Quantcast

Boys Hockey: Sheehan Over Amity in Hamden

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on Boys Hockey: Sheehan Over Amity in Hamden
Feb 182021
 

The Amity Boys Ice Hockey Team (2-1) continued its grueling game schedule on Wednesday night at the Louis Astorino Rink in Hamden against the undefeated Sheehan Trojans (3-0).

Everyone played fast and hard in the first period, determined to get the first goal. That advantage went to Sheehan at 4:03 when Anthony DeBalio (6), shot one past Amity’s Brendan Smith (30), assisted by  Luke Festa (13). and. James Stratton (24).

End of the first period Sheehan 1-0.

After returning to the ice, the Trojans did what they had to do, and just 2:47 into the second period, Anthony Romano (3) scored off an assist from Joe Romano (2).

Amity came on strong and Niko Touranis (26) put the Spartans on the board at 6:14.

The Trojans would have none of that, and within 1:30 Sheehan’s Luke Festa (13). pulled his team even further ahead with a goal off an assist from A. Romano (3).

End of the second period Sheehan 3, Amity 1

The final period was do-or-die, could Amity tie the game? After 13:31 of fierce gameplay, it appeared that it was all over, and then, suddenly, out of nowhere, Amity’s Jason Dittmann (21) shot one past the Trojan’s Goalie with just 1:30 remaining.

The celebration didn’t last too long because one second later with 1:29 left on the clock, Sheehan’s Joe Romano (2), assisted by Brandon Hiliash (18) slammed one into an empty net sealing their victory.

Sheehan 4, Amity 2

Records: Sheehan (4-0), Amity (2-2).

The Spartans get a couple of days off, before taking on North Branford at HOME Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven on Saturday at 3 p.m. 

 

Girls’ Ice Hockey: West Haven SHA Defeats Blades on Tuesday

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on Girls’ Ice Hockey: West Haven SHA Defeats Blades on Tuesday
Feb 172021
 

The Amity/Cheshire/North Haven Blades Girls Ice Hockey team faced off against West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Much like the Boys’ first game, there was no score at the end of the first period

The Westies/Sharks put on their game faces when they returned to the ice for the second. Mackenzie Gardner scored the first goal, assisted by Emilee Degrand.

Next, West Haven’s Mia Celentano brought it to 2-0 on an assist from Maya Boyen.

With their opponents ahead by two, Amity came out with a strong desire to catch up and overcome their opponents, gameplay was fast and furious, but, once again, West Haven scored first in the third period this time with Degrand, assisted by Geena Montano.

Finally, it was the Blades’ turn with Avery DePodesta scoring off an assist from Amelia Launder (21). But that was it for the Amity and friends team.

West Haven’s Ann Plunkett slapped in the final goal, assisted by Jenna Hunt, and Montano.

West Haven Wins 4-1.

West Haven outshot the Blades 46-25

Saves: Blades, Ginny Currello 42; WH/SH Grace Nowak 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The 2021 Amity Boys Ice Hockey Team

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on Meet The 2021 Amity Boys Ice Hockey Team
Feb 172021
 

For the past week, since I first saw them on the ice, I’ve not been shy about singing the praises of the 2021 Amity Spartans Ice Hockey Team.

Some of the names are familiar and they have been together for a while, but everyone seems to be in synch and they all play well together as a TEAM.

Head Coach Mike Scooter Richetelli already is proud of his boys and has only good things to say about their skills and sportsmanship. On and off the ice, they are a great bunch of guys.

The Spartans have two different uniforms, the white jerseys (shown here) are the HOME uniforms. The gray jerseys are worn at AWAY games.

That said, here is the roster for this year’s team:

2  Dylan Raver

4 Justin Miller  C

5  Dean Gatttinella

6  Caleb Marcin.  C

7  Nolan Smith

8  Caden Demaio

 9  Ethan Moffett

11 Tommy Schittina

12 Cam Delvecchio

13 Joe Carangelo

15 Dylan Gherlone

17 David Brown

18 Kyle Hummel

20 Cade Simone

21 Jason Dittmann

25 Ben Qian

26 Niko Tournas

27 Dom Harris

30 Brendan Smith. G

31 Aiden Courtney. G

Boys’ Hockey: Amity Spartans Show How It’s Done Twice This Week

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on Boys’ Hockey: Amity Spartans Show How It’s Done Twice This Week
Feb 172021
 

When I first saw the 2021 Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey team last Wednesday night (Feb. 10) I knew I was witnessing something really special.

Even with all the COVID restrictions and the lack of fans in the arena, I knew, and said, they had a lot of potential. They may have lost that first game, but I knew they would be okay, and they proved me right twice this weekend.

I looked forward to watching them play on Saturday, but a freak accident left me with a big tear in the cornea of my photo-shooting left eye. The bright lights and the strain of trying to shoot 250-300 photos was too painful and I had to skip it.

Thankfully, Coach Richetelli sent the score sheet so I could put something together for you.

Saturday, February 13 

Amity vs Cheshire

Both teams hit the ice, pumped and ready to win, but it remained scoreless through the first period.

In the second period, both teams played fast and furious, then with 9:04 remaining Cheshire’s Damon Zurolo (7) got one past Amity’s goaltender Brandan Smith (30) on an assist from Will Gaudet (10).

The Spartans returned to the ice for the third period with their skates on fire. Within 38 seconds, David Brown (17) scored his first career goal as a Spartan, tying the game 1-1 on an assist from Niko Tournas (26).

At 7:29 Tommy Schittina (11) shot one in on a power play, giving the Spartans a 2-1 lead. or, even better, as CTHSHockey put it in their tweet, “Tommy Schittina gives Amity the lead with a point shot that had eyes. Puck must’ve passed eight skaters en route to the back of the net.”

Thanks for that description, CTHSHockey, it was absolutely poetic!

Then, to seal the deal, with just 1:03 remaining Justin Miller took advantage of an empty net. Amity wins! 3-1.

Saves: Amity’s Brendan Smith (Player of the Game) 33, Cheshire’s Amaan Chaudhry 13

Records: Amity 1-1; Cheshire 0-1

 

Monday, Feb. 15

Amity vs East Haven

The Amity Spartans hosted the East Haven Hornets at the Edward Bennett Ice Rink in West Haven on Monday, Feb. 15.

Amity wasted no time in getting this party started. Just 2:34 into the first period Tommy Schittina (11) scored the first goal on a power play assisted by Justin Miller (4) and Jason Dittman (21).

The Spartans did not disappoint in the second period. 2:01 after reentering the ice, Miller scored off an assist from Dylan Gherlone (15). Four minutes later, Schittina made his second goal of the game, assisted again, by Dittman.

With Amity ahead 3-0, East Haven stepped up its game and with 4:45 remaining in the second period, Duncan Rider (8) finally got one past Amity’s hardworking goalie Aiden Courtney (31), assisted by Dave Amatruda (21) and Rocco Piano (3). End of second, 3-1, Amity.

The third period had a lot of action, with both sides battling it out and doing their best to score.

With 2:57 remaining in the game, Niko Tournas (26) made an unassisted goal.

Just as we thought it was over, with 55 seconds left on the clock East Haven’s Chad Feola (7) sneaked one in, assisted by Dylan Ingram (68).

Final Score: Amity 4, East Haven 2

 

 

Do Christians Have To Eat Fish On Ash Wednesday?

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Do Christians Have To Eat Fish On Ash Wednesday?
Feb 172021
 

Adam Cole/NPR

Adam Cole/NPR

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

So what are the rules for fasting and abstaining from eating meat during Lent?

According to the website catholicism.about.com

Some religions are stricter than others.

Episcopal

Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday.

Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Roman Catholics in the United States

Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.

Every person between the age of 18 and 60 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Eastern Catholic Churches

On the days of penance the Christian faithful are obliged to observe fast or abstinence in the manner established by the particular law of their Church.

Is Fish considered meat?

Christians have been eating fish on Fridays for hundreds of years. Fish are cold blooded and therefore considered fair game.

Some choose to go the route of the vegetarians and abstain from the flesh of all living creatures.

You know your faith. You know how seriously you take your religion. But if you are uncertain if it’s okay to stop for a burger this afternoon, it may be best to order the tuna or fish filet instead.

 

 

Amity Varsity Games Feb. 15-20

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on Amity Varsity Games Feb. 15-20
Feb 142021
 

Here are the Amity Varsity Sports schedules for this week.

Monday, Feb. 15

Girls Ice Hockey vs West Haven – Sacred Heart Academy AWAY Bennett Rink West Haven 12 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs East Haven Coop HOME Bennett Rink West Haven 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Boys Basketball vs Foran AWAY Foran High Milford 5:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Shelton HOME High Plains Pool Orange 3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Xavier HOME High Plains Pool Orange 4 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Foran HOME Amity High School 6 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs West Haven – Sacred Heart Academy AWAY Bennett Rink West Haven 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Boys Ice Hockey vs Sheehan AWAY Louis Astorino Ice Arena Hamden 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19

Boys Basketball vs North Haven AWAY North Haven High 7 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs N Haven, E Haven, N Branford, Guilford HOME High Plains Orange 3:20

Girls Ice Hockey vs Masuk, Barlow, Newtown Lauralton, Shelton, New Milford AWAY Sports Center Shelton Upper Rink 4 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs North Haven HOME Amity High 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Boys Ice Hockey vs *Guilford HOME Bennett Rink West Haven 3 p.m.

*Change North Branford will play in place of Guilford.

 

“Scooter’s” 2021 Amity Spartans Show Potential

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on “Scooter’s” 2021 Amity Spartans Show Potential
Feb 112021
 

The 2021 Boys Hockey Season has begun. On Wednesday night, Feb. 10, the Amity Spartans took to the ice at the Ct. Sports Center Rinks in Shelton.

The face of High School sports has changed dramatically. The players are socially distanced as they gear up since they don’t use the locker rooms. A crucial part of their uniform is a face mask, which must be put on properly before the helmet goes on and they can enter the rink.

There are no spectators, no Amity Army, no moms and dads crowding the glass around the ice or filling the stands. No game announcer, just me and the rink manager (who checked to make sure I wasn’t a mom who’d sneaked in to watch her baby boy play in violation of CIAC Covid rules) giving our silent approval for impressive teamwork and unusually skillful shot into the net.

The MVP honor for the game, if you will, has to go to Watertown-Pomperaug’s Ryan Magee’s (10) Hat Trick.

Magee scored his first goal in the first 14 seconds of the game. In the second period, he shot one in with just shy of 4 minutes left on the clock. In the third period, just seconds after Amity’s goalie, Brendan Smith (30) was pulled from the ice — a common strategic move to get another player in the game — Magee took advantage of the empty net and scored with just 1:16 remaining in the game.

The congratulatory team line up after the game even looked different, instead of skating past each other and saying “good game,” each team lined up on their own blue lines and hit their sticks on the ice before heading off to change.

The Spartans may not have won this game, but they proved they weren’t afraid to shoot, pass to one another and play as a team. There are no cowboys on this team, no “Me” players, they get out on the ice and play as a unit, looking for an opening and passing to someone who is in a good position and covering for one another.

Head Coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli acknowledged he has a good group of players this year and said he wasn’t disappointed in the way they played last night.

“They haven’t played a game since November when Youth Hockey ended, so it will take a little while to get used to it again,” he said. “They played well and they’ll only get better.”

The Spartans go up against Cheshire on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Louis Astorino Ice Arena Hamden. (No spectators allowed)

See more photos on the Orange Live Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Amity Varsity Competitions

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on This Week’s Amity Varsity Competitions
Feb 072021
 

Here are this week’s Amity Varsity sports schedules:

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Boys Basketball vs Hillhouse AWAY Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House 5:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Hillhouse HOME Amity High School 6 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Watertown-Pomperaug AWAY Shelton Sports Center Lower Rink 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire HOME at High Plains Community Center Pool 3:20 p.m.

Boys  Basketball vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity High School 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Jonathan Law AWAY Jonathan Law 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire AWAY Louis Astorino Ice Arena Hamden 4 p.m.

It’s Happening! This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

 Amity High School, Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Sports  Comments Off on It’s Happening! This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule
Feb 032021
 

Amity High School, as you know has many fine athletes, but unfortunately, since the start of the Pandemic, they have been robbed of the opportunity to shine.

But, thanks to the availability of testing and revelations on ways to help prevent the spread of the virus on the court or ice, or pool, or track, winter sports athletes are preparing to play.

The official season begins on Monday, Feb. 8, but, the boys and girls varsity basketball teams will play this week in the Black & Gold Scrimmage games at Amity High School this Thursday, Feb. 4.

The girls play at 4 p.m. and the boys are scheduled to play at 6 p.m.

Great to see you back! Have a great season.

Cable Advisory Council Offers Scholarship Award

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, School News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Cable Advisory Council Offers Scholarship Award
Jan 142021
 

Cable Advisory Council (CAC) Area 2 will bestow a scholarship in memory of former longtime Chairperson Howard Jacobson. One high school or college student studying film, mass communications, and television or media studies will receive $500 to help further their studies.

The Cable Advisory Council of Area 2, which serves the towns of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Orange, and Woodbridge promotes quality Community Access Television. The Council is an ongoing asset for Cable Area 2 with the support of Altice/Cablevision. Scholarship Qualifications and Criteria – Applicants must be able to prove:

• They currently reside, and/or are students attending high school, community college, college, or university in one of the six CAC area towns: Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Orange, or Woodbridge.

• They have declared a major in mass communications or media studies. Along with pursuing a career in this field, they are taking classes or engaged in independent studies.

• They are in good standing with their academic institution.

• They must submit a short essay under 500 words describing their creative coursework, portfolio, or project and how it is related to this scholarship award. Supplemental links to media projects are welcome.

• The winner will be selected on the basis of their overall academic performance, portfolio, and personal statement.

The application deadline is on June 30, 2021. To apply, e-mail: info@cacarea2.com