THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire hockey zooms to sixth straight win; Meriden swimmers cap dual-meet season

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire hockey zooms to sixth straight win; Meriden swimmers cap dual-meet season



NEW MILFORD — On the frozen pond, the red tide rampages on.

Powered by a season-high output on offense and yet another shutdown effort on defense, the Cheshire ice hockey team rang up its sixth straight victory on Thursday night with a 7-1 rout of New Milford at the Canterbury School.

Niklas Vasiljevs led the way with a hat trick. Ethan Veivia, James Ilnicki and Joe DeLucia also had goals for the Rams.

Cheshire improved to 14-4-1 with the win and moved yet another step up the ladder to No. 3 in the CIAC Division II playoff points.

Newington Co-op 2, Hall-Southington 1: Ethan Ranger’s second goal of the game 3:37 into the second period snapped a 1-1 tie and stood as the game-winner in Wednesday night’s CCC South matchup at Newington Ice Arena. This game was as clean as they come. There were no penalties called. Alex DiPaola made 27 saves for Newington. Noah Behrens-Gould had 18 for Hall-Southington. Ranger staked the host Indians to a 1-0 lead 9:18 into the game. Hall-Southington’s Kent Silva tied it 25 seconds into the second period off assists from Chris Gambardella and Christian Morse. The Division II Warrior-Knights, now 5-12-2, play their regular-season finale against Cheshire at Wesleyan on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Newington improved to 14-5-0 and moved ahead of Sheehan (13-4-1) into the No. 3 slot on the Division III playoff ladder.

Boys swimming

Middletown 96, Meriden Co-op 88: The city team finished its dual-meet season at 6-6 overall and 1-4 in the CCC South with the divisional loss in Middletown. Meriden had individual winners in Jake Donlon, Alex Flynn and Joe Peralta. Donlan took the 50-yard freestyle in 23.47 seconds. Flynn had a fast time of 1:01.30 in the 100 butterfly. Peralta touched first in the 500 free in 5:45.15. The trio also teamed with Julio Hernandez to capture both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. The group took the 200 in 1:38.69 and the 400 in 3:55.66. The Co-op will host the CCC South championships next Friday, March 1 at the Platt pool.

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