Championship Weekend to be Carried on ESPN3

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced today that it has collaborated with ESPN3 to deliver the 2013 ECAC Women’s Hockey Semifinals and Championship games live in HD-quality Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from historic Lynah Rink on the campus of Cornell University.

"The agreement with ESPN3 for the upcoming women’s championship is a great benefit to the league,” said ECAC Hockey Commissioner Steve Hagwell. "It provides an opportunity for fans across the country to see the league’s marquee women’s event and for the league to display its women’s championship level of hockey.”

The 2013 ECAC Women’s Hockey Semifinals will take place Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. with a re-match of last year’s championship game as defending champion St. Lawrence takes on host Cornell followed by Harvard facing-off against Clarkson in the second semifinal game at 4 p.m.

ESPN3 is available in more than 83 million households nationwide to fans  who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.
 
The ECAC Hockey Tournament winner will be granted an automatic berth into the eight-team NCAA Tournament field. The NCAA Tournament is set to begin on March 15 with the Frozen Four taking place on March 22-24 in Minneapolis, M.N.

Following is breakdown of the championship television schedule:

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 (SEMIFINAL GAME ONE)
St. Lawrence vs. Cornell - 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 (SEMIFINAL GAME TWO)
Harvard vs. Clarkson - 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)
Championship Game - 1 p.m.

About ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.  It is currently available to more than 83 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

ABOUT ECAC HOCKEY
ECAC Hockey boasts elite student-athletes and teams from 12 of the nation's most prestigious institutions - Brown University, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, Quinnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Lawrence University, Union College, and Yale University.