NEW HAVEN — From a strategical, analytical and implementational standpoint, there was hardly anything to displease Greenwich boys hockey coach Chris Rurak this afternoon.
Matt Davey scored at 2:18 of overtime as Greenwich rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Xavier 3-2 in tonight’s Division I semifinal to advance to Saturday’s championship game.
Ridgefield’s hopes of repeating as Division I champion were dashed tonight after a 4-1 loss to top-seeded Fairfield Prep in the semifinals.
GREENWICH — After a dream season that concluded with league and state championships, the conventional wisdom outside of Ridgefield was that substantial graduation losses would keep the team high in the standings, but might preclude another conference title run.
DARIEN — It was getting late in the second period tonight and all of a sudden Ridgefield High School’s hopes of getting a chance to defend its FCIAC boys hockey championship were beginning to look a bit murky.
Bennett McDermott scored in overtime to lift the Darien boys hockey team to a 3-2 win over New Canaan. Will Dickson had tied the game for the Blue Wave late in regulation.
DARIEN – The won-lost record was 2-6 and it was looking as if the season was starting to slip away from the Darien High School boys hockey team. The Blue Wave desperately needed something to get back on track.
It is being literal to call 2017 a banner year for the FCIAC. It was one of the richest in terms of state titles for the conference, while league playoffs were closely contested in most sports.
Ridgefield had it all last year and ended up with it all as well: league and state titles. The Tigers lost an All-Star team’s worth of talent, but they succeeded in large part because of their depth, so there are still strong building blocks back to make a run at championship defenses.