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.
â€” My Thursday college hockey segment on Rodger Wylandâ€™s â€śBig Board Radio Sportstalkâ€ť 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, Clarksonâ€™s radio play-by-play announcer, will be the guest at the top of the segment. Iâ€™ll also give my thoughts on the tournament, as well as last weekendâ€™s ECAC Hockey tournament final four. To listen on line, click here.
â€” 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.
â€” The Albany River Ratsâ€™ 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.
â€” 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.