Hockey East Online Game of the Week Announced

Hockey East has announced an agreement with Dallas-based Audionet to begin broadcast of selected games live over the Internet, including the conference’s championship tournament.

Broadcasts will be available through Hockey East Online, the conference’s official web site. According to a release issued by Hockey East, the league is the first conference in any sport in the nation to develop a league-wide Internet broadcasting program.

“We are continuing our efforts to bring Hockey East to more fans outside of our region,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. “We’ve had 1,000 hits each day on our website. And now we expect to see even more interest in the conference through this package.”

The Game of the Week begins Friday, Jan. 9, as Maine visits Merrimack (7:00 p.m. ET). Dan Parkhurst of Chamber Works, Inc., developers and engineers of Hockey East Online, will handle play-by-play duties. Parkhurst is a former student broadcaster for WUNH.

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