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Midco to televise UND game in Las Vegas

A view from the Midco Sports Network booth in the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Brad Elliott Schlossman / Forum News Service

Midco Sports Network is sending a crew to Las Vegas to broadcast the Oct. 27 hockey game between intense rivals University of North Dakota and University of Minnesota, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central.

Because it's UND's home game, Midco has exclusive rights.

"Aside from personally being excited to be able to call the game, it's a great thing for our network," play-by-play announcer Alex Heinert said. "We're going to be able to take a crew on the road and broadcast a really special event—it's the best rivalry in college hockey—and bring the game back to people in this area."

Heinert said ever since this game popped on the schedule, Midco has been working toward broadcasting it.

"We'd expect this game to be our most-watched game of this upcoming season," Heinert said. "It's going to be a tremendous event."

The Vegas game, which will be played in the 7,500-seat Orleans Arena, will be the only meeting between the historic rivals next season.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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