December 31, 2013
NBCSN will air the Boston College vs. Notre Dame game from Fenway Park on Saturday
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association announced on Tuesday that NBCSN will broadcast the Boston College vs. Notre Dame game from Fenway Park on Saturday, January 4th beginning at 7:30pm.
NBCSN will air the game nationally, while NESN will broadcast the game around New England.
"We are pleased that a national audience will have the opportunity to see this historic matchup on NBC Sports Network, the first of many Notre Dame-Boston College games played under our conference banner," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "That it takes place outdoors at Fenway Park only adds to the day's significance."
The game, which is part of the Frozen Fenway doubleheader, will mark the sixth regular-season contest that NBCSN will broadcast this season. Hockey East and NBCSN recently signed a two-year contract extension in October.
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.
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.