ECAC Announces Ice Hockey Television Package

The ECAC announced its television package for the upcoming 1998-99 season today. The ECAC will once again partner with NESN and Empire Sports Network to showcase the league’s teams.

“Destination Lake Placid,” as the Game of the Week pacakge will be entitled, will include 11 games beginning on Jan. 8 and ending with the ECAC Championship Game in Lake Placid on March 20.

“The conference is thrilled to continue a long-standing tradition with Empure and further develop a wonderful relationship with NESN,” said ECAC commisioner Jeff Fanter. “Both partners will be instrumental in helping the ECAC secure excellent television exposure in both New York and New England. We will reach more homes in the region than ever before.

“Everyone around the nation, from fans to parents, to alumni, will get an opportunity to see college hockey’s top conference in action.”

“NESN is delighted that our association with [the] ECAC has continued into the 1998-99 season,” said Bob Whitelaw, NESN Vice President of Programming and Operations. “We know that our viewers will enjoy the high caliber brand of hockey that ECAC schools are known for.”

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

ECAC 1998-1999 Television Schedule

Friday, January 8        Vermont at Yale
Saturday, January 23 St. Lawrence at Clarkson
Friday, January 29 Colgate at Yale
Friday, February 5 Harvard at Union
Friday, February 12 Cornell at Vermont
Saturday, February 20 Dartmouth at Rensselaer
Saturday, February 27 Princeton at Dartmouth
Saturday, March 6 To be determined