College Hockey:
Empire Sports Announces ECAC TV Package

— Empire Sports has announced an 11-date Game of the Week package of ECAC hockey telecasts for the second half of the 1998-99 season. “Destination Lake Placid” will feature eight regular-season games as well as coverage of the ECAC semifinals and championship.

The package will kick off with defending regular-season champion Yale playing host to Vermont at Ingalls Rink on Jan. 8 in a live broadcast. In the playoffs, Empire will show the first of two semifinal games from Lake Placid live on March 19. The second semifinal game will be shown on tape delay on March 20 at noon. March 20 will also feature a live broadcast of the championship game at 7 p.m.

“We are excited about our ECAC schedule this season. We will showcase some of the league’s top teams and also show some the conference’s most storied rivalries,” Empire director of operations Joe DelBaso said.

Games to be shown, with date of game, teams, date of broadcast (if different from date of game) and time of broadcast, are as follows:

Friday, January 8    Vermont at Yale (Live) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, January 23 St. Lawrence at Clarkson (Tape delay-1/25) Noon
Friday, January 29 Colgate at Yale (Live*) 7:05 p.m.
Friday, February 5 Harvard at Union (Live**) 7:05 p.m.
Friday, February 12 Cornell at Vermont (Live) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 Dartmouth at Rensselaer (Live) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 Princeton at Dartmouth (Tape delay-3/5) Noon
Saturday, March 6 Teams to be announced (Live) 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 19 Semifinal (Live) 4 p.m.
Friday, March 19 Semifinal (Tape delay-3/20) Noon
Saturday, March 20 Championship (Live) 7 p.m.

* will be seen live in non-NBA territory (tape delayed 2/1-12:00 p.m.)
** will be seen live in non-NBA territory (tape delayed 2/8-12:00 p.m.)

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