MSG Network to Telecast Boston University vs. Cornell
Live from Madison Square Garden
Third Red Hot Hockey Matchup Set for Saturday, November 26
at 8:00 p.m.
New York, NY (November 22, 2011) - MSG Network announced
today that for the first time it will telecast the Red Hot
Hockey game between Boston University and Cornell
University live from Madison Square Garden on Saturday,
November 26 at 8:00 p.m. The matchup, which is expected to
be sold out, is the third installment of the rivalry in New
York City following games in 2007 and 2009.
The telecast will feature MSG Network's Bill Pidto
calling play-by-play and "HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE"
contributor Billy Jaffe as color analyst. Boston
University's student radio play-by-play announcer on
WTBU in Boston, junior Paul Ryan, will also contribute to
the telecast as a reporter in the first intermission.
"We're excited to bring our audience Red Hot
Hockey, featuring two of college hockey's premiere
programs, for the first time," Dan Ronayne, executive
vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. "MSG
Networks telecasts more hockey than any network in the
country, so it's a great opportunity and a natural fit
to add one of the year's most anticipated collegiate
hockey events to our programming schedule."
The BU-Cornell rivalry dates back to 1925 and includes two
matchups in the NCAA title game (1967, 1972). BU has won
the national championship five times (1971, 1972, 1978,
1995 and 2009), while Cornell has claimed the title twice
(1967, 1970). Cornell leads the all-time series 23-17-2,
but the schools have only met sporadically since BU left
the ECAC to join Hockey East in 1984-85.
The inaugural Red Hot Hockey game in 2007, which BU won
6-3, reunited the two teams for the first time since 2002.
The teams met again at the Garden in 2009 and tied 3-3 for
only the second draw in the series history. Both games were
played in front of sold out crowds.
For more information about the game and matchup, including
video of former Rangers star Brian Leetch discussing the
game, a tale-of-the-tape, interactive polls and photo
galleries, go to www.msg.com/rhh. To follow the
conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #RHHMSG.
MSG Networks telecasts over 300 live NHL games each year
and "HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE," the only comprehensive
hockey show in the New York area, every Saturday night
throughout the hockey season.
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