BOSTON – (Report from Official News Release) – Recognizing the fact most New England sports fans prefer watching Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Round matchup between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans rather than outdoor ice hockey, Fenway Sports Management and Hockey East announced that Saturday’s Capital One Frozen Fenway doubleheader will start 2 ½ hours earlier than its originally scheduled start time.
The University of Maine will take on the University of Connecticut at 1:30 p.m., moved up from the originally scheduled start time of 4 p.m., and the University of New Hampshire will face Northeastern University at 5 p.m., up from 7:30 p.m.
Based on the new start times, Fenway Park gates will open at noon on Saturday.
The 1:30 p.m. game between the University of Maine and the University of Connecticut will air on NESNplus. The 5 p.m. game between the University of New Hampshire and Northeastern University will be broadcast on NESN.