The Wesleyan mens’ and womens’ ice hockey teams will both play games on the outdoor rink at Rentschler football stadium in East Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 15. There will be 30 hockey games taking place at the stadium between Feb. 9 and Feb. 23. Both Cardinal teams will face off against Trinity, with the women playing at 4 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. Between games, there will be a family skate and reception. Tickets are $15, and cover all activity for the entire week of hockey celebration.
The Xavier High boys’ hockey team dropped one spot in the state poll to No. 6, despite winning two games in overtime this week. The Falcons beat North Haven, 4-3, last Saturday. After going ahead, 3-2, with 1:21 left in the game, North Haven tied it 21 seconds later. In overtime Trevor Buchas scored his second goal of the game for the victory. Last Thursday against Amity, Dan Walsh scored the overtime winner for a 2-1 victory.
The Middletown High wrestling team is tied for first place with a 3-0 record (14-5 overall) with Berlin and their upcoming showdown will determine the winner of the Central Connecticut Conference South.
The Middletown YMCA is featuring some upcoming youth sports programs:
Parent & Me Soccer (age 3 years) - A great introduction to the sport of soccer. Children learn skills and meet new friends while having fun in a non-competitive atmosphere where everyone plays. All participants receive a T-shirt. Sat. 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – $40 full/$52 Program
Pee Wee Soccer (ages 4 & 5 years) – Focusing on participation, building confidence and having fun, players will learn skills, meet friends, and be active. All participants receive a T-shirt. Sat. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – $40 Full/$52 Program.
Judo – “The Gentle Way” offers a recreational martial arts program which enhances physical and mental discipline. New participants are welcome at any time. Sensei Louis LaPila (http://www.middletown-judo.com/)
Beginner – White-Yellow Belt: Saturday: 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate – Advanced Yellow Belt & above: Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Fitness Members: $25 per month; Program Members: $36 per month
The Wesleyan men’s basketball team pulled off a thrilling victory over Eastern Connecticut State University last week. The Cardinals were down 16 points in the first half before rallying behind sophomore guard Sasha Brown. Brown scored 22 second half points, yet Wesleyan was still down one point when his shot was blocked out of bounds with three seconds left. After the in-bounds pass, Brown took two dribbles and swished a 15-foot jumper for the 66-65 win. Brown finished with 30 points and is averaging 19.0 points per game, good for second in the NESCAC conference.