Hockey East, ASN announce two-year deal including postseason


Hockey East has joined ASN’s lineup of with a two-year agreement to televise games through the 2016-17 season. The 2015-16 schedule is comprised of 14 contests, including nine conference match ups, the Women’s Hockey East championship game and one men’s playoff game.

“Hockey East is excited about joining with the American Sports Network to bring the best of college hockey to fans across the country,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. “This innovative package marks a major step for our sport in how we promote our game. We look forward to a long relationship with ASN.”

“We’re pleased to enter into this relationship to provide Hockey East events to our viewers,” said Doron Gorshein, COO of Sinclair Networks Group. “ASN will be airing as many as 30 games this season from five of the premier NCAA Division I men’s hockey conferences and Hockey East has proven itself to be one of the best, based on last year’s Frozen Four performances. This relationship further extends our commitment to serve communities by providing relevant live programming to Hockey East students, alumni, and fans.”

ASN will broadcast select Hockey East contests as part of a Friday night doubleheader, showcasing Eastern college hockey programs at 6 p.m. ET followed by Western teams at 9 p.m.ET.