Let The States Begin: Girls Hockey at 4 p.m.

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Mar 032020

The Girls Ice Hockey State Championship will begin today between the Blades (Amity/NH/Cheshire) and rivals Guilford.

On Saturday, the Blades lost the SCC title to the Indians, so this will be a great game, as always.

The puck drops in the first round of the States on the Blades’ home ice, Lou Astorino Ice Rink in Hamden at 4 p.m.


Fire And Ice, Amity Hockey Slaps Hand 6-3 In SCC Matchup

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Feb 222014

The Spartans celebrate a goal in the second period.

The Spartans celebrate a goal in the second period.

The Amity Spartans Varsity Hockey team was on fire Saturday afternoon at the Edward L Bennett Rink.

After hitting the ice in the first period, Senior Captain Keating Seymour (23), assisted by Freshman Mac Deane (22) and co-captain Adam Shea (5 made the first goal in the first 2:05. Not to be outdone, Brett McNeil (8), assisted by Seymour and captain John Uscilla followed that up with the second goal for the Spartans just 10 seconds later.

Hand’s Danny Braumann (17) put the Tigers on the board 8 minutes later with an unassisted goal.

End of the first: A-2; H-1

Hand goalie Chase Briggs (30) made 11 saves; Amity’s goal tender Brian Mosher (30) made 6 saves.

The second period saw Amity come out strong again. At 7:52 Uscilla, assisted by Junior Dalton Luciani (28) got one past Briggs. Less than a minute later, the two Zachary’s made a move.  Senior Zachary DeCola (21), assisted by Junior Zachary Shelnitz (14) gave the Spartans their fourth point.

Hand got hold of the puck and played fast and furious, with a lot of good team play and at 13:36 Senior Dan Healey (20), assisted by Junior Ben Solin (25) shot one by Mosher, ending the second period with a score of  4-2.

Briggs had 8 saves in the second period; Mosher had 5.

The Tigers switched things up in the third period by scoring first. At 2:43 Solin got one in, assisted by two sophomores Mike Belliveau (26) and Jeff Rider (12).

With the score at 4-3, Amity moved quickly to get a bigger point spread. At 2:57  Shea came through, assisted by Luciani.

At 10:17 McNeil scored his second goal, with an assist from Shea.

Briggs had 13 saves in the third; Mosher had 5.

Amity outshot Hand 33- 16

Assistant Coach Michael Richetelli said the Spartans are still striving to play in the tournament.

“This was a conference game, and we knew coming in that we’re still on the outside looking in for the SCC tournament. This game helps us get there,” Richetelli said. “We’ve got 2 more SCC games out of the 3 we have left. Hand has a solid team, and we worked hard, especially in the third period again. We went into the third with 4-2 and scored on a power play … we’re just working to try and see something happen.”

He added that the team was solid and had great senior leadership and goalie Brian Mosher played another good game.

Amity plays again next Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Bridgeport against Fairfield-Warde at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Day is Saturday, March 1 at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 1 p.m.






Amity Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Bows to North Haven 7-4 In Season Opener

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Dec 192013

The Spartans celebrate Brett McNeil's first period goal.

The Spartans celebrate Brett McNeil’s first period goal.

The Amity Spartans have 9 seniors and 5 juniors on its 22-man hockey team this year and their experience is enough to make for an exciting season.

On Wednesday, the team hosted North Haven at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven. Both teams looked strong in the beginning and with just 2:26 left in the first period, the Spartans Senior Brett McNeil (#8) scored the first goal of the season with an assist from Zach Shelnitz (#14)

Less than 1.5 minutes later, North Haven’s Chris Lion, with assists from Phil Gauvin and Tyler Luedee, evened the score before the break.

North Haven came out with a winning attitude and within the first 42 seconds, Cameron Owens scored his first of two goals, with an assist from Mike Tantorski; 4 minutes later, Vin Falsulo, scored his first of three goals, assisted by Gauvin and Lion; then Owens, again assisted by Tantorski, scored his second goal; followed by Falsulo rounding out the second period with his second goal with an assist by Kyle Van Bramer.

After a pressure-filled period, McNeil came through with his second goal with just 56 seconds remaining in the second period, bringing the score to 5-2 North Haven.

The third period saw another quick goal by the Indians, this time Tantorski scored with an assist from Owens in the first 57 seconds after returning to the ice.

Coming on strong, Spartans Captain Keating Seymour  (#23) slapped one in past Indians goalie Andrew Graziano, unassisted; less than a minute later, Seymour was at it again scoring with an assist by co-captain Adam Shea (#5), bringing the score to 6-4.

But Fasulo wanted more and got one by Spartans goalie Brian Mosher (#30) at the end of the third period, sealing the victory 7-4

North Haven 1 4 2 — 7
Amity               1 1 2 — 4

Amity outshot North Haven 32-31

Amity’s Mosher made 24 saves; North Haven’s Graziano had 28 saves.

Records—Amity 0-1; North Haven 1-0