New Canaan Skates Past Fairfield in Double OT, Advances to FCIAC Semis

Jes Sauerhoff contributed to this report. Parker Lewis scored a goal in double overtime to give the New Canaan Rams a dramatic 3-2 win over the Fairfield Mustangs in FCIAC quarterfinals at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. New Canaan–ranked No. 3 coming into the tournament–overcame a 2-0 deficit to the sixth-seeded Mustangs en route to the win, setting up a dream semifinal matchup against the No. 2 seed–arch-rival Darien on Wednesday.

New Canaan Rams Boys Hockey Falls to Darien

Deadlocked at 2-2 as the puck dropped to begin the final period of Saturday’s showdown with Darien, the New Canaan Rams boys hockey team was positioned to end its two-game losing streak and show the rest of the FCIAC that the defending conference champs were once again the team to beat. Darien, however, had a claim of its own to stake. Scoring two goals in a 32-second span in the third, the Blue Wave justified their #1 Division I state ranking by dominating the final period en route to a 6-3 win over their conference rivals at Darien Ice Rink. “It’s puzzling,” first-year New Canaan head coach Pat Gore told “You’ve got a rivalry game.