Looking for a way to watch a live stream of the 2017 NCAA Hockey Tournament? There are a couple of different ways to watch, even if you don’t have a cable subscription.
First-round and quarterfinal games will be broadcast on either ESPNU or ESPN3 (complete television schedule here). If you can’t get to a television, here’s a complete rundown of your streaming options:
Games on ESPN3
These games are available to be watched live online via WatchESPN.com. You can watch the stream for free without having to log in to a cable or TV provider.
Mobile & Streaming Devices
If you’re looking to watch these games on your mobile or streaming device, you can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:
As is the case with desktop, you won’t need to log-in to a cable or TV provider.
Games on ESPNU
There are a couple different options here, depending on whether or not you have a cable subscription or log-in information.
How to Watch on Desktop if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In
Users without a cable subscription can watch ESPNU via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:
1) Click here to go to the Sling website
2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”
3) Create an account
4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange and the Sports Extra add-on in order to get access to ESPNU
5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, while the Sports Extra add-on is $5 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged
6) Download the app for your computer to start watching
How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In
If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch ESPNU’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following locations:
App Store (or Apple TV)
Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)
How to Watch on Desktop if You Have a Cable Log-In
These games are available to be watched live online via WatchESPN.com. Unlike games on ESPN3, games on ESPNU require you to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to watch the stream.
How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Have a Cable Log-In
If you’re a cable subscriber and are looking to watch ESPNU’s coverage of the games on your mobile or streaming devices, you can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:
As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.