NESN Announce No. 5 Men's Hockey vs. Maine as Flex Game for Saturday, March 9 (New Time 4 p.m.)
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 Maine and No. 5 New Hampshire will be broadcast live from the Whit- temore Center on Saturday, March 9th at 4pm. NESN's Hockey East coverage begins immediately following NESN's postgame coverage of the Philadephia Flyers at Boston Bruins game.
This marks the second season of NESN's flex scheduling option, allowing the network to choose the best match-up for the final two weeks of the Hockey East regular-season schedule.
Tom Caron (play-by-play) and Craig Janney (color analyst) will have the call of the game from Durham, N.H. on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Hockey East Overtime LIVE will air immediately following the conclusion of the game, featuring studio host Jamison Coyle, as well as analysts Jim Connelly and Donald "Toot" Cahoon.
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 eight NCAA championships in the past 20 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships and have placed 19 teams in the Frozen Four, along with 49 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 four 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.