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.
The Ludlowe boys lacrosse team is stepping up during Saturday’s 1 p.m. home game against Greenwich. It is a benefit: there will be a bake sale, raffles and the teams will wear the special Charlie Wingman T shirts that are being sold to show their support.
Most high school athletes would probably choose to have their social media access taken away for a month than to be seen wearing the colors of their biggest rival.
NEW HAVEN — It was a 45-minute hockey game at the end of a 26-game, three-month season that capped off a four-year career for the team’s seniors. And yet, it will probably be a mere 24 seconds that the Ridgefield High School players, coaches and fans will end up talking about the most as the years go by when they’re remembering that championship season of 2016-17.
WEST HAVEN — Ridgefield boys hockey coach Shaun Gallagher had an arsenal of motivational material at his disposal between the second and third periods of today’s Division I quarterfinal game against Fairfield Prep.
When Dane Street applied for Ridgefield High School’s athletic director opening a year ago, it was the opportunity at one of the state’s plum jobs. More fields, better facilities. The assets needed to allow teams to achieve success.
STAMFORD — There were two defining moments — one tangible, one emotional — that were emblematic of the Ridgefield boys hockey team and today’s 5-2 win over New Canaan for the FCIAC title.