Big Ten Network Announces 2009-10 Hockey Schedule

Submitted by Brian on September 22nd, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Editor's note: Press release. All Michigan games are road games(!).

Additional games to be available live on www.BigTenNetwork.com

CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network will televise nine men’s ice hockey games this winter, featuring Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin, and all will be broadcast in high definition.

“There is a growing passion and enthusiasm for college hockey and we’re looking forward to bringing that excitement to a national and international audience,” Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said.

The network, available to 73 million homes in the United States and Canada, will televise a regular-season contest every Friday or Saturday, beginning with the North Dakota-Minnesota matchup on Friday, January 15. The second semifinal of the CCHA Tournament will air live at 8 PM ET on Friday, March 19. The network makes its selections in conjunction with the regional sports networks which have existing rights arrangements with both the CCHA and the WCHA.

Additional games throughout the season will be available live anywhere in the world at www.BigTenNetwork.com. The network has made a significant financial investment to provide fans with a high-quality streaming experience that is comparable to watching a game in high definition. The network’s full streaming schedule for men’s ice hockey will be available at www.BigTenNetwork.com prior to the start the season.

Although the conference does not sponsor ice hockey, Big Ten member schools have combined to win four of the last eight NCAA Championships and 22 titles throughout history.  Three different Big Ten schools have won national championships in the last 10 years, including Michigan State’s 2007 title.

2009-2010 BIG TEN NETWORK MEN’S ICE HOCKEY SCHEDULE

Friday, January 15                  North Dakota at Minnesota                       8 PM ET                LIVE

Saturday, January 23              Ohio State at Michigan State                     5 PM ET                LIVE

Friday, January 29                  Michigan at Michigan State                       7 PM ET                LIVE

Saturday, February 6              Michigan at Wisconsin                              6 PM ET                LIVE

Friday, February 12                Alaska at Ohio State                                 7 PM ET                LIVE

Friday, February 19                Colorado College at Minnesota                  8 PM ET                LIVE

Saturday, February 27             Michigan at Notre Dame                          7 PM ET                LIVE

Friday, March 5                      Wisconsin at Minnesota                            8 PM ET                Delay at 11 PM ET

Friday, March 19                    CCHA Tournament Semifinal #2              8 PM ET                LIVE

Comments

formerlyanonymous

September 22nd, 2009 at 7:19 PM ^

I'm just going with the line they gave me. I got my follow up questions answered today. It sounds like it has more to do with the negotiations with CCHA/WCHA are a bigger issue. They weren't speaking about Yost particularly when I asked them. The didn't know the specifics of most of the individual arenas. Or so it sounded.

jgunnip

September 22nd, 2009 at 4:07 PM ^

One would think that the BTN would broadcast the College Hockey Showcase since it involves four B10 team. The CHS will be played at the Michigan schools this year November 27/28.

sjastrz

September 22nd, 2009 at 5:15 PM ^

Hopefully going forward BTN will expand their hockey coverage. 10 games is not enough.

And I'm kind of surprised to see CCHA Tournament Semifinal #2 on here. I thought FSN usually had these games.