T-Birds' Hockey Moves on to State Quarters

The North Branford hockey team shut out New Milford in the first round of states, plays Newtown tomorrow night.


The North Branford hockey team finished the regular season with a 12-7-1 record to earn the No. 9 seed in the Division II State Tournament, which began this week. 

The T-Birds kept the 2012-13 season alive by shutting out eighth-seeded New Milford on the road with a 3-0 victory on March 5. New Milford had a 13-5-2 regular-season record, which included a 3-0 win over North Branford on Feb. 6.

Now North Branford hopes to avenge another regular-season loss when it faces Newtown on March 8. During the regular season, Newtown took a 4-2 win over North Branford on Feb. 20. 

Newtown, which finished with a 10-10 record for the No. 17 seed, is certainly riding some momentum, too, as it just knocked off top-seeded Amity 2-1 in the first round. 

The teams will face off on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Milford Ice Pavilion. The winner moves on to the semifinals to take on the winner of the Branford (No. 5)-Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe (No. 13) matchup on March 11. 


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More from the T-Birds' 2012-13 Season

Here's a round-up of Caitlin Cotter's blogs about the North Branford hockey team's season:

  • March 5: NB Hockey Edges Guilford for 12-7-1 Record; First Round of State Tonight!!!
  • Feb. 25: North Branford Hockey Takes on Guilford Feb. 25th at 8:00pm in East Haven!!! 
  • Feb. 23: North Branford Hockey Takes on Amity Feb. 23th at 3:30pm at Bennett Rink in West Haven!!!!!!
  • Feb. 20: North Branford Hockey Senior Night Feb. 20 at 6pm vs Newtown!
  • Feb. 18: Victory Strikes Again for The North Branford Hockey Team!!!!!!!!
  • Feb. 16: North Branford Hockey Takes on Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks!!!!!!
  • Feb. 5: North Branford Hockey Ties Newington/Berlin 1-1 To Earn A 10-3-1 Record
  • Feb. 2: North Branford Hockey Takes on Newington/Berlin February 2nd at 8:30pm!
  • Jan. 27: NB Hockey Skates Past Hall/Southington to Earn Eighth Victory!
  • Jan. 24: North Branford Hockey Beats Tri-Town for Seventh Straight Win!!!!
  • Jan. 21: North Branford T-Birds Hockey Secures a Spot in the State Tournament; Stands at 8-2!!!!!
  • Jan. 17: North Branford Hockey Edges Past Daniel Hand for a 7-2 Record




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