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1/6/2014 5:18 P.M. ET

Earlier start times announced for the Saturday, January 11, Hockey East Doubleheader at Fenway Park

Fenway Sports Management and Hockey East today announced earlier start times for the Saturday, January 11, hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park featuring UMass Lowell vs. Northeastern, and University of Maine vs. Boston University. The two hockey games will now start at 2:15 and 5:45, respectively - 45 minutes earlier than originally scheduled.

The change was made to accommodate fans who would like to get home in time to watch the 8:15 p.m. divisional playoff game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.   

Fenway Park gates are scheduled to open at 1:15 p.m.

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