Darien girls hockey gets ninth win, takes on New Canaan tonight on HAN

The Darien girls ice hockey team took care of business with a 5-0 shutout of the Hall/Conard co-op on Monday, setting up its showdown with rival New Canaan.
The Wave heads into the rivalry game tonight with a six-game win streak and records of 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the FCIAC, while New Canaan is 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the FCIAC. New Canaan won the first meeting between the rivals in December, 2-1.
Coverage will begin with HAN’s live pregame show at 6:50 p.m., with the game starting at 7.
You can watch at darientimes.comNCAdvertiser.comHAN.Network, and FCIAC.net or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600). Frank Granito and John Kovach will be on the call.
Hall/Conard is a traditionally strong program, although the Warchiefs have struggled a bit this season and are 5-5-1, landing just outside the state tournament bubble in 10th place for the moment.
Playing at Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford, senior Corinne Bevill got the Wave started with the lone goal in the first period, assisted by junior Shea van den Broek.
The Wave freshmen made a racket in the second period, with Kelly Raymond netting a shortie and Lucie Edwards adding the next goal for a 3-0 lead. Another freshman, Catherine Martin, and sophomore Cate Droogan both assisted on Edwards’ goal.
Sophomore Caitlin Chan and freshman Kate Bellissimo added third-period goals to ice the game.
Three Wave players finished with two points each, as Bevill had a goal and an assist, and van den Broek and Martin had two assists apiece. Raymond, Edwards, and Chan each had one goal, and Droogan and senior co-captain Elise Maro each had an assist.
Goalie Hallie Kreppin saved all five Hall/Conard shots on net to earn the shutout.
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Darien’s Shea van den Broek and New Canaan’s Liz McCarthy battle along the boards during one of the three meetings between the two rivals last year. New Canaan defeated Darien 2-1 earlier this winter, and the two teams meet again tonight at the Darien Ice House. The game will be carried live by the HAN Network. — Dave Stewart photo

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