Last season, if you wanted to watch collegiate hockey on television, your options were severely limited. That won't be the case in 2013-2014.
Yesterday, the Big Ten Network announced its college hockey schedule for the upcoming year. With the inaugural season for the Big Ten Conference, the network was expected to make a push on hockey. The BTN will air 27 games this season throughout the year including "Frozen Friday" doubleheaders beginning in 2014. Its slate of games includes the opening matchup in Penn State's new Pegula Ice Arena, a highly anticipated showdown between Boston College and Minnesota, and the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Big Ten Network was not the only network to bolster its coverage for 2013-2014. While CBS Sports Net and NBC Sports Net will both continue to carry college hockey, ESPN is also adding more coverage in addition to its Frozen Four deal, as ESPNU and ESPNEWS will air a handful of Big Ten Hockey games.
College hockey fans can rejoice - this can only mean good things for the sport.