COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the sixth 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 14 NCHC games throughout the 2018-19 season.
All eight NCHC teams will be shown at least twice on CBS Sports Network throughout the upcoming campaign, with at least one nationally televised contest on CBS Sports Network originating from each of the eight member institutions. In addition, CBS Sports Network will once again air both semifinals and the championship game of the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.
CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the NCHC begins early in 2018-19, with the first televised game taking place Friday, Oct. 19 when Omaha hosts reigning national runner-up Notre Dame at Baxter Arena. That contest is the lone non-conference game on the 11-game regular-season slate and the only NCHC game on CBS Sports Network before the new year.
The NCHC on CBS Sports Network resumes in January with the remaining 10 regular-season games showcasing conference play on Friday nights as teams pursue the Penrose Cup. Three doubleheaders are set to take place on CBS Sports Network during the regular season, beginning Jan. 11 when Western Michigan hosts rival Miami and Denver welcomes Omaha.
Following a St. Cloud State at North Dakota tilt on Jan. 25, NCHC doubleheaders are slated for back-to-back Fridays on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. First on Feb. 8, Omaha travels to Miami, before SCSU entertains Colorado College. The following Friday, WMU hosts North Dakota to open the telecast, while a match-up of the last two NCAA national champions between Denver and Minnesota Duluth at AMSOIL Arena serves as the nightcap.
The final three weeks of the regular season have one NCHC game on CBS Sports Network each Friday night, culminating March 8 with an in-state showdown between the defending national champion Bulldogs and the defending Penrose Cup champion Huskies in St. Cloud.
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 22 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 23, with the telecast also starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
To view the full CBS Sports Network TV schedule, click here (also below).
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.
Other television schedules 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 2018-19 season. To subscribe to NCHC.tv, click here.
The NCHC, home to the last three NCAA national champions, is entering its sixth season of competition in 2018-19 and drops the puck on the new campaign on Saturday, Oct. 6 with six NCHC teams in action. Three non-conference games and three exhibition contests are set for opening night, with the remaining two NCHC teams hosting exhibitions on Sunday, Oct. 7.
|Fri., Oct. 19, 2018||Notre Dame at Omaha||Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb.||7:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 11, 2019||Miami at Western Michigan||Lawson Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.||7:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 11, 2019||Omaha at Denver||Magness Arena, Denver, Colo.||9:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 25, 2019||St. Cloud State at North Dakota||Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 8, 2019||Omaha at Miami||Steve Cady Arena, Oxford, Ohio||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 8, 2019||Colorado College at St. Cloud State||Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.||9:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 15, 2019||North Dakota at Western Michigan||Lawson Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 15, 2019||Denver at Minnesota Duluth||AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, Minn.||9:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 22, 2019||Minnesota Duluth at North Dakota||Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 1, 2019||North Dakota at Colorado College||Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.||10:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 8, 2019||Minnesota Duluth at St. Cloud State||Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 22, 2019||Frozen Faceoff Semifinal 1||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||5:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Mar. 22, 2019||Frozen Faceoff Semifinal 2||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Mar. 23, 2019||Frozen Faceoff Championship||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.||8:30 p.m.|