NBC To Televise 16 Olympic Women’s Games

NBC has announced its 2006 Winter Olympic television schedule featuring live coverage of all preliminary and medal round women’s hockey games.


The gold medal game will be presented live on NBC, Monday, Feb. 20. All U.S. games prior to the final will be televised on the USA Network. All other games not featuring the U.S. will be televised on CNBC or MSNBC.

Mike Emrick (play-by-play) will pair with two-time Olympian A.J. Mleczko (Harvard ’99) as the lead team on women’s games, with Pierre McGuire reporting.

Bill Clement, the former NHL All-Star and “NHL on NBC” host, will host hockey coverage on USA, MSNBC and CNBC, his fourth Olympic broadcast assignment and third for NBC. Long-time U.S. captain Cammi Granato (Providence ’93) will work with Clement for women’s games.

The U.S. roster features six players with remaining collegiate eligibility, and 10 players who graduated from a U.S. college since the last Olympics. The Canadian roster features four players with remaining collegiate eligibility, and six other alumni of U.S. colleges. Across the two premier Olympic rosters, Harvard is the school best represented with six veterans. Minnesota, Brown, and Dartmouth each have five. All of Minnesota’s Olympians play for the U.S.

Minnesota-Duluth leads all schools with nine representatives across six different Olympic rosters. Current UMD freshman forward Michaela Lanzl will be featured on the German Olympic team, and Mari Pehkonen has made the Finnish Olympic team. UMD alumni are featured on the Swedish, Swiss, and Finnish teams.

All times are EST. The schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, February 11 – Day 1

USA vs Switzerland, Noon-2:30pm, USA
Finland vs Germany, 7am-9:30am, CNBC
Sweden vs Russia, 9:30am-Noon, CNBC
Canada vs Italy, 2:30-5pm, CNBC

Sunday, February 12 – Day 2

Canada vs Russia, 10:30 am-1pm, CNBC
USA vs Germany, 1 pm-3:30pm, USA

Monday, February 13 – Day 3

Sweden vs Italy, 9am-11:30am, MSNBC
Finland vs Switzerland, 11:30am-2pm, MSNBC

Tuesday, February 14 – Day 4

USA vs Finland, 2:30 pm-5pm, USA
Italy vs Russia, 7am-9:30am, MSNBC
Canada vs Sweden, 9:30am-Noon, MSNBC
Switzerland vs Germany, Noon-2:30pm, MSNBC

Friday, February 17 – Day 7

USA women’s semifinal, 11am-1:30pm, USA
Women’s semifinal, 3pm-5:30pm, MSNBC

Monday, February 20 – Day 10

Women’s bronze medal game, 10:30am-1pm, MSNBC
Women’s gold medal final, 2:30pm-5pm, NBC