Blogs > High School Sports

Welcome to the New Haven Register high school sports blog where our talented staff of Chris Hunn, Joe Morelli, Dan Nowak and Mike Pucci will keep you up to date on everything to do with high school sports in Connecticut. Mike Pucci's Gridiron Glory blog for high school football remains. We hope you enjoy and feel free to join in the conversation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Boys' hockey: Warm weather not a problem at Whalers Hockey Fest

Some poeple have been wondering how the warm weather this week is going to affect games played outdoors at the Whalers Hockey Fest event at Rentschler Field. The temperature is supposed to hover around the 49-50 degree mark today, go back to the 20s on Tuesday and then shoot up to 50-60 degrees by the end of the week.
While winter storms played havoc with high school games in January, the warm weather could actually be a benefit according to Whalers Hockey Fest spokesman Bob Crawford.
"What I’ve been told is that warmer weather is actually better for the ice," Crawford said. "The refrigeration system freezes it from the bottom up. You get better ice if the air is not cold enough for the ice to start freezing from the top down."
That sounds like good news for four area boys' high school hockey teams being showcased in the Hockey Fest event today. St. Joseph faces Amity at 4 p.m. and Lyman Hall faces Wallingford cross-town rival Sheehan at 7:30 p.m.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home