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NBC Sports Network will carry 16 college hockey games this season

Nov 2, 2011, 8:02 PM EST

Great news for college hockey fans and fans of the game in general: NBC Sports Network will carry 16 NCAA games starting on Dec. 31.

The NCAA’s Frozen Four is a great treat for hockey fans, but for some, it’s a tragically small taste of another puck-related world. If you want more, you’re in luck; NBC Sports Group will begin carrying college hockey games on Dec. 31.

That first game (12th-ranked* Boston University at fourth-ranked Notre Dame) will take place on Versus while the remaining 15 games will be televised under the NBC Sports Network banner. Here’s the full coverage schedule, including the Hockey East Tournament.

NBC Sports Network’s College Hockey Schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

DATE/GAME/TIME

Saturday, Dec. 31 #12 Boston University at #4 Notre Dame 7:00 p.m. (VERSUS)
Jan. 6 Dartmouth at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 #14 Minnesota-Duluth at Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 #3 Michigan at #4 Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 #9 Yale at Harvard 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Cornell at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 #1 Boston College at Vermont 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 #5 Minnesota at #8 Denver 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 Dartmouth at #9 Yale 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 #12 Boston University at Vermont 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 #15 North Dakota at #8 Denver 10:00 p.m.
March 2 #8 Denver at Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.

Hockey East Tournament

March 9 Quarterfinals 7:30 p.m.
March 16 Semifinals 5:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.
March 17 Finals 8:00 p.m.

* – Those rankings are based on an Oct. 31 poll by USA Hockey Magazine and USA Today.

  1. rca26 - Nov 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    No Wisconsin? booooo

    (Though probably due to them already having a deal with Fox Sports)

  2. sknut - Nov 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    This is awesome news. Good job NBC Sports!

  3. ultimatecardinalwarrior - Nov 2, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    I’ve never seen college hockey before, so this deal intrigues me greatly. Can’t wait to watch the Frozen Four someday.

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