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Hockey: Week 7 games to watch, fine performances

January 30, 2019

SHORT SHIFTS

Fine performances

Matt Arena, Farmington Valley: Four goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over Glastonbury.

Kyle Cirillo, Masuk: Three points, including an assist on Michael Domenichelli’s overtime goal, in a 3-2 win over Northeastern.

Nick Cullinan, Ridgefield: Hat trick in a 5-2 win over Greenwich.

Chandler DuMont, Fairfield Prep: Scored the winning goal and assisted on the last goal in a 4-2 win over Hamden.

Spencer Engstrom, Branford: Scored three goals, including the game-winner, in a 9-3 win over North Branford.

Eddy Fracasso, Hamden: Had a point on seven consecutive goals, scoring five of them, in a 10-2 win over West Haven.

Connor Hagness, Guilford: Freshman scored two goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over Watertown/Pomperaug.

Troy Harwell, Watertown/Pomperaug: Two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win over Westhill/Stamford.

Brennan Horn, Northwest Catholic: Scored twice in a 7-5 win over South Windsor.

Ethan Massey, Hand: Hat trick in a 7-2 win over Amity.

Daniel McKiernan, JBWA: Four goals and three assists in an 8-3 win over Newtown.

Matthew Odom, Woodstock Academy: Scored the last two goals in a 4-2 win over Hall/Southington.

Andrew Sacco, LHK: Made 24 saves in a 3-0 win over Sheehan.

Owen Stacy, E.O. Smith: Two goals in a 3-1 win over New Milford.

Evan Tower, Eastern CT Eagles: Scored three goals and two assists in a 6-1 win over SGWL, clinching a Division II playoff berth.

Games to watch

New Canaan at Darien (Darien Ice House), Wednesday, 4 p.m.: The rival neighbors only meet once in the regular season.

Greenwich at Notre Dame-West Haven (Bennett Rink), Wednesday, 4 p.m.: Greenwich is 0-4-1 in its past five Division I games. It’ll visit the Green Knights, who have been off for a week and a half.

JBWA at LHK (Northford), Wednesday, 4 p.m.: The Trojans, fresh off their big shutout win against Sheehan, host JBWA, the greatest show on ice right now, averaging nearly eight goals a game.

Hand at Watertown/Pomperaug (Taft), Wednesday, 8:15 p.m.: Hand is 6-0 against Division I and Division II opposition. Seven other Division III teams have six wins, period. This’ll be a tough one, but the Tigers beat Guilford earlier this year. (The time on this game was pushed back twice on Tuesday, and obviously weather could wreak havoc on schedules everywhere.)

NFI at Guilford (DiLungo), Saturday, 1 p.m.: That’s Guilford, which has won nine in a row since a loss to Watertown/Pomperaug that it avenged last week. Next up is NFI, which is 4-2-4.

Hamden at Notre Dame-West Haven (Bennett), 5:30 p.m.: The Green Knights came from behind to beat Hamden in overtime when the teams met just before Christmas.

Farmington Valley vs. South Windsor (Wednesday at Avon Old Farms, 8 p.m.; Saturday at South Windsor Arena, 5:30 p.m.): A home-and-home between two upstate potential Division II contenders.

— Michael Fornabaio

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

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