WITR to cover all RIT men’s and women’s hockey games this weekend
Radio station will broadcast and stream online up to four games—potentially including two simultaneous matches
March 17, 2011
by Michael Saffran
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Even if you don’t need a scorecard to follow the players, you just might need a flowchart to keep track of this weekend’s radio coverage of RIT hockey.
Fortunately, students working for WITR-FM (89.7) have made one for you.
On the heels of last weekend’s first-ever men’s and women’s hockey-doubleheader coverage on WITR, the station will carry up to four RIT hockey games on air or online Friday and Saturday.
Both the Friday afternoon and the Saturday night (if necessary) men’s Atlantic Hockey Tournament contests will be aired live on WITR and streamed live at witr.rit.edu. Meanwhile, Friday night’s NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament game will be broadcast live on WITR and streamed online, and the Saturday women’s match—either the final or the third-place contest—will be carried on an alternate online stream (also available at witr.rit.edu) or over the air on WITR (depending on game outcomes).
If that’s too confusing, see an easy-to-follow “flowchart,” created by Chris Cmolik, WITR chief engineer and a second-year information technology major. It’s available at witr.rit.edu/static/images/hockey_flowchart.jpg.
Ed Trefzger, Chris Lerch and Scott Biggar will call the men’s hockey action from Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Nick Phelan, Taylor Osmonson and Mike Warren will cover the women’s matches at Ritter Arena.
“It’s going to be a great weekend of hockey, and though I wish I could, I can’t be in both places at once,” says Trefzger ’84 (mechanical engineering), who is in his 29th season as a radio announcer for RIT men’s hockey. “But WITR can, and it’s great that we’ll be able to bring RIT fans all the action from the Ritter and downtown.
“It’s exciting that all of the games will be covered. The students behind the scenes at WITR do an amazing job all season to provide the technology and people to put men’s hockey on the air, and they’ve gone the extra mile to make this possible.”