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College Hockey on TV: NCHC kicks off with doubleheader featuring #1 Miami-#6 North Dakota

Four college hockey games are on television Friday night, led by a NCHC doubleheader on CBS Sports Network.

Miami faces another ND on the ice this weekend
Miami faces another ND on the ice this weekend
Jonathan Daniel

This weekend's slate of televised games include a pair of top-15 match-ups and the number one team in action in its first conference game.

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) opens its first-ever weekend of conference play with a doubleheader on CBS Sports Network today (October 18). That includes the unofficial college hockey game of the week as #1 Miami hosts #6 North Dakota in Oxford, OH beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST.

The Red Hawks are coming off of a dominating sweep of Ohio State where Riley Barber (Washington Capitals) and Austin Czarnik combined for 6 goals and 12 points. North Dakota, meanwhile, defeated Vermont 5-2 to open the season with a victory at home before tying the Catamounts 2-2. Rocco Grimaldi (Florida Panthers) opened his redshirt sophomore season in style by scoring five points (2G-3A) for UND.

After the two top-ten teams play, conference mates #20 Minnesota-Duluth takes on Colorado College at World Arena in Colorado Springs beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Overall, there are six games broadcast nationally this weekend (more are airing locally or in Notre Dame's case, streamed free online). All of them are below.

#6 North Dakota (1-0-1) at #1 Miami (2-0-0)

Time (ET): 7:00 p.m. October 18

Station: CBS Sports Network

Announcers: Dave Starman, Ben Holden, Shireen Saski

#5 Michigan (2-0-0) at #13 New Hampshire (1-1-0)

Time (ET): 7:30 p.m. October 18, 7:00 p.m. October 19

Station: FCS Atlantic both nights


#3 Minnesota (2-0-0) at Bemidji State (0-1-1)

Time (ET): 8:30 p.m. October 18, 8:00 p.m. October 19

Station: FCS Pacific for Friday/FCS Atlantic on Saturday (Fox Sports North/Lakeland Public TV locally - Saturday's game is on FSN+)

Announcers: Doug McLeod


#20 Minnesota-Duluth at Colorado College

Time (ET): 9:30 p.m. October 18

Station: CBS Sports Network

Announcers: Eric Frede and Jim Paradise

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