DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire has announced a schedule of events for the 2002 Women's Frozen Four, which the University is hosting March 22-24 at the Whittemore Center. The semifinal games, which will be broadcast live by New England Sports Network and CNN/Sports Illustrated, are scheduled for 5 and 8:30 p.m. on March 22. The consolation game will be played at 12:30 p.m. on March 24 and will be followed at four o'clock by the championship game.
Tickets for the Frozen Four are available at the Whittemore Center box office or through TicketMaster at (603) 868-7300 or TicketMaster.com.
This is the second year that the NCAA has sponsored a national championship in women's ice hockey. The University of Minnesota-Duluth defeated St. Lawrence University to win last year's title. Dartmouth College and Harvard University also competed in the 2001 Frozen Four.
In conjunction with the Frozen Four, USA Hockey will hold the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Banquet, at which the most outstanding women's college hockey player will be recognized, on March 23 at the Sheraton Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H.
2002 Women's Frozen Four Schedule of Events
Sunday, March 17
* 8 p.m. -- Frozen Four selection announcement show.
Thursday, March 21
* 6 p.m. -- VIP reception. Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building; Durham. By invitation only.
* 7 p.m. - Championship banquet. Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building; Durham. By invitation only.
Friday, March 22
* 5 p.m. - Semifinal, Game 1. Whittemore Center.
* 8:30 p.m. - Semifinal, Game 2. Whittemore Center.
Saturday, March 23
* 7:30 a.m. - noon - YES Clinic. The Rinks at Exeter; Exeter, N.H. Call Jenkin at (603) 862-2774.
* 7 p.m. - Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Banquet. Sheraton Hotel; Portsmouth, N.H.; Tickets: $100 for adults, $50 for children. Call the USA Hockey Foundation at (800) 566-3288.
Sunday, March 24
* 12:30 p.m. - Consolation game. Whittemore Center.
* 4 p.m. - Championship game. Whittemore Center. Note: There is an awards ceremony following both games.