STAMFORD, Conn. - NBCSN and Hockey East announced a two-year extension to their national television rights agreement today. Beginning with the upcoming 2013-14 college hockey season and continuing through the 2014-15 season, NBCSN will annually televise a minimum of five Hockey East games, and up to 12 regular-season games over the next two years. The network's coverage of Hockey East begins on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ET when Massachusetts travels to Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine to take on Maine.
As part of the agreement, Boston University will appear three times on NBCSN and Massachusetts will appear twice. No. 4 Boston College, New Hampshire and Maine will also play games on the network this season.
NBCSN's 2013-14 Hockey East schedule includes Northeastern at No. 4 Boston College on Friday, November 1 at 8 p.m. ET, North Dakota at Boston University on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, Boston University at Massachusetts on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET., and Boston University at New Hampshire on Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. ET.
"We are delighted to renew our relationship with NBCSN, whose commitment to showcase both amateur and professional hockey is unparalleled," said Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna. "Hockey East embraces and values this partnership at a time when college hockey is experiencing seismic changes across the country."
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with Hockey East and deliver live coverage of five Hockey East regular season games." said Jon Miller, President, Programming NBC Sports and NBCSN. "With this renewal, Hockey East will continue to provide quality content for NBCSN across the next two college hockey seasons."
Dave Strader and Dave Goucher, will split play-by-play duties for NBCSN's coverage of Hockey East. Ken Hodge will serve as an analyst for all Hockey East games on NBCSN.
NBCSN will televise more than 25 college hockey games this season. A complete list of the 2013-14 NBCSN college hockey schedule is forthcoming.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all Hockey East games telecast on NBCSN. All games will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Premiere League, Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, and in 2015, NASCAR. In addition, NBCSN telecasts college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, and Pro Football Talk. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
ABOUT HOCKEY EAST
The Hockey East Association is a 11-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eight team Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won eight NCAA championships in the past 21 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships with 13 NCAA Championship Game appearances, while placing 21 teams in the Frozen Four and 52 teams in the NCAA Tournament during that time.
|2013-14 Hockey East Composite Television Schedule|
|Fri., Oct. 11||Western Michigan at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 25||Massachusetts at Maine||8pm||NBCSN|
|Fri, Nov. 1||Northeastern at Boston College||8pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Nov. 8||Minnesota at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 15||Merrimack at Notre Dame||7:30pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Nov. 22||North Dakota at Boston University||7:30pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 6||Massachusetts at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 7||Massachusetts at Notre Dame||6:30pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 10||Alabama-Huntsville at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 17||Lake Superior at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 24||Northeastern at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 25||Northeastern at Notre Dame||7pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Jan. 31||Boston University at Massachusetts||7:30pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 7||Maine at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 8||Maine at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 14||Boston University at New Hampshire||7pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 21||Boston University at Notre Dame||8pm||NBCSN|