Circle The Dates: HS Hockey Games Not To Miss

South Windsor at Simsbury, Wednesday: Could be an early preview of how tight the CCC North figures to be.

Conard at Notre Dame-Fairfield, Thursday: First-year coach Greg Raymer opens his tenure with Chieftains.


Rocky Hill/Middletown/RHAM at Northwest Catholic, Friday: RMR's buzzed about top forwards (Kyle Whalen and Brendon Quirion) will be challenged by Northwest's Catholic's own talented duo (Patrick Melanson and Jeff Greenwood).

Glastonbury at Ridgefield, Saturday: Tomahawks' new and improved defense takes on the always challenging and speedy Ridgefield forwards.


Cheshire at Xavier, Dec. 19: Figures to be a good test for two programs trying to figure out how they'll stack up in the SCC.

Simsbury at Notre Dame-West Haven, Dec. 19: Well-coached and defensive-minded Trojans will try to spring an upset on the defending Division I champions.

Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/Stafford at Tri-Town, Dec. 22: Fermi's Aaron Lickwar and Tri-Town's Cam Pinkham go head-to-head in one of the best early goal-tending showdowns.

Northwest Catholic at Newington/Berlin, Jan. 12: Rematch of last season's Division III final should be another close game.


Bolton/Coventry/Rockville at E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham, Jan. 16: Improved co-op of E.O. Smith, Tolland and Windham should give the Div. III contender a challenge in entertaining division match.

Newington/Berlin at Hall/Southington, Jan. 19: Rematch of CCC South final, which Newington/Berlin won, will be an important measuring stick for Hall/Southington.

Hamden at Simsbury, Jan. 30: Strong midseason meeting between two of the state's best hockey towns.

Farmington/Avon/Windsor at Northwest Catholic, Feb. 2: Both teams will push the puck in a rematch from last year's CCC East final.

Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks at Farmington/Avon/Windsor, Feb. 20: Strong late season battle between two Division II threats.

Simsbury at Glastonbury, Feb. 20: Trojans will be eager to hand Tomahawks a home loss after going 0-for-4 last season, including three loses on the road.

South Windsor at Glastonbury, Feb. 23: The CCC North's best rivalry gets a late season showcase.