Connecticut boys hockey top performers / games to watch (Jan. 31)

Photo of Michael Fornabaio

A look at some of the top performances from high school boys hockey for Week 7:

Connor Crowley, Notre Dame-West Haven: Made 26 saves, 10 in the third period to thwart a Darien comeback try, in a 3-2 road win.

Mike Deegan, Newington co-op: Scored two of the first three goals and assisted on the other, then added a late assist in a 7-2 win over the Rocky Hill co-op.

Nick Eberhart, Wilton: A goal and two assists in a 3-2 win over Staples; added an assist in a 7-4 win over Fox Lane (N.Y.).

Mikey Farricielli, Branford: Scored his team’s first three goals in a 4-3 win over North Branford.

Max Festa, Sheehan: Three goals, including his 100th career point as a sophomore, and an assist in a 5-1 win over Amity.

Gavin Fitzpatrick, New Canaan: A goal and four assists in a 6-3 win over Westhill/Stamford; an assist in a 4-1 win over St. Joseph.

Tommy Guidone, North Haven: Scored twice and added an assist in a 3-1 win over the West Haven co-op.

Patrick Gummer, McMahon/Norwalk: Made 29 saves in a 3-0 win over Staples in the DW Cup game.

Brendan Lynch, Simsbury: Made 20 saves in a 4-1 win over Xavier.

James Mascari, Notre Dame-West Haven: A hat trick and two assists in an 8-0 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield.

James Murphy, Fairfield Prep: Had four points, including two goals and two third-period primary assists, in a 5-2 win over Xavier.

Duke Nower, Wethersfield: Scored the only goal, and Matt Ruck’s shutout gave the Eagles a 1-0 win over South Windsor.


Alex Petersen, North Haven: Scored two goals and two assists in an 8-3 win over Guilford

Kyle Provencher, Tri-Town: Scored twice in a 3-2 win over New Milford.

Shaun Rigby, Ridgefield: Scored twice in a 5-1 win over St. Joseph; scored the third-period game-winner in a 2-1 win over Greenwich.

Drew Scalia, Masuk: Scored four goals in a 5-3 win over the East Haven co-op.

Chase Stebbins, Enfield co-op: Broke a tie late in a 3-2 win over the Southington co-op.

Connor Sullivan, Hamden: Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over the West Haven co-op, the Green Dragons’ first of the year.

Connor Thomas, JBWA: Made 35 saves in a 2-1 win over Division II Trumbull.

Nolan Trent, Conard: Two third-period goals put away a 5-2 win over Hall.

Lucas Vollano, North Branford: Scored in overtime to give the Thunderbirds a 4-3 win over East Catholic.

Games to watch

Conard at Newington co-op (Newington Arena), Wednesday, 4 p.m.: The rematch of the rematch: Newington beat Conard 5-1 to open the season after winning the Division III final in March. Conard has not lost in 12 games since. Newington’s only loss is to Division II Wethersfield.

Fairfield at Darien (Darien Ice), Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Both teams were unbeaten until this past week; they tied at Wonderland about a month ago, with Darien coming back from two goals down in the third period. There’s one more potential meeting in a few more weeks, but we’ll see about that one.

Northwest Catholic at Farmington Valley (Avon Old Farms), Wednesday, 8 p.m.: The Generals topped top-10 Northwest Catholic in overtime in their first meeting.

St. Dominic Regional (Maine) at Notre Dame-Fairfield (Martire Family Arena), Friday, 5 p.m.: The team from literally down the block plays its first game at Sacred Heart’s new barn. St. Dom’s, coming from many, many more blocks away, will stick around to play at West Haven on Saturday afternoon.

New Canaan at Notre Dame-West Haven (Bennett), Saturday, 5 p.m.: On Wednesday, when Notre Dame faces Greenwich at Bennett at 6 p.m., it’ll be 405 days since the Green Knights lost a game to a Connecticut team: a 4-3 overtime win for New Canaan on Dec. 23, 2021. On Wednesday it’ll also be 687 days since Notre Dame’s last regulation loss to a state team: Greenwich on St. Patrick’s Day 2021.

Darien, Greenwich at LaSalle Academy (R.I.), Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), Saturday/Sunday: Nice to see this series continue. Greenwich has LaSalle on Saturday and Hendricken on Sunday; Darien has them the other way. Darien-LaSalle is set for Smithfield Municipal Rink; the other three are in Warwick at Thayer/Warburton.