TSN2 and TSN GO deliver the culmination of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship with coverage of the FROZEN FOUR. TSN subscribers can watch the entire FROZEN FOUR tournament live on TSN GO. Coverage begins with the semifinals tomorrow (Thursday, April 10) at 5 p.m. ET, live on TSN2 and TSN GO.
"With its single-elimination bracket format, the NCAA Championship is one of the most exciting events in hockey," said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. "The FROZEN FOUR further showcases the growing number of Canadians competing for the biggest titles in college sports, and is the perfect complement to our NCAA coverage that includes NCAA MARCH MADNESS and the all-new COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF."
The complete broadcast schedule is as follows:*
• Semifinal #1: Union (N.Y.) vs. Boston College on Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN GO
• Semifinal #2: Minnesota vs. North Dakota on Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN.ca and TSN GO. Encore on Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN GO
• Final at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 12 on TSN2 and TSN GO
Calling all the games are ESPN lead hockey play-by-play commentator John Buccigross and lead hockey analyst Barry Melrose, with reports from Quint Kessenich.
In the first FROZEN FOUR semifinal, Union (N.Y.) takes on NCAA scoring leader Johnny Gaudreau and Boston College, who are seeking their fourth NCAA championship in seven seasons. North Dakota takes on Minnesota in the second semifinal, making this Minnesota's third trip to the FROZEN FOUR since their back-to-back title victories in 2002 and 2003. North Dakota enters the matchup looking for their eighth national title.
Craig Button's Four Thoughts on the FROZEN FOUR
The four teams competing in this year's FROZEN FOUR feature a combined 40 NHL draft picks. Craig Button, TSN's Director of Scouting, shared his thoughts on four of the top players to watch in the tournament:
1. "Johnny Gaudreau is the real deal – he has been the most dominant player in NCAA hockey since Paul Kariya."
2. "There are many exciting prospects to watch, but I would pay extra attention to North Dakota captain Dillon Simpson, an Edmonton Oilers draft pick who grew up in Edmonton."
3. "Québec-born Boston College defenceman Mike Matheson has really developed into a force on the blue line."
4. "Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox has been turning heads with solid performances and some truly great numbers this season."