NBC Sports is expanding its TV hockey coverage to the college game, which is good news for fans of Hockey East teams. NBC Sports group announced a 16-game schedule with the majority of the games to be be aired on Friday nights.
Hockey East teams on TV this season will include Boston College, Vermont and Boston University, which will face Notre Dame in the inaugural broadcast on Dec. 31 against Notre Dame. Teams from the ECAC, CCHA, and WCHA are also part of the deal.
While not all Hockey East teams will be televised this season, the Hockey East tournament will be televised nationally by the NBC Sports Network. That's a nice carrot for fans of UMass, UMass-Lowell, Providence and other Hockey East schools in the SB Nation Boston region.
The Schenectady Gazette's Ken Schott was kind enough to transcribe the broadcast schedule:
Dec. 31 Boston University at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 Dartmouth at RPI, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 Minnesota Duluth at Nebraska-Omaha, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 Michigan at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 Yale at Harvard, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Cornell at RPI, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Boston College at Vermont, 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota at Denver, 10 p.m.
Feb. 17 Dartmouth at Yale, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Boston University at Vermont, 7:30 p.m.; North Dakota at Denver, 10 p.m.
March 2 Denver at Nebraska-Omaha, 7:30 p.m.
Hockey East Tournament
March 9 Quarterfinals 7:30 p.m.
March 16 Semifinals 5 and 8 p.m.
March 17th Finals 8 p.m.