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.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

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 […]

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 […]

SCC-SWC partnership produces three state champions

The newly formed Southern Connecticut Conference/South-West Conference Hockey League was represented by eight of the 12 teams which reached the Division I, II and III state semifinals. And it also boasted all three state champions. Fairfield Prep won another D-I title, completing a successful postseason run with a 2-1 overtime win over Darien in the […]

No. 1 rank in final poll caps championship season for Jesuits

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink.

While Fairfield Prep had some good, solid wins during the regular season, the Jesuits endured some tough challenges against elite teams like Darien (two losses) and Notre Dame-West Haven (loss, tie). Prep, as it always does, flipped that switch, got in its usual postseason state of mind and won some close, hard-fought games to come […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Hockey Top 10 Poll: Prep wins D-I title, earns top spot

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)…………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (16)…………………………………….169……4 Final result: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Prep won its second straight D-I title and 16th state title overall. 2. Darien  (22-4-1) (1)……………………………………………….152……2 Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 (OT) in Division […]

Division II hockey: Resilient Amity battled to the end

Amity's Ryan Hauser, left, and Scott Saffran put the hit on Hand's Benjamin Solin during the Division II hockey final Friday night at Yale's Ingalls Rink. (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN — Never Panic. Those two words have been the motto of the Amity hockey team all season long. From fighting through injuries to dealing with the absence of their coach Gary Lindgren, the Spartans have had to overcome so many obstacles. One giant mountain was in front of them after one period of […]

LIVE BLOG REPLAY: The Division III and Division III state hockey championships

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

UPDATE: Fairfield Prep and Newtown have won the final two state hockey championships, both in overtime. Newtown defeated Smith/Tolland 2-1 in the Division III final.  Fairfield Prep defeated Darien 2-1 in the Division I final. Earlier, Hand defeated Amity 5-2 in the Division II final: LIVE BLOG REPLAY Scroll down to the live blog below […]

Newtown hockey’s Division III-winning goal makes SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays

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They were all probably snug in their beds, dreaming replays of their glorious first state championship victory from early Saturday morning, when this replay made its national debut at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning. They no doubt all know about it now. Freshman Scott McLean’s overtime goal vs. Smith/Tolland in the Division III championship kicked […]

THAT’S D’AMORE: Junior’s OT goal delivers Fairfield Prep its 16th state hockey title

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink.

NEW HAVEN — After a shaky first five minutes, Fairfield Prep gathered all the momentum in the Division I championship game against Darien, and a pair of unlikely heroes emerged to deliver the Jesuits their second straight state title and 16th overall. Junior defenseman Vinny D’Amore scored off a blast from the top of the […]

SUPER FROSH: McLean’s OT goal lifts Newtown hockey to first championship

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NEW HAVEN >> Entering the Division III state championship game, Newtown coach Paul Esposito expected a close game against E.O. Smith/Tolland. After all, close games were a regular affair for the two teams during the regular season. The squads combined to play six overtime games, including a 1-1 tie against each other on Jan. 18. The […]

Division I hockey final: New Haven’s Lockery a catalyst for Fairfield Prep

Fairfield Prep's Dean Lockery (left) engages in a faceoff earlier this season (Photo Hvizdak)

Fairfield Prep coach Matt Sather calls first-line senior center Dean Lockery of New Haven the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going and going… The Jesuits, the defending Division I state champions, are on their usual deep run in the postseason and will face No. 4 seed Darien in the championship game today at […]

A WINNING HAND: Solin’s hat trick delivers Tigers to second hockey championship

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register) Daniel Hand celebrates their win over Amity Regional for the Division II championship game. 3/21/14

NEW HAVEN >> When it comes to Cinderella teams in sports playoffs, completing a magical run with a championship finish isn’t the easiest thing to do. On Friday, in the CIAC Division II boys hockey championship, No. 13 Hand found that out the hard way and almost let one get away. Hand forward Ben Solin, […]

2014 CIAC boys hockey tournament pairings / results


  DIVISION I FIRST ROUND Wednesday, March 12 Notre Dame-Fairfield 7, St. Joseph 2 East Haven 7, West Haven 2 Darien 3, Greenwich 1 South Windsor 2, Ridgefield 1 OT Notre Dame-WH 3, Simsbury 0 New Canaan 6, Northwest Catholic 2 Fairfield Prep 5, Hamden 1 Glastonbury 2, Xavier 1 QUARTERFINALS Wednesday, March 15 Notre […]