Darien boys hockey team uses grit and determination to reach state final

The word “grit” comes up often when Darien’s players and coaches describe each Blue Wave victory in this year’s CIAC Division I boys ice hockey tournament.

Having reached the end game with a state final matchup against top-ranked Notre Dame-West Haven, Darien coach Mac Budd spoke about that grit, but also added a small bit of advice for his players…

“Play the game and not the moment.”

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