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

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

All-around effort paces No. 1 Ridgefield past Hamden

HAMDEN — The offensive wizardry of the No. 1 boys hockey team in the state is well-documented, the experienced top Ridgefield line that can dominate a game, the depth scoring. That was all on display Saturday at Astorino Arena, with six different goal scorers pacing the Tigers to a 6-1 win over No. 6 Hamden. … 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

Johnson’s goal completes New Canaan’s rally against NFI

DANBURY — A long layoff might have contributed to a slow start by the New Canaan boys hockey team against a tough opponent. That was the topic of conversation after a sluggish first period. The rust, however, slowly wore off the longer the game went. By the end the Rams had found just enough to … 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

The 2018-19 FCIAC Winter Tournament Schedule

FCIAC Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field Championships Divisional Meets – Saturday, Jan. 26 Eastern Division at Wilton, 9:30 p.m. Western Division at Staples, 10 a.m. FCIAC Championship – Thursday, Jan. 31 At Floyd Little AC, New Haven, 4:30 p.m. FCIAC Cheerleading Championship Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wilton, 11 a.m. FCIAC Wrestling Championships at … Read more

Nash, Greenwich ice hockey stop New Canaan in home opener

GREENWICH — With senior goalie Ben Nash turning away nearly every shot that came his way, the Greenwich boys hockey team didn’t need too much offense to prevail in its home-opener on Wednesday night. A 34-save performance from Nash and a two-goal first period did the trick for the Cardinals, who earned the first of … 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