TSN Delivers Expanded Live Coverage of the NCAA’s Best Hockey Teams with the 2015 NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

— March 26, 2015

– TSN delivers more live coverage of the tournament than ever before, beginning with top prospect Jack Eichel and Boston University vs. Yale tomorrow (Friday, March 27) at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2 –
– The winners of this weekend’s regional playoffs compete in the FROZEN FOUR at Boston’s TD Garden from April 9-11 –

TORONTO (March 26, 2015) – TSN delivers the biggest championship in college hockey with expanded live coverage of the 2015 NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP, as the Top 16 NCAA Hockey teams play for the right to compete in the FROZEN FOUR from April 9-11 at Boston’s TD Garden. TSN delivers more live coverage of the tournament than ever before, with all 15 games across five national feeds, including complete coverage of the Regional Semifinals and Finals for the first time. TSN’s coverage of the 2015 NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP begins tomorrow (Friday, March 27) with top prospect Jack Eichel leading #3-seeded Boston University against Yale at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2 (see below for complete broadcast schedule). “With historic rivalries and dramatic, winner-take-all finishes, the NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP is the most important event in college hockey,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “Across our five national feeds, TSN is airing more coverage of the tournament than ever before – a perfect complement to TSN’s slate of premier college sports events, along with NCAA MARCH MADNESS and the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF.” ESPN’s lead hockey play-by-play commentator John Buccigross and lead hockey analyst Barry Melrose call the action from the Frozen Four, with reports from Quint Kessenich. Craig Button’s Players to Watch in the NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP The 16 teams competing in the NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP feature a total of 106 NHL draft picks. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button shared his thoughts on several of the top players to watch in the tournament (click here to read the full list):
  1. Jack Eichel – Boston University
Jack is the third player in Hockey East history to be named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in the same season, following Brian Leetch and Paul Kariya. His blend of power, skill, smarts, and determination allows him to make a material impact on the game. That impact was felt by Boston University with his arrival on campus as the Terriers became one of the nation’s very best teams. The 2015 NHL draft has been highly anticipated because of the talents of Jack and Connor McDavid, two generational players. The best player in the NCAA this season.
  1. Matt O’Connor – Boston University
The native of Toronto has steadily progressed in his game and become one of the very best goalies in College Hockey. He has been a pillar of strength for the Terriers this season in leading them to a Hockey East Championship. He has the size, skill, and abilities that NHL teams look for in goaltenders, and is certainly one of the most highly sought after College free agents.
  1. Jim Vesey – Harvard University
Jim is a strong, forceful player who can excel in any situation. A member of Team USA’s World Juniors gold medal-winning team in 2013, he has developed into a dominant player for Harvard. A draft pick of the Nashville Predators, he’s a clutch performer, and Predators’ GM David Poile feels he could step into the team’s lineup immediately and help them. Would be the best player in the NCAA if not for Jack Eichel.
  1. Mike Reilly – University of Minnesota
Minnesota’s leading scorer and the nation’s leading scorer among defensemen. He is a dangerous player with tremendous poise who has the ability to control the game. Quick and agile, he’s very elusive and almost vaporizes when opponents try to check him. He finds himself in the same situation Justin Schultz did with regards to the NHL in that he can become an unrestricted free agent, and if that is the case, he will be the most highly sought after free agent of any kind this off-season. Broadcast Schedule* Friday, March 27
  • Yale vs. Boston University @ 2 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • St. Cloud State vs. Michigan Tech @ 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth @ 5:30 p.m. ET on TSN3
  • Quinnipiac vs. North Dakota @ 8 p.m. ET on TSN3
Saturday, March 28
  • Boston College vs. Denver @ 3 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • RIT vs. Minnesota St. Mankato @ 4 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Northeast Regional Final @ 5:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Harvard vs. Omaha @ 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Providence vs. Miami (Ohio) @ 8 p.m. ET on TSN2 (joined in progress)
  • West Regional Final @ 9 p.m. ET on TSN2
Sunday, March 29
  • East Regional Final @ 5 p.m. ET on TSN4
  • Midwest Regional Final @ 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Thursday, April 9
  • NCAA Frozen Four Semifinal #1 @ 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • NCAA Frozen Four Semifinal #2 @ 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, April 11
  • NCAA Frozen Four Championship @ 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Schedule subject to change

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