In consideration of Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Round matchup between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans, Fenway Sports Management and Hockey East announced Tuesday that Saturday’s Capital One Frozen Fenway doubleheader will start two and a half hours earlier.
Maine will take on Connecticut at 1:30 p.m. EDT, moved up from the originally scheduled start time of 4 p.m., and New Hampshire will face Northeastern at 5 p.m. EDT, up from 7:30 p.m.
Based on the new start times, Fenway Park gates will open at noon on Saturday.
The 1:30 p.m. game between Maine and Connecticut will air on NESNplus. The 5 p.m. game between New Hampshire and Northeastern will be broadcast on NESN.