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.
STAMFORD—It was not quite Ali-Frazier III, but the way Ridgefield High School and New Canaan kept going after each other and shaking off adversity today, the result was one of the best – and most physical – FCIAC boys hockey championship games in recent memory.
STAMFORD — OK, perhaps not everyone was hoping for a Ridgefield High School-New Canaan FCIAC boys hockey final on Saturday. But after listening to Greenwich coach Chris Rurak after his team lost a 7-2 decision to New Canaan in last night’s semifinals, it certainly had to be close to everyone.
Ridgefield High School boys hockey coach Shaun Gallagher cringed when he heard the “P” word mentioned in the same sentence with his team that finished the regular FCIAC season undefeated and untied.
RIDGEFIELD — Three versus one was decided by two.
In a battle of the league’s two best teams — and a pair of state title contenders — Ridgefield scored a pair of goals three minutes apart late in the second period and held on for a 3-1 win over New Canaan tonight in a physical, penalty-filled game. The outcome was not decided until Matteo van Wees delivered an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left.
Gavin Dolan of the Westhill/Stamford boys hockey team and Adnerys De Jesus of the Greenwich gymnastics team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players of the Week.