DENVER – The University of Denver ice hockey team will play a pair of nationally-televised home games in 2013-14, according to the inaugural National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Television Schedule, which was announced by league officials today.
The Pioneers’ first nationally-televised contest will take place on Friday, Jan. 24 when they play host to North Dakota at Magness Arena. Denver’s second CBS Sports Network nationally-televised game will feature a showdown with intra-state rival Colorado College on Friday, Feb. 21, also at Magness Arena.
The complete NCHC television schedule features a total of 18 games that will be nationally-televised on CBS Sports Network, including 15 regular-season contests along with the NCHC Conference Semifinals and Championship.
“We are excited about our partnership with CBS Sports Network. The NCHC is committed to showcasing our conference nationally and the relationship with CBS Sports Network helps us accomplish this goal,” said NCHC Commissioner, Josh Fenton.
“We are proud to be the NCHC’s national television partner and are looking forward to an exciting inaugural season, showcasing some of the best college hockey in the country,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network.
The CBS Sports Network schedule kicks off with the first ever NCHC conference games with a double-header on Friday, Oct. 18th when North Dakota visits Miami, followed by Minnesota Duluth at Colorado College – puck drop times are to be determined.
The NCHC includes member institutions Colorado College, Denver, Miami, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State, and Western Michigan.
CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports and is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Denver hockey season tickets for the 2013-14 season are currently on sale. Ticket packages begin at $198. Individual game tickets start at $19 and go on sale in early September. For more information, please call 303-871-2336 or visit www.DenverPioneers.com/tickets for more information.
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