Partnership brings live coverage of Tigers hockey




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RIT Tigers men's hockey defenseman and co-captain Dan Ringwald

RIT recently announced its affiliation with Time Warner Cable SportsNet to be the official television home of RIT athletics. Time Warner Cable channel 26 will air 10 RIT men’s hockey home games live; with five other men’s home games being shown on tape delay. In addition, five RIT women’s hockey games will be telecast this season.

Gene Battaglia calls the action, with John DiTullio serving as color-commentator. All live home games air at 7 p.m. Check the Time Warner Cable Sports Web site (www.twcsportsnet.com) for all other listings. In addition, all aired games will be rebroadcast at various times during the week.

“We’re excited to be part of Time Warner Cable SportsNet,” says RIT men’s hockey head coach Wayne Wilson. “It is a great opportunity for our program to gain more exposure in all of western and central New York.”

“We are thrilled about our new partnership with Time Warner,” says Lou Spiotti, director of RIT’s Center of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. “The kind of exposure and quality associated with this level of television broadcast is consistent with the goals of RIT hockey. We want to become a household name and Time Warner Cable SportsNet will facilitate that vision.”

“Everyone at Time Warner Cable SportsNet is thrilled to be the new home of RIT sports,” says Steve Arvan, director of the channel. “We are looking forward to many years of working together to bring the very best of RIT athletics to the customers of Time Warner Cable.”

Time Warner Cable SportsNet reaches all Time Warner subscribers in the greater Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo areas.

Live games to be broadcast:

■ Nov. 1 vs. Holy Cross

■ Nov. 14 vs. Army

■ Dec. 12 vs. Mercyhurst

■ Dec. 13 vs. Mercyhurst

■ Jan. 9 vs. Connecticut

■ Jan. 10 vs. Connecticut

■ Jan. 17 vs. American International

■ Feb. 7 vs. Sacred Heart

■ Feb. 28 vs. Air Force

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RIT Tigers men's hockey defenseman and co-captain Dan Ringwald