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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO CARRY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE “2016 NHL STADIUM SERIES ALUMNI GAME” FEATURING BLACKHAWKS VS. NORTH STARS/WILD LEGENDS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Comcast SportsNet’s “2016 NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game” coverage – featuring Blackhawks legends Denis Savard, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios & many more takes place Saturday, February 20 at 4:00 PM CT LIVE from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN;
Network to also carry a NEW, half-hour “SportsNet Central: Alumni #HawksTalk” roundtable special with host Pat Boyle and featured guests Denis Savard, Troy Murray, Tony Esposito & Pat Foley on Monday, February 15 at 11:00 PM CT;
Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to also provide extensive coverage of the Sunday, February 21 “2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series” Blackhawks vs. Wild battle via detailed reports and analysis from Pat Boyle and Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers
Chicago, IL (February 10, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the defending Stanley Cup champion and current Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks, has announced it will televise the outdoor 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota LIVE on Saturday, February 20 at 4:00 PM CT. Legendary alumni from the Blackhawks (including a colorful roster featuring Denis Savard, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Steve Konroyd, Jamal Mayers, Troy Murray, Eric Daze, Murray Bannerman and “coaches” Tony Esposito & Pat Foley among others) will team up to battle their counterparts from the Minnesota Wild/Minnesota North Stars (including team legends Mike Modano, Neal Broten, Dino Ciccarelli & many more) in the opening game of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ weekend.
The 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game is a co-production by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and FOX Sports North that will feature Wild play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta and Wild game analyst Mike Greenlay in the broadcast booth, with Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live host Pat Boyle providing in-game, rink side reports/player interviews from the Blackhawks bench and Kevin Gorg of FOX Sports North handling North Stars/Wild bench reporting/interview duties.
Fans can look forward to a unique viewing experience with numerous players mic’d up during the game (including Blackhawks legend Jeremy Roenick), as well as historical Blackhawks vs. North Stars/Wild “flashbacks” integrated throughout the telecast. Intermission updates will be on site from TCF Bank Stadium. NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will be re-airing the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game later the same evening at 10:00 PM on CSN+ (viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete CSN+ channel location details) and again at 12:30 AM on the main Comcast SportsNet channel location.
Throughout the “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” weekend, Comcast SportsNet will be presenting extensive coverage of all games and surrounding festivities with up-to-the-minute reports from Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle) airing on SportsNet Central and via CSNChicago.com’s Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN). The “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” game between the Blackhawks and Wild will be carried live on NBC Sports on Sunday, February 21 with live opening face-off coverage beginning at 2:30 PM.
In advance of the “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” weekend, Comcast SportsNet will be providing fans with a brand new special entitled SportsNet Central: Alumni #HawksTalk, airing on Monday, February 15 at 11:00 PM. This half-hour, roundtable discussion program is hosted by Pat Boyle and will feature special guests Denis Savard, Tony Esposito, Troy Murray, and Pat Foley. Among the discussion topics will include a preview of the upcoming Alumni Game, along with personal recollections of the top moments from the always-heated Blackhawks/North Stars rivalry. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air the SportsNet Central: Alumni #HawksTalk special on Thursday, February 18 at 10:30 PM.
Earlier in the day on Monday, February 15, Comcast SportsNet will air a special live United Center remote edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado at 5:30 PM featuring host David Kaplan with a special appearance by Pat Foley and a panel of local hockey experts. Following the 6:30 PM edition of SportsNet Central presented by Comcast Business, fans can look forward to a special guest appearance from Denis Savard on Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live at 7:00 PM. Live coverage of the Blackhawks taking on the “Original Six” rival Toronto Maple Leafs gets underway at 7:30 PM.