Brackets Released for CIAC Hockey State Tournaments

The brackets for the CIAC Boys Hockey Tournaments were released on Friday. Six teams The Sports Department covers are competing in the Division I, II and III Tournaments.

Division I

Three local squads are prepared to hit the ice for the Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Eight-seeded Glastonbury (11-8-1) will host No. 9 Fairfield Prep (8-9-2) at 7:30. Glastonbury advanced to the semifinals of last season’s tournament before losing to Greenwich. No. 10 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks (14-5-1) will play at No. 7 Notre-Dame Fairfield (9-11) at 6:00. Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks won the 2015 Division II championship, defeating North Branford. No. 15 East Catholic (7-13) will have a tough challenge in No. 2 Notre-Dame West Haven (13-6-1), which it faces at 5:00.East Catholic lost in the first round of last season’s championship to Ridgefield.

Division II

South Windsor and E.O. Smith-Tolland are competing in the Tournament. Fourth-seeded South Windsor (10-9-1) will host No. 13 Branford (8-11-1) on Tuesday at 7:40. The program lost in the first round last year in Division I. No. 8 E.O. Smith Tolland(13-6-1) will battle No. 9 New Milford (9-11) the same night at 6:45. E.O. Smith/Tolland won Division II last season, defeating Masuk in the championship match.

Division III

Bolton/Coventry/Rockville/RHAM is the only team competing in the tournament. No. 9 BCRR (8-12) will face No. 8 Brokfield/Bethel/Danbury (8-9-3) Monday at 3:50. The program fell in the first round of last season’s Division II Tournament to top-seeded Conard.

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