BOSTON – NESN, New England's most watched sports network, will air the Women's Hockey East quarterfinal series between Northeastern and Providence on Feb. 26-28 at Matthews Arena, as announced Thursday by Northeastern Athletics.
Friday's game one (2 p.m.) and Saturday's game two (2 p.m.) will both air live on NESN and NESN National, while Sunday's game three (if necessary, 2 p.m.) will air live on NESNplus. All three broadcasts will be produced inhouse by GoNUxstream, the official video provider of Northeastern Athletics.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with NESN for the first-ever televised Women's Hockey East quarterfinal series," said Josh Lifton, associate director of athletic video production at Northeastern. "Our staff has worked very hard to continue to raise the production value of our broadcasts, and we are extremely excited to showcase GoNUxstream and our student-athletes to a larger television audience."
Fans outside of the New England market will still be able to watch all the action live for free on GoNU.com/xstream. The winner of the series will move on the to 2016 Women's Hockey East championship weekend, March 5 and 6, on the campus of Merrimack College. Semifinal games are slated for Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., while the championship will be held Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m . For tickets and more information, please visit HockeyEastOnline.com/HEAChamps. The championship game will also be shown on NESN at 5 p.m. on tape delay.
ABOUT NESN: Founded in 1984, NESN has consistently been one of the top-rate d regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National on digital and sports tiers in nearly 100 DMAs. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com is the most visited regional sports network website in the country with over 10 million monthly unique visitors. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN's social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in their communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).