One World Sports has reached an agreement with Harvard University Athletics to air five home hockey games from the storied institution beginning at the end of this month.
One World Sports will feature three men’s hockey events and two women’s hockey contests, with all five productions simulcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The Harvard ice hockey games being featured on One World Sports include:
- Saturday, January 30 Women’s Hockey vs. Princeton 4:00 PM
- Saturday, February 6 Women’s Hockey vs. Yale 4:00 PM
- Friday, February 12 Men’s Hockey vs. Rensselaer 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 13 Men’s Hockey vs. Union 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 20 Men’s Hockey vs. Colgate 7:00 PM
“While ice hockey continues to grow in popularity in the United States, it is the leading sport in Canada and there are nearly 1.5 million participants worldwide competing,” said One World executive vice president, programming & production Joel Feld in a statement. “When we learned that nearly one-third of the ice hockey players at Harvard and its opposing teams were from outside the United States, we saw these collegiate match-ups as a great complement to our current KHL and CHL coverage and a way to showcase these competitions nationally.”
The Harvard Men’s & Women’s Hockey Teams are each ranked in the national polls at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, and currently sit in the top five of the ECAC Hockey standing. Both programs also boast a top-five defense at the national level.
“We’re excited to feature both of our successful ice hockey teams on ONE World Sports and gain exposure for our athletes and programs on a growing distribution network,” said Harvard University director of multimedia & production Imry Halevi in a statement. “We’re always looking for new ways to tell our story – what makes Harvard University and the Ivy League different and special in the world of college athletics – and this is a great opportunity to share our story by expanding the reach of our in-house broadcasts.”