OSWEGO, NY – When Oswego State men’s ice hockey makes history Nov. 22 during the first-ever collegiate hockey game at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome, Oswego alumni and Laker fans will be able to tune in and cheer from their homes around the world, thanks to live broadcasts by student-run television station WTOP and student-run radio station WNYO.
The live student broadcasts of the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oswego will play Utica College at 3 p.m., preceding the 7 p.m. professional hockey game that matches the Syracuse Crunch against the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
Laker fans in Central New York can tune into the WTOP broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 325 or online at http://oswegolakers.com/watch/?Live=280. Or they can listen online to WNYO’s broadcast athttp://www.wnyo889.org/
While the two student media outlets cover every home game at the Marano Campus Center arena, this will be just WTOP’s second remote broadcast in the past two years. WTOP covered the men’s ice hockey SUNYAC Championship game last season from Geneseo, bringing the contest to more than 6,000 web streamers who watched the Lakers win their second straight conference crown.
With the college’s support, WTOP will be able to use TWC’s professional equipment for the live remote broadcast taking place this weekend at the Carrier Dome.
The Crunch and Comets will break the AHL’s single-game indoor attendance record that was set in 1997 as 20,672 fans watched Carolina beat Kentucky 5-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
With more than 25,000 tickets for the Crunch-Comet game already sold, the Crunch will now attempt to break the U.S. indoor pro-hockey mark of 28,183. That record was set at the Thunderdome on April 23, 1996, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning (the current NHL affiliate of the Crunch) squared off in an NHL playoff game.
The No. 2 ranked Oswego State Lakers are asking that all of their 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance stay through the first period of the Comets-Crunch game to help break the record.
The ice rink will be set up similarly to the Carrier Dome’s basketball configuration. Using this layout, the renowned Carrier Dome can seat more than 30,000 fans.
Laker fans who plan on attending the game live can stop by the pre-game reception from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center.
For registration details, visitalumni.oswego.edu/frozendomeclassic.
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