FOX Sports North to televise WCHA Final Five

FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Friday announced plans to televise the 2014 WCHA Final Five live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. on March 21-22.

In addition, the broadcast signal will be carried by FOX Sports Wisconsin, FOX Sports Detroit, Sports Time Ohio and FOX College Sports-Central.

Dan Parkhurst will serve as play-by-play announcer alongside analyst Jeff Sauer.

Parkhurst is a veteran college hockey on-air personality and the regular television and radio voice for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. He has provided play-by-play for a number of national sports networks and is the recipient of the 2013 Hockey East Media Award for contributions to media coverage.

Sauer is one of the most successful college hockey coaches in history, winning 655 games over 36 seasons as head coach at both Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Named WCHA Coach of the Year two times, he led the Badgers to two national championships, two WCHA regular season titles and MacNaughton Cups as well as six league playoff championships. He is a winner of the National Hockey League’s prestigious Lester Patrick Award and was named a Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey. 

2014 WCHA Final Five Television Schedule

Date                                        Game                                      Time

Friday, March 21                    Semifinal #1                            1:00 p.m. CT

                                          Semifinal #2                            6:00 p.m. CT

Saturday, March 22                Final                                        6:00 p.m. CT

"We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with FOX Sports North on televising the WCHA Final Five," said WCHA commissioner Bruce M. McLeod. "It is only fitting that college hockey’s premier post-season tournament is televised by one of the leading sports networks in the country and we are thrilled to be able to announce this outstanding coverage."

FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit www.foxsportsnorth.com