St. Joseph boys ice hockey captains Nick DiSabella, left, and Will Gilbert in the HAN Network tent during the 2015 Winter FCIAC Tour stop at the school on Thursday, Dec. 10. — Joshua Fisher photo

Boys Ice Hockey: St. Joseph vs. West Haven

It's an FCIAC-SCC boys ice hockey showdown as the Cadets take on the Blue Devils in early season action

Watch St. Joseph boys ice hockey’s 2015-16 season opener against West Haven, as was carried live on the HAN Network on Monday, Dec. 28. You can watch it for free, on-demand, below.

The Cadets went 10-8-2 a year ago, losing to eventual champion Darien in the Division I tournament. St. Joseph boasts returning seniors in defenseman Connor Hurley, and forwards Will Gilbert and Nick DiSabella.

West Haven finished last season with an 8-11-2 record. The Westies lost to No. 3 Xavier-Middletown in their DI first-round game. West Haven is led by forwards Tyler Paine and Jeremy Borelli.

The game was carried live by the HAN Network at live.HAN.Network and FCIAC.net, along with HAN Network-affiliate website, TrumbullTimes.com.

Here’s Monday’s complete game broadcast in high definition. (If you don’t see the player window, click here to watch):

Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analysis: Chris Kaelin; Director: AJ Szymanowski

Upcoming games and more

The HAN Network will be covering numerous events throughout the FCIAC’s winter season, including ice hockey, basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving, and the conference’s postseason championships.

Upcoming boys ice hockey broadcasts include defending champions Darien vs. New Canaan on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and  Notre Dame-West Haven at Darien on Monday, Jan. 4.

Basketball and wrestling make their HAN Network debut in January with Ridgefield vs. Trumbull wrestling on Wednesday, Jan. 6, and Danbury vs. Norwalk boys basketball on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Check out the complete broadcast schedule here.

The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.

Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at live.HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.

You can check out more of the winter schedule at this link. And be sure to follow the HAN Network on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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