It’s a rematch of the 2017 state semifinal as the New Canaan Rams host the Northwest Catholic Lions live on the HAN Network on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 3:50 pm.
This is first game of a double header on Saturday as Darien will host Greenwich immediately following this game. Click here to watch Darien vs. Greenwich.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 3:40 p.m., and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
The last time these two teams met was the CIAC Division I tournament last season, when Northwest Catholic downed New Canaan 6-3 and punched a ticket to the state finals, where they would eventually lose to Ridgefield 6-2.
The Northwest Catholic Lions enter Saturday afternoon’s contest 5-1 and are on a three-game winning streak, coming off a 7-3 win against Glastonbury. Head coach Dan Melanson will rely on senior Paul Arel, who so far has 11 points with 8 goals and 3 assists, and junior goaltender Mike Kaliff, who is off to a great start this season.
The New Canaan Rams didn’t get off to a good start, dropping their first five games of the season. Lately, the Rams seem to have found their stride as they have won their last two games, beating Stamford-Westhill 4-2 and Simsbury 2-0. Head coach Clark Jones, in his first season, has been dealt with some tough losses with a young team. Jones will rely on leaders such as Gunnar Granito, Quinn McMahon and Chase Glover to continue this winning streak and get this hockey program back to success.
Frank Granito, Mike Suppe, and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
How To Watch
HAN Network’s live sports coverage begins at least 10 minutes before the games’ scheduled start. 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 app. Download it here.
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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) Amazon’s Firestick or Google’s Chromecast.
On demand: After the the live broadcast ends, the game is then available on demand to HAN Network subscribers. Due to processing time, It may take up to three hours after the conclusion of the game until the game is ready for viewing.
Schedule: Here’s our sports and news broadcast schedule.