by Mike McMahon
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will announce a television deal with NBC Sports Network (what Versus will turn into in January) to air college hockey games nationally.
Notre Dame has reached its own agreement with NBC Sports to air its games, separately from the conference contract. Hockey East will also get a TV deal with Versus/NBC.
The NCHC, according to sources, was reluctant to go along with Notre Dame's television wishes, so the Irish will join Hockey Easy in 2013-14.