WEDNESDAY HOCKEY: Sheehan explodes for school-record 12 goals; LH Co-op prevails in OT, while Cheshire falls; Hall-Southington edged by division rival

WEDNESDAY HOCKEY: Sheehan explodes for school-record 12 goals; LH Co-op prevails in OT, while Cheshire falls; Hall-Southington edged by division rival



DANBURY — The Sheehan ice hockey team exploded for a program-record 12 goals on Wednesday night to thump JBWA 12-5 in a SCC/SWC Division III game at the Danbury Ice Arena.

It was a showdown that immediately turned into a showcase of Sheehan’s formidable offense.

Anthony Romano and James Stratton got the Titans out to a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and it was a sign of things to come.

Stratton wound up with a hat trick and Sheehan had 10 goals on the board before the second period was out.

Anthony Romano and his brother Joe finished with two goals apiece. The Festa brothers, Jake and Luke, had three goals between them, with Jake scoring twice.

Anthony DeFilio and Joe Richo also scored as the Titans notched their fourth straight victory and improved to 7-2. JBWA fell to 4-3.

Lyman Hall Co-op 5, New Milford 4 (OT): The Trojans earned their fourth straight win with the SCC/SWC Division III victory in extra time at the Canterbury School.

Matt Pettit’s second goal of the night was the game-winner. The junior now has 11 goals on the season.

T.J. Arduini also scored twice for LH, which improved to 5-2. New Milford dropped to 3-4.

West Haven 2, Cheshire 1 (OT): Kaden Morgillo’s second goal of the game gave the host Blue Devils the SCC/SWC crossover victory at Bennett Rink.

Morgillo had staked Division I West Haven to a 1-0 lead on a rebound in the first period. The game remained at 1-0 until Scott Heseltine tied it for Division II Cheshire with 10:22 left in regulation.

Both teams skated off at 5-3.

Newington Co-op 5, Hall-Southington 4: A shootout with wild swings through the first two periods went scoreless in the third, and that left the Newington Co-op with the one-goal win over the host Warrior-Knights at Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford.

The Indians struck for a quick 2-0 lead. Bobby Allan answered with a pure hat trick that, by the early stages of the second period, had Hall-Southington up 3-2.

Newington regained the upper hand via the power play — 4 of the visiting team’s 5 goals on Wednesday came with a man advantage — to shoot ahead 5-3.

Sean Roach scored with 0:06 left in the period to pull the Warrior-Knights to within 5-4.

This was a division game in the CCC South, but a crossover on the state grid. The Division II Warrior-Knights slipped to 2-5. Division III Newington, which co-ops with Cromwell, Manchester and Berlin, improved to 6-1.

 


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