A little local hockey history: The 1980-1981 University of New Haven men’s ice hockey team boasted three current Connecticut boy’s ice hockey coaches on its roster:
- Marty Crouse – St. Joseph
- Gary Lindgren – Amity
- Larry Vieira – Darien
The team, coached by Stephen Lane, finished the season with a 9-16-0 record overall.
Lindgren would go on to captain the 1981-1982 and 1982-1983 New Haven teams.
The current University of New Haven men’s hockey team (ACHA-D2), coached by former North Branford High School coach TJ Schatz (East Haven, CT), features several former Connecticut high school hockey players.