Covering the Crimson
Harvard welcomes hockey coverage by accredited writers, broadcasters and photographers. Working credentials and supplemental materials may be requested from the Harvard Office of Athletic Communications by mailing us: The Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163, by calling 617-495-2206 or emailing [email protected] Accredited members of the media can also request to receive press releases via email.
Interviews with members of the coaching staff and players must be arranged through the Office of Athletic Communications. Please note that student-athlete telephone numbers and email addresses 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 game day until the conclusion of the contest.
At the conclusion of games at Bright Hockey Center, the visiting coach and player interviews will be conducted immediately following a 10-minute cooling-off period. These interviews will be under the direction of the road team’s SID outside the visiting locker room. Harvard head coach Katey Stone and two Harvard players (determined by request) will be available immediately following in the hallway outside the Harvard varsity locker room. On the road, Harvard coaches and players will comply with postgame procedures set by the home team. Please see an athletic communications representative to request specific players for postgame interviews. Harvard maintains a closed locker room policy at home and on the road.
All credential requests to cover Harvard women’s hockey should be received at least 48 hours in advance. Harvard reserves the right to accept or reject credential requests for any reason. Credentials can be picked up at the ticket office at the Bright Center, which opens one hour prior to the start of the contest. The press box is located at the west end of the arena, and a valid press credential will be required for entry, both into the arena proper and into the press box. The Bright press box is a working press area, and cheering is strictly prohibited. Cheering or abuse of media credentials is grounds for immediate removal. Working press and radio are assigned space in the working press area. Shot charts are available to all members of the working press at the conclusion of each period, and out-of-town scores are posted throughout the game. Complete game packets, which include shot charts and a game summary, are available in the press box 10 minutes after the conclusion of the contest. Phone lines and Internet access will be available in Bright Hockey Center for filing stories.
Stations wishing to broadcast Harvard women’s hockey games must make arrangements through the athletic communications office no later than one week prior to the game. One analog phone line will be given to each school free of charge, while each additional broadcasting station will be charged a $100 line fee per game. A maximum of three credentials will be provided for any broadcast crews.
Space is available on the concourse level on the TV perches on the south side of the arena. Arrangements must be made with athletic communications to shoot from ice level for a maximum of one period.