Two teams that have had their share of ups and downs meet in the first game of the 2016 FCIAC boys ice hockey playoffs: No. 4 Ridgefield and No. 5 New Canaan. ou can watch the entire game below for free in streaming HD. This is the second of three live FCIAC postseason hockey games on HAN on Saturday, Feb. 27. Faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analyst: Chris Kaelin; Ice-side reporter: Frank Granito; Director: Eric Gendron
No. 4 Ridgefield (10-8-2 overall, 7-4 FCIAC) and No. 5 New Canaan (10-10, 7-4) will be squaring off for the third time this season after the home teams split the first two games The Rams took the first contest, 3-2, at the Darien Ice Rink, while the Tigers won the second, 1-0, at the Winter Garden.
After a slow start that saw it drop seven of its first nine games, New Canaan has been a different team, going 8-3 since Jan. 18 to finish the regular season at 10-10. Read more about the matchup in Dave Stewart’s broadcast preview.
Upcoming games and more
The HAN Network has exclusive rights to the FCIAC playoffs and championships. We’ll have the boys and girls basketball and ice hockey semifinals and finals and more in the coming weeks. Check out thecomplete broadcast schedule here.
Winter 2016 Postseason Broadcasts:
• FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Championship: No. 1 Darien vs. No. 2 New Canaan
• FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship: No. 1 Fairfield Warde vs. No. 2 Stamford
• FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Semifinal: No. 1 Darien vs. No. 4 Stamford-Westhill-Staples
• FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Semifinal: No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 4 Ridgefield
• 2016 FCIAC Wrestling Championship
• 2016 FCIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
• 2016 FCIAC Cheerleading Championships
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/.