Fox Sports North will expand its hockey coverage beyond the Gophers. The network announced an extensive college hockey package in association with the Gophers, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The schedule will include 21 regular-season games including 14 Gophers broadcasts and feature regional programs Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State, Bemidji State, St. Cloud State and North Dakota. The WCHA semifinals and championship game round out the televised package.

Minnesota State at Minnesota Duluth will kick off the coverage on Oct. 17.

The Gophers’ schedule now includes 29 TV dates. The seven games currently scheduled without a TV partner can be picked up at any time. Coach Don Lucia expected the Boston College road game to be among the likely candidates. The home team/conference is responsible for TV rights.

2014-15 College Hockey – FOX Sports North Schedule

Date             Day                      Teams                                                                        Time

Oct.  17        Friday            Minnesota St. vs. Minnesota Duluth                       7 P.M.+
Oct.  25        Saturday        Bemidji St. vs. Minnesota                                        7 P.M.+
Oct.  31        Friday             Minnesota vs. St. Cloud State                                7:30 P.M.
Nov. 1          Saturday         St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota                                4 P.M.
Nov. 7          Friday              Minnesota Duluth vs. St. Cloud State                   7:30 P.M.+
Nov. 14        Friday              Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota                           7 P.M.+
Nov. 15        Saturday         Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth                            7 P.M.+
Nov. 21        Friday              North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State                            7:30 P.M.+
Dec. 5          Friday              Minnesota vs. Michigan St. (tape delay)                10:30 P.M.+
Dec. 6          Saturday         Colorado College vs. Minnesota Duluth                 7 P.M.+
Jan.  2          Friday             Merrimack vs. Minnesota                                          7 P.M.+
Jan.  9          Friday             Miami (OH) vs. St. Cloud State                                 7:30 P.M.+
Jan.  10        Saturday         Minnesota vs. Michigan                                            3 P.M.+
Jan.  17        Saturday         Wisconsin vs. Minnesota                                          5 P.M.
Jan.  23        Friday             Minnesota St. vs. Minnesota– North Star Cup         7 P.M.+
Jan.  24        Saturday         TBD vs. Minnesota – North Star Cup                        TBD
Feb. 7           Saturday         Ohio State vs. Minnesota                                           7 P.M.+
Feb. 14         Saturday         Michigan vs. Minnesota                                              7 P.M.+
Feb. 21         Saturday         Nebraska Omaha vs. St. Cloud State                        7 P.M.
Feb. 28         Saturday         Nebraska Omaha vs. Minnesota Duluth                   6 P.M.
March 14      Saturday         Penn State vs. Minnesota                                           7 P.M.+
March 20      Friday             WCHA Final Five – Semifinal #1                                 4 P.M.
March 20      Friday             WCHA Final Five – Semifinal #2                                7:30 P.M.
March 21      Saturday         WCHA Broadmoor Cup Championship                    6 P.M.

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