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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