You have options, when it comes to watchable hockey. As I have mentioned in a couple of posts in the past, there has been a huge void left by the NHL Lockout and hockey fans have been looking for other options to fill that void left by the NHL Lockout. As the lockout motors towards day 100, College hockey has taken center stage for hockey fans in the USA.
This fall, I have been keeping a national television schedule of NCAA Hockey games. With the U20 World Junior Championship going on in Ufa, Russia starting on the 26th of December, 2012 there will be more hockey viewing options for the holiday season. Here is the updated hockey schedule.
All times are central standard time. *DTV = DirecTV. *Dish = Dish TV.
Correction to the schedule: the Great Lakes Invitational is now on the 29-30 of December, 2012.
Originally, the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational was scheduled to take place at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI on December 27-28. The NHL Lockout and the subsequent cancellation of the 2013 NHL Winter Classic meant the GLI would not be played at Comerica Park, therefore the GLI was moved back into Joe Louis Arena where the tourney played on a yearly basis. So the even was also rescheduled.
|Thur.||Dec. 27||WJC USA vs. German||NHL Net||8:00 a.m.||215/157|
|Fri.||Dec. 28||WJC Slovakia vs. Canada||NHL Net||3:30 a.m.||215/157|
|Fri.||Dec. 28||WJC USA vs. Russia||NHL Net||8:00 a.m.||215/157|
|Sat.||Dec. 29||WJC Russia vs. Germany||NHL Net||8:00 a.m.||215/157|
|Sat.||Dec. 29||Air Force at Minnesota||FS North+||7:05 p.m.||668/444|
|Sat.||Dec. 29||Boston University at Denver||ROOT Sports||8:00 p.m.||683 / 414|
|Sun.||Dec.30||WJC USA vs. Canada||NHL Net||3:30 a.m.||215/157|
|Sun.||Dec. 30||WJC Germany vs. Slovakia||NHL Net||8:00 a.m.||215/157|
|Sat.||Dec. 30||Michigan State vs. WMichigan||FS Detroit||2:30 p.m.||663 / 430|
|Sat.||Dec. 30||Michigan vs. Michigan Tech||FS Detroit||6:30 p.m.||663 / 430|
|Sun.||Dec. 30||Boston College at Minnesota||FS North+||7:05 p.m.||657/444|
|Sun.||Dec. 30||GLI Third-Place Game||FS Detroit||2:30 p.m.||663 / 430|
|Sun.||Dec. 30||GLI Championship Game||FS Detroit||6:30 p.m.||663 / 430|
|Mon.||Dec. 31||WJC USA vs. Slovakia||NHL Net||4:00 a.m.||215/157|
|Mon.||Dec. 31||WJC Canada vs. Russia||NHL Net||8:00 a.m.||215/157|