March 13, 2003
Cape Cod, MA - The Eastern College Athletic Conference's (ECAC) seven-game television package continues this weekend with the showcase event of the women's season, the ECAC JPMorgan Chase Hockey Championship game at noon Sunday, March 16 at Brown's Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. Tom Caron will provide play-by-play; Julie Sasner will serve as color commentator; and former Harvard player A. J. Mleczko will provide ice-level commentary.
The ECAC JPMorgan Chase Championship marks the 10th anniversary of the event and features four of the nation's top programs, including the nation's top-ranked Harvard Crimson. Joining Harvard in the championship final round are Dartmouth, Princeton and Brown. Top-seeded Harvard will take on Brown in the first semifinal game at noon, and No. 2 seed Dartmouth will play No. 3 seed Princeton at 3 p.m. The semifinal winners will meet in the title game at noon Sunday.
The broadcast is the fourth of seven ECAC games to be televised on the New England Sports Network (NESN), Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network and Leafs TV. The game will be carried live on NESN in the Boston market, taple-delay on the entire NESN system (7 p.m.), tape-delay on YES (4 p.m.) and Leafs TV (9 p.m. on March 17).
The conference's agreements with NESN, YES and Leafs TV makes ECAC Hockey available to more than nine million homes (3.7 million households in New England via NESN; 5.5 million homes in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania via YES; plus paid subscribers of Leafs TV in Ontario).
Built on tradition and success, the ECAC Division I men's and women's hockey leagues comprise the nation's most prestigious member institutions. The men's league, which was formed in 1961-62, currently includes Brown University, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Lawrence University, Union College, the University of Vermont and Yale University. The women's league, which has been in existence since 1993-94, includes Brown University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, St. Lawrence University, the University of Vermont and Yale University.