Annual Event Gets Underway This Tuesday At Noon

Bob Daniels

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) will usher in its 37th season this Tuesday (Sept. 25) at noon when the league conducts its annual Media Day in the Olympia Room at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. The CCHA Media Day press conference will be streamed live on the internet at www.ccha.com.

"College hockey fans and the media will have free audio and video access to the insights of all 12 CCHA head coaches and preseason comments from CCHA Commissioner Tom Anastos", stated CCHA Communications Director Fred Pletsch.

The live stream will be available through a link on the home page of the conference's official web site, www.ccha.com. Internet users must have Windows Media Player installed on their computer in order to access the press conference feed. Windows Media Player can be downloaded at no charge by going to the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= .

The entire press conference will also be recorded and archived on www.ccha.com within 24 hours of its conclusion for fans to view and listen to.

Announcements scheduled for the event include the presentation of the fourth annual CCHA Preseason All-Conference Teams (First and Second) and the release of the conference television schedule for the 2007-08 season. The traditional preseason Media Poll and preseason Coaches' Poll will also be released.

CCHA teams are scheduled to hit the ice on college hockey's common start date of Saturday, October 6. Teams in Alaska are allowed to start earlier under an exemption granted to them through Section 17.31.1 of the NCAA's Operating Bylaws.

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