DARIEN — The Darien boys ice hockey team was undermanned, on a two-game losing skid, and facing a three-goal deficit against its rival.
For Sam Erickson, it was time to answer the bell.
Erickson ripped off a shot to the far top corner for a power play goal in the second period, and jump-started the No. 4 Blue Wave, which rallied and forged a 4-4 tie with No. 2 New Canaan Wednesday night at the Darien Ice House.