Starting times moved up for Saturday’s Frozen Fenway games

Boston, MA -- 1/8/2017 - The game between BU and UMass is seen from above during the third period of play at Fenway Park. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Saturday’s Hockey East doubleheader will start at 1:30 p.m.

The starting times for the Hockey East doubleheader at Fenway Park on Saturday have been moved up 2½ hours.

The change was made in consideration of fans planning to watch the Patriots playoff game against the Houston Texans, which starts at 8:15 p.m.


The gates at Fenway Park will open at noon, with Maine and Connecticut dropping the puck at 1:30 p.m., followed by New Hampshire and Northeastern at 5 p.m.

The first game will be televised on NESN Plus, the second one on NESN

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