UMass Hockey Announces Time Change For Nov. 25 Meeting With Vermont
Oct. 2, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. - The game time for the Nov. 25 meeting between UMass and Vermont in the Mullins Center has been moved to 7:30 p.m. to better accommodate CN8 TV. The game time was originally slated for 7 p.m. The Minutemen will open the 2008-09 season this Saturday with an exhibition against New Brunswick at the Mullins Center Practice Rink. The regular-season gets underway next Friday and Saturday against No. 12 Michigan State and No. 4 North Dakota at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Boston.
The Nov. 25 game against Vermont is one of five UMass games slated for television this season. The Minutemen will be shown on four different networks, COX Sports, CN8, NESN and ESPNU during the year. CN8 is available throughout the region on Comcast Cable systems and will also be streamed online.
UMass will make one more appearance on CN8 on Feb. 28 at Boston University.
The Minutemen will make a national appearance on Sunday, Feb. 1 at Maine (4 PM) on ESPNU. The Feb. 27 game against Boston University (7:30 PM) at the Mullins Center will be televised by NESN as part of NESN's Friday Night Ice package.
The Minutemen's first television game of the season will be on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Providence and will be carried by COX Sports which can be viewed in Rhode Island.
All home UMass hockey games that are not televised can be watched online through UMassAthletics.com's All-Access Streaming Video with Donnie Moorhouse and Brock Hines calling the action. Most away games will also be available through All-Access or the B2Networks Streaming Video.
The Mass Attack will begin the season at the prestigious Ice Breaker Tournament on Oct. 10-11 against Michigan State and North Dakota. The Spartans are ranked No. 12, while the Fighting Sioux are ranked No. 4 in the preseason poll. The Spartans won the 2007 NCAA title, while the Fighting Sioux have advanced to the Frozen Four in each of the last four seasons.
The home schedule will begin with a special Halloween-night game, Friday, Oct. 31, against Hockey East rival Providence at 7 p.m. The Hockey East schedule will be as tough as ever with a pair of visits from both Boston University and Maine along with a Nov. 22 meeting against defending NCAA National Champion Boston College, Other highlights of the home schedule include non-conference tilts between Cornell and St. Lawrence.
Season tickets and single-game tickets can be ordered by calling the Mullins Center Box Office at 866-UMass-TIX (866-862-7784). Season tickets for the 2008-09 season are priced as follows: Adults ($170), Seniors/Faculty/Staff ($150), Youth ($115). Single-game tickets are $15 for reserved seats, $12 for general admission, $10 for Seniors/Faculty/Staff and $8 for Youth and graduate students. Single-game tickets can also be ordered online by going to www.TicketMaster.com.
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