Gophers hockey team to get national exposure

The two-time defending national champion Gophers hockey team will make two appearances during the 2003-2004 season on College Sports Television(CST), the first 24-hour college sports network. The games are a part of the first-ever national college hockey game of the week package. Read here to find out when the Gophers play.

NEW YORK — College Sports Television (CSTV), the first 24-hour college sports network, has announced the first-ever national college hockey game of the week package.

The package, which will debut Oct. 3, features 11 of the 16 teams that competed in last season's NCAA Division I men's ice hockey championships, including champion Minnesota, and Frozen Four participants New Hampshire, Cornell and Michigan.

CSTV's second-half schedule begins Friday, January 16, extends through the remainder of the season, and will include extensive coverage of the post-season and championship tournaments. Details will be announced at a later date.

CSTV will provide a special presentation of the Everblades Classic, Dec. 27-28 from Estero, Fla. (Cornell, Notre Dame, Maine, Ohio State), and will also televise on Dec. 12 a women's game pitting Harvard against two-time defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth, a re-match of the 2002 NCAA Division I women's championship game, which Minnesota-Duluth won in double overtime.

Eric Frede and Steve Schlanger will alternate play-by-play duties on CSTV Friday Night Hockey, while Billy Jaffe and Dave Starman will provide analysis. Ellen Weinberg will be the analyst for the women's telecasts. Mike Eruzione, the former Boston University star who captained the 1980 United States "Miracle on Ice" gold medal-winning team, will provide studio analysis on select Fridays within the network's CSTV Primetime show immediately preceding CSTV Friday Night Hockey telecasts.

CSTV Friday Night Hockey — 1st-Half Schedule

All times 8 p.m. Eastern, unless noted

Friday, October 3 — St. Lawrence @ Miami

Friday, October 10 — Notre Dame @ Ohio State

Friday, October 17 — Boston College @ North Dakota

Friday, October 24 — Minnesota-Duluth @ Minnesota

Friday, October 31 — Ferris St. @ Michigan State

Friday, November 7 — New Hampshire @ Boston University

Friday, November 14 — Michigan @ Ohio State

Friday, November 21 — Providence @ Boston College

Friday, November 28 — Massachusetts @ Nebraska-Omaha

Friday, December 5 — Boston University @ Boston College

Friday, December 12 — Harvard @ Minnesota-Duluth (women's)

Friday, December 19 — Denver @ Minnesota State

Saturday, December 27 — Everblades Classic Cornell vs. Notre Dame, 4 p.m.

Maine vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m. Sunday, December 28 — Everblades Classic

Championship Game, 4 p.m.

Friday, January 2 — Boston University @ Minnesota

Friday, January 9 — Cornell @ Harvard

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