BOSTON, MA – January 4, 2001 — Fox Sports Net today announced that Tim Sweeney will serve as color analyst for the network’s 14-game Hockey East line-up. A former BC Eagle, Boston Bruin, New York Ranger and Anaheim Mighty Duck, Sweeney will join play-by-play man Eric Frede on January 7th at 7:00PM, when Boston University travels across town to face rival Boston College. David Woodman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Net New England, made the announcement.
“Hockey East is the best conference in the country because there is so much parity from top to bottom,” said Sweeney. “That’s what is so fun about college hockey, the guys play with passion and every game is a rivalry. I am very excited to work with Fox Sports Net. I look forward to calling some great games this season.”
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in 1989, Sweeney began a distinguished professional hockey career with the Calgary Flames (1990-91). He went on to play with the Providence Bruins (1992-93), Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1993-95), Boston Bruins (1995-97) and New York Rangers (1997-98). While with New York, Sweeney was a finalist for the “Bill Masterson Trophy,” an award given to NHL players who exhibit sportsmanship and perseverance under adverse conditions.
Sweeney was a member of the 1992 United States Olympic Hockey Team in Albertville, France. As Captain of Boston College Hockey in 1989, he was named Second Team All-American in 1989 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
“Tim will give new meaning to color,” said Woodman. “As a former Hockey East player at Boston College, Tim has an insider perspective on the sport, the coaches and the players. He has been in the locker room and on the ice. We are excited to have Tim as part of our Emmy Award winning Hockey East team.”
Sweeney served as color commentator for Boston College Hockey on SportsRadio 850AM WEEI from 1998-2000.
Sweeney will join Eric Frede (Hockey East play-by-play) and John Holt (Hockey East sideline reporter) live on Fox Sports Net’s 6:30 New England Sports Tonight on Friday, January 5, to discuss the upcoming season.
FOX Sports Net reaches more than 3.5 million viewers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
FOX Sports Net reaches more than 70 million households nationwide, and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group.
FOX Sports Net New England is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has been dedicated to “Home Team” fans for nearly 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including: its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising; the Madison Square Garden Properties; and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.
Ryan Donovan, Fox Sports Net