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Green Dragons Defeat Spartans 7-2; Joey Ciancola Remembered

The Hamden Green Dragons were fired up at the Bennett Rink in West Haven on Dec. 23.

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.

Game Details

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.

April Sundry December 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Terri, What is wrong with Patch? This story has 11 pictures, but only 6 can be seen. It's like that with every story even the baseball, soccer and football games that you photographed so nicely only 6 of the pictures show up on the Patch. At Christmas I tried to show my grandfather baseball photos of my nephew, but they are all gone. We were all so disappointed. What did you do?
Terri Miles December 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM
April, I don't know. It's been like that for a while. I just checked the smartphone App and all of them appear there. Why they aren't on the site — I haven't a clue. It's frustrating for me too. The sports parents appreciate multiple photos as do the folks at the library, special events committee, schools and big festivals in town. I hope it is fixed soon.
Carla Bailey December 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Terri/April - I see all 11 pictures. I am using Google Chrome as my browser. When I opened this article in Internet Explorer - bang - only 6 and no scroll bars appear like I see in Chrome. Hope that helps narrow down the issue...has to be the encoding on the website somewhere (yes yes, I'm a techno-geek). Good Luck! April - try using Chrome (as a longtime Internet Explorer user it took me about a week to get used to Chrome, but I find it to be a lot nicer than IE).
Terri Miles December 28, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Thank You Carla, that's terrific. I downloaded Google Chrome instead of Mozilla and ... there they were. Now I know what to tell all the people who've been stopping me at town hall, the library, NuVita and at games with the same complaint. You're a life saver Carla, thank you!
Carla Bailey December 29, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Wow Terri that's a lot of people stopping you! :-) My pleasure - glad I could help.

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