Written by Dave Stewart
Friday, 18 January 2013 12:42
The Darien Blue Wave leads a trio of FCIAC teams on the latest Connecticut High School boys ice hockey poll, as compiled by the New Haven Register.
Darien, which is 7-1-1 this winter, remained at No. 4 this week, as the top four spots were unchanged from last week.
Fairfield Prep, which received all 17 first-place votes, ranks No. 1 with 170 points, followed by No. 2 Notre Dame-West Haven (7-2) with 146 points, No. 3 Xavier (6-3-1) with 128 points, and No. 4 Darien with 125 points.
The Ridgefield Tigers (6-3) had 103 points and moved up to the No. 5 spot from seventh place last week, leapfrogging past the St. Joseph Cadets (6-3), who remained sixth with 80 points. The Tigers defeated the Cadets, 6-5 in overtime, on Saturday, and the teams will get together for a rematch at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Rinks at Shelton.
Greenwich (5-3) and New Canaan (4-3-2) were among the other teams receiving votes and ranked 13th and 14th, respectively.
Here’s a look at this weekend’s games:
Friday, Jan. 18
Trumbull vs. Staples/Weston/Shelton at Milford Ice Pavilion, 8 p.m.
Saturday., Jan. 19
Ridgefield vs. St. Joseph at The Rinks at Shelton, 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Catholic vs. Darien at Darien Ice Rink, 7:40 p.m.
Greenwich vs. Norwalk/McMahon at SoNo Ice House, 8 p.m.
Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe vs. NFA/St. Bernard/Bacon at Norwich Ice Rink, 8 p.m.
New Canaan vs. Stamford at Terry Conners Rink, 8:10 p.m.
Westhill vs. Wilton at Winter Garden, Ridgefield, 8:50 p.m.