The 2017 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament field has gone from 16 teams to just four. There aren’t many surprises in this year’s Frozen Four, as we have three 1-seeds (Denver, Minnesota Duluth, and Harvard) and a 4-seed (Notre Dame) fighting to become National Champions.
The second of tonight’s games will be a showdown between Denver and Notre Dame. The Pioneers were the number one team coming into the tournament, and they’ve proved to be more than worthy of the honor. Denver was the last team standing in the Midwest Regional after cruising to a 5-2 win over 4-seed Michigan Tech and a 6-3 win over 3-seed Penn State.
The Fighting Irish pulled off two thrilling upsets in the Northeast Regional to make it to the Frozen Four. They knocked off 1-seed Minnesota 3-2 in the regional semifinals and 2-seed UMass Lowell 3-2 (OT) in the regional finals to punch their ticket to Chicago.
This is Denver’s 16th trip and Notre Dame’s third appearance in the Frozen Four. While Denver has won an astounding seven National Championships, Notre Dame will be looking to win it all for the first time in school history.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch Denver take on Notre Dame in the Frozen Four.
Denver vs. Notre Dame Viewing Details
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 P.M. EST
Location: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: ESPN2 (Check local listings.)
How To Live Stream Denver vs. Notre Dame Online
Your best bet for watching Denver battle Notre Dame online via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN2 and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN2 online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Denver vs. Notre Dame On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch ESPN2 for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.