Men's Ice Hockey Games to be Broadcast on B2 Networks, WICC
Sept. 19, 2008
Fairfield, CT - The Atlantic Hockey Association and B2 Networks will continue their partnership for the upcoming season to show every game of the league's regular and post season on the revolutionary broadband broadcasting network. Atlantic Hockey was the first NCAA Division I Conference to ink a season-long deal with B2 Networks.
The new agreement enables fans to watch Atlantic Hockey contests live worldwide on B2 Networks beginning on Sunday, October 5, 2008, with a trio of exhibition matches straight through to the Atlantic Hockey Championships in March 2008 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
Overall 177 regular season contests will be shown via the B2 Network with all 140 conference match-ups provided on the broadband network. After the completion of the regular season customers have the opportunity to watch at the most 17 post season contests, as well.
In addition to the B2 broadcasts, 31 Sacred Heart men's ice hockey games will be broadcast on the radio. WICC 600 AM, the flagship station of the Pioneer Radio Network, will carry 24 games with all games streamed live on SacredHeartPioneers.com. Jeff Holtz and Randy Brochu will provide play-by-play for all broadcasts while Gene Gumbs and Rick Cohen will be the color commentators. The broadcast package begins with the Pioneers' season opener against Air Force on October 10.
Fans wanting to watch Atlantic Hockey contests via B2 Networks will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. All games will be available on a game-by-game basis for the normal B2 rate of $7 (US) or a full season pass for $89.95 per each paying customer and can be accessed through the league website, www.AtlanticHockeyOnline.com or by clicking on the B2 button on the Men's Ice Hockey page of the Sacred Heart website.
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