Erickson led No. 4 Darien beats No. 7 Ridgefield to get back into the win column

RIDGEFIELD — After tying New Canaan last week, Darien senior captain Sam Erickson wasn’t happy. He said the team needed to play more physical and come out faster the next time it took the ice. On Wednesday afternoon, sparked by Erickson’s first-period goal, the No. 4 Blue Wave did just that, shutting out No. 7 Ridgefield … Read more

Zolin Brothers Help Carry Greenwich To 1-0 Win Over New Canaan

GREENWICH — Last season saw the Greenwich and New Canaan boys hockey teams duel in two one-goal games. with the Rams winning both matchups, but tonight the Cardinals got a close contest to go their way, courtesy of the Zolin brothers. Charlie Zolin took care of business in the Cardinals’ zone, while his twin brother … Read more

New Canaan girls hockey gets first win in Greenwich since 2016

GREENWICH — Playing in Greenwich has typically not worked out well for the New Canaan girls ice hockey team. In fact, despite losing just 18 games over the past four seasons combined, the Rams were 0-3-1 while visiting the Cardinals. Given that recent track record, New Canaan coach Rich Bulan had plenty to smile about … Read more

No. 4 Darien looking to get going after slow start to season

DARIEN – With an extra attacker, Darien senior defenseman Matt Stein took a shot from the point. The shot was deflected in, tying the game against New Canaan on Wednesday night. Stein’s goal with 51.4 seconds left forced overtime and after a scoreless extra period the teams skated to a 4-4 tie. The tie prevented the … Read more

Erickson, No. 4 Darien rally to tie No. 2 New Canaan

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 … Read more

Ahern’s OT goal seals No. 3 Notre Dame-West Haven’s win over No. 2 Darien

DARIEN — Ryan Ahern said he could hear his coach telling him to get off the ice, but he could also see teammate John D’Errico with the puck near the boards on the opposite side. It was time for a split-second decision. “(D’Errico) made eye contact with me,” Ahern said. “I saw the puck come … Read more

Eccleston, No. 4 New Canaan score early and often vs. No. 6 Ridgefield

DARIEN — At the end of last season, Jack Eccleston approached New Canaan boys ice hockey coach Clark Jones for some guidance. “He said he wanted to play an important role the next year and asked what he needed to do to make that happen,” Jones said. “We sat down and went over things and … Read more

St. Joseph dominates No. 8 Notre Dame-Fairfield, picks up first Division I win since 2018

The St. Joseph hockey program did something Thursday that it hasn’t done in three seasons: Beat a Division I opponent. The Cadets opened their season with a dominating, 8-1 victory over No. 8-ranked Notre Dame-Fairfield at the Shelton Sports Center. Click here for the complete story

FCIAC Streaming for Winter sports, 2021

School Streaming Services Brien McMahon: Local live (free) Danbury: Local Live (free) Darien: DAF Media (free) Fairfield-Ludlowe: NFHS Network (subscription) Fairfield-Warde (boys): YouTube (free) Fairfield-Warde (girls): YouTube (free) Greenwich: Local Live (free) Harding: YouTube (free) New Canaan: NCRams.com/YouTube (free) Norwalk: Local Live (free) Ridgefield: YouTube (free) St. Joseph: YouTube (free) Stamford: Local Live (free) Staples: NFHS … Read more

No. 4 New Canaan uses quick strike to edge No. 1 Fairfield Prep

DARIEN — It took about 10 seconds to change the game. No. 4 New Canaan scored back-to-back goals late in the second period to take the lead for good in its 2-1 win over No. 1 Fairfield Prep on Monday night at the Darien Ice House. “They’re a good team, they have a great goalie,” … Read more