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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 3 – Games involving three of the top-ranked teams in Michigan high school hockey – Brighton, Calumet and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s - highlight this week’s schedule of high school sporting events on MHSAA.tv produced by Association members taking part in the School Broadcast Program.
Calumet, the third-ranked team in Division 3 in the most recent Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association poll (Dec. 18, 2017), hosts St. Mary’s, the No. 3 team in Division 1, on Friday (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m. Brighton, the top-ranked team in Div. 1 and the defending MHSAA champion in that division, rolls into the Keweenaw Peninsula to face the Copper Kings on Saturday (Jan. 6) at 7 p.m.
A total of 72 sporting events – 44 at the varsity level – are on the schedule for this week, with more to be added as the week progresses. 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 lack the ability to staff the events. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions. Of the 72 games on this week’s schedule – 53 will be Pixellot productions.
Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams available being produced by SBP members:
Wednesday, Jan. 3
Thursday, Jan. 4
Friday, Jan. 5
Saturday, Jan. 6
Monday, Jan. 8
Tuesday, Jan. 9
Wednesday, Jan. 10
NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 a month. Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country. All content becomes available for free, on- demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live. School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate. A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.
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 featured the following events:
Highlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube.
A record 105 radio stations and web-based audio outlets carry the MHSAA Network’s This Week In High School Sports.
This week’s show features the upcoming Battle of The Fans; passes out Game Balls to Alpena’s Chris DeRocher and Benton Harbor’s Carlos Johnson in boys basketball; talks about basketball shot clocks in the Be The Referee segment; and closes with a commentary on a video documentary just released about one of the greatest high school athletes of all-time in Michigan – Fennville’s Richie Jordan.
A complete list of outlets where you can listen to the show can be found on the This Week In High School Sports page of the MHSAA Website.
This Week In High School Sports and Be The Referee are posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network Website.