In two meetings with Hamden during the regular season, Fairfield Prep star forward David White served as a one-man wrecking crew.

So naturally, when it came time for the Jesuits to put their old rival's season to bed, it was the standout junior's time to shine.

White scored both Prep goals as the top-seeded Jesuits beat No. 8 Hamden, 2-0 in the Division 1 hockey quarterfinals on Saturday at Ingalls Rink in New Haven.

White's tallies raised his total to eight against the Green Dragons this year helping Prep finish 3-0 against Hamden. White scored the last seven Jesuits' goals against the Green Dragons.

"He scores goals in bunches against a lot of teams," Prep coach Matt Sather said. "He's a great player, a nice finisher and a great kid."

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Hamden coach Bill Verneris could not disagree with Sather's assesment.

"He was definitely a thorn in our side this year," Verneris said of White.

Riley Wikman stopped 28 shots as the Jesuits advanced to the Division 1 semifinals for the third straight year and fifth time in six years. Prep also eliminated the Green Dragons for the second straight year in the Division 1 quarters for the second straight year.

"It's Hamden...obviously we always want to knock them out," Wikman said. "Beating them (at Ingalls) is perfect."

The Jesuits will play tonight at Ingalls Rink at 5:30 p.m. against No. 4 Glastonbury. The Tomahawks reached the state semis with a 3-2 win over Darien.

"They have some guys with some slick hands," Sather said. "We're going to have to play a lot like we did today to beat them."

Hamden goalie Andrew Varga made 25 saves in defeat. Hamden lost six of its last seven games after a 10-3-2 start, including two such defeats at the hands of the Jesuits.

"Any time a team can beat you three times, that's a better team," Verneris said. "Hats off to Fairfield Prep, they did everything to deserve to win."

White scored both goals in the first 4:45 of the game. His first came on a feed from AJ Unker, and he patiently waited at the top of the slot, beating Varga over the stick to put the Jesuits ahead 1-0.

"He's been working on (patience)," Sather said of White. "He's got a great release, but sometimes you have to pick your spots and he's really learning how to do that."

Just 2:30 later he scored again, when Will Brophy made a slick pass to White at the blue line. White beat Varga between the arm and body to put the Jesuits ahead 2-0.

"Brophy gave me a perfect pass," White said. "All I had to do was put it in the net."

From there, Prep's defense was the difference, holding Hamden to just two second-chance shots after Wikman made the initial save. Prep also blocked several Hamden tries before they reached Wikman and also killed off all four Hamden power plays.

"We just couldn't penetrate their team defense," Verneris said. "They played very solid, five-man defense and we had a hard time slipping the seams. That's a tribute to their coaching and team."

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