iHeartMedia Phoenix announced today a broadcast agreement with Arizona State University (ASU) to air men's hockey games, effective October 11. Arizona State University fans can listen to all home games, select road games and a weekly coach's show featuring head coach Greg Powers on Fox Sports 910, iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app. This new agreement allows Arizona State University fans to hear the play-by-play action of men's hockey both within the Phoenix region and nationwide.
"Our partnership with iHeartMedia Phoenix leads Sun Devil Hockey into its next and long-awaited venture of bringing play-by-play broadcasts to supporters and fans in the local community and around the country," said Frank Ferrara, Sun Devil Athletics' Chief Financial Officer, and Ice Hockey Sport Administrator. "We're proud to deliver another avenue for fans to engage and access our team through the broadcast of all home games, select road games and the weekly coach's show."
"Fox Sports 910 and iHeartMedia Phoenix are proud to partner with Arizona State University as they launch their inaugural radio broadcast for Hockey play-by-play," said Linda Little, Market President for iHeartMedia Phoenix. "We look forward to bringing ASU Hockey to fans throughout Phoenix on Fox Sports 910 and nationwide on the iHeartRadio app."
Sun Devil for Life Tyler Paley returns to his roots as the first-ever play-by-play voice of Sun Devil Hockey Radio. A three-time ASU grad, Paley covered the ASU men's ice hockey team extensively during his tenure at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2014-18. His experience spans years of various communications roles including multimedia journalist, anchor and reporter, social media strategist, commentator for Pac-12 Network and freelancer for CBS, FOX Sports and ESPN.
The first game broadcast of the partnership will be ASU's home opener versus Colgate on Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. MST. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST.
The 2022-23 season for Sun Devil Hockey boasts a record 24 home games, including the return of the Desert Hockey Classic tournament at the brand new on-campus 5,000-seat Multi-Purpose Arena. ASU will host Minnesota and Minnesota State, two of the 2022 NCAA Frozen Four teams, and will travel to play the 2022 National Champions, University of Denver.
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