Six FCIAC stars named to All-State team in girls ice hockey

Senior goalie Blythe Novick and junior forward Kaleigh Harden of New Canaan and Darien senior forward Nelle Kniffin were repeat selections and three of the six players from the FCIAC who were selected to the Connecticut High School Girls Hockey Association All-State team. The three other players from the conference selected to the 18-player all-state … Read more

2020-21 All-FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Awards

First team Forwards Kate Bellissimo, Darien, Sr. Kelly Raymond, Darien, Sr. Nelle Kniffin, Darien, Sr. Kaleigh Harden, New Canaan, Jr. Grace Crowell, New Canaan, Jr. Caitlin Tully, New Canaan, Jr. Defense Ceci Stein, Darien, Jr. McKenna Harden, New Canaan, Sr. Delaney Roth, Greenwich, Sr. Megan McCarthy, Trumbull/St. Joseph, Sr. Goalies Blythe Novick, New Canaan, Sr. … Read more

New Canaan edges Darien in OT to win FCIAC girls ice hockey title

DARIEN — After the New Canaan girls ice hockey team had celebrated its victory against Darien in the FCIAC championship game, senior goalie Blythe Novick perfectly summed up the respect between the two rivals. “It’s just who wants it more that day and who can push it that extra step,” Novick, a four-year starter, said. … Read more

New Canaan tops Trumbull, sets up showdown with Darien in girls hockey final

Call it New Canaan vs. Darien, Round Four. The two rivals will square off for the FCIAC girls ice hockey championship for the second consecutive season when they meet at 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Darien Ice House. Second-seeded New Canaan punched its ticket to the title game as junior Kaleigh Harden delivered a hat … Read more

Darien tops Greenwich, earns return trip to FCIAC girls hockey final

DARIEN — The Darien girls ice hockey team will get its shot at a second straight FCIAC championship. The top-seeded Blue Wave took the lead by scoring two goals in a 16-second span late in the first period and went on to defeat No. 4 Greenwich 4-2 in the FCIAC semifinals Thursday at the Darien … Read more

New Canaan girls hockey gets first win in Greenwich since 2016

GREENWICH — Playing in Greenwich has typically not worked out well for the New Canaan girls ice hockey team. In fact, despite losing just 18 games over the past four seasons combined, the Rams were 0-3-1 while visiting the Cardinals. Given that recent track record, New Canaan coach Rich Bulan had plenty to smile about … Read more

Inspired by coach’s family, New Canaan girls hockey gives back to community

At a young age, Rich Bulan learned a clear and everlasting lesson from his father. “No matter how bad you think things are or what’s going on in your life,” he was told, “there’s always somebody out there who has it worse. If you can do something to help, you should help.” It’s a message … 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

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