Longtime rivals Darien and New Canaan meet in the FCIAC Girls Ice Hockey Championship at Terry Connors Rink in Stamford. You can watch the entire game below for free in streaming HD. This is the first of three live FCIAC postseason hockey games on HAN on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analyst: Chris Kaelin; Ice-side reporter: Frank Granito; Director: AJ Szymanowski
No. 1 Darien, which shutout Stamford-Westhill-Staples, 8-0, is bidding for its fourth consecutive FCIAC championship. The Blue Wave is unbeaten (15-0) in the FCIAC this year and 19-1 overall. Darien has earned the No. 1 seed in the state tournament as well.
No. 2 New Canaan comes into the game 19-2 overall and 13-2 in the FCIAC. The Rams’ only two losses came against Darien — both were essentially one-goal games. The Wave won the first meeting 3-2, and took the second game 3-1 with an empty-netter icing that win.
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 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/.