Covering the Crimson
Harvard welcomes hockey coverage by accredited writers, broadcasters and photographers under the guidelines below. Accredited members of the media can receive press releases via email by contacting Jeff Selesnick in the Office of Athletic Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-496-1378.
Interviews with members of the coaching staff and players must be arranged through Jeff Selesnick. For the 2012 fall semester, Crimson players and coaches will be available for in-person interviews following Thursday-afternoon practices and as otherwise arranged with Jeff Selesnick. Please contact Jeff Selesnick to schedule a phone interview.
Please note that student-athletes’ telephone numbers will not be released to the media per Department of Athletics policy. If a telephone interview is necessary, arrangements will be made for the student-athlete to call the requesting outlet. Players will not be available for interviews on gameday until the conclusion of the contest.
All credential requests to cover Harvard men’s ice hockey should be received at least 48 hours in advance. Requests should be directed to Jeff Selesnick in the Office of Athletic Communications by mailing him at Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163; calling 617-496-1378 or emailing email@example.com. Harvard reserves the right to accept or reject credential requests for any reason.
Scouts must purchase tickets through the ticket office, as they will not be issued press credentials.
Credentials can be picked up at the ticket office at Bright Hockey Center, which opens an hour before each game.
The Bright Hockey Center press box is located at the west end of the arena (far end upon entry), and a valid press credential is required for entry, both into the arena proper and into the press box. Unauthorized transfer of credentials is prohibited.
The Bright press box is a working press area, and cheering and disruptive behavior are strictly prohibited. Cheering or any abuse of media credentials is grounds for removal. Game statistics and shot charts will be available following each period.
At the conclusion of games at the Bright Hockey Center, interviews with the visiting coach and players will be available following a 10-minute cooling-off period. These interviews will be under the direction of the road team’s SID outside the visitors’ locker room. Coach Donato and requested Harvard players will be available immediately following, outside the Harvard team hallway. Writers on deadline will be given first preference for questions.
On the road, Harvard coaches and players will comply with postgame procedures set by the home team. Please see Jeff Selesnick to request specific players for postgame interviews.
Harvard will maintain a closed locker room policy both at home and on the road.