Release Courtesy of Hockey East:
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association and the New England Sports Network (NESN) announced on Saturday afternoon that the matchup between New Hampshire at Maine will be broadcast live from Alfond Arena on Saturday, March 3rd at 4pm. Hockey East Overtime LIVE will air at the conclusion of the live broadcast.
This is the third announcement of NESN's new flex scheduling option, allowing the network, for the first time ever to choose the best match-up for the final three weeks of the Hockey East regular-season schedule.
The Black Bears own the advantage in the all-time series history at 57-49-5 in 111 meetings. The teams have split the two previous meetings this season. UNH captured a 3-2 win over the Black Bears at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 5 and most recently, Maine captured a 5-4 overtime win over the 'Cats at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 7th.
Tom Caron (play-by-play) and Craig Janney (color analyst) will have the call of the game from the campus of the University of Maine, while Hockey East Overtime LIVE will feature studio host Jamison Coyle and analyst Josh Ciocco.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-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 seven NCAA championships in the past 19 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won five NCAA Championships and has placed 18 teams in the Frozen Four, along with 45 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 3.7 million homes nationally as NESN National. NESN.com, the network's online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive
programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and the Boston Bruins.