By John Johnson
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties
Finals on frozen pond and in swimming pools highlight this week’s schedule on MHSAA.tv, with live video streams of the MHSAA Ice Hockey and Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Championships.
The streaming this week begins at 5 p.m. Thursday (March 8) with the first of two Division 2 Semifinal games in the Ice Hockey Tournament. Division 3 and 1 Semifinals follow Friday (March 9), with the Finals on Saturday (March 10).
Here’s the complete Ice Hockey coverage schedule:
Thursday – Division 2 Semifinals
Friday – Division 3 Semifinals
Friday – Division 1 Semifinals
Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming and Diving coverage begins at noon Saturday at three locations, with the consolation and championship heats in each swimming event, plus the final round of the diving. Here are direct links to each Division of activity:
The continued Ice Hockey and Swimming coverage is part of six straight weekends of live MHSAA Championship coverage on MHSAA.tv, and online viewers can catch every weekend of action for one low cost of $9.95. Over the next two weeks of live Winter championship coverage, the following events will be featured:
- Girls Basketball Quarterfinals – March 13 – ALL 16 GAMES
- Girls Basketball Semifinals – March 15-16
- Boys Basketball Quarterfinals – March 20 – ALL 16 GAMES
- Boys Basketball Semifinals – March 22-23
All events become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion.
The MHSAA Championship Radio Network begins three straight weekends of Winter tournament coverage this weekend at the Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals. The audio stream is available at MHSAANetwork.com. Over the following two weekends, the MHSAA Championship Radio Network also will carry the Semifinals and Finals of the Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments for distribution on an over-the-air network of radio stations, and on the internet.
In addition to all of the MHSAA Network coverage of tournament action, participants in the MHSAA’s School Broadcast Program will bring over a dozen playoff contests into homes over the coming week.
Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of live video streams being produced by SBP members (All times Eastern Standard):
Monday, March 5
Wednesday, March 7
Friday, March 9
Monday, March 12
- Boys Basketball Regional at Fowlerville – TBA
- Boys Basketball Regional at Marquette – TBA
- Boys Basketball Regional at Negaunee – TBA
Tuesday, March 13
- Girls Basketball Quarterfinals – Sites & Times TBA
Be sure to check “Upcoming Events” on the MHSAA.tv home page daily for last-minute additions.
In its ninth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. Pixellot – The NFHS Network’s automated streaming solution – is used by schools wishing to live stream games, but lacking the ability to staff the events. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website.
Highlights of games produced in the past week by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members feature District Girls Basketball games Fowlerville v. Williamston and Manchester v. Pittsford, and a Regional Ice Hockey game Detroit U-D Jesuit v. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood.
Highlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube.