BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation will showcase Friday night's men's ice hockey game on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. when the Beavers host New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) rival and nationally-ranked UMass Boston at the Babson Skating Center.
The game will be simulcast on Facebook Live and Stretch Internet, Babson's live video streaming provider. In his sixth year with the Beavers, John Cabral will have the call.
In addition to the traditional broadcast, the Facebook Live platform will provide Babson fans and followers an interactive experience. Engagement opportunities include viewers comments showing beside the live action and post likes while reacting to the game action in front of them on their mobile devices and/or desktops.
During the broadcast, there will be fun facts and series notes between the squads who currently sit atop the conference standings. Ranked sixth in the USCHO.com national poll and ninth according to D3hockey.com, UMass Boston is first with 10 points, while Babson is tied with defending national champion Norwich for second with nine points.
Additionally, trivia questions during the intermissions will give viewers the opportunity to win Babson Athletics gear and prizes.
With Babson's alumni scattered throughout the world, streaming to Facebook Live creates another way for Athletics to engage with alumni, students, faculty and staff, prospects, family and friends in addition to connecting with new fans.