Dec. 11 St. Paul at Holy Cross: The NVL rivals renew acquaintances right away with this early-season matchup.
Dec. 14 Trinity Catholic at Stamford 5:30 p.m.: The city rivalry should be hot this season with both teams fielding quality rosters.
Jan. 4 Hamden at Hand 7 p.m.: Both teams feel they are good enough to make a run at the SCC and state titles.
Jan. 10 Staples at Trumbull 7 p.m.: Two of the top teams in the FCIAC put each other to the test.
Jan. 15 Cromwell at Coginchaug: Rematch of last year’s Shoreline final which Cromwell won in OT.
Jan. 22 E.O. Smith at Rocky Hill: Two teams with something to prove in the CCC.
Jan. 26 Norwalk at New London 3 p.m.: ECC meets the FCIAC with two teams who could make runs in the Class LL tournament.
Feb. 1 Thomaston at Northwestern: Two of the Berkshire League’s best meet for the second time late in the season.
Feb. 2 Mercy at East Haven 7 p.m.: Second meeting of the season between the two defending state champions. They also play at Mercy Jan. 4
Feb. 8 Notre Dame Fairfield at Weston: the SWC is loaded with good teams this winter. This one should carry plenty of implications come the end of the season.
— Scott Ericson