March 19, 2003

Men's ECAC Semi-Final Game to Air Live on NESN

March 19, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's ice hockey ECAC Semi-Final game against #2 Cornell will air live on NESN at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2003. The game (tape-delayed) will also air on the YES Network at 7:00 p.m. Friday night, and on Leafs TV at 12:00 noon on Saturday. The second Semi-Final game featuring second-seeded Harvard and third-seeded Dartmouth will air live on NESN at 7:00 p.m., at 9:30 p.m. on the YES Network, and on Leafs TV at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Championship game, which airs live on NESN on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., can also be seen on the YES Network at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and on Leafs TV at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Led by leading scorers Brent Robinson '04 (Pointe Claire, QUE) and Les Haggett '05 (Norwood, NY) along with goalie Yann Danis '04 (Saint-Jerome, QUE), the Bears are making their first appearance in the ECAC Championships since 1994, as well as their first appearance under Head Coach Roger Grillo. Brown, which finished fifth in the 12-team league, advanced to the Championships by virtue of its First Round series sweep over Princeton (2-1, and 3-1), and last weekend's Quarterfinals victory over Yale (4-3OT, 1-2, 4-0).

The conference's agreements with NESN, YES and Leafs TV makes ECAC Hockey available to more than nine million homes (3.7 million households in New England via NESN; 5.5 million homes in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania via YES; plus paid subscribers of Leafs TV in Ontario). Ontario is the leading source for players within ECAC Division I Men's Hockey with 87 of the conference's players (26.4%) calling the province their home. Massachusetts (36, 10.9%) and New York (34, 10.3%) are the second and third largest source of players in the conference, respectively.

2003 ECAC Hockey Television Game Times (NESN - Live)
March 21 Men's Semifinal No. 1 - 3:30 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 21 Men's Semifinal No. 2 - 7:00 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 22 Men's Championship - 7:00 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany

2003 ECAC Hockey Television Game Times (YES - Tape Delayed)
March 21 Men's Semifinal No. 1 - 7:00 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 21 Men's Semifinal No. 2 - 9:30 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 22 Men's Championship - 10:30 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany

2003 ECAC Hockey Television Game Times (Leafs TV - Tape Delayed)
March 22 Men's Semifinal No. 1 - 12:00 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 22 Men's Semifinal No. 2 - 3:00 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany
March 23 Men's Championship - 2:30 p.m. - Pepsi Arena, Albany