Hockey radio and TV news (with some football thrown in)
Some TV and radio news for you (mostly hockey) on this Wednesday evening, with a little shameless plug.
— My Thursday college hockey segment on Rodger Wyland’s “Big Board Radio Sportstalk” on WOFX-AM (980), which is normally on from 11:05-11:30 a.m., is moving up one hour this week. The move is necessary because the first practice for the NCAA hockey tournament East Regional at the Times Union Center is at 11:30 a.m. Bob Ahlfeld, Clarkson’s radio play-by-play announcer, will be the guest at the top of the segment. I’ll also give my thoughts on the tournament, as well as last weekend’s ECAC Hockey tournament final four. To listen on line, click here.
— Time Warner Cable channel 3 will carry two games from the NCAA hockey Midwest Regional on Saturday. The first game has ECACH tourney champion Princeton taking on North Dakota at 3 p.m., with Denver and Wisconsin at 6:30 p.m.
ESPNU will have all three games from the TUC, starting Friday. Clarkson plays St. Cloud State at 4 p.m., and Michigan meets Niagara at 7:30 p.m. The final is at 7 p.m. Saturday.
MSG Plus (formerly Fox Sports New New York) will have same-day coverage of first West Regional semifinal, bewteen Notre Dame and New Hampshire, at midnight Friday. It will have tape-delayed coverage of the second Northeast Regional semifinal, between Boston College and Minnesota, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as the two Midwest Regional games beginning at 1 a.m. with the Denver-Wisconsin matchup, followed by Princeton-North Dakota at 3:30 a.m.
— The Albany River Rats’ game against the Syracuse Crunch may not be on WTMM-FM (104.5) Friday, but it will be on TV. TW-1 will have the game at 7:30 p.m.
— The lone non-hockey item is about arena football. The Albany Conquest open their af2 season Saturday at Mahoning Valley. The game will be on WVCR-FM (88.3), with Jacob VanRyn calling the action.