Playoff Championship Set for March 18-20 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center and Fox Sports North, in conjunction with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), announced today the 2010 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five will once again be telecast on FOX Sports North and produced by Minnesota Wild Broadcasting. The entities have televised the tournament since 2000.
The 2010 Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 18-20, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul for the 10th straight year.
“The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is pleased to once again announce a live television package for our post-season championship that is second to none,” said WCHA Commissioner Bruce M. McLeod. "Working together in a highly-successful partnership with the Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center and Fox Sports North, we are indeed thrilled to have this special opportunity to showcase the Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five.
“We think the annual Final Five is among the premier sporting events in the country and we all look forward to sharing the excitement of our tremendous rivalries, top-notch teams and talented student-athletes to fans across the country.”
2010 Red Baron WCHA Final Five Television Schedule
Date: Game, Time – Television
Thursday, March 18: Quarterfinal, 7:00 pm CT – FS North
Friday, March 19: Semifinal #1, 2:00 pm CT – FS North
Friday, March 19: Semifinal #2, 7:00 pm CT – FS North
Saturday, March 20: Third Place Game, 2:00 pm CT – FS North
Saturay, March 20: Broadmoor Trophy Championship Game, 7:00 pm CT – FS North
All times Central (CST)
Frank Mazzocco will handle play-by-play duties with Doug Woog as color analyst for the evening games. For the afternoon contests on Friday and Saturday, Anthony LaPanta and Jim Rich will share play-by-play duties with Darby Hendrickson adding commentary. Anthony LaPanta and Kevin Gorg will provide rink-side reporting throughout the tournament at Xcel Energy Center.
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year.
For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit: www.foxsportsnorth.com.
XCEL ENERGY CENTER/MN WILD: Bill Robertson (651) 602-6022
FS NORTH: Becky Ross (612) 486-9520
WCHA: Doug Spencer (608) 829-0100
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