March 9, 2007
HAVERHILL, Mass. - The Atlantic Hockey Association and the B2 Network have announced today that the Semifinals and Finals of the 2007 Atlantic Hockey Tournament will be broadcast worldwide live on the B2 Network. The first semifinal game will start at 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 16 with the second semifinal slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. EST. The puck will drop for the Championship contest at 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 17. Both the semifinals and finals will be played at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.
"This is a great opportunity for Atlantic Hockey and its members," states Bob DeGregorio, Commissioner of Atlantic Hockey. "Even though we would like friends, fans, families and alumni to come to Rochester and watch their favorite teams in person, this gives those people another avenue to see their teams play."
"B2 Networks thrilled to be partnering with Atlantic Hockey and broadcasting this great event to all fans who cannot make the trip to Rochester," said Bruce LeVine, B2 Networks' Senior Vice President of Sports. "As hockey fans found out last season, Atlantic Hockey teams can play with any NCAA team in the country and this tournament will showcase the great talent playing in the conference."
Fans wanting to watch the AHA tournament via B2 will need a high-speed internet connection and Windows Media Player 9 or higher. All games will be available for the normal B2 rate of $6 or a full tournament pass for $10 per each paying customer and can be accessed through the league website, http://www.AtlanticHockeyOnline.com or through member institutions.
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The Atlantic Hockey Association arose when nine institutions joined together on June 30, 2003, to found a new Division-I men's ice hockey conference. The league currently consists of ten members: Air Force Academy, American International College, Army, Bentley College, Canisius College, the University of Connecticut, the College of the Holy Cross, Mercyhurst College, Rochester Institute of Technology and Sacred Heart University.