At least a dozen FCIAC postseason contests will be streamed live in high-definition on the HAN Network between Wednesday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, March 5. And you can watch all the action for free on your computer, phone, tablet or AppleTV or Google Chromecast through HAN.Network.
Early dismissals of FCIAC schools on Tuesday, Feb. 23, have forced us to change how and we’ll cover the tournaments this week and next. HAN was scheduled to cover the FCIAC girls basketball semifinals on Tuesday night; but it was moved to Wednesday night — at the same time as the girls ice hockey semifinals. On Tuesday, we were trying to see if we could cover both events — but are committed to sticking with our initial schedule as much as possible.
So we will definitely (barring other weather postponements) the FCIAC semifinals and championships games in boys basketball and girls ice hockey. In girls basketball, we’ll have the championship, which was moved to Friday. In boys ice hockey, we’ll carry every game of the FCIAC tournament starting with the “playdown” games in the quarterfinals. HAN sports director Rob Adams leads the coverage with the HAN Network team of sports editors and reporters.
HAN provided live, free coverage of the FCIAC wrestling, cheerleading and indoor track & field championships earlier this month. Those three events drew 20,000 viewers for the live and on-demand coverage. Every live broadcast is available for free on-demand within 30 minutes of the event’s completion. You can find all the winter postseason broadcasts at this link.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, we’ll have the FCIAC girls ice hockey semifinals doubleheader, scheduled for 6 and 7:40 p.m. We’ll have the FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, we’ll have a triple-header of ice hockey starting with the FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Championship at 12:50 p.m. With the top two teams in FCIAC boys ice hockey, getting buys this year, there are only two quarterfinal games — but we’ll have them both on Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m.
The next week, we’ll be back in the gym for the FCIAC boys basketball semifinals on Tuesday, March 1. Tip-offs are scheduled for 6 and 7:30 p.m. We’ll have the boys ice hockey semifinals on Wednesday, March 2, at 4 and 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, March 3, you can watch the FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship at 7 p.m. Then we’ll round out our FCIAC postseason coverage with the FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Championship on Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m.
How to watch
The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on our homepage, HAN.Network, and on affiliate websites including FCIAC.net. The stream usually begin 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Rob Adams and crew join you five minutes before the contest begins. Keep in mind that start times are subject to change (teams often share venues and schedules can fall behind). Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest updates.
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About the HAN Network
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. Check out the complete broadcast schedule here.
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/.