CENTERVILLE, Mass. — The ECAC has reached agreement with regional cable channel CN8 to broadcast its men’s and women’s hockey championships live.
For the men’s tournament, CN8 will carry one quarterfinal game on Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at a selected campus site and both semifinal games at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. on March 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Additionally, the ECAC tournament championship game will be televised Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, the women’s tournament semifinal games will be showcased on CN8 on Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m. The championship game has been scheduled for Sunday, March 21 at noon.
“The ECAC is proud to join with CN8 to televise these special events,” ECAC commissioner Phil Buttafuoco said. “We are pleased to give CN8′s 6.2 million viewers from Maine to Maryland the opportunity to see college hockey at its best.”
Calling the action for the men’s championship are Gregg Madden as the play-by-play announcer and Bob Norton as the color analyst. CN8′s Mick Moninghoff will provide play-by-play for the women’s championship with Ellen Wienberg as the color analyst.
CN8 is known as The Comcast Network, owned by cable conglomerate Comcast. It runs on Comcast cable systems, with some common programming, and some local programming specific to that cable system region. It has its own news programs, and broadcasts numerous sporting events, including minor league hockey.