Kit Arrix, Darien: The Blue Wave senior had a goal and an assist as Darien topped previously-unbeaten Simsbury, 3-1, Tuesday at the Darien Ice House. Arrix scored her goal just 48 seconds into the second period, putting Darien ahead for good after Simsbury had tied it in the final minute of the first frame.
Tess Csejka, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire: Csejka had a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime, as the Blades defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield, 3-2, on Saturday at Astorino Rink in Hamden.
Megan Croyle, East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB): Croyle scored all three of ETB’s goals as the team rallied for a 3-1 win over the Fairfield co-op on Friday. ETB had trailed 1-0 heading into the third period. Mary McKiernan assisted on all three of Croyle’s goals.
Maddie Epke, Guilford: Epke, a sophomore forward, had seven points on five goals and two assists as the Indians rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat West Haven/SHA, 7-6 in overtime, in the Connecticut Ice Girls High School Hockey Showcase at Webster Bank Arena on Friday. Epke, who assisted on the tying goal with 2:21 remaining in regulation, scored the game-winner 1:55 into OT.
Catherine Martin, Darien: Martin, a junior, helped lead a stellar defensive effort as Darien defeated Simsbury, 3-1, on Tuesday at the Darien Ice House. In 11 games this season, the Wave has six shutouts and has allowed one goal twice.
Erin McMorris, Wilton/Norwalk/McMahon: McMorris made 31 saves to lead the Wilton co-op to a 3-2 victory over Ridgefield/Danbury on Friday at the Winter Garden. With the victory, Wilton has now beaten Ridgefield twice in the season for the first time in program history.
Blythe Novick, New Canaan: The Rams’ junior goalie collected 35 saves as New Canaan overcame the Amity co-op, 3-2, Tuesday at Astorino Rink. The game was a key one in the state playoff races, as New Canaan was fourth and Amity fifth heading into the contest.
Jess Ware, Greenwich: Greenwich’s senior goalie racked up 30 saves as the Cardinals tied Simsbury 1-1 in a road game on Friday. It was the seventh time in 11 games that Ware and the Cardinals’ defense has allowed one or no goals..
GAMES TO WATCH
Fairfield co-op vs. Greenwich at Hamill Rink, Thursday, 8 p.m.: This contest features two teams which are headed to the FCIAC tournament and the winner will secure the No. 3 seed. Greenwich is also third in the state standings, while Fairfield is in the hunt for a berth.
Darien at Morristown-Beard (NJ), Friday, 4 p.m.: A game that was rescheduled from earlier this season has the Blue Wave visiting the New Jersey power. The two teams are battling for the fourth straight year, with Darien winning the first two meetings and Morristown-Beard winning 3-1 last winter.
East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB) vs. West Haven/SHA at Bennett Rink, Saturday, 3 p.m.: ETB carried a four-game winning streak into this week and has moved up the sate ladder into seventh place. West Haven, meanwhile, is looking to get back on track after suffering its first two losses last week.
Hamden/Wilbur Cross/Lyman Hall vs. Mercy/Northwest Catholic at Astorino Rink, Saturday, 4 p.m.: These two teams are just outside the state playoff bubble, and a strong finish could propel them into the tournament. Mercy (4-5) has won four of six since a slow start, while Hamden (5-7) has won three straight.
New Canaan vs. Darien at Darien Ice House, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: New Canaan has gotten the better of the rivalry in recent years, going 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings. The Rams squeaked out a 1-0 victory in the first clash with Darien earlier this season.
Ridgefield/Danbury vs. Stamford/Westhill/Staples at Terry Conners Rink, Wednesday, 4 p.m.: The two FCIAC foes are on the edge of the 12-team state tournament bubble, with SWS 13th and Ridgefield 14th. The winner here boosts its chances.
East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB) at LaSalle Academy (RI), Wednesday, 6:05 p.m.: One of Rhode Island’s top programs hosts the East Catholic co-op. LaSalle, which is 11-2, will also face New Canaan later this month.