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Simsbury is No. 2 seed in annual state high school girls hockey tournament

ice hockey logoThe ninth annual Connecticut girls hockey championship tournament opens Monday, March 3 with eight teams in quarterfinal action across the state. Defending champion New Canaan, who has won six of the previous eight state titles, is the No. 4 seed. Darien is the top seed.

Simsbury, the two-time Southern Connecticut Conference champion, is the No. 2 seed in the eight-team tournament. Before the state tournament begins, the Trojans (18-2) face East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor co-op for the SCC Tournament championship on Friday at 6 p.m. at Trinity College in Hartford.

2014 Connecticut state tournament
Quarterfinals
Monday, March 3
Game 1: (8) Hamden at (1) Darien, 7:40 p.m., Darien Ice Rink
Game 2: (5) Guilford at (4) New Canaan, 6 p.m., Darien Ice Rink
Game 4: (6) West Hartford at (3) East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor at Newington Arena, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4
Game 3: (7) Trumbull/St. Joseph at (2) Simsbury, 6:40 p.m. (International Skating Center)

Semifinals
Wednesday, March 5
Game 1 winner vs. game 2 winner
Game 3 winner vs. game 4 winner

Championship
Saturday, March 8
At Ingalls Rink, Yale
Time TBA

2014 seedings (regular season only)
1. Darien                           17-2
2. Simsbury                       17-2
3. East Catholic/Glas/SW  15-3
4. New Canaan                  14-5-1
5. Guilford                         12-6
6. West Hartford                12-6-1
7. Trumbull/St. Joseph       13-7
8. Hamden                         11-7

2014 Southern Connecticut Conference playoffs
Division I
East Catholic 2, Guilford 1
Simsbury 4, West Hartford 1
Championship
At Trinity College, Friday, Feb. 28
Simsbury 3, East Catholic 2, OT

Division II
Notre Dame-Fairfield/Milford 4, West Haven 3, 2 OT
Branford/East Haven/No. Branford 8, Hand 7
Championship
At Bennett Rink, West Haven
Branford/East Haven/North Branford 4, ND-Fairfield/Milford 0

2014 FCIAC Tournament
Semifinals
Ridgefield 3, New Canaan 2, OT
Darien 9, Wilton/Norwalk 0
Championship
March 1 at Terry Connors RInk
Darien 8, Ridgefield 1

2013 state tournament
Championship
New Canaan 2, West Hartford 0
Semifinals
New Canaan 5, Simsbury 1
West Hartford 5, Darien 1
Quarterfinals
West Hartford 5, Guilford 0
Simsbury 5, Hamden 0
New Canaan 7, Greenwich 0
Ridgefield 4, Darien 1

2012 state tournament
Championship

Hall/Conard 3, New Canaan 2, OT
Semifinals
Hall/Conard 2, Simsbury 1, 2 OT
New Canaan 6 ,Ridgefield 1
Quarterfinals
New Canaan 8, Guilford 2
Ridgefield 5, Greenwich 4
Simsbury 7, North Haven 3
Hall 3, Hamden 2
Qualifying
Greenwich 6, Fairfield co-op 1
North Haven 8, Hand 2
Hamden 4, Wilton 1
Guilford 4, Darien 1

2011 state tournament
Championship
New Canaan 7, Ridgefield 2
Semifinals
New Canaan 3, North Haven 2
Ridgefield 5, Darien 0
Quarterfinals
New Canaan 8, Guilford 0
Darien 4, West Hartford 3
Ridgefield 3, Simsbury 2
North Haven 6, Wilton 3

State championship games
2013: New Canaan 2, West Hartford 0
2012: Hall/Conard 3, New Canaan 2, OT
2011: New Canaan 7, Ridgefield 2
2010: New Canaan 1, Darien 0
2009: Darien 3, New Canaan 2
2008: New Canaan 3, Greenwich 0
2007: New Canaan 2, Guilford 1, OT
2006: New Canaan 4, Ridgefield 1

 

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.

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