Former FCIAC stars excelled for college football teams

Zach Allen, a former New Canaan High School football star, wrapped up an excellent career as a senior defensive end at Boston College and former Trinity Catholic standout Thomas Costigan concluded an excellent career as a senior linebacker at Bryant University to highlight many of the strong seasons that former FCIAC football players had while … Read more

Top-seeded New Canaan holds off Darien for seventh state title, first in six years

WEST HAVEN — It had been six long years since the New Canaan girls ice hockey team had last won a state championship. So as the last few seconds ticked off the clock in the Rams’ 3-1 win over rival Darien in the CHSGHA state final on Saturday, the emotions started to rise to the … Read more

Notre Dame-WH stuns Darien, punches D1 semifinal ticket

BRIDGEPORT—Playoff hockey is different. The margin for error is razor-thin. The end to three months of wonderful effort can come suddenly. The operative phrase is ‘On any given night.’ The third time was certainly not the charm for the No. 3 seed Darien High School boys ice hockey team in Saturday’s Division I state quarterfinals … Read more

Rivals New Canaan and Darien clash for state girls hockey crown Saturday

WEST HAVEN — Even as his New Canaan girls ice hockey team was delivering a spectacular season and winning an FCIAC title, head coach Rich Bulan repeatedly said until someone defeats three-time defending champion Darien in the state tournament, the Blue Wave is still the team to beat. Now, his Rams are ready to take … 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

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

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

FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Semifinals – Greenwich 2, Darien 1 (2 OT)

Greenwich 1 0 0 0 1 – 2 Darien 0 1 0 0 0 – 1 1st period: G – Jack Eschricht (Julian Rubushofski, Jake Shredders) 1:41; 2nd period: D – Blake Swiggett (Bennett McDermott, CJ Hathaway) 5:47; 3rd period: No scoring; OT: No scoring; 2OT: G – Charlie Graves (Sean Pratley, Dylan Madden) 5:19 … Read more

Graves’ goal in double OT leads Greenwich past Darien and into the FCIAC finals

DARIEN — When Greenwich’s Charlie Graves scored in double overtime to give the Cardinals a dramatic 2-1 double-overtime win in the FCIAC boys hockey semifinals on Wednesday, there was no one happier than Charlie Zolin. After making 46 saves, the Greenwich freshman goalie was exhausted. “I was really thankful, because I don’t think I could’ve … Read more

FCIAC Tournaments – Ticket information and where to watch

FCIAC Playoff Ticket Information Tickets for this week’s FCIAC tournament events may be purchased ahead of time at Tickets for basketball and swimming are $5 for students/seniors and $8 for adults. Tickets for the boys ice hockey final are $7 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. Where To Watch FairfieldLive will be live streaming … Read more