Saturday Night College Hockey TV Schedule: January 11-13, 2014

Rick Stewart

Yale and Harvard play at Madison Square Garden Saturday while Minnesota and Penn State conclude the Nittany Lions' first-ever Big Ten series in Happy Valley.

Continuing where last night left off, the rest of the weekend features several college hockey games.

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. Cable listings vary. Check your local listings.

Saturday January 11

NBCSN has the lone national game broadcasting from Madison Square Garden, but there are several other options Saturday depending on your neck of the woods/cable & satellite package. One has already kicked off.

Please note the earlier start times for the two Frozen Fenway games.

Harvard vs. Yale at Madison Square Garden 8:00 p.m. -NBCSN (DirecTV 22/Dish 159)

The lone national spotlight game Saturday is between two of the country's more famous colleges at one of the country's most famous arenas. Ivy schools Harvard (5-7-3, 2-6-3 ECAC) and Yale (7-3-4, 3-2-3 ECAC) play one another at Madison Square Garden in ECAC conference play. The defending national champions, playing in a NYC NHL arena for the second time this season, are 2-0-1 since the holiday break.

UMass-Lowell vs. Northeastern 12:00 p.m. -NESN (DirecTV 628/Dish 434)

The second weekend of Frozen Fenway games kicks off with the River Hawks facing Northeastern outdoors at Fenway Park. UMass-Lowell has been on a tear lately, sitting 8th in the SBN College Puck Power Rankings after defeating and tying a good Clarkson team. Northeastern, meanwhile, shocked Providence on Tuesday with 2 late (one being the OT winner) goals by Braden Pimm.

This game has been moved up from the previous 3:00 p.m. start and is currently 3-1 Northeastern after the second period (including a Pimm goal). If you can't see Frozen Fenway, our own Jeff Cox and Evan Sporer will be on the scene reporting.

Maine vs. Boston University 3:00 p.m. -NESN

Maine and Boston University complete the doubleheader at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears (10-7-2, 4-2-1 Hockey East) are in better position in both the standings and on the health front, as BU (7-10-2, 2-4-1 Hockey East) is without Matt Gryzelck for the foreseeable future with a separated shoulder.

Michigan at Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. -Fox Sports Wisconsin Plus (joined in progress on FCS Pacific)

Michael Mersch (Los Angeles Kings) scored his first career hat trick Friday night as the Badgers (12-6-1, 3-2-0 Big Ten ) defeated Michigan ((10-5-2, 2-1-0 Big Ten)) 5-2 at the Kohl Center. Michigan goalie Zach Nagelvoort struggled out of the gate before settling down, and the Wolverines made it a 3-2 game in the third period.

(To find FS WI+, click here)

Monday January 13

Minnesota at Penn State 7:00 p.m. -BTN (DirecTV 610/Dish 439)

BTN is showing a special Monday hockey presentation when the Gophers (13-2-3, 3-0-1-0 Big Ten) and Nittany Lions (4-10-1, 0-2-0-0 Big Ten) finish the first-ever Big Ten series at Pegula Arena.  Minnesota is coming off a tie/shootout loss against Colgate and win over RPI last weekend while Penn State has been stewing from an 8-2 loss to Boston College at the 3 Rivers Classic on December 28. Things don't get easier for PSU going from one high powered offense to another one in Minnesota, but the home crowd and atmosphere in Happy Valley is an X factor.

(Note that Sunday's series opener is not televised anywhere. BTN is, however, showing the Minnesota women's team faces Ohio State at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight.)

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