Oct. 4, 2006
NEW YORK (October 4, 2006) - CSTV Networks is gearing up for the network's fourth year of college hockey programming, featuring the nation's leading television and online coverage for the 2006-07 season and the most game coverage available anywhere. CSTV will once again feature a top-flight schedule showcasing the nation's elite teams, including all of the top ten ranked teams according to the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men's preseason poll. In addition, CSTV.com will serve as the ultimate resource for college hockey fans with exclusive and in-depth coverage, including weekly columns, features, news and analysis.
** The complete 2006-07
On Friday, October 13, CSTV's comprehensive season of weekly weekend college hockey telecasts returns to the ice as #6 North Dakota travels to defending NCAA Champion #1
Veteran college hockey expert Dave Starman returns for his fourth year as CSTV's lead game analyst and will also lend his expertise to CSTV's studio shows. Starman is a national columnist for CSTV.com and USCHO.com, and is one of college hockey's most respected media personalities. Former assistant coach for the Denver Pioneers and Wisconsin Badgers Troy Ward joins CSTV this season as a game analyst, and Billy Jaffe, New York Islanders television analyst and former member of the
Play-by-play talent includes CSTV veteran announcers Matt McConnell and Joe Beninati, and longtime NHL announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick. CSTV.com's resident Rink Rat, Elliot Olshansky, is one of the nation's top college hockey reporters and columnists. Olshansky writes a weekly column on CSTV.com and will cover at least 70 games on-site this season from more than 26 different arenas. His blog is located at http://slog.cstv.com/rinkrat/, and includes streaming audio interviews with college hockey's top players in addition to Olshansky's insights on the action and atmosphere of the sport.
CSTV.com's coverage will once again include a weekly online chat session every Tuesday at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. ET called Tuesday at the Rink, featuring college hockey insiders and Division I coaches, and the popular Hobey Baker Watch. The CSTV Hobey Baker Watch, voted on by CSTV and CSTV.com hockey experts, is the nation's only exclusive weekly prediction of who will win college hockey's most prestigious individual honor.
Every week through the beginning of March, CSTV will feature the top teams in Hockey East, the ECAC, Atlantic Hockey, CHA, CCHA, and WCHA, including the NCAA Division III men's hockey championship on March 18, as well as the NCAA Women's Frozen Four semi-finals and finals on March 16 & 18. The full programming schedule, as well as game highlights, conference statistics and video, is available online at www.CSTV.com.
Fans can also access the season's top college hockey action through CSTV XXL, including press conferences, news, features, live and archived games and much more. CSTV XXL is the network's broadband subscription service, and will feature a plethora of streamed live and on-demand games. To sign up, log on to CSTVXXL.com.
NCAA Hockey on CSTV Schedule
Date Game Time (ET)
11/3 Notre Dame @
11/10 Harvard @ Cornell 8:00PM
1/20 Army @ Air Force 8:00PM
2/9 Northern Michigan @
3/11 CHA Men's Championship 4:00PM
3/16 NCAA Women's Frozen Four
Semifinal Game 1 5:00PM
Semifinal Game 2 8:00PM
3/17 ECACHL Men's Championship 8:00PM
3/18 NCAA Women's Frozen Four Championship Game
3/18 NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship@