Darien blanks Trumbull in FCIAC boys ice hockey quarters

Darien's Arthur Devillers (9) and Bishop Hendricken's Colton Whitfield (23) battle during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Darien's Arthur Devillers (9) and Bishop Hendricken's Colton Whitfield (23) battle during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

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The Darien boys ice hockey team opened the postseason with a romp as the Blue Wave shut out Trumbull 6-0 in the FCIAC quarterfinals Saturday night at the Darien Ice House.

Darien (12-7-1), the conference’s No. 1 seed, will host No. 4 Ridgefield (10-10-1) in the semifinals at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the Darien Ice House. The Tigers defeated No. 5 Greenwich 4-0 in the quarterfinals.

The Blue Wave defeated Ridgefield in both regular-season meetings, 1-0 at the Winter Garden on Jan. 22, and 4-1 at the Darien Ice House on Feb. 16.

Six players scored for Darien in its quarterfinal win against No. 8 Trumbull (11-8-1).

Patrick Thurlow started the scoring 5:11 after the opening drop, putting in a rebound after a shot by Ryan Spengler was blocked.

In the second period, Graham Kreppein scored during a power play to make it 2-0.

Darien then put the game away in the third period, when Tauson Pfeifle had a goal and assist, and Jack Collins, Henry Gregory and Arthur Devillers had goals.

david.stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports

FCIAC QUARTERFINALS - DARIEN 6, TRUMBULL 0

Trumbull 0 0 0 - 0

Darien 1 1 4 - 6

Scoring: Darien: Tauson Pfeifle 1g, 1a; Patrick Thurlow 1g; Graham Kreppein 1g; Jack Collins 1g; Henry Gregory 1g; Arthur Devillers 1g; Ryan Spengler 1a; Thomas Holland 1a; Asa Beach 1a; Records: Trumbull 11-8-1, Darien 12-7-1.