Co-op Hockey Squad Takes Playoff Loss
The East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey squad returned from a team quarantine to compete in the SCC-SWC Division II Tournament last week. In its first game since Feb. 27, the 11th-seeded Yellowjackets took a 4-1 loss at No. 6 seed Watertown-Pomperaug (W-P) in a first-round game on March 18. The team, which features athletes from Morgan and Old Saybrook, finished with an overall record of 0-5 for the season.
With the game tied 0-0 after the first period, W-P scored two goals in the second period to take a 2-0 lead into the third. East Haven cut it to 2-1 when Valley Regional junior Duncan Rider scored a goal during the final frame. However, W-P came back with more two goals and went on to get the 4-1 victory. Junior goalie Ethan Roach of East Haven made 22 saves in the loss.