Two FCIAC rivals face off in boys hockey Saturday night as the Darien Blue Wave host the Greenwich Cardinals live on the HAN Network on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.
This is first game of a double header on Saturday as Darien will host Greenwich immediately following this game. Click here to watch New Canaan vs. Northwest Catholic.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show immediately after the first game featuring New Canaan and Northwest Catholic, and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
These two teams last met two weeks ago at the Cardinal Winter Classic at the Greenwich Skating Club. The Cardinals edged the Blue Wave 4-3 in an outdoor thriller.
The Greenwich Cardinals enter this game as one of the top teams in the state and leading the conference with a 5-0 overall record, with wins over St. Joseph, West Haven, Darien, Hamden and Norwalk-McMahon.
In his second season, Cardinals head coach Chris Rurak has a loaded lineup with its eyes set on bringing a conference and state championship back to Greenwich High School. Senior forward Alex Mozian is leading the way for the Cardinals, bouncing back after missing most of his junior season due to injury. Mozian has made a huge impact on the ice, scoring seven goals in five games for Greenwich.
The Darien Blue Wave sits atop the east division of the FCIAC with 2 points in the conference and a 2-6 overall record. The Blue Wave got their first conference win against Trinity Catholic, 8-2, on Wednesday night and look to ride the momentum into Saturday’s matchup against the Cardinals.
Blue Wave head coach Mac Budd has a roster filled with depth and talent this season, but his players has found themselves in the penalty box too often so far. Coach Budd will rely on captains Hunter Hazelton and Will Dickson to help the Blue Wave to control the team’s emotions and continue to focus on scoring. Meanwhile, Henri Pfeifle has made some outstanding saves as goaltender for Darien and will look to shutout the red hot Cardinals.
Frank Granito, Mike Suppe, and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
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