It has been five years since Darien last won the FCIAC boys hockey title and four since its most recent state championship. That could change this year; the Blue Wave have a deep lineup and is off to a 3-1 start.
Helping to lead the way is senior defenseman Jack Massey, one of the Blue Wave’s captains.
TRR: What are your goals for this season?
JM: I think our one and only goal should be to win the state championship. Obviously the FCIACs are great and would be a great accomplishment, but we are really looking at the state championship as our only award to win this season.
TRR: What will it take for the team to win FCIAC and state titles?
JM: It’s going to take a large group effort. We have to have a lot of depth this season. We’ve got to play some great defense. We’ve got a great goalie and we have got a great offense, but we have got to put some more goals in and start shoving down on defense.
TRR: Is there any advice from your coach that has resonated with you?
JM: Yeah definitely, he always wants us to play gritty and physical. He wants us to go out there and make sure that it’s a hard game for the other team to play. Really, when you make it hard for the other team that’s when you can win.
TRR: What is your New Year’s resolution?
JM: Well, it’s my last season so it’s probably to win the state championship this year, that’s all I really want.
TRR: Which team do you want to win the Super Bowl?
JM: I am a Jets fan. I was rooting for the Saints; they lost unfortunately. So I am probably onto the Ravens. I like them a lot and what they are doing.