State Hockey Tournament Action Starts Monday

Eight ice hockey teams from The Sports Department’s coverage area begin their quests for state championships this week.

The Division III tournament kicks off Monday, with two games involving local schools. #4 E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham hosts #13 Wethersfield at the University of Connecticut in Storrs at 5:45 p.m., while #11 Tri-Town plays #6 Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville at 7 p.m.

Division II play begins Tuesday with three games of local interest. #7 Bolton/Coventry/Rockville hosts #10 New Milford at the Bolton Ice Palace at 4 p.m.; #9 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks takes on #8 Cheshire at Wesleyan University in Middletown at 6 p.m.; and #14 Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/Stafford travels to the Northford Ice Pavilion to face #3 Branford at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Division I tournament starts with #6 Glastonbury entertaining #11 Xavier at Trinity College in Hartford at 7:30 p.m. #12 South Windsor visits #5 Ridgefield at the Winter Garden at 5:10 p.m., while #15 Simsbury plays #2 Notre Dame-West Haven at the Bennett Rink at 6 pm.

Semi-finals and championship games for all three divisions will be played at the Ingalls Rink at Yale University in New Haven.

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