Coaches Corner: Shaun Gallagher, Ridgefield

Shaun Gallagher Ridgefield Boys ice hockey Years as head coach: 13 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Girls varsity golf (head coach, 5 seasons), and Girls varsity ice hockey (assistant coach, 3 seasons), both at Ridgefield HS. Coaching youth hockey year-round at various levels has also been a large part of my life for the … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

2019-20 All-FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Awards

First Team Luke Johnston, Darien Justin Wietfeldt, New Canaan Ryan Columbo, Greenwich Alex Tsymbalyuk, Trumbull Jeffery Reda, Trinity Bennett McDermott, Darien Jamison Moore, Darien Gavin Dolan, Westhill/Stamford Rhys Davies, Fairfield Co-op Coach of the Year Mac Budd, Darien Second Team Kevin McNicholas, Ridgefield Finn Beam, Norwalk/McMahon Tyler Tuccinardi, Westhill/Stamford Sam Swanson, Fairfield Co-op Graham Day, … Read more

CIAC cancels remaining winter tournament events

The CIAC has cancelled the remainder of its winter postseason tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CIAC: “Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) CIAC has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its winter championship tournaments. “The decision was made in light … Read more

Norwalk/McMahon edges past Milford co-op in first round of Division III Tournament

NORWALK — Two short-handed goals went a long way for the Norwalk/McMahon hockey team on Monday night. Norwalk/McMahon entered its Division III Tournament opener against Milford co-op without a victory in the postseason since the 2005-2006 season, but that changed in a big way at Sono Ice House Monday. It paid to be short-handed for … Read more

New Canaan tops Darien for first FCIAC boys ice hockey crown since 2014

GREENWICH — One minute and 47 seconds felt like an eternity for Griffin Deane and the New Canaan boys ice hockey team. The Rams’ once three-goal lead had been whittled down to one as rival Darien mounted a wild third-period comeback bid, with pressure continuing into the final minute. This was, however, New Canaan’s night … Read more

Watch the FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Final on LocalLive

The FCIAC boys ice hockey championship game between the New Canaan Rams and Darien Blue Wave will begin at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, at Dorothy Hamill Rink in Greenwich and the game will be carried on LocalLive. The game will also be carried by the Darien Athletic Foundation and the NCTV78. Tickets for the game are … Read more

FCIAC boys hockey final tickets sold out; Game will be available on LocalLive

Tickets for the FCIAC boys ice hockey final between the New Canaan Rams and Darien Blue Wave are sold out, but the game will be live streamed by LocalLive at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, at Hamill Rink in Greenwich. Click the game link below to go to the LocalLive website. A direct link to the game … Read more

Mettler’s goal in 2OT gives No. 3 New Canaan win over No. 7 Ridgefield in FCIAC semis

DARIEN — The FCIAC will be crowning a new boys ice hockey champion this year. New Canaan freshman Shane Mettler scored off a pass from sophomore Nick Megdanis five minutes into double overtime as the Rams knocked off three-time defending conference champion Ridgefield, 3-2, Wednesday night at the Darien Ice House. The victory puts top-seeded … Read more