Weekend Watchlist: March 8-10

Published On March 8, 2013 | By Arielle Aronson

Friday March 8

The Bruins are off for the night, but there is plenty of intriguing hockey to watch if you need your fix. Hockey East is headed into its final weekend of the regular season, and the title is still up for grabs among four of the 10 schools, and two schools — the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Providence College — have a shot at winning the regular season league title for the first time in school history. UML will take on Providence College Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Tsongas Center, and tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for children.

If you want to stay home to watch hockey, you have your choice of two different local college games. Boston University is fighting for a home ice spot for the playoffs, but it will have to beat spoiler Northeastern Friday night to keep that dream alive. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 7:30 p.m.

The University of New Hampshire is also fighting for a chance at the league title, and it will play rival Maine Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.

If you’re interested in some basketball, tune in at 8 p.m. to Comcast Sports Net as the Celtics put their four-game win streak on the line against the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics and Hawks are separated by just one game in the Eastern Conference standings, so this game will be a big matchup for both sides.

Want a chance at taking a half-court shot at a Celtics game? Head over to Miller’s Ale House in Watertown from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday to participate in Pop-A-Shot and possibly win a chance to take a shot on the Garden parquet at some point in the future.

Saturday March 9

This weekend will continue to be great for hockey fans, as you can watch hockey all afternoon on Saturday. Start with the Bruins game at 1 p.m. on NESN as they take on the Flyers. The game is sure to be physical as both sides normally get fired up to play each other, and the Flyers will be raring for a win after consecutive losses to the Rangers and Penguins.

Then, stay tuned to NESN at 4 p.m. for the final game of the Maine/UNH weekend series. If you’re looking to go to a game live, head to Providence for the finale of the UMass-Lowell/Providence College series at 7 p.m. at Schneider Arena. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for children.

Sunday March 10

Tired of the snow and winter weather? Escape for a few hours on Sunday afternoon by watching the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Spring Training. The game is a great chance to see how the Sox prospects are doing and get an early look at your favorite players.

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Arielle Aronson is a sports writer and recent graduate from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Print Journalism Magna Cum Laude. Arielle has a passion for sports cultivated from growing up with two older brothers. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling.