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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Boys' Hockey: All local games postponed today

Due to today's snowstorm all local hockey games have been postponed. As a result, the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II Boys' Hockey Tournament semifinals on Thursday have been moved to Friday (see updated schedule below).

Here are the rescheduled hockey dates :
Rockville/Manchester/Stafford at Lyman Hall today PPD to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. at Northford Ice Pavilion
East Catholic at Milford today PPD. to Thursday, 8 p.m. at Milford Ice Pavilion
Branford at St. Bernard/BaconAcad/NFA today is PPD to Thursday at 4 p.m. at Norwich Rink
Xavier at ND-Fairfield today is PPD to Thursday at 6 p.m. at Milford Ice Pavilion
Hamden at ND-West Haven today is ppd. to Thursday,4 p.m. at Bennett Rink
West Haven vs. Cheshire at Northford Ice Pavilion today is PPD. not rescheduled yet says a Northford official

NOTE: The SCC tournament semifinals scheduled for Thursday at Bennett Rink have been moved to Friday, 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. to accommodate the Hamden/ND-West Haven makeup game.
SCC SEMIS: No. 1 Hand vs. No. 4 Guilford at 7:30 p.m.; No. 2 Milford vs. No. 3 Branford at 5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday's postponements

In addition to the SCC swim championships, which were already moved to Thursday at 6 p.m. at SCSU on Tuesday, and the SCC hockey tournament semifinals being moved from Thursday to Friday at Bennett Rink, here are some regular-season hockey games being ppd.:

Branford at NFA-St. Bernard-Bacon (Norwich Ice Rink), ppd. to Thursday, 4 p.m.
Hamden at Notre Dame-West Haven, ppd. to Thursday, 4 p.m.
Xavier at Notre Dame-Fairfield (Milford), ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m.
West Haven at Cheshire (Wesleyan), ppd. to Thursday, 4:15 p.m.
Rockville-Manchester-Stafford at Lyman Hall (Northford),ppd. to Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
East Catholic at Milford, ppd. to Thursday, 8 p.m.

SCC Boys Ice Hockey – Division II Playoffs Update

From SCC commissioner Al Carbone:

Due to some weather cancellations of today’s regular-season games involving SCC playoff teams, we are moving the Thursday’s semifinals to Friday, March 2. The championship game will remain on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The entire tournament will be webcast at

Semifinals – Friday, March 2 at Bennett Rink - West Haven

No. 2 Milford vs. No. 3 Branford - 5:30 p.m.

No. 1 Daniel Hand vs. No. 4 Guilford - 7:30 p.m.

Championship Game – Saturday, March 3 – 6 p.m. at Bennett Rink

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SCC swim championships moved to Thursday

The SCC swim championships have already been moved from Wednesday to Thursday due to the impending inclement weather expected for Wednesday. Same time 6 p.m. at SOuthern Connecticut State University's poll.

SCC commissioner Al Carbone said SCSU needed 24-hour notice to move an event, so doing it Wednesday morning or afternoon would be too late. Otherwise, he would have waited until Wednesday to make a decision.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hockey: SCC Division II tournament schedule

From the Southern Connecticut Conference .... 

The pairings for the 2012 Southern Connecticut Conference Boys Ice Hockey Division II playoffs are set.  

The tournament starts Thursday with the semifinals at Bennett Rink in West Haven.  The championship game is Saturday at 6 p.m. 
The entire tournament will be webcast at
2011-12 regular-season champion Hand (5-0) is the top seed.   The Tigers are also the defending SCC Division II champion. 
The next three teams were all tied with a 3-2 regular-season record – and the seeds were determined by fewest penalty minutes tie-breaker.
The second seed is Milford, which is making its first-ever playoff appearance.  Branford is the third seed and making its fifth SCC playoff appearance in six years. Guilford, which lost to Hand, 3-1, in the 2011 championship game, is the fourth seed. 
SCC Boys Ice Hockey – Division II Playoffs
Semifinals – Thursday, March 1 at Bennett Rink, West Haven
No. 2 Milford vs. No 3 Branford –  5:30 p.m.
No. 1 Daniel Hand vs. No. 4 Guilford – 7:30 p.m.
Championship Game – Saturday, March 3 – 6 p.m. at Bennett Rink

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

HOCKEY: St. Joseph shuts out Amity, ends Spartans' postseason hopes

By Mike Madera
Elm City Sports Writer

WEST HAVEN — Amity hockey coach Gary Lindgren knew the scenario as his team entered Wednesday afternoon’s contest against St. Joseph-Trumbull. The Spartans needed either a win or a tie to keep their postseason hopes alive.

Just 16 seconds into the game, the Spartans were in an uphill climb as the Cadets were on the scoreboard off a shot by Christian Keator. Amity never recovered.

Led by the goaltending of Ron Johnson, who made 27 saves, and the play of John Ferguson with two goals and an assist, the Cadets ended Amity’s postseason hopes with a 5-0 victory at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

INDOOR TRACK: Law's Lewis wins long jump at Class M championships, raises bar for spring season

By Vinnie Salzo
Elm City Sports Editor

Law junior Terrence Lewis works hard, strives to get better and always sets lofty goals — but he even surprised himself by winning the long jump at last week’s Class M indoor track championships.

Lewis recorded a season-best and personal-best jump of 20 feet, 5 inches to finish first last Tuesday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Platt Tech’s Spencer Blake placed second (20-4.75) and Bethel’s Joshua Barrera-Barnes was third (20-3).

“To be honest, I was in a calm shock about winning it,” Lewis said of becoming Law’s first indoor state champion in its inaugural season as an indoor track and field program.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boys' Hockey: Hetherman hired as fulltime coach for Lancers

Notre Dame-Fairfield officials have announced that interim boys' hockey coach Steve Hetherman has been hired as the full time coach.
Hetherman took over in an interim role in mid January when longtime coach Marty Roos decided to resign in midseason.
The team has had a resurgence since Hetherman took over. The Lancers were 3-6 when Roos stepped down and have have gone 5-3 under Hetherman to improve to 8-9. Notre Dame defeated South Windsor 4-3 in overtime tonight (Thursday) to get their eighth win and qualify for the CIAC Division I tournament.
"Steve has been well-received by the players," said assistant coach and statistician George Burr. "Steve has focused a lot on fundamentals and strategy. The kids were down when Marty Roos stepped down but Steve and the entire coaching staff has re-energized them."
Hetherman brings an impressive coaching background to the Lancers. He was the head coach for the New York University men’s hockey team for five years (1997-2002) and was named American Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year for the 2001-02 season. Last season he was the assistant coach at Darien High under Larry Vieira. Hetherman has also coached youth hockey for Southern Connecticut Youth Hockey in Milford and the Connecticut RiverHawks in Shelton.Hetherman.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

SCC, SWC wrestling meets postponed

Both the SCC and SWC wrestling meets scheduled for Saturday have already been postponed due to the inclement weather that is expected for Saturday morning. Both meets will be held Sunday at Hand-Madison and New Milford, respectively.

The CIAc is expected to render a decision regarding its two Saturday indoor track championship meets - Class L and M - at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hartmayer to sign with Marist

Shelton girls' soccer player Jessica Hartmayer will sign a National Letter of Intent on Monday to play at Division I Marist.
A co-captain, Hartmayer helped lead Shelton to the SCC Housatonic Division championship this year and to the SCC and Class LL state tournament titles in 2010.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Boys' Hockey: Andreucci resigns from Hand

From staff reports
Hand boys’ hockey coach Mark Andreucci has resigned from coaching and former coach Brian Courtmanche has taken over for the rest of the season.
According to Courtmanche, Andreucci was suspended from coaching for using non-student players in a junior varsity game and he decided to resign on Thursday (Feb. 2).
Courtmanche, who coached Hand prior to Andreucci, returned to coaching on Wednesday and earned an 8-2 win over Lyman Hall.

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