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.
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