The Army hockey team will appear on CBS College Sports on Jan. 14 in an Atlantic Hockey game at Air Force. It is the back end of a Friday night doubleheader at 10 p.m., following the Ferris State-Michigan contest.
CBS College will also televise a second Atlantic Hockey contest as newcomer Niagara plays at Rochester Institute of Technology in a Feb. 25 contest with sure playoff implications. As the Atlantic Hockey correspondent for the website Inside College Hockey, I find this to be very exciting news.
CBS College Sports (formerly known as CSTV) is televising college hockey for the eighth consecutive season. The network has signed a multi-year deal to televise Hockey East games, and will also televise the ECAC Final Four to be held in Atlantic City, N.J. Former Middletown sportscaster Eric Frede and Matt Shepard will split play-by-play duties, with Dave Starman as the analyst.
The college hockey schedule on CBS College Sports:
Oct. 8: New Hampshire at Miami (Ohio), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Maine at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: North Dakota at Maine, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19: Yale at Cornell, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Boston College at Boston University, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4: Boston University at Boston College, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10: New Hampshire at Maine, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Maine at Ohio State, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: Boston University at Vermont, 7 p.m.
Jan. 14: Ferris State at Michigan, 7:30 p.m.; Army at Air Force, 10 p.m.
Jan. 16: Boston College at Maine, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21: Miami (Ohio) at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Miami at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.; North Dakota at Colorado College, 10 p.m.
Feb. 4: Michigan at Miami (Ohio), 7:30 p.m.; Denver at Colorado College, 10 p.m.
Feb. 11: Boston University at Massachusetts, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: New Hampshire at Vermont, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Niagara at Rochester Institute of Technology, 7:30 p.m.
TBD: CCHA first-round playoff
March 18: ECAC semifinals, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
March 19: ECAC championship, 7:30 p.m.
The Big Ten Network will televise nine college hockey games featuring its league members from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) — the Big Ten doesn’t have a hockey conference yet, but will likely look to do so by 2014-15 after Penn State joins the Division I ranks in 2012-13.
The Big Ten Network college hockey schedule:
Nov. 6: Wisconsin at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Nov. 28: Michigan at Minnesota, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Michigan at Ohio State, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11: Michigan State at Michigan, 3 p.m. (outdoor game)
Jan. 7: Michigan at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Michigan State at Ohio State, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: Ohio State at Michigan, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Ohio State at Michigan, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: Minnesota at Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
Additional college hockey games may be available on tape delay on the Fox College Sports networks.