Danbury's Judah James and Marcus Fox flank Westhill's Nathanial Jefferson, who all await a rebound in the 2016 FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship at Fairfield Warde High School on March 3. — Dave Stewart photo

This week on HAN: Hoops, hockey and much more

The first full week of 2017 features four big FCIAC games and a full slate of HAN studio shows

The holidays are over and 2017 is in full swing this week at HAN Network and in Connecticut winter sports. All of our studio shows are back at their regular times this week and we’ll feature more live FCIAC basketball and ice hockey. Here’s what you can watch on HAN Network the week of Monday, Jan. 9, 2016:

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Along with daily doses of southwestern Connecticut news from Kate Czaplinski on Coffee Break this week, we’ll have live editions of Nutmeg SportsHAN Arts & LeisureThe Drive, CT Pulse, and Yankee Fisherman.

Live Connecticut Sports: This week we’ll be working toward a Friday rematch of last season’s FCIAC boys basketball championship. But first, we’ll cover our first hockey game of the season at the Rinks of Shelton, see the top two girls hockey teams in the league, and watch a couple rivals on the hardcourt. The team records below are as of Saturday morning:

Boys Hockey: The Norwalk-McMahon co-op (2-4) travels to the Rinks of Shelton to take on Trumbull (2-2) in their first FCIAC game of the season on Monday at 4 p.m. Because of a facility issue, we are unable to broadcast this game on Monday.

Boys Basketball: Rivals Ridgefield and Danbury, both off to 5-2 starts, meet in the Hat City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Click here to watch.

Girls Hockey: Greenwich and New Canaan, both undefeated in FCIAC play, meet for a late night game at the Darien Ice House on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. Click here to watch.

Boys Basketball: Danbury and Westhill, the two finalists in last year’s FCIAC boys basketball tournament, meet again for the first time since the Vikings won their second FCIAC title in a row. Coverage starts at 6:40 p.m. on Friday.

HAN On Demand: This past week featured a lot of hoops. And you can watch those games and any others for free on HAN On Demand. Here are direct links to Bridgeport Central vs. Westhill boys basketball, Ridgefield vs. Stamford girls basketball and Norwalk vs. St. Joseph boys basketball.

Kate Czaplinski and Frank Granito bring you the latest Connecticut news and sports.

Kate Czaplinski and Frank Granito bring you the latest Connecticut news and sports.

 

HAN Studio Programs: From politics to sports, to life to fishing, be sure to check out our other studio programs:

Coffee Break: Kate Czaplinski brings you the latest Connecticut news: from Fairfield County to Hartford. Weekdays, 11 AM

Along with Kate, Frank Granito has the latest local sports and weather; and Donald Eng keeps everyone guessing with his daily look back in history.

Nutmeg Sports: Frank Granito talks Connecticut sports with those who compete and cover the big and little sports in southwestern Connecticut and beyond. Frank is joined four days a week by HAN reporters and editors, including Donald Eng, Kevin Coleman, Dave Stewart, Mike Suppe, Bill Bloxsom, Tim Murphy and more. Monday-Thursday, 2 PM

HAN Arts & Leisure: Sally Sanders and Steve Coulter take a look at the local arts scene and more, including in-depth movie reviews with the Reel Dad, Mark Schumann, and guests that include performers, artists and organizers of Connecticut events. A&L returns next week!

The Drive: Denise DiGrgioli’s motivational show returns this week. Denise’s show is about people, ideas and organizations that move us forward, consciously and mindfully. Tuesday, 12:30 PM

CT Pulse: Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher take a look at local government, politics and news. Guests include politicians, newsmakers, journalists and more. And HAN editorial cartoonist Doug Smith previews his work for our weekly newspapers and websites. Wednesday, 12:30 PM

John Kovach, host of the Yankee Fisherman on HAN Network.

John Kovach, host of the Yankee Fisherman on HAN Network.

Yankee Fisherman: Join John Kovach for a look at the world of fishing and conservation in and around Connecticut, New York and the rest of New England. Thursday, 1 PM

How to watch

HAN Network’s live sports coverage begins at least 10 minutes before the games’ scheduled start, the live streams of our studio shows usually begin two to five minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. There are a few different ways you can watch the HAN Network:

Mobile: Watch the games, local news, politics and entertainment programming on your iPhone or Android phone with the HAN Network. Download it here.

Online: All HAN Network broadcasts are available live at HAN.Network and our affiliate websites, including FCIAC.net and all the other HAN Network local news websites.

On TV: All Frontier Communications subscribers in Connecticut can watch the simulcast of most HAN Network Connecticut sports broadcasts on the Vantage Sports Network at Channels 600 and 1600-HD.

On your Smart TV: It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV, Roku (search for Hersam Acorn on Roku’s YouTube channel) or Google’s Chromecast.

Schedule: Here’s our sports and news broadcast schedule.

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