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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. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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