It’s quite rare when I get to do college hockey press releases, but today, I have four, count ‘em, four college hockey TV coverage releases to provide and that’s a good thing. I’d like to see more college hockey on TV and it’s nice to see Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports stepping up to the plate this season.
I’m going to separate these by conferences to make it easy.
First I’ll do Hockey East. CBS College Sports and NESN will do the games. Here’s CBS College Sports’ schedule.
HOCKEY EAST SIGNS NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK~Ten games featuring Hockey East teams will be featured in 2010-2011~Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna and CBS College Sports Network Executive Vice President and General Manager Steve Herbst announced on Wednesday, a multi-year partnership with the network beginning for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.The network will broadcast eight Hockey East regular-season contests, plus two road games vs. CCHA opponents in non-conference action. All 10 games will be broadcast in High Definition (HD) by the network.CBS College Sports Network’s coverage will commence in the opening weekend with New Hampshire at Miami University on Oct. 8th in Oxford, Ohio. Maine will play at Michigan State in East Lansing the following weekend on Oct. 15 at Munn Ice Arena. The first contest broadcast from New England will be on Oct. 22 at Alfond Arena, as the Black Bears face-off against WCHA foe North Dakota. The network will also broadcast the BC-BU home and home series on Dec. 3 and 4 in Boston.CBS College Sports Network’s Hockey East broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Eric Frede and analyst Dave Starman.CBS College Sports Network annually covers 25 men’s and women’s sports, while providing compelling coverage of over 250 live events each season, in addition to a variety of studio shows and award winning original programming. CBS College Sports Network is available across the country through cable and video providers and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.
2010-2011 CBS COLLEGE SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE Date Game Time Oct. 8 UNH at Miami 7:30 Oct. 15 Maine at Michigan State 7:30 Oct. 22 North Dakota at Maine 7:30 Dec. 3 Boston College at Boston U. 7:30 Dec. 4 Boston U. at Boston College 8:00 Dec. 10 UNH at Maine 7:30 Jan. 9 Boston U. at Vermont 7:00 Jan. 16 Boston College at Maine 7:00 Feb. 11 Boston U. at UMass 7:30 Feb. 18 UNH at Vermont 7:30
And in January, NESN will air college hockey on Friday nights including the Hockey East Championship in March.
NESN’S HOCKEY EAST TELEVISION SCHEDULE~”Hockey East Friday Night” starts January 7 with PC at BC~Hockey East is please to continue its relationship with NESN with the “Hockey East Friday Night” league package and other games involving Hockey East schools.All games that are part of the “Hockey East Friday Night” regular season package begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by the “Hockey East Face-Off Live” NESN pre-game show, which begins at 7 p.m.Games that are part of the league package are marked in bold.
2010-2011 NESN TV SCHEDULE Date Game TV Time Oct. 22 Boston U. at UMass NESN 7:00 Nov. 19 Boston U. at UNH NESN 7:00 Nov. 27 Quinnipiac at Massachusetts NESN 7:00 Jan. 7 Providence at Boston College NESN 7:30 Jan. 14 Massachusetts at UMass-Lowell NESN 7:30 Jan. 15 Harvard at Boston U. NESN 7:00 Jan. 21 Boston College at Boston U. NESN 7:30 Jan. 22 Boston U. at UNH NESN 7:00 Jan. 28 Massachusetts at Northeastern NESN 7:30 Jan. 29 Vermont at Merrimack NESN 7:30 Feb. 4 Maine at UNH NESN 7:30 Feb. 5 Maine at UNH NESN 7:00 Feb. 7 Harvard vs. Northeastern (BP) NESN 5:00 Feb. 7 Boston College vs. Boston U. (BP) NESN 8:00 Feb. 14 Beanpot Championship Game NESN 8:00 Feb. 19 Maine at UMass-Lowell NESN 7:30 Feb. 25 Vermont at Boston University NESN 7:30 Feb. 26 Vermont at Boston U. NESN 6:00 March 4 UNH at Boston College NESN 7:30 March 6 WHEA Championship Game NESN TBA March 12 Hockey East Quarterfinals NESN 7:30 March 18 Hockey East Semifinals NESN 5/8 March 19 Hockey East Championship NESNPlus 7:00
Next, the ECAC schedule.