The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team lost its regular season finale, 7-1, to Avon A. Ethan Kelly scored the lone Blue Devils goal when he deflected in a shot from the point by Dylan Link.
The Westies are now 32-14-3 overall. West Haven begins the Tier 3 state playoffs Thursday night at the Danbury Ice Arena.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team moved to 30-19-5 with a split of its two games this past weekend. The Westies opened with a loss at Greater New Haven, before rebounding to top South Windsor at home.
The Westies opened the weekend at the Northford Ice Pavilion against Greater New Haven and fell 4-3. Down 2-0 just 1 minute, 49 seconds into the game, the Westies battled back to even the game at two after one period of play.
Just 14 seconds after Greater New Haven took a 2-0 lead, Michael Madera sent Mickey Dowd in on a two-on-one break with Dante Hardt. Dowd fed Hardt who scored to cut the deficit in half.
West Haven evened the game at two when Jason Alling found Jayden Spreyer, who rang a shot off the post and in for the equalizer. The Westies took a 3-2 lead as Dave Brown stole the puck, beat two defenders and scored.
Greater New Haven evened the game with 8:29 left in the second, and despite a valiant effort killing off a two-man down situation by Colin Deane, Jack Sellman, and Haygen Axelrod, West Haven fell when Greater New Haven scored with two minutes remaining in the game.
The Westies rebounded on Sunday for a 6-5 win over South Windsor. Trailing 2-0, West Haven cut the deficit in half when Brown scored a power play goal off an assist from Deane.
West Haven trailed 3-1 before Sean Bosworth scored a power play goal on a two-man advantage. Shane Repetto followed a short time later when he scored off assists from Sellman and Bruno Martone with 11:20 remaining in the middle period.
South Windsor responded to take the lead again 56 seconds later, but Spreyer evened the game with a wrist shot from the wing off an assist from Nolan Cole 13 seconds later.
South Windsor took a 5-4 lead with 2:47 left in the second, but West Haven scored the only two goals of the third period as Brendan Smith was sharp in goal in the final period.
Madera evened the game with 6:02 remaining in the third when he picked up a rebound of a Deane shot and scored after a steal by Deane.
Down a man, the Westies took the lead for good with 3:27 to go. Dowd picked up a loose puck off the draw, raced into the offensive zone and fired a shot home for the win.