SATURDAY HOCKEY: Sheehan fends off North Haven; LH Co-op falls short of D-II’s No. 2; late surge sends Eagles past Warrior-Knights

SATURDAY HOCKEY: Sheehan fends off North Haven; LH Co-op falls short of D-II’s No. 2; late surge sends Eagles past Warrior-Knights



WALLINGFORD — The Sheehan and Lyman Hall Co-op hockey teams head into their second rivalry week of the season coming off mixed success against Division II teams on Saturday.

While Sheehan held on to defeat North Haven 4-3 at Choate, Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug fell short 2-1 against Watertown-Pomperaug at Northford Ice Pavilion.

The Trojans definitely had the tougher draw of the two. Watertown-Pomperaug, at 12-3-2, stands No. 2 in the Division II playoff points. North Haven, at 1-11-2, sits second to last.

Despite the loss, the LH Co-op (12-4-0) still remained at No. 2 in the Division III points. Sheehan (12-4-1) moved up to No. 3.

That sets the table nicely for Saturday night’s Trojans-Titans rematch at Northford Ice Pavilion (8 p.m. opening faceoff). The Trojans took the first meeting 3-1 on Jan. 26 at Wesleyan.

Against Watertown-Pomperaug, LH trailed 2-0 through two periods. Freshman Jack Roberts cut the deficit in half with a little over 10 minutes to play, but the Trojans could not produce the equalizer.

Sheehan, meanwhile, had to hold off North Haven after letting a 4-1 lead in the third period narrow to 4-3.

Devin Napoli scored two goals for the Titans. The Romano brothers, Joe and Anthony, had one apiece.

Eastern CT Eagles 8, Hall-Southington 4: The Warrior-Knights took a brief 3-2 lead with two goals in a 37-second span of the second period before the Eagles took control with four straight tallies in this non-conference Division II game at Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford.

The Eagles, last year’s Division III state champs, improved to 11-4-1. They have won four straight games and are 5-0-1 in their last six. Hall-Southington, in the midst of a 1-3 skid, fell to 5-10-0.

Duncan Hollander scored two goals for the Warrior-Knights. Mike DiPietro scored one and set up another.

Goals by Hollander and DiPietro are what erased a 2-1 deficit and put Hall-Southington ahead with 6:51 left in the second period.

The lead was brief. Eastern CT’s Will Cannella scored 28 seconds later and the Eagles reclaimed the lead for good before the period was out on a goal by Kyle Jacobson.

Southington’s Bobby Allan got the Warrior-Knights on the board in the first period.

Hall-Southington returns to The Vet on Monday to host Tri-Town.


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