WILTON, Conn. The Wilton High boys hockey team was hoping a game against a conference opponent could change its fortunes after a dismal start to the season. It didn't.
Wilton is still searching for its first win of the season after falling to Darien, 4-1. The Blue Wave jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period and the Warriors never recovered.
The teams Wednesday combined for 10 penalties. Joey Cullinan was ejected late in the third period for a check-from-behind major penalty. Both teams were guilty of plenty of rough stuff, as a fight nearly broke out in the second period.
Wilton had no answer for Dariens offense, as four different Blue Wave players found the net. Darien flexed its depth in the first period, as Brandon Hathaway and Trent Bergin came off the bench and scored less than two minutes apart.
The Warriors hoped to take advantage of Darien starting its backup goalie, Hunt Bartram, but he was just as good as starter Max Rothston. Bartram stopped 20 of 21 Wilton shots. The only blemish on his night came on an Alex Pagliano goal with 6:29 to play in the third.
Wilton (0-7) will try again for its first win on Saturday. The Warriors travel to Terry Conners Rink in Stamford to take on Westhill at 6:40 p.m.
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