It seems hard to believe, but the Fairfield Prep boys ice hockey team is starting to fire on all cylinders.

The Jesuits remained undefeated against Connecticut opposition by blitzing the state's sixth-ranked team, West Haven, 8-1 on Wednesday at Wonderland of Ice.

"I thought we played well," Prep coach Matt Sather said. "I was impressed...We got the puck in dangerous positions."

Prep's AJ Unker scored four goals and an assist, and linemate David White scored once with two helpers as the Jesuits improved to 7-0 against Connecticut, including wins over ND-West Haven, Hamden and West Haven in the last two weeks.

Prep's Conor Peterson added a goal and an assist, as did Matthew Wikman and Dean Lockery added a goal as well. Kenneth Kochiss had two assists as 11 different Jesuits' earned points.

"It's nice to get some balance and see some guys contribute," Sather said.

Only Austin Hanson's power-play goal midway through the third kept Prep from recording a second straight shutout win over the Blue Devils. The Jesuits routed West Haven, 8-0 on Jan. 19, 2011 at Bennett Rink in West Haven.

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"It's definitely disappointing," West Haven coach Joe Morrell said. "Prep is deep, they keep coming at you."

Prep goalie Riley Wikman stopped 19 shots, robbing West Haven's Michael Troiano three times, twice on a first period power play when the game still hung in the balance.

"Riley's performance on the kill was a game-changer," Prep coach Matt Sather said. "That was a big moment."

The Jesuits built a 6-0 advantage, keyed by Unker's three goals in the first 15:12. Unker's first came when he took a rebound off White's stopped shot, and found the back of the net. His second came at 8:03, when White found him in the low slot for a backhand shot as well.

"We were working hard down low," Unker said of his connection with White. "We have really good chemistry."

And just 12 seconds in to the second, Prep was given a gift, when West Haven defender Kyle Leyerzapf lost an edge, and the puck. Unker swooped in and beat Blue Devils' goalie Justin Shepard on the subsequent breakaway to put the Jesuits up 3-0.

"Kyle's one of the best defensemen in the state," Morrell said. "He just lost an edge at the blue line and they scored."

"It was a lucky break, and that was a big goal in the game," Sather said.

White's goal from Unker and Nick Bargiello put Prep ahead 4-0. Bargiello's first pass broke White and Unker on a two-on-one break, and Unker found White, whose forehand-backhand move beat Shepard.

"We moved well together," White said. "Nic Bargiello played well tonight too."

Peterson and Lockery scored early in the third, and Shepard was pulled for backup Forest Schell. Schell made five saves on seven shots.