Newtown High School’s hockey team, the top seed in the Southern Connecticut/ South-West Conference Division III tournament, will challenge No. 2 New Fairfield Immaculate of Danbury for the trophy on Friday, March 7. The game time, originally 6 pm, as reported in the March 7 print edition of The Bee, was changed by conference officials after deadline. The game is now slated to begin at 8 pm and will take place, as originally planned, at West Haven’s Bennett Rink.
The conference rivals each advanced with 5-2 semifinal-round wins at Milford Ice Pavilion on March 5. Newtown defeated No. 4 Sheehan of Wallingford in the first tilt, and New Fairfield-Immaculate topped third-seeded Masuk of Monroe in the nightcap.
Newtown and New Fairfield-Immaculate skated to a scoreless tie in a meeting in Danbury during the regular season.
Check back on the sports webpage for coverage of the championship game, and check out the March 14 print edition of The Bee for more details and photos, along with coverage of the start of the Division III state tournament, set to begin on March 10.