FCIAC hockey playoffs part of ALS research drive for $100K

FCIAC boys and girls ice hockey teams from 15 schools in Fairfield County have raised nearly $55,000 since Jan. 20 for ALS Research through the FCIAC #IceALS fundraising campaign. That campaign will continue throughout the FCIAC boys and girls playoffs — all of which you can watch on the HAN Network.


Each FCIAC school’s team of hockey players has raised nearly $2,000 for #IceALS. Top fundraising amounts came from Wilton High School raising over $14,000; followed by New Canaan at nearly $6,000; Trinity Catholic $5,000; St. Joseph $4,000; and Darien, Trumbull and Ridgefield at $3,000.

With the season coming to a close, the teams are committed to reaching their fundraising goal of $100,000 for #IceALS during the upcoming playoffs. Teams will encourage fans to donate at the games or online at als.net/IceALS. Each playoff game will also include a Chuck A Puck competition, with numbered pucks for purchase at $5 each or five for $20.

The FCIAC #IceALS campaign is held in honor of people with ALS and their families everywhere, including Eric Craven, father of Wilton captains, Amanda and Elizabeth, and in memory of former Trinity Catholic ice hockey player, Drew Schemera. All proceeds will benefit ALS.net, which directly supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research.

#IceALS will be part of each of the playoff games (schedule below). For more information and to donate to #IceALS, visit www.als.net/IceALS, and follow on social media via hashtag, #IceALS.

Here are the playoff schedules (as of Monday, Feb. 22):

Girls Playoff Schedule:

Wednesday, February 24 at 6: New Canaan versus Ridgefield Watch game here!

Wednesday, February 24 at 7:40: Darien versus Stamford-Staples-Westhill Watch game here!

Saturday, February 27 at 12:50: Championship at Terry Connors Ice Rink Watch game here!

Read all about the girls' ice hockey playoffs in Dave Stewart's preview.

Boys Playoff Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Terry Connors Ice Rink: No. 4 Ridgefield vs. No. 5 New Canaan Watch game here!

Saturday, Feb. 27, 5, Terry Connors Ice Rink: No. 3 Fairfield vs. No. 6 St. Joseph Watch game here!

Read all about the boys' ice hockey playdown games in Dave Stewart's preview.

Wednesday, March 2, 5, Terry Connors Ice Rink: Semifinals: No. 2 Darien vs. No. 6 St. Joseph Watch game here!

Wednesday, March 2, 7, Terry Connors Ice Rink: Semifinals: No. 1 Greenwich vs. No. 4 Ridgefield Watch game here!

Saturday, March 5, 3, Terry Connors Ice Rink: Championship: No. 1 Greenwich vs. No. 6 St. Joseph Watch game here!