The Ridgefield Tigers traveled to the Darien Ice Rink with a tall task in front of them: New Canaan and the FCIAC girls ice hockey semifinals. You can watch the entire game for free in streaming HD on demand below.
This was the first of a dozen live FCIAC winter playoff games in boys and girls ice hockey and basketball to be carried exclusively on the HAN Network in February and March.
Here’s Wednesday’s complete broadcasts in high-definition for free. (If you don’t see the video player, click here to watch):
New Canaan finished the regular season with records of 18-2 overall and 12-2 in the FCIAC. The Rams’ only two losses have come against rival Darien — the top see in the four-team tournament. Ridgefield (10-9-1 overall, 9-5 FCIAC) earned the No. 3 seed and Stamford-Westhill-Staples fills out the bracket. You can read more about all four teams in Dave Stewart’s extensive broadcast preview.
After this game, No. 1 Darien took on No. 4 Stamford-Westhill-Staples at the Darien Ice Rink. You can watch that game on demand at this link.
This season, the FCIAC boys and girls ice hockey teams are trying to raise $100,000 for ALS research you can learn more about #IceALS here. Claire Craven, an #IceALS organizer, joins our Rob Adams to talk about the campaign after the first period.
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 the complete broadcast schedule here.
Winter 2016 Postseason Broadcasts:
• Watch the 2016 FCIAC Wrestling Championship
• Watch the 2016 FCIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
• Watch the 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.comwith 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/.