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Munoz sparks Avon upset win

SOUTH WINDSOR, March 4 – Goalie Mike Munoz made 44 saves to spark No. 4 Avon to a 3-0 upset victory over top-ranked Tri-Town (13-7-1) in the semifinals of the Northern Hockey Conference tournament Wednesday at South Windsor Arena. David Meunch put the Falcons on the board in the second period, scoring off a Brandon Kaswer assist with 8:14 remaining.

In the third period, Adam Lebowitz and Kevin Demers added insurance goals. Brian Cleary and Lebowitz each had an assist. Avon (11-9-1) will face Enfield (15-5) for the NHC North championship on Saturday night at Trinity College in Hartford at 6 p.m. Anthony Giordano made 22 saves for Tri-Town.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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