TSN Announces Slate of 37 NCAA HOCKEY Regular Season Games Throughout 2016-17

— November 21, 2016

– NCAA HOCKEY returns to TSN for a third consecutive year –
– TSN’s multi-platform NCAA HOCKEY package of 37 games includes the historic BEANPOT TOURNAMENT, the FRIENDSHIP FOUR tournament from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and FROZEN FENWAY from Boston –
– TSN’s NCAA HOCKEY coverage culminates with live coverage of the NCAA Tournament and FROZEN FOUR championship (broadcast schedule to be announced at later date) –

TORONTO (November 21, 2016) – TSN platforms deliver a slate of 37 marquee NCAA HOCKEY matchups from throughout the 2016-17 season, featuring future NHL stars developing south of the border across all six NCAA Division I conferences. Highlighted by the FRIENDSHIP FOUR tournament from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and FROZEN FENWAY from Boston, the puck drops for TSN’s first televised game of the 2016-17 NCAA HOCKEY season on Friday, Nov. 25 with Vermont vs. Massachusetts at 11 a.m. on TSN2 (see below for a complete regular season broadcast schedule and schedule highlights). “We are excited that TSN will once again be making so many NCAA HOCKEY games available to hockey fans in Canada,” said College Hockey Inc. Executive Director Mike Snee. “Close to 30% of all NCAA HOCKEY players are Canadian, including three NHL first-round draft picks in 2016. Our partnership with TSN allows these young players to be more closely followed in their hometowns and show what makes playing for your school a unique and special experience.” “We are thrilled to welcome NCAA HOCKEY back to TSN platforms and offer our subscribers an expanded package of marquee matchups,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “With a packed schedule highlighted by the BEANPOT TOURNAMENT, FROZEN FENWAY, and FRIENDSHIP FOUR TOURNAMENT, and with Canadian prospects among the league’s top players, NCAA HOCKEY is a property we look forward to showcasing all season long.” TSN’s NCAA HOCKEY coverage culminates with live coverage of the NCAA Tournament and FROZEN FOUR championship (broadcast schedule to be announced at later date). TSN’s multi-platform coverage of NCAA HOCKEY is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN.ca and the TSN GO app. Schedule Highlights
  • FROZEN FENWAY, a doubleheader of outdoor games from Boston’s historic Fenway Park on January 7
  • Games featuring 12 first-round NHL draft picks including two on Canadian teams: Boston College’s Colin White (Ottawa Senators), and North Dakota’s Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Coverage featuring 15 of the 16 teams that reached last year’s NCAA TOURNAMENT and appearances from more than half (33) of schools in Division I, including each of the last nine NCAA champions
  • Games featuring each of the Top 10 teams featured in the USCHO.com poll, and 16 of the Top 20 teams
  • Rivalry games on TSN, including the Green Line Rivalry (Boston College Boston University) on Feb. 6, Battle for the Gold Pan (University of Denver vs. Colorado College) on Feb. 10, and War on Whitney Avenue (Quinnipiac vs. Yale) on Feb. 24
  • The BEANPOT TOURNAMENT on February 6 and February 13 between Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Harvard University
Craig Button’s Breakdown TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button shares his thoughts on the future stars to watch during the NCAA HOCKEY season:
  • “The NCAA continues to develop quality players for the NHL. If you’re a Vancouver Canucks fan, 2015 first round pick Brock Boeser of North Dakota University is one of the very best players in the NCAA. He was one of the top scoring freshmen on the national champions last season and his future arrival in Vancouver is much anticipated.”
  • “Ottawa Senators fans can watch one of their 2015 first round picks, centre Colin White of Boston College.”
  • “Looking ahead to the 2017 Draft, Ryan Poehling, a 17-year-old freshman at St. Cloud University, is a certain first round pick.”
  • “Three more players who could be wearing Canadian colours at the World Juniors in the next two years: North Dakota’s Tyson Jost (drafted 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche), Boston University’s Dante Fabbro (drafted 17th overall by the Nashville Predators), and St. Cloud University’s Dennis Cholowski (drafted 20th overall by the Detroit Red Wings).”
NCAA Hockey Schedule* November Friday, Nov. 25: Vermont vs. Massachusetts (Belfast) at 11 a.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Nov. 25: Quinnipiac vs. St. Lawrence (Belfast) at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Nov. 26: Consolation Game (Belfast) at 11 a.m. ET on TSN GO Saturday, Nov. 26: Belpot Championship Game (Belfast) at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Saturday, Nov. 26: Wisconsin vs. Denver at 9 p.m. ET on TSN GO December Thursday, Dec. 1: Michigan vs. Penn State at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Dec. 2: Notre Dame vs. Massachusetts at 6 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Dec. 2: Omaha vs. Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Dec. 3: Union vs. Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Dec. 9: Massachusetts vs. Connecticut at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Dec. 9: Wisconsin vs. Michigan at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Dec. 9: Minnesota Duluth vs. Denver at 9 p.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN5 January Friday, Jan. 6: UMass Lowell vs. New Hampshire at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Jan. 6: Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame at 7:35 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Jan. 6: Bemidji State vs. Bowling Green at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Jan. 6: Arizona State vs. Denver at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Saturday, Jan. 7: Boston University vs. Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Jan. 7: Boston College vs. Providence at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Jan. 7: Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO Saturday, Jan. 7: North Dakota vs. Omaha at 8 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Jan. 13: Denver vs. Western Michigan at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Jan. 13: Colgate vs. Quinnipiac  at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Jan. 13: Omaha vs. Colorado College at 9 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Jan. 27: Northeastern vs. UMass Lowell at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2 February Friday, Feb. 3: Maine vs. Providence at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Feb. 3: Vermont vs. Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Feb. 3: Cornell vs. Union at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Feb. 4: Vermont vs. Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO Monday, Feb. 6: Northeastern vs. Harvard (Beanpot Semifinal) at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2 Monday, Feb. 6: Boston College vs. Boston University (Beanpot Semifinal) at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Feb. 10: Merrimack vs. Boston College at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Feb. 10: Colorado College vs. Denver at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Monday, Feb. 13: Beanpot Championship at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Feb. 17: New Hampshire vs. Boston University at 6 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Feb. 17: Providence vs. Notre Dame at 7:35 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, Feb. 24: Yale vs. Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO Friday, Feb. 24: Boston College vs. UMass Lowell at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 *Schedule subject to change

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