ECAC Hockey To Air on ASN

ECAC Hockey To Air on ASN

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced today that it has partnered with American Sports Network (ASN) to televise its 2016 Men’s Championship semifinals and final March 18-19 at the 1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.

"We are thrilled to partner with American Sports Network for our men’s championship in Lake Placid," said Commissioner Steve Hagwell. "This partnership gives us a unique opportunity to feature our league and its marquee event to a wider audience in the highest quality possibly.”

The 2016  Men’s Championship semifinals will be held Friday, March 18. The first semifinal contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start, followed by second semifinal game set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The following day, Saturday, March 19, the championship game will be played at 7:30 p.m. from the legendary venue.
“We are excited to bring our viewers around the country quality collegiate hockey,“said Bill Lutzen, Vice President and General Manager of ASN. “ECAC Hockey is one of the finest collegiate hockey conferences in the land and we are proud to provide a showcase for the league to outlet from all parts of the United States and Canada. Having the rights to broadcast the post-season tournament is a feather in our cap and we look forward to seeing the action unfold in a historic venue.”

The following is breakdown of the championship television schedule:

Semifinal #1 - 4 p.m.
Semifinal #2 - 7:30 p.m.

Championship - 7:30 p.m.

ASN is a division of Sinclair Networks Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country with 164 television stations it owns, operates and/or provides
services to in 81 markets, broadcasting 467 channels. Sinclair’s portfolio reaches approximately 43 million television households and is affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributor and digital platforms. In addition, ASN’s content is syndicated to other broadcasters and regional sports networks. ASN, which launched in August 2014, produced 250 college events in nine sports in its first year and plans to air more than 375 events in the 2015/2016 academic year.