The ECACHL tournament, scheduled all season to have its finals air live on CSTV, has picked up national and regional carriers for the entire weekend.
The finals, scheduled to air live on CSTV at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, will also now be shown by Time Warner of Syracuse (which can be seen in areas that cover Cornell, Colgate, St. Lawrence and Clarkson), and Adelphia Cable of Vermont and New Hampshire (which will cover Vermont and Dartmouth).
In addition, the semifinals will air live on both Adelphia and Time Warner of those same areas. The second semifinal, scheduled for Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. will also be live on CSTV. CSTV will air the first semifinal on tape delay Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
Cox Cable of Rhode Island will air the semifinals on tape delay, Saturday at noon and 2:30 p.m., respectively. Time Warner of Albany will air all three games on tape delay, at times to be determined.
Along with the television broadcasts, the ECACHL will also provide video webcasts of the semifinal games through XMI Events. Webcasts can be viewed by using Windows Media Player, which is compatible with both PC and Mac formats. Log on to www.XMIevents.com to test your system and to watch the broadcasts.
Audio broadcasts for all four games will also be available over the Internet. Fans can listen to the games courtesy of WEOS public radio in Geneva, N.Y., via their website: www.weos.org.
Both the video webcasts and audio feeds are free of charge.
For the semifinals, former Cornell broadcaster and current CSTV studio analyst Adam Wodon will do the play-by-play with long-time ECAC, Hockey East and NCAA commentator Bob Norton handling analyst duties. Clarkson radio broadcaster Bob Ahlfeld will serve as the rinkside reporter.
For the finals, long-time NHL broadcaster Mike Emrick will handle the play-by-play, while CSTV’s regular color commentator Billy Jaffe will handle analyst duties.
In addition, Time Warner of Syracuse will televise Game 1 of the ECACHL quarterfinal series game between Brown and Colgate on Friday, March 11 (7 p.m.). If a Game 3 is necessary, that game will also be televised. If a Game 3 is not necessary, and a Game 3 between Cornell and Clarkson is, then Time Warner will televise that game from Ithaca.