COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the seventh straight season, CBS Sports Network will serve as the premier national television partner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) with the network set to telecast 11 NCHC games during the second half of the upcoming 2019-20 season.
As part of a new two-year agreement between the NCHC and CBS Sports Network, the network will once again feature a package of regular-season games and coverage of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. This season, one televised game will take place on each Friday night, plus one Saturday night, starting in mid-January leading up to the 2020 Frozen Faceoff. All regular-season games televised will be conference match-ups, with one originating from each NCHC member’s home arena.
CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the NCHC begins on Friday, Jan. 17 in Oxford, Ohio as Miami hosts North Dakota. The following Friday, the Fighting Hawks are again on television, also on the road at two-time defending national champion Minnesota Duluth. The month of January then wraps up with Western Michigan visiting Omaha on Jan. 31.
On Friday, Feb. 7, Colorado College hosts two-time defending Penrose Cup champions St. Cloud State, while the following Friday sees long-time rivals clash as North Dakota entertains Denver in Grand Forks. The Broncos make their second appearance on CBS Sports Network on Friday, Feb. 21 when they welcome the UMD Bulldogs to Lawson Ice Arena.
The final two regular-season games on CBS Sports Network both include the Pioneers, as Denver travels to St. Cloud State on Friday, Feb. 28, before hosting in-state and Gold Pan rival Colorado College on the final night of the regular season (Saturday, March 7).
As in seasons past, CBS Sports Network will then televise the crowning of the NCHC Tournament champion at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff live from Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. The two semifinals will take place on Friday, March 20 with the first semifinal set for 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) and the second slated for 8:30 p.m. ET. The championship game will then take place the next day, Saturday, March 21, with the telecast also starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
To view the full CBS Sports Network TV schedule, click here (also below). Complete terms of the deal were not disclosed.
CBS Sports Network is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
The remaining television schedule for the NCHC will be released in the coming weeks. Fans can watch even more NCHC action on NCHC.tv, where more than 145 NCHC games will be streamed live during the 2019-20 season. To subscribe to NCHC.tv, click here.
The NCHC, home to the last four NCAA national champions, is entering its seventh season of competition in 2019-20 and drops the puck on the new campaign on Saturday, Oct. 5 with five NCHC teams in action. Four of the contests opening night are exhibition action, while Denver begins a series at Alaska. The remaining three NCHC teams get underway on Sunday, Oct. 6 or Monday, Oct. 7, with two more exhibitions and Miami hosting in-state rival Bowling Green.
|Fri., Jan. 17, 2020||North Dakota at Miami||Steve Cady Arena, Oxford, Ohio||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 24, 2020||North Dakota at Minnesota Duluth||AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 31, 2020||Western Michigan at Omaha||Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 7, 2020||St. Cloud State at Colorado College||Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.||9:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 14, 2020||Denver at North Dakota||Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 21, 2020||Minnesota Duluth at Western Michigan||Lawson Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.||7:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 28, 2020||Denver at St. Cloud State||Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Mar. 7, 2020||Colorado College at Denver||Magness Arena, Denver, Colo.||10:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 20, 2020||Frozen Faceoff Semifinal 1||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||5:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 20, 2020||Frozen Faceoff Semifinal 2||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Mar. 21, 2020||Frozen Faceoff Championship||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|