Special month for West Haven’s Ascenzia family

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John Ascenzia Jr. of West Haven is Bridgeport's all-time hits leader.

WEST HAVEN – What a month it has been for the Ascenzia family in West Haven. For John Sr. and John Jr., it will be one not soon forgotten. Shortly after acknowledging this past season would be his last behind the bench for the West Haven hockey team as an assistant for coach Joe Morrell, […]

It’s official: Todd Hall named the new Hamden boys hockey coach

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Former Hamden boys hockey player Todd Hall, who has been an assistant coach for the Green Dragons the past 14 seasons, has been named the new head coach for the team. Hall, who takes over for former Hamden coach Bill Verneris who strepped down after this past season, confirmed he has been named the new […]

2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Hockey teams

West Haven goalie Michael Savino (Arnold Gold, Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association all-state boys hockey selections for 2014-15 Player of the Year Will Massie, G, Darien USMC Team of the Year North Branford Division I MVP:  Michael Savino, West Haven FIRST TEAM G — Michael Savino, West Haven D–Sam Carignan, Hamden D–Colin O’Connor, Notre Dame-West Haven F–Jeremy Routh, Hamden F–David Piekut, […]

CPTV to show encore presentations of CIAC winter finals

A look at CPTV Sports broadcast schedule for the week of March 30-April 5 Monday, March 30 5 p.m. – CIAC High School Cheerleading Finals 7:30 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class L Championship, Capital Prep-Hartford vs. Northwest Catholic-West Hartford 9 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class LL Championship, South Windsor vs. Wilton   Tuesday, March 31 […]

Rosters released for CHSCA Junior and Senior All-Star Hockey Games on Saturday

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The annual CHSCA junior and senior all-star hockey games will be held Saturday (March 28) at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The CHSCA Junior Select all-star game will be at 3 p.m. and the Senior All-Star game will be at 5. Rosters and coaching staffs have been announced for the four teams. Complete rosters are listed […]

Boys hockey: CIAC tournament dedicated to Riccitelli; Sr. and Jr. all-star games to be held

  NEW HAVEN >> There was some history at the Division I championship game last weekend at Ingalls Rink. Darien defeated Greenwich 1-0 for the title on Saturday in the first all-FCIAC D-I final since 1998 when Trinity Catholic defeated New Canaan. It was the first all-public school D-I final since 2009 when Hamden defeated […]

Boys hockey: Darien’s unanimous No. 1 finish in Top 10 poll caps magical 2014-15 season

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It’s one thing to be on a mission to accomplish specific goals. It’s another matter when it comes to accomplishing that mission. Last season, Darien lost in the semifinals of the FCIAC tournament and the final of the Division I state tournament. Its 2014-15 mission: offset those disappointments with championships. Mission accomplished. Darien defeated Greenwich […]

Boys hockey: Darien is the unanimous No. 1 in final poll

Darien receives its championship medals after beating Greenwich 1-0 for the CIAC D-I title (Dan Nowak photo)

The final 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for March 25,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 23-2-1 17 170 1 I Final result: Defeated Greenwich 1-0 in the CIAC D-I final. Bottom line: Blue Wave accomplished their preseason mission with FCIAC and CIAC D-I titles (first D-I […]

2014-15 All-Southern Connecticut Conference Winter Teams

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All-SCC teams from the 2014-15 winter sports season. BOYS BASKETBALL All-Hammonasset Jeff Allen (Daniel Hand), Jack Driscoll (Daniel Hand), Patrick Kerins (Daniel Hand), Joe Kasperzyk (Hillhouse), John Lewis ( Hillhouse), Troy Walters (Hillhouse) All-Housatonic Chris Winkel (Amity Regional), Dylan D’Addio (Cheshire), Andrew Yamin (Cheshire), Brandon Rentas (Sheehan), Jeff Stockmal ( Shelton), Matt Terrasi (Shelton) All-Oronoque Joe Carbone (Branford), Justin […]

The Complete 2015 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Final Scoreboard and Recaps

Sacred Heart's Mustapha Heron goes for two as Valley Regional's Chris Jean-Pierre (23), David Bradbury, Jr. (4), Hunter Linfesty (35) defends during a, 71-46, win for the Hearts in the CIAC Class S boys basketball championship.(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Below is all the results and story links from the 2015 CIAC State Championships. Highlight video, above, via John Holt of WFSB-3. All videos clips via CPTVSports coverage. LIVE BLOG REPLAYS: Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Hockey Boys Basketball CLASS LL FAIRFIELD PREP 51, WESTHILL 50 PHOTO GALLERY CLASS L BUNNELL 72, NAUGATUCK 61 […]

Division I boys hockey: Pardue, Massie deliver Darien over Greenwich for first title since 1969

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NEW HAVEN >> After years of taking a back seat to the Southern Connecticut Conference in the CIAC Division I boys hockey tournament, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference had its day in the sun on Saturday. No. 1 Greenwich and No. 2 Darien mirrored each other this season. Both have three strong lines, six […]

Division II boys hockey: Bourdeau, King lead Suffield Co-Op to title over North Branford

E.O. Smith/Tolland celebrates its Division II hockey championship over North Branford (Photo John Vanacore)

NEW HAVEN >> The Suffield/Granby/Windsor locks boys hockey team has been one of the most dominant D-II teams in the state this season with balanced scoring and solid defense. The Wildcats needed the strong effort in both ends of the ice in their Division II championship matchup with a feisty North Branford team on Saturday. […]

Division III boys hockey: Mayer’s four goals leads E.O.Smith /Tolland past Masuk, to first state title

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NEW HAVEN >> The E.O. Smith/Tolland boys hockey team dominated play during the regular season, using its speed, depth and size to enter the postseason with an 18-2 record. On Saturday, it used that combination to dominate the first period against a talented Masuk team in the CIAC Division III final. Peter Mayer scored four […]

Live Updates: The CIAC Boys Hockey Championships at Ingalls Rink

North Branford celebrates a goal against Newington-Berlin-Manchester in the Division-II quarterfinal Friday. (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

Follow a live Twitter stream of all the CIAC boys hockey championships Saturday at Ingalls Rink. SATURDAY E.O. Smith/Tolland faces Masuk in the Division III final at 10 a.m. Greenwich at Darien face off in the Division I final at 2 p.m. North Branford plays Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks in the Division II final at 6:30 p.m. […]

CIAC boys hockey state championship games on as scheduled, D-III final starts 10 a.m.

Ingalls Rink in New Haven is the site of a tripleheader of CIAC boys hockey  championships with the Division III final between E.O. Smith/Tolland vs. Masuk kicking the event off at 10 a.m. as scheduled despite the snow. CIAC boys hockey tournament director George Hall said there was some concern with a possible affect on […]

CIAC Boys Hockey Championships: Preview capsules of the Division I and III finals

Darien celebrates a goal during the Division I semifinals vs. Xavier at Ingalls rink.

DIVISION I No. 1 GREENWICH vs. No. 2 DARIEN When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Yale’s Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: Greenwich 22-2-2; Darien 23-2-1 TV: CPTV Sports Radio: WELI 960-AM | HanRadio Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • What to look for: Darien, which lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 in OT in last season’s championship, is making its […]

CIAC postpones today’s D-II boys hockey final to Saturday

CIAC officials have decided to postpone today’s Division II boys hockey championship at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Here is the official statement from the CIAC – “Due to the forecasted inclement weather for tonight, the Division II ice hockey final has been postponed to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ingalls Rink.” Now, there will be a tripleheader […]

Division II hockey final GameDay: No. 2 SGWL vs. No. 4 North Branford

North Branford celebrates their 4-3 double overtime win over Conard at in the CIAC Division II semifinals at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

North Branford vs. Suffield/Granby Windsor Locks When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (Ppd from Friday) Where: Yale’s Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: SGWL 18-5; North Branford 17-6-1 TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com  What to look for Both teams are making their state championship game debuts and have balanced scoring, a strong defense and solid goaltenders in North Branford’s […]

Boys Hockey: It’s been a fun week for North Branford as it prepares for Division II final

North Branford's Matt Chamberlain (left) celebrates with a teammate in the Division II semifinals at Ingalls Rink. The T-Birds are playing for their first state hockey title Friday night, weather permitting (Photo Arnold Gold)

The past few days have been a lot of fun for the North Branford boys hockey team. Reaching a state championship game for the first time can do that for a program. Since No. 4 North Branford defeated top-seeded Conard 4-3 in double-overtime on Monday in the Division II state semifinals, players and coaches have […]

Division I hockey: Cunningham’s OT goal lifts Greenwich to 5-4 win over Glastonbury

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NEW HAVEN >> The Greenwich boys hockey team and Glastonbury entered their CIAC Division I semifinal game as mirror images with both boasting three strong lines, strong defense and two of the state’s top goalies with Glastonbury’s Kyle Thibodeaux and Greenwich’s Bryan Archino. It was fitting then that the teams played a close, tightly contested […]