WAKEFIELD, MASS. - Hockey East and the New England Sports Network (NESN) announced today that the Women's Hockey East Championship weekend, including both semifinal games and the title contest, will be aired on NESNplus, March 3-4, from Northeastern's Matthews Arena. It marks the first time all three games of the WHEA championship weekend will be shown on television. A full schedule can be found below.
"This is a terrific development for our women's championship weekend and I'd like to thank both NESN and Northeastern University for making this possible," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "Our women's programs feature some of the best female hockey players in the world, as evidenced by how many of our alumnae are playing in the Olympic Games this week on numerous rosters. This TV coverage will allow us to showcase the next batch of international standouts."
Fans can watch the second semifinal live on NESNplus on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. while the first semifinal game, taking place the same day at 1:30 p.m., will air on NESNplus on a tape delay at 10 p.m. The following day, Sunday, March 4, NESNplus will feature both semifinal games in two-hour reairs beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 2018 Women's Hockey East Championship will then air on NESNplus live at 1:30 p.m. and be shown twice on NESN as twohour reairs.
Adult tickets to the Women's Hockey East championship are $10 and can be purchased online at Tickets.GoNU.com or by calling 617-373-4700. Tickets for groups of 10 or more for a single day will be $5 per person per day and group orders cam be placed over the phone at 617-373-4700.
Tickets for seniors (over 60), children (under 12) will be available only at Matthews Arena on the day of the games for $5 per day. Students from any of the nine institutions in the women's league will receive free admission with a valid student ID. One ticket for Saturday is good for both semifinal contests.
Before taking to the ice at Matthews Arena, the four Hockey East semifinalists will navigate through the league's quarterfinal round during the previous weekend (Feb. 23-25). The top-eight teams in the league standings at the conclusion of the regular season will qualify for the 2018 Women's Hockey East Tournament and seeds No. 1-4 will host seeds No. 5-8 in a best-of-three quarterfinal series on campus sites.
ABOUT THE WOMEN'S HOCKEY EAST ASSOCIATION: The Women's Hockey East Association is a nine-team, Division-I college hockey conference which began play in 2002-2003, with offices based in Wakefield, Mass. Member schools include Boston College, Boston University, University of Connecticut, University of Maine, Merrimack College, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern University, Providence College and University of Vermont. The league also sponsors an 11-team men's league which began play in 1984.
2018 Women's Hockey East Championship TV Schedule
|March 3||4:30pm||Semifinal 2||NESNplus||Live|
|March 3||10pm||Semifinal 1||NESNplus||Tape Delayed|
|March 4||9:30am||Semifinal 1||NESNplus||2-hour reair|
|March 4||11:30am||Semifinal 2||NESNplus||2-hour reair|
|March 5||12am||Championship||NESN||2-hour reair|
|March 6||3pm||Championship||NESN||2-hour reair|