Two of the top goalies in the FCIAC meet in the second game of the 2016 FCIAC boys ice hockey playoffs: No. 3 Fairfield and No. 6 St. Joseph. You can watch the entire playdown game below for free in streaming HD. This is the third of three live FCIAC postseason hockey games on HAN on Saturday, Feb. 27. Faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analyst: Chris Kaelin; Ice-side reporter: Frank Granito; Director: Eric Gendron
No. 3 Fairfield (a co-op of Ludlowe and Warde) and No. 6 St. Joseph clashed once during the regular season, with Fairfield winning, 6-3, on Jan. 25 at the Wonderland of Ice.
Fairfield goalie Mike Grace is in the midst of an outstanding season, and he collected 36 saves in that win over St. Joseph. Fairfield’s top offensive weapon opened the scoring at 5:47, and finished with one goal and three assists. Jack McCormick added two goals and three assists, while Gareth Gacetta scored twice and Kevin Boldrighini scored once.
St. Joseph also features a strong goalie in Ryan Wilson, who had five shutouts this year, including i games against top D1 teams Notre Dame-Fairfield, Notre Dame-West Haven, Greenwich, and Ridgefield. 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 Boys Ice Hockey Playdown: No. 4 Ridgefield vs. No. 5 New Canaan
• 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/.