The 2011-12 regular season has certainly prepared the for the Division II State Tournament.
Branford finished the regular season with an 11-9 record to earn the No. 7 seed. The Hornets continued to build momentum by claiming the with a 5-4 overtime win over Hand.
Then, in the first round of the , the seventh-seeded Hornets topped 10th-seeded Staples-Weston-Shelton 4-3. (Check out MaxPreps' photo gallery of the game.)
That victory set up a rematch of the SCC finals in which Branford took on second-seeded Hand. Branford again came out on top on March 9, upsetting the Tigers 3-1 in the quarterfinals.
Now headed to the Division II semifinals, Branford now is set to face another familiar opponent–North Branford. The teams split the regular-season series with North Branford taking a 6-3 win on Feb. 1, while Branford earned a 4-2 victory on Feb. 25.
The game is scheduled for Monday, March 12 at Ingalls Rink in New Haven at 7:30 p.m.