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12/18/2021 11:00 PM

Co-op Hockey Squad Off to 2-0 Start

The East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team played two games during the first week of its season and came away with a pair of victories for a stellar start to the campaign. The Yellowjackets earned a win versus Cheshire and then defeated Staples to open up the season with a record of 2-0. The team features athletes from East Haven, Morgan, Old Saybrook, Valley Regional, Old Lyme, and East Hampton.

On Dec. 13, the East Haven co-op hockey squad opened its season by playing a road game against Cheshire at Lou Astorino Ice Arena in Hamden. The Yellowjackets defeated the Rams by the final score of 9-7 to kick off the year on a triumphant note.

Sophomore Griffin McGlinchey scored two goals to go with two assists for East Haven in the win. Senior captain Parker Sprankle and freshman Gennaro Pompano both had two goals with an assist on the night.

Senior Josh Berg and junior Nicholas Ruggiero each had a goal and an assist for the Yellowjackets. Junior Alan Schroeter and junior Dylan Ingram contributed one assist apiece. Senior goalie Ryan Sheldon made 31 saves in the win.

Then on Dec. 18, East Haven played another road game when it faced Staples at Milford Ice Pavilion. Head Coach Lou Pane’s club notched a 9-2 victory against the Wreckers to cap off a nice first week on the ice.

—Chris Piccirillo