Darien girls ice hockey skates away from West Haven/SHA

During a rare three-game losing skid earlier this season, the Darien girls ice hockey team was struggling to create offensive opportunities. Fast forward a few weeks and the Blue Wave is now getting goals up and down the roster. Six different players scored, including two short-handed, as Darien knocked off a strong West Haven/Sacred Heart … Read more

Darien girls hockey team defeats Greenwich, 2-0

Darien started its ice hockey season with three wins, but three straight losses soon followed. Now the Blue Wave girls hockey team is trending upward again. After snapping a three-game losing skid with a victory against Trumbull-St. Joseph on Wednesday, Darien skated to a 2-0 win over FCIAC rival Greenwich Saturday night at Darien Ice … Read more

Gordon makes 36 saves in No. 1 Ridgefield’s win over No. 2 Darien

DARIEN — Two boys ice hockey games in two days will take its toll on the best teams. Even the No. 1 ranked Ridgefield Tigers aren’t immune, but they again found a way to win. It also helps when you have a spectacular goalie. With senior Sean Gordon racking up 36 saves, the Tigers overcame … Read more

Greenwich’s Muir, Marinelli take Walter Camp’s 2018 top prizes at 12th annual Breakfast of Champions

NEW HAVEN — The virtual victory parade continued for Greenwich’s No. 1-ranked, state championship football team. Quarterback Gavin Muir and head coach John Marinelli took home Walter Camp Football Foundation’s top honors at its 12th Annual Breakfast of Champions Saturday morning at the Omni Hotel in downtown New Haven. Muir was named the 2018 Connecticut Player of … Read more

Forrest delivers No. 1 Ridgefield over Darien in OT to stay undefeated

RIDGEFIELD — Sweet passes, sprawling saves, big hits … the first game of a home-and-home series between the Ridgefield and Darien boys hockey teams had something of everything. Even a game-winning goal in overtime. Will Forrest scored just 25 seconds into the eight-minute extra session to give Ridgefield a 3-2 victory on Friday evening at … Read more

A dozen FCIAC football players named to New Haven Register All-State First Team

NEW HAVEN – Greenwich senior defensive lineman Mozi Bici was the state’s Player of the Year as he led a contingent of 12 players from the FCIAC selected to the 87th New Haven Register All-State Football First Team which was recently released. And for good measure, Greenwich head coach John Marinelli was named Coach of … Read more

Darien ice hockey overcomes nine penalties, edges Xavier 4-3 on Bradley’s late goal

It was anything but a textbook victory. The Darien boys ice hockey team overcame nine penalties and edged the Xavier Falcons, 4-3, on a late goal by sophomore Sean Bradley Saturday at the Darien Ice House. While the penalties were a minus for the Blue Wave, the penalty kill was a huge plus, as Xavier … Read more

McDermott’s hat trick leads No. 4 Darien in win over No. 5 Notre Dame-West Haven

WEST HAVEN — When he was a ballplayer, Bennett McDermott took to heart the words of his friend’s dad, the late Rick Stewart. He’s brought the sentiment over to hockey. “He always said good things happen when you swing the bat,” McDermott said Wednesday night after his three goals paced No. 4 Darien past No. … 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

Three FCIAC football teams advance with state quarterfinal victories

The Greenwich Cardinals, New Canaan Rams and St. Joseph Cadets all advanced with victories in the CIAC football quarterfinals on Tuesday, while the Darien Blue Wave had its run of three straight state championships come to an end with a loss in Newtown. Greenwich, New Canaan and St. Joseph will all be in action in … Read more