ECAC Hockey Partners with NBC Sports Network

ECAC Hockey Partners with NBC Sports Network

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The NBC Sports Group will air 16 live college hockey games this season on NBC Sports Network, including four ECAC Hockey conference showdowns. This season’s schedule, which marks the first time that the NBC Sports Group will air college hockey games, was developed through partnerships with numerous collegiate hockey associations and universities.

The ECAC Hockey coverage begins on VERSUS, which will be rebranded as the NBC Sports Network, on Jan. 6, Friday, when Rensselaer hosts Dartmouth at 7:30 p.m.

“Our partnership with NBC Sports is a tremendous benefit to our league and its fans,” commented Steve Hagwell, ECAC Hockey Commissioner. “The ability to showcase our teams on a national stage is exciting. We look forward to a great relationship with NBC Sports.”

Additional regular-season highlights include Yale at Harvard on Jan. 27; Cornell visiting Rensselaer on Feb. 3; and Yale hosting Dartmouth on Feb. 17.

“We are excited to be launching our first-ever college hockey package by building a destination Friday nights on the NBC Sports Network with many of the preeminent brands in the sport,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports Group.

The college hockey telecasts will be produced by the same Emmy Award-winning team that oversees all of the NHL games for the NBC Sports Group, led by Sam Flood, executive producer for NBC Sports and VERSUS.

DATE        GAME                           TIME
Jan. 6 ---  Dartmouth at Rensselaer (7:30 p.m.)
Jan. 27 --- Yale at Harvard (7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 3  --- Cornell at Rensselaer (7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 17 --- Dartmouth at Yale (7:30 p.m.)

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