Wave by the numbers: Darien track stars and hockey rivals

Darien's Graf Ely (10) and Billy Branca (15) battles New Canaan's Bryce Lyden (16) during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

Darien's Graf Ely (10) and Billy Branca (15) battles New Canaan's Bryce Lyden (16) during a boys ice hockey game at the Darien Ice House on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

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Fast feet on the track and skates on the ice are in the spotlight in this week’s Wave by the numbers.


Points scored by the Darien girls track and field team while finishing as the runner-up at the CIAC Class L championship meet Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Windsor won the title with 64 points while Hillhouse was 12 points behind the Wave with 42.


Kate Demark’s winning time in the 600-meter run. The junior finished a step ahead of Windsor’s Brittani Westberry, who finished in 1:40.20. Denmark was also fourth in the 300-meter dash, and anchored the Wave’s third place 4x400 relay.


Points scored by senior Mairead Clas in the distance races. Clas was second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:13.26, and third at 3,200 meters in 11:35.08.


Time in the 3,200-meter run for Darien senior Julianne Teitler, who finished as the runner-up. Madelaine Sweeney of New Milford won the race in 11:11.35, with Clas in third place,


Time for Darien senior Luke Riordan, who finished third in the boys 1,000-meter run at the Class L championships. Riordan also ran the anchor legs of the Wave’s sprint medley relay, which finished fourth, and 4x400 relay, which was sixth.


Score of the Darien boys ice hockey team’s victory over rival New Canaan Saturday at the Darien Ice House. The Blue Wave trailed 1-0 after two periods and 2-1 early in the third before rallying for the win.


Time remaining when junior Art Devillers scored the game-winning goal for the Wave. The goal was assisted by Tauson Pfeffle and Alex Garabet.


Span of time in which New Canaan and Darien combined for three goals in the third period of Saturday’s game. Trailing 1-0, Darien had a goal from Billy Branca with 13:10 remaining before Michael Rayher put New Canaan back on top with 12:03 to play. Graham Kreppein then tied the score at 2-2 with 11:34 remaining,


Darien’s record against New Canaan in boys ice hockey during the past three years. The Wave is 4-0-1 during the regular season, but the Rams have won both FCIAC playoff meetings.


Record of the Darien girls ice hockey team, which is third in the state rankings behind first-place New Canaan and second-place Simsbury. If the Wave can hold onto a sport in the top four, they would receive a bye in the opening round of the state tournament.


Date of the FCIAC girls ice hockey semifinals at the Darien Ice House. The Wave will be facing off against the Stamford/Westhill/Staples co-op, a team they tied 0-0 earlier this season. New Canaan and Greenwich will play in the other semifinals. The order of the games has yet to be announced, but the first contest will begin at 6 p.m.