The No. 1 seed E.O. Smith/Tolland hockey team brought the season to an end on Thursday night for Staples/Weston/Shelton, the No. 8 seed, by shutting out the Wreckers, 5-0, in a CIAC Division III quarter-final round contest played at West Haven’s Bennett Rink.
The Bucks, who will meet Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug in a DIII semifinal round game on Tuesday night at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink, scored two goals within a 2:11 span in the first period and senior goalie Matt Schoen blocked 22 Wreckers’ shots to earn his second consecutive tournament shutout.