The puck dropped on the 2012-13 season for two co-op high school hockey teams with local connections on Thursday at the Bolton Ice Palace.
One of the newest combinations - Bolton-Coventry-Rockville, formed in the spring, took on E.O. Smith-Tolland-Windham in a scrimmage.
BCR is scheduled to open the season on Dec. 14 against Housatonic-Northwestern-Wamogo in Bolton.
The Smith-Tolland-Windham opener is slated for Dec. 12 against Fitch at The University of Connecticut.