2018-19 All-FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Awards

All-FCIAC First Team, from left, Gunnar Granito, New Canaan; Henri Pfeifle, Darien; Nic Pelletier-Martinelli, Greenwich; James Gregory, Darien; Simon van Wees, Ridgefield; Will Forrest, Ridgefield; and Sean Gordon, Ridgefield. All-FCIAC First Team and individual photos are available as digital images or as 8×10 glossy prints. To purchase photos, click here or email [email protected] First Team James Gregory, Darien … Read more

2018-19 All-FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Awards

All FCIAC First Team, Front row, Kate Bellissimo, Darien; Grace Crowell, New Canaan; Kaleigh Harden, New Canaan; Maria Estevez, Fairfield; Sydney Falterer, Fairfield; and Sophia Mughal, Fairfield; back row, Jess Eccleston, New Canaan; Catherine Martin, Fairfield; Shea van den Broek, Darien; Paige Finneran, Greenwich; Jen Kelly, Greenwich; and Katie Piotrzkowski, Greenwich. All-FCIAC First Team and … Read more

Darien shuts down West Haven/SHA, will meet New Canaan in CHSGHA title game

SHELTON — Looking to play for a fourth straight state title, the Darien girls hockey team had one more hill to climb before reaching the championship game. That hill proved to be worth the climb. Behind a strong defensive effort, and two points apiece from Cate Droogan and Kelly Raymond, third-seeded Darien topped second-seeded West … Read more

New Canaan beats Simsbury to reach girls hockey state final versus darien

SHELTON — It’s been awhile since the New Canaan girls ice hockey team has reached the state championship game — six years to be exact. That’s an eternity for a team which used to make the final its personal playground. Now, the Rams are back. Freshmen Grace Crowell and Caitlyn Tully scored second-period goals as … Read more

New Canaan scores twice in 34.3 seconds to beat Greenwich in overtime

DARIEN — Gunnar Granito has delivered an endless parade of highlights for the New Canaan boys ice hockey team during the past four seasons. But with the seconds ticking away and the Rams trailing the Greenwich Cardinals in a playoff game on Tuesday, the highlights were fading and the emotions were coming to the forefront. … Read more

Darien responds to 2OT loss with dominating effort against St. Joseph in CIAC opener

DARIEN — The Darien boys ice hockey team had to wait nearly a week to get back on the ice following a heartbreaking double overtime loss to Greenwich in the FCIAC semifinals. Needless to say, it was an angry group of Blue Wave players. Darien took out its frustrations on St. Joseph, scoring five goals … Read more

Ridgefield powers past Greenwich to win third straight FCIAC tournament title

GREENWICH — Ridgefield is already a tough team to defend at even strength, but when it’s on a power play, watch out. The Tigers put on a power play execution clinic during Saturday’s FCIAC boys hockey tournament final against Greenwich and in the process kept their streaks of superiority alive. Scoring five power play goals, … Read more

No. 1 New Canaan blanks Suffield to reach CHSGHA state quarterfinals

No matter what the game plan may be for a girls ice hockey team on a given night, there’s one simple fact: As long as you keep the pressure in the other team’s zone, you’re not going to lose many games. Or, as New Canaan head coach Rich Bulan puts it: “You aren’t going to … Read more

Ridgefield Routs Greenwich For Third Straight Conference Title

GREENWICH — Ridgefield proved how dangerous it can be when given opportunities. The Tigers scored five of their eight goals off the power play, including three during a three-minute stretch in the second period, and they stifled the Greenwich attack in locking up a decisive 8-1 victory over the Cardinals in the FCIAC boys hockey … Read more

Kreppein, defense lead Darien into CHSGHA state semifinals

DARIEN — The Darien girls ice hockey team had to feel like history was repeating itself. The Wave was leading 2-0 in its state quarterfinal game when Greenwich sophomore Emiri Fukuchi scored with 2:58 remaining to put the Cardinals back in it. The moment brought back memories of last week’s FCIAC semifinals, when Greenwich erased … Read more