COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Continuing its partnership since 2014-15, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and FOX Sports North have unveiled the NCHC games that will be televised on the network in 2019-20. Ten games airing on FOX Sports North will originate from an NCHC venue this season, while five others will feature an NCHC team on the road for a total of 15 games on FOX Sports North with at least one NCHC team.
For the sixth straight season, FOX Sports North will televise select home contests from St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth across its five-state viewing region during the season. FOX Sports North (and FOX Sports North PLUS) is slated to showcase six games from the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, and three games from AMSOIL Arena in Duluth. One of the SCSU home contests will be broadcast on FOX Sports North, while the rest will be televised on FOX Sports North PLUS. Two of the three home UMD contests will air on FOX Sports North, however. In addition, Colorado College’s home game against Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 11 will be broadcast on FOX Sports North PLUS (and on AT&T SportsNet in Colorado).
“We’re excited to continue our great partnership with FOX Sports North,” NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton said. “Through the partnership, our two Minnesota member schools are provided additional television distribution throughout the Upper Midwest, while allowing our many fans in the Minnesota region to see several NCHC teams from the comfort of home.”
The first NCHC game to be broadcast on FOX Sports North takes place on Friday, Oct. 11 as Minnesota Duluth welcomes in UMass Lowell from Hockey East, while the Minnesota at CC game is later that night. The Bulldogs also have a trio of road games at Big Ten opponents on FOX Sports North PLUS in October. UMD’s other home games on FOX Sports North are Jan. 10 vs. Western Michigan and March 6 vs. rival St. Cloud State (on FOX Sports North PLUS).
The Huskies first appear on FOX Sports North (PLUS) on Saturday, Oct. 26 with a home date against Hockey East foe Northeastern. The following Friday, Princeton at SCSU is on FOX Sports North PLUS. St. Cloud State’s remaining home games on FOX Sports North PLUS are all against conference foes (Omaha, UMD, North Dakota and Denver), with the UND at SCSU game on Saturday, Feb. 22 on FOX Sports North.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth will be part of FOX Sports North’s 14th annual Hockey Day Minnesota as the in-state rivals clash at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center with a 4 p.m. CT puck drop on FOX Sports North PLUS. The rivals also close the NCHC on FOX Sports North schedule on Friday, March 6.
The SCSU home games on FOX Sports North will be produced by the Emmy-award winning SCSU student crew of Husky Productions, which is in its 27th year of televising St. Cloud State men’s home hockey games. Jim Rich of FOX 9 in Minneapolis will handle play-by-play duties alongside former SCSU standout Mark Parrish. Kirsten Krull and Nik Speliopoulos will serve as student on-air talent. UMD home games on FOX Sports North will be produced by UMD’s local TV affiliate, My9.
In addition to the UMD and SCSU games, both games of North Dakota’s series at rival Minnesota on Nov. 28-29 will be broadcast on FOX Sports North.
FOX Sports North reaches homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information about the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit www.foxsportsnorth.com. Channel locations for FOX Sports North/PLUS can be found here. All games televised on FOX Sports North will be available in high definition and will be streamed live via the FOX Sports GO app, as well.
Adding in the games on FOX Sports North with those already announced on CBS Sports Network, the conference’s national television partner, the NCHC will have more than 20 home games televised regionally or nationally during the 2019-20 season. For the NCHC’s complete television line-up, click here.
Fans can watch even more NCHC action this year on NCHC.tv, where approximately 150 NCHC games, including ALL games televised on FOX Sports North, will be streamed live during the 2019-20 season. To subscribe to NCHC.tv, click here.
The NCHC drops the puck on its seventh season on Saturday, Oct. 5 with four exhibition games, while No. 2/2 Denver opens at Alaska. The next night, Miami opens by hosting No. 17 Bowling Green and SCSU faces Alberta in exhibition play. Omaha is the final NCHC team to hit the ice on Monday, Oct. 7 in an exhibition against Manitoba.
Below is the complete NCHC on FOX Sports North schedule:
|Fri., Oct. 11, 2019||UMass Lowell at Minnesota Duluth||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|Fri., Oct. 11, 2019||Minnesota at Colorado College||8:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|Fri., Oct. 18, 2019||Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Sat., Oct. 19, 2019||Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Fri., Oct. 25, 2019||Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Sat., Oct. 26, 2019||Northeastern at St. Cloud State||6:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Fri., Nov. 1, 2019||Princeton at St. Cloud State||7:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|Thu., Nov. 28, 2019||North Dakota at Minnesota||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|Fri., Nov. 29, 2019||North Dakota at Minnesota||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|Fri., Dec. 13, 2019||Omaha at St. Cloud State||7:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|Fri., Jan. 10, 2020||Western Michigan at Minnesota Duluth||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|Sat., Jan. 18, 2020||Minnesota Duluth at St. Cloud State||4:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Sat., Feb. 22, 2020||North Dakota at St. Cloud State||6:00 p.m.||FSN|
|Sat., Feb. 29, 2020||Denver at St. Cloud State||6:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|Fri., Mar. 6, 2020||St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
Jim Rich and Mark Parrish will call SCSU home games on FOX Sports North this season.