Nash makes 22 saves as Greenwich shuts down Darien in Winter Classic

GREENWICH — A decisive victory against a conference rival in a much-anticipated game played outdoors — indeed, the Greenwich High School boys hockey team couldn’t have scripted a better way to conclude 2018. Hundreds of fans gathered along the boards and every area of Greenwich Skating Club Saturday night, as FCIAC foes Greenwich and Darien … Read more

Kelly, Greenwich girls hold off New Canaan in Winter Classic

Jennifer Kelly and many of her Greenwich teammates began their hockey careers playing at the Greenwich Skating Club. Years later, they still look right at home at that rink. Kelly started a barrage of three goals in the first seven minutes and the Greenwich defense then held off a comeback bid as the Cardinals defeated … Read more

Ridgefield reacts to early goal, controls Notre Dame-West Haven

RIDGEFIELD — A weird bounce allowed Notre-Dame West Haven to tie the game early in the first period and that was it for the Green Knights as Ridgefield scored five straight goals to win 6-1 on Thursday night. “There was (a) funny bounce off the faceoff for their powerplay goal,” Ridgefield coach Shaun Gallagher said. … Read more

New Canaan girls hockey remains perfect with 9-0 win over Ridgefield

Rich Bulan has had plenty of great teams during his time as head coach of the New Canaan girls ice hockey program. While Bulan always has a positive attitude when it comes to his players, this season has been extra enjoyable for the veteran coach. “It’s been cool to watch,” he said. New Canaan made … Read more

Nash, Greenwich ice hockey stop New Canaan in home opener

GREENWICH — With senior goalie Ben Nash turning away nearly every shot that came his way, the Greenwich boys hockey team didn’t need too much offense to prevail in its home-opener on Wednesday night. A 34-save performance from Nash and a two-goal first period did the trick for the Cardinals, who earned the first of … Read more

Ridgefield leads four FCIAC teams on GameTimeCT’s preseason boys hockey poll

There are four FCIAC teams – Ridgefield, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan – ranked among the top nine in the 2018-19 GameTimeCT Preseason Boys Hockey Poll. Fairfield Prep was voted No. 1, having received 10 of the 14 first-place votes. Ridgefield received three first-place votes and is ranked second and Greenwich got one first-place vote … Read more

Charlie Capalbo, former Fairfield co-op hockey goalie, fighting cancer a second time

For a healthy high school senior to wind up battling cancer is a little surreal. For him to have to do it again a few months later? “You always worry about relapse, but it wasn’t even a relapse,” said Anthony Capalbo, whose older son, Charlie, is in Boston battling leukemia, a second variety of cancer … Read more

Gordon magnificent as No. 2 Ridgefield opens season with decisive win over top-ranked Fairfield Prep

BRIDGEPORT — The preseason hype was that No. 1 Fairfield Prep and No. 2 Ridgefieldwere the CIAC’s two best hockey teams, or at least two of the best, but one was a little more battle-ready for Wednesday night’s opener. The Tigers’ top line dominated, Sean Gordon made big saves and Ridgefield’s experience proved the hype right … Read more

Darien ice hockey falls to Rhode Island champs 3-2 in overtime

It’s a season of high hopes for the Darien Blue Wave boys ice hockey team. So why not begin with a championship-caliber opponent? Darien and defending Rhode Island state champion La Salle Academy played a season-opening thriller, with the Rams edging the Wave 3-2 in overtime before a packed house at Stamford Twin Rinks on … Read more

Shane, New Canaan respond, stop Notre Dame-West Haven

Midway through their season-opening boys ice hockey game against Notre Dame-West Haven, the New Canaan Rams had fallen into a 2-0 hole and time seemed to be slipping away. Then sophomore Carter Ellis hit the back of the net and the floodgates opened. New Canaan scored five unanswered goals over the final 21-plus minutes and … Read more