Tribute to Joey Ciancola
As the Spartans skated out onto the ice at the Bennett Rink in West Haven, nodded to his asst coaches and they hung a Spartans Jersey on the plexiglass in the team's box.
The number 3 was not visible to fans sitting behind the team, but everyone knew it was in tribute to former captain, the late , who passed away just before Thanksgiving this year.
Many remember Lindgren's heart wrenching eulogy in which he said this season would be dedicated to Joey. His former teammate, and good friend, was in the stands for this game.
Before each period the coaches would enter the box and touch the jersey and some players, many with a memorial JC 3, decal on thier helmets, would touch it with their sticks before entering the ice.
Hamden 7, Amity 2
(At Bennett Rink, West Haven)
Hamden 2 2 3 - 7
Amity 1 1 0 - 2
Records-Amity 1-1; Hamden 2-0.
Connor Walsh had two goals and two assists, and Jeremy Germain added three assists to lead the No. 2 Hamden boys’ hockey team to a 7-2 SCC win over Amity at the Bennett Rink in West Haven on Friday.
• First period-AM: Joe Bianchi (Eric Dykun) 5:24; HA: Connor Walsh (Tyler Carangelo) 8:12; Connor Walsh (Jeremy Germain, Sean Casbarro) 13:51
• Second period-HA: Brandon Dadio (Jeremy Germain) :26; AM: Joe DeGoursey (Dane Simone) 12:39; HA: Tim Lee (Connor Walsh) 14:37
• Third period-HA: Tyler Carangelo (Jeremy Germain, Walsh) 8:45; Bill Reilly (Tim Lee) 9:09; Michael Regan (Joe O’Connor) 14:36;
• Shots-HA: 26; AM: 18; Saves-AM: Nick Nuzzolo 19; HA: Andy Varga 16
Goalie Andy Varga had 16 saves for the Green Dragons (2-0).
Joe Bianchi and Joe DeGoursey scored for the Spartans (1-1).
Game details from the New Haven Register.