CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC is providing information for media coverage of the 2013 CIAC Basketball and Boys Hockey Tournaments.
The annual CIAC Basketball and Hockey press conferences featuring the coaches, captains and athletics directors of the 22 finalists will be held on Wednesday March 13 and Thursday March 14 at the AquaTurf Club in Southington. The girls basketball press conference will be held on Wednesday with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and the event concluding no later than 1:15 p.m. and the joint boys basketball and ice hockey press conference will take place on Thursday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Media are asked to e-mail their name and affiliation to Joel Cookson at jcooksoncasciacorg (jcooksoncasciacorg) if they are planning to attend so the CIAC can get an accurate head count.
The schedule for the eight basketball finals will be released Thursday morning prior to the boys press conference. The semi-final rounds in basketball will conclude Wednesday March 13 assuming the tournaments remain on schedule. The semi-final rounds in hockey will also conclude on March 13.
The CIAC will host the eight basketball finals at The Mohegan Sun Arena March 15-16 with two games on Friday evening and the remaining six games played in two sessions on Saturday. An online application for media credentials for championship games will be available on www.CIACsports.com at 12 p.m. on Monday March 11 and a release with the credential application link will also be distributed.
The hockey finals will take place on three separate days at Yale University Ingalls Rink with the Division III final at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday March 16, the Division II final on Monday March 18 at 7 p.m. and Division I wrapping up the championships on Tuesday March 19 at 7 p.m. A separate boys hockey finals credentials link will also be available on www.CIACsports.com on Monday March 11 and the link will also be distributed.
Those planning to provide radio broadcast of CIAC Tournament games must complete the CIAC Broadcast Application which is available in the “Media Information” section on the CIAC website and pay the rights fee associated with those broadcasts in addition to submitting the online credential request.
The CIAC is also looking for writers interested in producing game stories for the basketball, hockey or swimming championships. Anyone interested should contact Matt Fischer at mfischercasciacorg (mfischercasciacorg) .