- Saturday, March 9, 2013
MILFORD – Penalties were a difference-maker as a tough North Branford team put an end to the Newtown High School hockey team’s playoff run. The Division II state tournament’s ninth-seeded Thunderbirds skated to a 5-1 win over the No. 17 Nighthawks in the quarterfinal round at Milford Ice Pavilion on March 9.
Newtown scored first, when Evan Isaacs broke a scoreless deadlock with a power play goal in the second period, but the Thunderbirds reeled off the next five goals – three of which came with the man advantage.
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Newtown High School’s hockey team, by virtue of back-to-back wins in mid-February, ensured that it will play on once the regular season comes to an end. The Nighthawks earned their seventh and eighth victories of the season to earn a spot in the upcoming Division II state tournament, and also kept their outside shot at getting into the South-West Conference playoffs alive in the process. NHS is relying on some outside help to squeak into the four-team conference tourney, which will get under way on February 28.