High School Roundup GHS opens hockey season with tie
The Greenwich High School boys hockey team opened its season with a 2-2 tie against New Fairfield/Immaculate at Danbury Ice Arena on Saturday night.
New Fairfield/Immaculate took a 1-0 lead 3:07 into the first period. Sophomore forward Joe Robinson’s unassisted goal put New Fairfield/Immaculate on the scoreboard first.
The Cardinals tied the score at 1-1 when senior forward Matt Davey tallied 8:02 into the opening period. Senior Andrew Frost assisted on Davey’s goal.
Greenwich took a 2-1 advantage on senior Isaac Cadigan’s goal at the 12:41 mark of the first period. Senior Sean Pratley and sophomore Thatcher Danielson were each credited assists on the goal.
The score remained 2-1 until junior Sam Mitchell tallied the equalizer 10:25 into the third period. Junior Zach Conboy had the assist on NFI’s tying tally.
Junior Ben Nash started in goal for Greenwich, which advanced to the CIAC Division I Tournament final last season. Scott Dobos was in goal for NFI.
“A lot of first-game jitters for our new players and football cut into some of our practice time,” GHS coach Chris Rurak said. “There were a lot of positives to work with and they played well. We will be fine with some more practice.”
GREENWICH 2, NEW FAIRFIELD/IMMACULATE 2 (OT)
GREENWICH 2 0 0 0 — 2
NEW FAIRFIELD/IMMACULATE 1 0 1 0 — 2
Records: Greenwich 0-0-1; NFI 0-1-2; Goals: G — Matt Davey, Isaac Cadigan; NFI — Joe Robinson, Sam Mitchell; Assists: G — Andrew Frost, Sean Pratley, Thatcher Danielson; NFI — Zach Conboy.
Brunswick School skated to a 4-4 tie against Williston-Northampton School in the consolation round of the St. Sebastian Holiday Tournament on Sunday.
The Bruins went 1-1-1 at the three-day event. Charles Shaffer posted a natural hat trick and finished Sunday’s game with four points, reaching and eclipsing, the 100-career point plateau.
Shaffer has 101 career points for the Bruins (30 goals, 71 assists).
Trailing 1-0 early in the first half, Brunswick’s Matthew McGroarty’s power-play goal with 13:14 left the opening 25-minute period to tied at 1-1.
Williston-Northampton countered with a go-ahead goal with nearly 12 minutes left to play in the frame.
Shaffer answered with the first of his three-straight goals, with 8:54 left in the first period, knotting the score at 2-2.
Shaffer opened the next period with a goal 51 seconds into the frame. One of the Bruins’ captains, Shaffer followed with a goal four minutes later, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead.
Williston tallied the game’s next two goals to tie the score at 4-4. Neither team scored during the five-minute overtime session.
In the third and final game at the Seacoast Classic at Phillips Exeter Academy on Saturday, the Bruins were defeated by Exeter, 59-33.
Brunswick (1-4) fell behind 13-4, then Phillips Exeter extended its lead to 20 points midway through the first half.
Freshman forward Chisom Okpara led Brunswick with 10 points. The Bruins host FAA rival King School Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.