Fairfield Prep Jr. Christian La Croix Forward Notre Dame-Fairfield Sr. Adam Shea Forward Amity Sr. Ben Solin Goalie Hand Jr. Harry Stanton Forward […]

2014 New Haven Register All-State hockey team

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Player of the Year Christian La Croix Notre Dame-Fairfield, Sr., F Stats: Had 23 goals and 21 assists to lead the Lancers to the SCC-SWC tournament title. He also had four goals in an 11-1 win over East Haven in the CIAC Division I quarterfinals. Led ND-Fairfield to the Division I state semifinals and 18-5-1 […]

SCC names scholar-athletes for March

Twelve student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for March. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The scholar-athletes are: Stefani Taschner of Hand (gymnastics), Ben Solin of Hand (ice hockey, […]

2014 New Haven Register boys hockey all-area team

Notre Dame-West Haven's Ryan Lynch poses after scoring his first of four goals in Saturday's 4-4 tie with Fairfield Prep. The Green Knights remained No. 1 in the latest NHR / GameTimeCT.com poll

Area MVP Christian La Croix Notre Dame-Fairfield, Sr., F Stats: After ND started out 3-3, the North Branford resident became a key player in the team’s turnaround as it went 15-2-1 the rest of the way to finish 18-5-1, including 4-0-1 for the SCC-SWC regular-season title. He had 23 goals and 21 assists to lead […]

Litchfield County Area Ice Hockey MVP: Eric Chin, Housatonic / Northwestern / Wamogo

Eric Chin, Jr. won 13 games and posted a 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts for Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers.
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Just about every hockey team has a couple of goalies, to either rest the starter or in case of injury, except for the Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers; they only had one junior Eric Chin. Entire Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team “He didn’t miss one practice or game, he was 100% determined,” Mountaineers head coach Dean Diamond […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team

Eric Chin Area MVP Housatonic/ Northwestern/Wamogo, Jr. Goalie Stats: 13 wins, 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts as the team’s only goalie leading them to a No. 6 seed in the Division III hockey tournament. Honors: Second-Team All-State and named Team MVP Slideshow: Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team Andrew Loya Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug, Jr. Forward […]

Curtain closes on Crouse’s reign as St. Joseph boys hockey coach

St. Joseph boys hockey coach Marty Crouse, who started the Cadets hockey program in 2003, has been thinking about retiring from the position the past three years. On Tuesday, he made it official. “I thought about it for a few years and now I think it’s the right time,” Crouse said. “I’ve been around hockey […]

Hockey: Gold teams sweep CHSCA Junior, Senior All-Star games

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MILFORD — For many, the high school hockey season ended with a state championship last weekend at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink. For others, the season ended in disappointment. Saturday at the Milford Ice Pavilion, many players had another opportunity to get on the ice in the Fifth Annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Junior and […]

Goodwin leads Sr. Select Yellow team to victory in CHSCA Sr. All-Star game

Tristan Goodwin of East Haven had a hat trick to lead the Senior Select All-Star Yellow team to a 5-3 win over the Senior Select All-Star Blue team in the fifth annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Senior Select All-Star game at the Milford Ice Pavilion on Saturday.   Goodwin was selected the game’s most […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]

CHSCA extends HS hockey season with all-star events

The CIAC Division I, II and III championship games held last weekend provide mixed emotions for many coaches. On one hand the events produce exciting finishes to the season with champions crowned in each Division. But it also signals the end of the season for public school teams.   Enter the Connecticut High School Coaches […]