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Hockey: Week 8 games to watch, fine performances

February 5, 2019

Fine performances

Kacy Adams, Notre Dame-Fairfield: Made 45 saves in Fairfield Prep’s 3-1 win.

Noah Behrens-Gould, Hall/Southington: Made 33 saves in a 5-4 win over the East Haven co-op.

Will Capalbo, Fairfield: Shutout in his last start before donating bone marrow to his brother, Charlie, a 10-0 win over Norwalk.

Eric Dillner, Hand: Made 33 saves in a 2-1 win over Watertown/Pomperaug.

Guerin Favreau, Woodstock Academy: Two goals and an assist in a 7-3 win over Burrilville (R.I.).

Colby Fowler, Shepaug: A goal and three assists in the Spartans’ 6-4 win over JBWA.

Hayden Giampietro, New Milford: Made 37 saves in a 2-1 win over Newtown.

Gunnar Granito, New Canaan: Scored four goals in a 6-1 win over Greenwich.

Logan Hamilton, East Haven: Stopped 43 shots in Amity’s 3-1 win.

Ian Hayden, Notre Dame-West Haven: Scored the first goal and set up the game-winner in a 4-1 win over Greenwich.

Jack Kinahan, Trinity Catholic: Reached 100 career points with a goal against Darien.

Jake Peckrul, WMRP: A 25-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Cheshire.

Jared Pliszka, West Haven: Made 37 saves in a 2-1 win over Amity.

Kyle Roberts, LHK: Scored five goals and added two assists in an 8-1 win over Newtown.

Nick Salcedo, Northwest Catholic: Scored the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Simsbury.

Tyler Stoneman, Farmington Valley: Scored the winner in a 3-1 win over South Windsor.

Blake Swiggett, Darien: Scored in overtime to lift the Blue Wave over New Canaan 4-3.

Evan Tower, Eastern CT Eagles: A hat trick and an assist in a 5-3 win over Housatonic.

Deven Trombley, South Windsor: Shutout in a 5-0 win over Farmington Valley.

Nick Vecchio, North Branford: Two third-period goals, including the go-ahead goal and the eventual game-winner, in a 5-4 win over LHK.

Luke Welsh, Ridgefield: Scored four goals in a 7-0 win at Trinity Catholic.

Mason Whitney, Fairfield Prep: Two third-period goals to get the Jesuits past Notre Dame-Fairfield 3-1.

Malachi Zurolo, Amity: Made 24 saves in a 3-1 win over East Haven.

Games to watch

Xavier at Notre Dame-West Haven (Bennett), Wednesday, 4 p.m.: Xavier has allowed just six regulation-time goals in the past five games but has gone just 2-2-1. Notre Dame-West Haven, coming off a tough loss to Hamden, beat the Falcons in overtime three weeks ago.

Branford at Guilford (DiLungo), Wednesday, 4:20 p.m.: Both teams, SCC/SWC Division II contenders both, are coming off their first losses in a while, Branford to Conard, Guilford to NFI.

Watertown/Pomperaug at Farmington Valley (Avon Old Farms), Wednesday, 8 p.m.: The GameTimeCT poll has generally had Watertown/Pomperaug as the top Division II team since New Year’s. After a loss to Hand on Monday night, its task on the rebound is the defending champs.

Ridgefield at Simsbury (ISCC), Saturday, 6:10 p.m.: Ridgefield hits a two-game break in its FCIAC schedule with this game and next week’s rematch with Fairfield Prep. This gets Simsbury into the last quarter of its season.

Guilford at Hand (Northford), Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hand has won six in a row and is unbeaten in nine after powering past Watertown/Pomperaug. Next up is Guilford, one of the other top Division II teams, which the Tigers beat 5-4 back on Dec. 18.

Glastonbury at Simsbury (Simsbury Farms), Monday, 8:15 p.m.: This game was originally set for Simsbury Farms, then moved in to the ISCC by bad weather, then postponed again by more weather. So it’s back outside again. Hey, stay away, weather.

Xavier at Northwest Catholic (ISCC), Tuesday, 7:10 p.m.: Just recheduled, and now a top-10 matchup.

—Michael Fornabaio

mfornabaio@ctpost.com; http://twitter.com/fornabaioctp

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