Winter season is in full swing and Christmas has passed. Now it is time for the final week before the New Year and to get you ready for 2017 there are plenty of local sports to look forward to this coming week.
Monday is a light day in local sports as it is the first day after Christmas but it isn’t without a couple of events. The two local games going on are in boys ice hockey. Both Hall-Southington and the Newington-Berlin will be playing games on the road. The Warrior-Knights will be at Tri-Town for a 2:50 p.m. puck drop and they will be looking to maintain momentum from their season opening win over Newington-Berlin. Newington-Berlin, on the other hand, will be at South Windsor at 6:45 p.m. This will be the Indians’ third game of the season.
Tuesday is one of the busier days of the week as several sports will be in action. Among the standout games taking place are Innovation taking on Goodwin Tech in both girls and boys basketball. On the boys side both teams have gotten off to very quick starts this season so this will be a good litmus test early in the season. On the girls side both teams have had their ups and downs early on but this game will provide each side with a chance to get right.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, New Britain will be competing alongside Bristol Central in the Simsbury wrestling tournament.
One Wednesday the schedule lightens up a little bit but there is no shortage of local action. Both Newington and Southington boys basketball will be hosting games as will New Britain girls basketball. The Hurricanes have played well early on in the season and will face off with a Cheshire team that has struggled out of the gate this season.
The Newington boys basketball lost its first two games of the season but both games were against very tough opponents. This talented Indians squad will look to get back on track this week against a Manchester team that won each of its first two games. For the Southington boys basketball team this will be just its second game of the season. It will be the Blue Knights’ home opener and Weaver will be the opponent.
Thursday is another lighter day on the schedule but the Plainville girls basketball team will be playing host to SMSA. This will be just the second home game of the season for the Blue Devils and SMSA should provide them with a legitimate challenge. Also on Thursday the Newington-Berlin ice hockey team hits the road for the third time this week to take on York.
Friday the schedule ramps up again as there will be several local teams in action. Southington will be taking on rival Cheshire in both girls and boys basketball and the girls team is one to look out for. The Blue Knights won two of its first three games and has a couple of big time players. Also on Friday is a couple of road wrestling matches. Berlin will be visiting Windham at 9:30 a.m. and Plainville will be visiting Avon at 10 a.m.
Saturday is New Years Eve so predictably the schedule is very light. The one thing on the schedule though, is Hall-Southington visiting Woodstock Academy for a hockey game at 3 p.m. It will be the Warrior-Knights’ third road game of the week and fourth straight road game to begin the season.
Michael Woolfson can be reached at 860-801-5203 or firstname.lastname@example.org