The historic rivalry between Darien and New Canaan hits the ice as the Rams host the Blue Wave in FCIAC girl hockey live on the HAN Network on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 6:50 p.m., and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
New Canaan has the upper hand on its rival already this season, having beaten Darien 2-1 on Dec. 23. Last season these two teams fell to conference champion, Greenwich in the FCIAC tournament, with New Canaan losing 4-1 in the semifinals and Darien losing 2-0 in the final.
The Rams (11-2 overall, 7-1 in the FCIAC) have gotten off to a great start this year thanks to senior leadership from Gianna Bruno, Katherine Mettler, and Brooke Deane. The Rams have only lost to Amity-New Haven-Cheshire, 3-2 in overtime on Dec. 15, and to Greenwich, 4-1 last Monday.
New Canaan junior goaltender Kara Fahey has been strong in net so far for the Rams this season. Fahey is coming off consecutive impressive performances against Wilton-Norwalk-McMahon, a 6-1 win last Wednesday, and a 4-0 shutout of East Catholic-Glastonbury-South Windsor on Saturday. Head coach Rich Bulan has a very balanced roster with underclassmen shining early on in the varsity careers.
The Blue Wave enters Wednesday’s rivalry matchup 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the FCIAC. The only loss coming against New Canaan. Darien is led by senior captains Kiki Tropsa, Corinne Bevill, Elise Maro and Sally Cassidy. Darien will look to tie New Canaan in the conference standings as they only trail by two points.
Sophomore goaltender Hallie Kreppein has been a spark on and off the ice for the Blue Wave this season. Darien has won its last six games and in those victories, Kreppein has only allowed four goals.
Frank Granito and John Kovach will be on the call.
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