Things are Changing – SCC Hockey Adds North Branford

North Branford to Join SCC Boys Ice Hockey League -The Southern Connecticut Conference’s Board of Governors today voted unanimously to accept North Branford High School as an associate member in the sport of boys ice hockey starting in the 2012-13 season.

The Thunderbirds will compete in SCC’s Division II/III and be immediately eligible for the postseason – the top two Division II/III teams in the final SCC regular-season standings will compete in a championship game on February 27, 2013 at Quinnipiac University’s High Point Solutions Arena.

North Branford becomes the 16th team that competes in boys ice hockey in the SCC (8 in Division I; 8 in Division II/III).  The Thunderbirds are coming off a 13-9-1 season in 2011-12 that saw them reach the Division II state semifinals.

In other news, Amity Regional was moved to Division II (from Division I) and Lyman Hall to Division III (from Division II) by the CIAC Ice Hockey Committee.

Considered the most competitive ice hockey league in the state of Connecticut, SCC teams have won 23 state championships since the league’s inception in 1994-95, including a state-best 10 in the last five seasons.

DIVISION I
Cheshire, East Haven, Fairfield Prep, Hamden, North Haven, Notre Dame, West Haven, Xavier

DIVISION II/III
Amity Regional, Branford, Daniel Hand, Guilford, Lyman Hall, Milford, North Branford, Sheehan

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