A pair of Atlantic Hockey contest to be shown on the CBS Sports
The first contest to be aired nationally will be on Friday, January 4 at 7:30 pm ET as Robert Morris travels to West Point and takes on Army. This is the Colonials first appearance on CBS Sports Network since the 2007 CHA Championship game against Alabama-Huntsville and their first appearance as a member of Atlantic Hockey.
“Our team is honored to be selected to participate in one of the nationally covered Atlantic Hockey games by CBS Sports Network,” Robert Morris Head Coach, Derek Schooley says. “This will be another great event for Robert Morris University in a year that we are hosting the Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational and the 2013 Frozen Four.”
“We here at West Point are very excited about having CBS Sports Network televise our game with Robert Morris,” said Army Head Coach Brian Riley. “It is a wonderful opportunity not only for both teams but it's also great exposure for our league. I'm sure that it will be a great atmosphere here at Tate Rink, which will help add to what I'm sure will be a excellent college hockey game.”
Army will appear again on CBS Sports Network the following weekend, as the Black Knights travel to Colorado and take on Air Force on Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 pm ET (4:00 pm MT). Air Force and Army are no stranger to the national scene as they have faced each other for the past six seasons on CBS Sports Network.
“Once again we are looking forward to playing Air Force on national TV,” states Riley. “It's a game that is played with a passion and intensity that is hard to match in college hockey. This rivalry is one of the best in all of college sports. I expect that it will be a great game not only for the people who will be in the stands to watch but it will also be great for people around the country to view on national TV.”
“Our players are thrilled about being able to play on national television,” states Air Force Head Coach, Frank Serratore. “I am excited for the opportunity to showcase one of the greatest rivalries in college hockey, those fans who have never seen an Air Force-Army hockey game are in for a special treat”
The Atlantic Hockey Association arose when nine institutions joined together on June 30, 2003, to form a new Division-I men’s ice hockey conference. The league currently consists of twelve members: Air Force Academy, American International College, Army, Bentley University, Canisius College, the University of Connecticut, the College of the Holy Cross, Mercyhurst University, Niagara University, Robert Morris University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Sacred Heart University.