The New England Sports Network (NESN) and Hockey East have agreed to a broadcast schedule for 2004-05 that includes 10 regular season games, four Hockey East Tournament games and the women's championship. With the exception of one Wednesday night edition, all regular-season telecasts are slated for Friday nights during the stretch run, continuing NESN's "Friday Night Ice" package which began last season.

Included in the mix of choice contests is a Jan. 14th match-up between Beanpot rivals Boston College and Boston University, and the first game of the final weekend set between preseason favorites BC and Maine. NESN will also carry one men's quarterfinal match, and the semifinals and championship game from the FleetCenter on the weekend of March 18-19. The women's championship game will also be televised live on Sunday, March 13, from BU's Walter Brown Arena.

Returning to the booth to call the action for NESN's Hockey East telecasts are Tom Caron (play-by-play) and Andy Brickley (color analyst). Caron, a member of the NESN crew since 1996, serves as a studio host for NESN's Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruin telecasts. Caron is a veteran hockey play-by-play announcer, calling numerous college and AHL games throughout his 18-year broadcasting career.

Brickley serves as a color analyst for NESN's Boston Bruins coverage. The Massachusetts native attended the University of New Hampshire and played three seasons with the Wildcats, registering 137 career points (68 goals, 69 assists). He earned first team NCAA All-America accolades in 1982. In 11 NHL seasons, Brickley amassed 222 points (82 goals, 140 assists) in 385 games with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Boston and Winnipeg.

2004-05 Hockey East broadcast package on
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