Opponents: No. 15 Union (Friday) and No. 18 RPI (Saturday)
Dates: November 5th and November 6th
Time: 7 p.m. (Pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m.)
Where: Bright Hockey Center, Allston, MA
Coverage: 95.3 FM WHRB (Boston-area) and WHRB.org (Around the World)
Broadcasters: Brendan Roche (play by play) and Raafi Alidina (color commentary)
Harvard hockey begins its 111th season with this home opening weekend vs. two of the top teams in the ECAC. Last season, Harvard swept the Dutchmen in league play, while they lost the season series 0-1-1 to RPI, with the loss coming at the Bright. Now, the Crimson hope to jump start their ECAC campaign by picking up wins over both of these teams.
Friday: Harvard (0-0-0, 0-0-0) vs. #15 Union College Dutchmen (5-1-2, 0-0-0)
Join us for the pregame show beginning at 6:45 p.m. as we'll have highlights from an interview with head coach Ted Donato. In the first intermission, we'll air part one of the first episode of Top Shelf, with Kyle Richter and Eric Kroshus. Discussion will include Monday's exhibition, and the promotional efforts surrounding this opening weekend. In the second intermission, Schenectady Daily Gazette writer Ken Schott joins us in a prerecorded interview to discuss the Capital District teams and the ECAC.
Saturday: Harvard (0-0-0, 0-0-0) vs. #18 RPI Engineers (3-1-3, 0-0-0)
After opening up against Dartmouth, RPI skates into the Bright Center to continue their ECAC opening weekend. We'll have clips from Harvard's postgame press conference from Friday night during the pregame show. In the first intermission, we'll have the second part of our first episode of Top Shelf as the discussion turns to Halloween, warmup songs, and goal horns. In the second intermission, Brendan and Raafi will provide stats and analysis from the game.