Mason Hockey partners with Monumental Sports & Entertainment
BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Look out, Mason hockey fans — club hockey is getting a brand new livestream.
Starting this fall, Monumental Sports Network (MSN), a branch of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), will begin its inaugural season broadcasting Mason club hockey games. This partnership will offer fans weekly live access to games on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the season.
“This collaboration with Monumental Sports Network is invaluable to our Mason Hockey community because it provides fans of Mason Hockey who are unable to physically attend a game the chance to share the excitement of college hockey via a world-class operation, Monumental Sports Network,” said Head Coach Steve Hyjek.
MSN will stream 13 games this season, including games against the University of Delaware, George Washington University, the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. The first game was streamed on Sept. 28, against Farmingdale State University, which ended in a 6-2 loss for Mason.
After reaching the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championship Tournament, Hyjek said that “the agreement with Monumental Sports Network also helps bolster Mason Ice Hockey’s program as one of the elite ACHA programs in the country.”
Zach Leonsis, senior vice president and general manager of MSN, also commented on the partnership between the network and the team.
“Partnering with George Mason University’s hockey team to stream their slate of games is a natural extension of our amazing partnership with the university,” Leonsis said. “ It’s an exciting opportunity for our network to stream college hockey games for our fans to enjoy.”
Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages EagleBank Arena. Leonsis went on to say, “We’re excited to now collaborate and highlight some of their best student athletes on our network as well.”
Those who subscribe to MSN will receive “year-round live coverage and On-Demand features as part of the Network’s commitment to delivering unprecedented regional sports coverage and original programming on-the-go, including high school, collegiate, and professional teams – Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Valor, Baltimore Brigade and Capital City Go-Go.”
Mason Club Hockey games are played at the Prince WIlliam Ice Center, so feel free to come out or subscribe to Monumental Sports Network for live coverage to support the Patriots on the road to the National Championship!
For more information, check out the press release here.