In a game that spanned nearly two days, Newington hockey co-op defeated Wethersfield 3-2 in the fifth overtime on a goal from Sam Davies, ending an epic CCC-South semifinals contest.
Just short of midnight last Tuesday night, Davies scored to break a 2-2 deadlock that lasted over 45 game minutes. The marathon game featured tremendous goaltending from Manchester’s Andrew Fogarty and Wethersfield’s Matthew Ruck, who both went the entire way.
Kilian Ranger and Evan Howard added goals for Newington, while Chase Millen and William McCarter found the back of the net for Wethersfield.
The loss ended season for the Eagles, who battled through a Covid-related delay from late-February until mid-March, finishing 8-1-1 in the regular season. It was the final game for five seniors: Millen, Spencer Bartone, Michael Schneider, Kevin Avery, and Aaron Cholewa.
Newington co-op advanced to the conference championship game, defeating Tri-Town 5-0 to win the CCC South Conference title in commanding fashion. Ranger and Sam Hedlund each has two goals and two assists, while Fogarty stopped all 11 shots he faced as the Indians capture the conference crown.
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