Wave by the numbers: Darien's hockey ties and unbeaten girls team

Darien's Chris Davis (5) gets position in front of the New Canaan net and goalie Mason Pickering during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

Darien's Chris Davis (5) gets position in front of the New Canaan net and goalie Mason Pickering during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

Dave Stewart

Rivals deadlock on ice, girls hockey tops three state contenders, and basketball updates are in the focus of this week's Wave by the numbers.

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Score of Darien’s game against rival New Canaan in boys ice hockey on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Darien Ice House. The teams will meet again on Saturday, Feb. 11.

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Consecutive ties for the Blue Wave, who had knotted the Fairfield co-op and Warwick (RI) by the same score of 2-2 in the games leading up to the New Canaan showdown.

2009-09

Last year in which another team had played in three straight tie games. That was also Darien.

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Seconds of the second period when Darien scored twice to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. Asa Beach and Bobby Whittaker scored those goals. New Canaan’s Doster Crowell then tied the game with 1:31 remaining in the third.

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Ranking of the Darien boys ice hockey team in the latest GameTimeCT Top 10 poll. The Wave has held that spot behind No. 1 Notre Dame-West Haven since the start of the season. New Canaan is ranked No. 3 with Fairfield Prep and the Fairfield co-op rounding out the top five.

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Score of the Darien girls ice hockey team’s victory over the East Catholic co-op on Saturday at Newington Ice Arena. Parker Krotee scored the game’s only goal, with assists from Lila Fiorita and Kate Brown.

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Blue Wave’s record as they lead the FCIAC and CHSGHA standings. Darien routed the Southington co-op 7-1 on Monday in a battle between the last two unbeaten teams in the state, and then beat Stamford/Westhill/Staples 3-2 on Wednesday.

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Record of the Darien boys basketball, which split two road games last week, beating Westhill 62-48 and losing to Trumbull 56-47. This week, the Wave lost to Ludlowe 67-55 and St. Joseph 56-52.

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Record of the Wave’s girls basketball team at the midpoint of the season. Darien snapped a six-game losing streak with a 28-24 victory over Westhill on Tuesday, Jan. 10, but fell to Trumbull 41-20 on Friday, Jan. 13, and Ludlowe 41-20 on Tuesday.

David.Stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports