High School Hockey News and Notes

Earlier this month, Glastonbury head coach Ken Barse said the Tomahawks were still adjusting to a different style of play, relying more on their speed as opposed to using their size to win games.

That adjustment looks to be working out well for Glastonbury, as they’ve outscored opponents 24-2 during a four-game winning streak.  Patrick Conley had a hat trick in a 9-1 win over Farmington Valley on Jan. 26, and added another goal in a 4-0 win against Northwest Catholic Saturday.  Tyler MacLean, Phillip DiSalvo, and Adam Yaeger also scored for Glastonbury, while Kyle Thibodeaux made 19 saves in net.

The Tomahawks (6-3) host Ridgefield Wednesday, and then are off for a week before playing Fermi-Enfield-East Granby-Stafford on Jan. 29.

Simsbury returns home

Wednesday will mark the final of four games away from home for the Trojans (5-3), who stopped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win at Xavier last week. Simsbury travels to East Catholic Wednesday, and then hosts Fermi-Enfield-East Granby Stafford and South Windsor this weekend.

Other local teams continue strong play

A 27-save effort from Shane Kertanis helped Suffield/Granby/Windsor (6-2) continue its strong start to the season with a 6-1 win over Branford Saturday.  Max Marson had two goals for the Wildcats, while Jake King, Dan Bahl, Jake Palloti, and Ryan Ohanessian also scored.

Rockville-Bolton-Coventry-Lyman Memorial (6-2) and E.O. Smith-Tolland-Windham (5-2-1) are each off to solid starts as well. The Eagles tied Newtown, the top-ranked team in Division III, Saturday and host Woodstock Academy Friday. Matt Schoen had 23 saves against Newtown, while Ross Brancati scored the lone goal for the tri-op.

Rockville-Bolton-Coventry-Lyman Memorial blanked Hall/Southington 3-0 on Friday. Bruce Smith, Hunter Byram and Eddie Bates each had a goal, while Connor McGrath made 19 saves for the shutout.

Others: Avon/Farmington fell to 2-7 with a …South Windsor (2-6-1) tied West Haven 1-1 Saturday. Scoring goals has been a problem for the Bobcats, who have been shutout three times this season had have only scored more than two goals once…Tri-Town has lost three of its last four games since a 4-0 start, but will look to get back on track against Enfield-Fermi-East Granby-Stafford Wednesday…Farmington/Avon/Windsor has lost six in a row to fall to 2-7 on the season…Enfield-Fermi-East Granby-Stafford (3-4) hosts Tri-Town Friday after beating Conard 6-4 on Friday.

South Windsor's Timothy Swan races up the ice during a recent game vs West Haven

South Windsor’s Timothy Swan races up the ice during a recent game vs West Haven. Photo by Steve Palmer, www.stevepalmerphotography and www.TheSportsDept.com

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