A dominant road victory, a disheartening home loss and a deadlock forged with six seconds left to play: Wednesday night’s area hockey action had a little bit of everything.
The victory belonged to Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug, which blanked Bethel-Brookfield-Danbury 3-0 at the Danbury Ice Arena in a game that pitted the No. 2 team in the state Division III playoff rankings (BBD) against the No. 3 (LH).
With the win, the Trojans won their sixth straight and improved to 7-2.
Sheehan, No. 4 in the D-III rankings, was also riding a five-game win streak before Division II Tri-Town halted it with a 3-3 non-conference tie at Choate’s Remsen Arena. Tri-Town scored the tying goal with 0:06 left in regulation and that left the Titans at 8-2-1.
The loss was suffered by Hall-Southington, which fell to CCC South rival Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville 3-1 in a Division II game at Veterans Memorial Rink.
Here are the details.
Lyman Hall Co-op 3, BBD 0: Ryan Brockett, Matt Pettit and Aidan Weir had the goals and Brendan Reddington the shutout in net as the Trojans recorded the SCC/SWC Division III victory at Danbury Ice Arena.
The Trojans dominated this game, out-shooting their hosts 44-7. BBD is now 4-6-1, yet remains No. 2 in the Division III playoff rankings, one slot ahead of LH.
The Trojans return to Northford Ice Pavilion to face Newtown (5-4-1) on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Sheehan 3, Tri-Town 3: The Titans built a 3-1 lead by the middle of the second period on goals by Joey Richo, Anthony Romano and Luke Festa.
Tri-Town (4-5-1) cut the deficit to 3-2 before the second period was out, then denied Sheehan its fifth straight win with six seconds left in regulation.
Wednesday’s game was the first of three straight for Sheehan at Choate. The Titans welcome the Eastern CT Eagles (6-4) on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The Eagles are now in Division II after winning the Division III state title last year.
WMRP 3, Hall-Southington 1: Christian Mohr pulled the Warrior-Knights even at 1-1 early in the second period before Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville scored 1:39 later to take the lead for good.
Devin Norton’s insurance goal 2:35 into the third period sealed it.
The victory was WMRP’s second of the season over Hall-Southington. WMRP is now 7-2, Hall-Southington 2-7.
The Warrior-Knights are also at home Saturday. They host Northeastern (3-6) at 1:10 p.m.