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Blueshirt NCAA Prospects to be Showcased on MSG Networks

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


MSG Networks, the top regional sports networks in the metropolitan area, Tuesday announced its 2004-05 college hockey telecast schedule, which features four of the top five nationally ranked teams. Several New York Rangers draft picks will be making their MSG Network debut this season, including Rangers 2004 1st round draft choice from Michigan, Al Montoya (right).

Schedule highlights include Michigan State, featuring Blueshirt hopeful Corey Potter, at No. 3 Minnesota on November 27. On December 3, Notre Dame will visit No. 2 Michigan, and two "Future Blue" players will face off: Mike Walsh with Notre Dame and Montoya with Michigan. Joey Crabb and the rest of the No. 5 Colorado College Tigers will host Minnesota on December 4. On December 9, Quinnipiac will visit Maine, and two Rangers prospects Greg Moore and Billy Ryan. On January 28, another future Ranger, Darren Olver, of Northern Michigan, will face rival Michigan and Montoya on FSN NY.

The schedule also includes several tournaments, including the Great Lakes Invitational beginning December 29, with "Future Blue" Jordan Foote of Michigan Tech against Michigan. On March 19, FSN NY will telecast the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) championship. A complete MSG Networks 2004-05 College Hockey schedule is below:

Friday, Nov. 5 - Wisconsin at Minnesota - 8:00 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Nov. 19 - Minnesota at Denver - 9:30 PM / FSN NY
Saturday, Nov. 27 - College Showcase: Michigan State at Minnesota - 8:00 PM / FSN NY

Friday, Dec. 3 - Notre Dame at Michigan - 7:30 PM / FSN NY
Saturday, Dec. 4 - Minnesota at Colorado College - 9:00 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Dec. 10 - Minnesota at. St. Cloud State - 8:00 PM / FSN NY
Wednesday, Dec. 29 - Great Lakes Invitational: Michigan vs. Michigan Tech - 4:30 PM / FSN NY
Thursday, Dec. 30 - Great Lakes Invitational: Third Place Game - 4:30 PM / FSN NY
Thursday, Dec. 30 - Great Lakes Invitational: Championship Game - 8:00 PM / FSN NY

Saturday, Jan. 8 - Michigan at Western Michigan - 7:30 PM / MSG
Sunday, Dec. 9 - Quinnipiac at Maine - 7:00 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Jan. 28 - Northern Michigan at Michigan - 7:30 PM / FSN NY

Sunday, Mar. 13 - WCHA Final Five: 1st Rd. (If Necessary) - TBA / FSN NY
Thursday, Mar. 17 - WCHA Final Five: No. 4 vs. No. 5 - 8:00 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Mar. 18 - CCHA Super 6 Championship: Semifinal No. 1 (Tentative) - 4:30 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Mar. 18 - CCHA Super 6 Championship: Semifinal No. 2 (Tentative) - 8:00 PM / FSN NY
Friday, Mar. 18 - WCHA Final Five: Semifinal No. 2 - 8:00 PM / FSN NY
Saturday, Mar. 19 - WCHA Final Five: Consolation - 3:00 PM / FSN NY
Saturday, Mar. 19 - CCHA Super 6 Championship: Final (Tentative) 7:30 PM / FSN NY
Saturday, Mar. 19 - WCHA Final Five: Championship - 8:00 PM / FSN NY

* All times are Eastern.
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