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03/11/2022 11:00 PM

East Haven Co-op Hockey Squad Drops Contest in States

Freshman Gennaro Pompano and the East Haven co-op hockey squad took a 4-1 loss to Farmington Valley in the first round of states last week. File photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier

The East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team saw its season come to a close when the Yellowjackets took a loss to Farmington Valley in the Division II State Tournament last week. East Haven finished the 2022 campaign with an overall record of 10-10-1.

No. 12 seed East Haven played at No. 5 Farmington Valley in the first round of the Division II State Tournament on March 7. East Haven took a 4-1 defeat against the Generals at Avon Old Farms and was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

Following a scoreless first period, Farmington Valley scored a pair of goals during the second period to take a 2-0 lead over the Yellowjackets. The Generals made it 3-0 by netting a goal just 17 seconds into the third period.

Old Lyme sophomore Griffin McGlinchey scored from East Haven freshman Gennaro Pompano to cut the deficit to 3-1 with 27 seconds left in the game. Just seven seconds later, Farmington Valley scored its fourth goal of the game to finish off the 4-1 victory. Senior captain Ethan Roach made 24 saves in net for the Yellowjackets.

—Chris Piccirillo