Playoff hockey is great. Add overtime into the mix and you have some of the most exciting action in all of sport. The first round of the Connecticut high school hockey playoffs provided us with plenty of drama that included 4 overtime games – one of which was a double-OT thriller.
Midnight Came Quickly: For a minute there, it looked like Darien was going to make another Cinderella run this year. Evan Antisdale thought otherwise.
8 + 9 = Overtime: In all three divisions, the matchup between the #8 and #9 seeds went to OT. Notre Dame-West Haven (#8 – D1) and Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe (#8 – D2) fell to their respective #9 opponents, while Northwest Catholic posted a win in D3 and moved on to the quarterfinals.
Our pick percentages after round 1:
- D3: 100% ( 4 of 4 )
- D2: 50% ( 1 of 2 ) The bad news here is that that one loss represented one of our projected semifinalists (Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe)
- D1: 87.5% ( 7 of 8 ) Again, one loss was one of our semifinalists (Notre Dame-West Haven)
DIVISION 3 SCORES(3/8/2011)
|8 Northwest Catholic||6-5 OT||9 Rockville/Manchester/Stafford||Hartford Courant|
|5 Newington/Berlin||7-2||12 Sheehan||Fan Video|
|7 St. Bernard/Bacon Academy/NFA||4-0||10 Joel Barlow|
|6 Newtown||4-3||11 Rocky Hill/RHAM/Middletown||Danbury News-Times|
DIVISION 2 SCORES (3/9/2011)
|8 Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe||1-2 2OT||9 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks||Fairfield Citizen, Fairfield Patch|
|7 Daniel Hand||5-1||10 Farmington|
DIVISION 1 SCORES (3/10/2011)
|1 New Canaan||5-1||16 Greenwich||Stamford Advocate, NCAdvertiser|
|8 Notre Dame-West Haven||2-3 OT||9 Glastonbury|
|4 St. Joseph||3-0||13 Amity||Trumbull Patch, Greenwich Time|
|5 Ridgefield||4-1||12 Conard||Ridgefield Patch, Ridgefield Press, Greenwich Time|
|2 Fairfield Prep||2-1 OT||15 Darien||Fairfield Patch, Stamford Advocate|
|7 Hamden||5-3||10 West Haven||Hamden Patch, New Haven Register, RJ’s Hockey Notebook|
|3 South Windsor||5-3||14 Tri-Town||Ellington-Somers Patch, Hartford Courant|
|6 Xavier||4-3||11 East Haven||Middletown Press|