Several nutmeg natives finished strong as the 2010-2011 regular season draws to a close for many hockey teams:
Jonathan Quick (Hamden High School, Avon Old Farms) finished the regular season with 35 wins in net for the Los Angeles Kings (NHL). The Kings fell 3-2 in OT last night to the San Jose sharks in the opening game of their playoff series.
After a February call-up from the ECHL, Mark Arcobello (Farifield Prep, Salisbury, Yale) posted 22 points in 26 games for the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL). The Barons, who opened their playoff series last night against Hamilton, also feature forward Colin McDonald (Wethersfield, CT). McDonald was the leading goal scorer in the AHL this season, finishing with 42.
Nick Bonino (Farmington High School, Avon Old Farms) closed out the season with a 4-11-15 line in the last 10 games of the season for the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).
Cam Atkinson (Greenwich, Avon Old Farms), signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets out of Boston College, finished with 5 points in 5 games for the Springfield Falcons (AHL). Atkinson was one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.
Quinnipiac alum Brandon Wong has 3 points in 5 playoff games so far for the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL) as they continue their quest for the Kelly Cup. Greenville takes on the Wheeling Nailers tonight in game 2 of their semifinal series.