Posts Tagged ‘ Hockey ’

Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

March 2, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer In the final week of the season, Hall-Southington completed the season sweep of last year’s division III champion, but Coach Brian Cannon isn’t ready to discuss this year’s brackets. The Warrior-Knights lost a tight battle against Conard in the regular season finale. One game earlier, they edged Newington-Berlin for the…

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It’s Hockey Knight in Hartford; Warrior-Knights beat Conard in XL Center to end 3 game skid

February 8, 2013
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By John Goralski
Dave Valentukonis wins a faceoff during a 5-2 win over Conard. Valentukonis scored the game-tying goal in the second period that sparked a 4-0 rally.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jesse Patterson’s slapshot couldn’t have been drawn it up any better when his slapshot pulled Conard’s goaltender out of position to his right. Ken Fleming one-timed it back across the crease, and a crashing Dave Valentukonis found the open net. Momentum had certainly turned as Hall-Southington players celebrated the 2-2…

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Hockey bests the best of Division II; Warrior-Knights challenge two top teams, first to beat East Catholic

February 2, 2013
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By John Goralski
Jeff Moore stops a shot during a 5-1 win over East Catholic on Jan. 23 that ended the division two program’s bid for a perfect season.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The second period was the ultimate test for Hall-Southington defenders because East Catholic skaters seemed angry at the ice. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Warrior-Knights had surprised the undefeated Eagles with two goals in the first period, and the undefeated division two team threw everything they could at the DIII…

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The real test; Skaters beat defending champ, clinch a postseason berth

January 26, 2013
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By John Goralski

Owen Kantor fights off defenders during a 2-1 win over Newington-Berlin-Manchester on Jan. 19 to clinch a postseason berth.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Hall-Southington hockey has knocked off a division one opponent. They’ve come out on top in all but one division two game, and they’ve swept through their division three pairings without as much as a hiccup. But make no bones about it. There was only one game circled at the start…

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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

December 28, 2012
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By John Goralski
Dave Valentukonis puts a shot on goal during a 5-4 overtime win against EO Smith on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

By John Goralski Sports writer With less than two minutes left, Wethersfield pulled their goalie and pinned the puck deep in Hall-Southington’s zone. A strong attack in the final minute almost scored. At 30 seconds left, they forced the Warrior-Knight goalie to make another stop. With less than 10 seconds, it looked like a rugby…

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