CIAC BOYS' HOCKEY D-I, II, III TOURNAMENTS: Podcast breakdown of each game, ticket info and officials honored
SOUTHINGTON - The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference held its pre-tournament press luncheon on Thursday for the Division I, II and III boys’ hockey championships at the Aqua Turf with players and coaches recognized for advancing to their respective championship games.
Notre Dame-West Haven will face Fairfield Prep in the Division I final on Tuesday at Ingalls Rink at 7 p.m., East Catholic will face Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe in the Division II final on Monday at Ingalls Rink at 7 p.m. and Newington/Berlin/Manchester will face Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/Lyman Memorial in the D-III final on Saturday at Ingalls Rink at 1:30 p.m.
There was a CIAC podcast round table discussion of the three hockey finals with the press at the luncheon with yours truly and Don Boyle of SportingNewsCt.com participating. You can hear our breakdown of each final on the podcast at http://ciacsports.com/site/?p=3182.
In addition to players and coaches from all the teams being recognized at the press luncheon, CIAC officials announced CIAC distinguished honors and updated pre-sale ticket information.
George “The Coach” DeMaio has been named the CIAC boys hockey distinguished person and will be honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Division I game on Tuesday.
CIAC associate executive director Paul Hoey will receive the CIAC boys and girls basketball dedication award. In addition, West Haven athletic director Jon Capone, officials Robert Bernier and Lou Filippetti, Danbury girls basketball coach Jackie DiNardo and Wamogo boys’ basketball coach Gregg Hunt will receive 2013 Merit Awards.
Hoey and the other five award winners will be honored at a dedication ceremony prior to the first basketball final on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville.
Spectators for the three hockey championships can buy tickets the day of the events for $10 per person. But you can buy tickets in advance for each game at a reduced sale price of $8 per person. It should be noted that 1,250 tickets for each game will be available the day of the game at Ingalls Rink, which has a seating capacity of 3,500.
Online ticket sales for the Division I hockey final can be found at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com/ciac-2013-d-i-ice-hockey-finals/
Division II pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com/ciac-2013-d-ii-ice-hockey-finals/
Division III presale tickets can be purchased at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com/ciac-2013-d-iii-ice-hockey-finals/