EDINA, Minn. – In a historic agreement for the women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the league has partnered with FOX Sports North on the Association’s first-ever extended women’s hockey television package.
The region’s preeminent sports networks will televise eight regular season contests during the 2016-17 campaign, including Bemidji State University’s road series with St. Cloud State University, Feb. 10-11 as well as the WCHA Final Face-Off championship game.
“This opportunity to provide extended television coverage of WCHA women’s hockey on FOX Sports North is an exciting development for the league, our programs and our fans,” said Katie Million, WCHA Vice President and Women’s League Commissioner. “We are so very proud of the amazing student-athletes, coaches and institutions of the WCHA, and are thrilled to showcase the nation’s best college hockey on this platform. We thank FOX Sports North for this partnership and applaud them for sharing our commitment to growing women’s hockey throughout the region.”
“FOX Sports North is proud to partner with college hockey’s premier women’s conference,” said Mike Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager for FOX Sports North. “The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) has a rich tradition of success, and we welcome the opportunity to showcase these fine student-athletes.”
2016-17 Women’s College Hockey on FOX Sports North
The full 2016-17 WCHA schedule on FOX Sports North follows:
Date Day Teams Time
Dec. 4 Sunday Minnesota at Wisconsin 2:00 PM^
Jan. 13 Friday Minnesota at Minnesota Duluth 3:00 PM
Jan. 14 Saturday St. Cloud State at Wisconsin 4:00 PM^
Jan. 20 Friday Minnesota State at St. Cloud State 3:00 PM
Jan. 21 Saturday Minnesota State at St. Cloud State 3:00 PM+
Feb. 10 Friday Bemidji State at St. Cloud State 3:00 PM
Feb. 11 Saturday Bemidji State at St. Cloud State 3:00 PM+
Feb. 18 Saturday St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth 4:00 PM+
Mar. 5 Sunday WCHA Final Face-Off Championship TBD
^ airs on FOX Sports Wisconsin and FOX Sports North
+ airs on FOX Sports North Plus
All Times Central
Schedule Subject to Change
All games televised on FOX Sports North also will be streamed live on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast Support, Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. To stream games, users will need to verify credentials by signing in with their pay-TV provider's user ID and password. There is no additional charge to use FOX Sports GO.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).