Wave Puck showed its mega-depth is only deepening, in beating North Haven 9-3 on Saturday to climb to 10-1-1.
Above, Darien ice artists, Jack Pardue, Jack Knowlton, Christian Miller, Connor Davis, Sam Knowlton, Brendan Hathaway, Tiger Sullivan, Jack Massie and Tommy Watters mark win No. 10 of the season the day after the fact, in the crystals and snow, at Gorhams Pond.
The victory put Darien at fourth in DI with 69 points and a .875 points percentage, behind Ridgefield (11-3-0) in third at 73, .786.
Undefeated Fairfield Prep is No. 1 going 11-0 with 93 points (1.000) and Notre Dame West Haven, the only team to top DHS so far this season, is second at 9-2-0 with 81 points (.818).
Fifth is Xavier (7-4-1) with 63 points (.625), sixth St. Joseph (8-4-0) with 53 points (.667), seventh Hamden (6-6-1) 51 (.500), eighth Glastonbury (8-5-0) 45 (.615).
Ninth is New Canaan (7-4-2), which constitutes the Wave’s only other non-win, a classic, and kind of eccentric scoreless OT NC-Wave clash, that saw spectacular action mostly in the offensive zone, as the Rams fended off constant attacks and made best pals with the pipes.
FCIAC stakes to date
Darien (5-0 FCIAC, 10 points) is one slot behind the league leading Tigers (6-0, 12 points) in the FCIAC. New Canaan is tied with DHS for second in points but has one loss at 5-1.
The Wave gets a crack at the Tigers at the Winter Garden rink 8:50 p.m. Saturday Feb. 16, then plays its last regular season game vs. New Canaan 4 p.m. Feb. 18.