The FCIAC boys ice hockey tournament by the numbers

Darien’s CJ Hathaway wins the puck behind the net during the Wave’s 4-3 overtime victory against Fairfield Prep at the Wonderland of Ice on Saturday, Jan. 19. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

Six teams will contend for the FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey championship, as the tournament gets underway with a pair of playdown round games on Saturday.

The unbeaten Ridgefield Tigers head into the playoffs as the league’s No. 1 seed, with the Darien Blue Wave at No. 2. The rest of the field features No. 3 New Canaan, No. 4 Westhill/Stamford, No. 5 Fairfield, and No. 6 Greenwich.

Here’s a look at some stats on the six playoff teams, as well as how they fared this season against their quarterfinal opponents.

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FCIAC Playdowns – Saturday, Feb. 23

No. 3 New Canaan vs. No. 6 Greenwich at the Darien Ice House, 7:30 p.m.

Regular Season Meetings: Dec. 19 at Hamill Rink – Greenwich 3, New Canaan 1; Feb. 4 at Darien Ice House – New Canaan 6, Greenwich 1

New Canaan Rams

Overall Record: 13-6-1

FCIAC Record: 9-2

February: 6-0-1

Last two weeks: 3-0-1

Vs. Playoff Teams: 3-3

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 18 (Last won in 2014)

Greenwich Cardinals

Overall Record: 9-9-2

FCIAC Record: 6-4-1

February: 4-2-0

Last two weeks: 1-1

Vs. Playoff Teams: 2-4-1

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 11 (Last won in 2016)


No. 4 Westhill/Stamford vs. No. 5 Fairfield at Terry Conners Rink, 8 p.m.

Regular Season Meeting: Feb. 13 at Terry Conners Rink – Westhill/Stamford 5, Fairfield 4 (OT)

Westhill/Stamford co-op

Overall Record: 11-9-0

FCIAC Record: 7-4-0

February: 4-3-0

Last two weeks: 4-1-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 2-3-0

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 0 – Stamford HS won in 1980 and 2003

Fairfield co-op

Overall Record: 10-8-1

FCIAC Record: 6-4-1

February: 3-3-0

Last two weeks: 3-1-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 0-4-1

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 0


FCIAC Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 27

No. 1 Ridgefield vs. Westhill-Stamford/Fairfield winner at Winter Garden, time TBA

Regular Season Meetings: Feb. 6 at Winter Garden – Ridgefield 9, Fairfield 2; Feb. 18 at Winter Garden – Ridgefield 7, Westhill/Stamford 1

Ridgefield Tigers

Overall Record: 20-0

FCIAC Record: 11-0

Current Streak: Won 20

February: 9-0-0

Last two weeks: 3-0-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 6-0-0

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 7 (Last won in 2018)


No. 2 Darien vs. New Canaan-Greenwich winner at Darien Ice House, 4 p.m.

Regular Season Meetings: Dec. 19 at Greenwich Skating Club – Greenwich 3, Darien 0; Jan. 30 at Darien Ice House – Darien 4, New  Canaan 3; Feb. 18 at Hamill Rink – Darien 4, Greenwich 2

Darien Blue Wave

Overall Record: 16-4

FCIAC Record: 10-1

Current Streak: Won 12

February: 7-0-0

Last two weeks: 4-0-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 4-3-0

FCIAC Championships (since 1965): 8 (Last won in 2015)