St. Joseph ice hockey to resume schedule Wednesday

The St. Joseph High School boys ice hockey team will be continuing its schedule with a game tomorrow against New Canaan High School and is still eligible for the FCIAC and CIAC playoffs, the St. Joseph athletic department told the Trumbull Times Tuesday morning.

During Saturday's game at the Terry Conners Ice Rink, several Cadets were involved in a scuffle with Trinity Catholic athletes. With St. Joseph leading 3-0 at the end of the second period, the referees decided to end the game early.

In that contest with the Crusaders, goalie Dylan Batterson, forward Adam Usinger and defenders Justice Cook and Connor Hurley were given game misconducts and were ejected from the contest. That also meant that they would also miss Monday night's game against Darien High School.

The St. Joseph athletic department told the Trumbull Times Tuesday morning that the reason the Cadets forfeited Monday night's game at the Darien Ice Rink was because their starting goalie was one of the suspended athletes and their backup goalie was sustained an injury.

While there are a plethora of rumors of St. Joe's postseason appearance, they are still good to go as of this post, according to the athletic department. The number where the team will be ineligible for the CIAC postseason is at seven game misconducts and the Cadets currently sit at six.

For Trinity Catholic, they still played yesterday's game against Staples-Weston-Shelton, despite being without Griffin Northrop, Dan Bernard, PJ Duddie and Quinn Thompson. The Crusaders lost the contest 5-1.

St. Joseph will continue its schedule with a game against New Canaan High School tomorrow at 4 p.m.