Special teams lift Ridgefield past Hamden

RIDGEFIELD — Special teams took center stage on Saturday night at the Winter Garden as Ridgefield scored two power-play goals in the third period to pull away for a 4-1 win over Hamden. “It was great to get a couple power play goals,” Ridgefield forward Will Stewart said. Stewart scored the first one early in … Read more

Novick, New Canaan shut out Darien in girls hockey state final rematch

DARIEN — Moments after his New Canaan girls ice hockey team had shut out rival Darien 1-0, coach Rich Bulan offered an observation on junior goalie Bythe Novick. “It’s amazing,” Bulan said. “She been playing all the good teams since she was a freshman and she always comes up big in these games.” Novick was … Read more

Greenwich edges Immaculate in OT for first win of season

GREENWICH — Greenwich’s hockey season has followed an overtime theme thus far, with three of its four games decided in an extra period. After being edged in overtime twice already, the Cardinals got a game to go its way on Saturday, courtesy of Ivan Kovalev and Wesley Zolin. Kovalev scored in overtime and Zolin recorded … Read more

Augustine finds space, helps New Canaan edge Notre Dame-Fairfield in overtime

DARIEN — Notre Dame-Fairfield always seemed to have a body in the way all Saturday evening at Darien Ice House, have a skate there to block a shot, have a stick in a passing lane. But then Sam Augustine found something unusual and welcome in the offensive zone in overtime. “It felt really spacious,” said … Read more

Schofield, No. 2 Darien defense shut out No. 6 Xavier

MIDDLETOWN — Sophomore goalie Chris Schofield had just finished off his second shutout in four games, a 3-0 Darien win at Xavier, and his captain kind of likes the way he’s playing. “I think he’s playing out of his mind,” Darien captain Jack Massey said Friday night at Spurrier-Snyder Rink. Click here for more

Trumbull, St. Joseph boys ice hockey teams collect for local food bank during their game Thursday

The Trumbull and St. Joseph boys ice hockey teams will be collecting non-perishable food items, to be donated to a local food bank, during their game at The Rinks at Shelton on Thursday, Jan. 2. The game will begin at 4 p.m., with the collection taking place in the front lobby. Trumbull is 3-1 to … Read more

Five different scorers light lamp in Darien’s win over Greenwich in the Winter Classic

GREENWICH — The first two Winter Classic games against Greenwich didn’t go the Darien boys hockey team’s way, but a contingent of Blue Wave players made sure the third time was indeed, the charm for their squad on Saturday. Unlike the previous two seasons, Darien skated off the Greenwich Skating Club ice with the winner’s … Read more

Greenwich girls hockey team skates past New Canaan at Winter Ice Hockey Classic

GREENWICH — A fast start keyed the Greenwich girls hockey team’s victory against New Canaan at the 2018 Ice Hockey Winter Classic, but Saturday, finishing with a flurry propelled the Cardinals past one of their main rivals. Scoring the go-ahead goal in the second period, then adding two third-period tallies, Greenwich kept its success streak … Read more

No. 1 Fairfield Prep edges No. 4 Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD — By their blue-chip standards, the Fairfield Prep and Ridgefield boys hockey teams played a ragged season opener Wednesday night at the Winter Garden. Passes were missed, pucks weren’t cleared, and quality scoring chances were few and far between. That said, both head coaches — Matt Sather of Prep and Shaun Gallagher of Ridgefield … Read more

A look back: FCIAC teams racked up 13 state championships this winter

Eleven teams from the FCIAC won a total of 13 state championships to highlight the success the conference achieved during the 2018-19 high school winter sports season which concluded in late March. The Norwalk High School and Trinity Catholic High School girls’ basketball teams each won their respective state class tournaments while New Canaan won … Read more