What can I say - it was a Classic Hockey Doubleheader at the Bennett Rink in West Haven on Wednesday night. It certainly had the atmosphere of Playoff Hockey.
West Haven defeated Cheshire 2-1 in Overtime! Kaden Morgillo scored both goals, including the game winner in OT for the Blue Devils.
Scott Heseltine scored the Cheshire goal. Superb goaltending by both goalies - Nick Maringola of Cheshire and Jared Pliszka of West Haven.
But that was just the appetizer.
Amity edged Notre Dame(WH) 2-1. Outstanding goaltending once again - Connor Smith for ND(WH) and Malachi Zurolo of Amity. Smith made 37 saves and Zurolo 39 saves!
Charles Andriole scored a Shorthanded Goal for ND, giving them a 1-0 lead. But Amity tied it in the 3rd Period on a Power Play Goal by Jason Csejka. The game winning goal for the Spartans was scored by Nelson Bordeleau.
You can watch both games again by going to 960WELI.com, go to the On Air Column, click on it, then click on High School Sports. When you get to the High School Sports Page, click on the appropriate sport. You can also watch them on the 960WELI Facebook Page.
Hockey Scores: Hamden 3 Mt. St. Charles(RI) 2, Guilford 8 North Branford 6, Hand 4 Eastern Ct. Eagles 2, North Haven 2 East Haven Coop 2, Lyman Hall/H-K/Cog 4 New Milford 3(ot), Sheehan 12 Joel Barlow/Weston/ Abbott Tech 5
Boys Basketball Scores: Bassick 66 Hillhouse 41, ND(WH) 65 Wilbur Cross 47, Xavier 46 Hamden 44, Cheshire 63 West Haven 55, Branford 42 Foran 40, Jonathan Law 55 Hand 41, Amity 55 Career 52, Fairfield Prep 68 North Haven 40, Sheehan 71 Shelton 69, Lyman Hall 58 East Haven 43
Girls Basketball Scores: Jonathan Law 51 Sacred Heart Academy 44, Cheshire 57 West Haven 43, Branford 41 North Haven 39, East Haven 58 Hand 53, Wilbur Cross 58 Amity 42, Foran 50 Lauralton Hall 38, Mercy 49 Hamden 46, Guilford 40 Career 27, Sheehan 40 Shelton 33, Stratford 46 Platt Tech 29, Hillhouse 69 Lyman Hall 36
FRIDAY's BROADCAST Boys Basketball Amity at Sheehan 6:55pm on News Radio 960, 960WELI.com & iHeartradio
This incredible week continues - take a deep breath - and get re-pumped up - join me Friday night at 6:55pm for exciting HS Basketball Spartans - Titans - oh Baby!
Photo taken by Brian Goralnik