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Branford Wins 2012 SCC Division II Playoff Title


Branford Wins 2012 SCC Division II Ice Hockey Title  (Photo by John H. Vanacore, Shore Publishing)

The entire SCC tournament was webcast on



Semifinals – Friday, March 1 – @Bennett Rink - West Haven

#3 Branford 3, #2 Milford co-op 1

#1 Daniel Hand 3, #4 Guilford 2

Click for semifinal game stories by New Haven Register reporter Dan Nowak (3/3) -- Branford/Milford  and Hand/Guilford

Championship Game – Saturday, March 3 @Bennett Rink - West Haven

Branford 5, Daniel Hand 4 (ot)

Hand (13-7-2)  0-1-3-0=4

Branford (13-9) 1-2-1-1=5

Scoring Summary:

1st: B - Tony Pascale (Rob Klouda, Tyler Criscuolo), 13:46

2nd: B - Criscuolo (Pascale, Klouda), 1:44;  B - Criscuolo (Pascale), 2:51; DH - Ben Solin (Mitchell Brown) 9:10

3rd: B - Rob Celentano (Austin Hackett), 0:12; DH - Brown (Ryan Dematteo, Solin), 3:04; DH - Brown (Joe Deane, Harrison Stewart), 9:41; DH - Daniel Healey (Solin, Nico Capone)

OT: B - Tyler Hackett (Rob Petrillo), 5:27 

Tyler Hackett scored the game-winning goal 5:33 into the first overtime.  It is the Hornets' first-ever SCC title (it was appearing in its fourth SCC championship game)... It was the second overtime game in the league championship game (1998; East Haven beat Cheshire, 6-5)... Branford forward Tyler Criscuolo was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

Click to read the championship game story in the New Haven Register

Click to read New Haven Register's preview of the SCC playoffs (2/29)

bfd bhky champs jhv.-5

(Photo by John H. Vanacore, Shore Publishing)