CENTERVILLE, Mass. — The ECAC has announced that the 2002 ECAC women’s championship title game will be aired by New England Sports Network (NESN) and Empire Sports. Empire will air the game live, while NESN will air it on a tape-delay basis March 20 at 7 p.m.
The championship weekend begins with a semifinal doubleheader on March 16 starting at 1 p.m. The title contest will begin at 12 noon on March 17. As in 2001, the event will be hosted by Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. All games will be played in Thompson Arena.
On the broadcast, Tom Caron will handle the play-by-play while Ellen Weinberg will provide the analysis.
The top four teams in the ECAC Division I Women’s Hockey League-North advance to the ECAC Championship. Eight teams will begin the tournament with a best-two-of-three quarterfinal series hosted on campus sites by the higher seeds on the weekend of March 8-10.
The tournament is in its ninth year of existence. Last year it was hosted and won by Dartmouth, both firsts for the program. Brown served as host the two preceding years, and also won the event in its home arena in 2000.