Newtown announced a boys hockey co-op with New Fairfield on Wednesday to take effect this upcoming winter season.
— NHS Athletics (@nhsathletics) September 30, 2020
This will be the first co-op for Newtown, which began play in 2002-03 and won the 2014 CIAC Division III championship. The Nighthawks were 9-13 last season; they had 16 players on the roster, four of them seniors.
New Fairfield had been a program of its own until 2008. After one dormant season, it joined Immaculate in a co-op that lasted 10 seasons and reached the CIAC semifinals in 2016 and 2017.
The Rebels did not play last season after the New Fairfield/Immaculate program split up in 2019, with Immaculate’s numbers too high to keep the co-op eligible for the CIAC tournament.