FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO CARRY LIVE OPENING CEREMONIES COVERAGE OF THE 2016 BLACKHAWKS CONVENTION
Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, July 15 at 5:00 PM CT hosted by Pat Boyle & Tracey Myers
Myers and Blackhawks beat reporter Luke Stuckmeyer to provide complete Convention coverage throughout the weekend on CSN & CSNChicago.com with exclusive videos, player interviews, Tweets & more
Chicago, IL (July 12, 2016) — Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, is ready to start up the 2016-17 NHL season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the sold out 2016 Blackhawks Convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (July 15-17) at the Hilton Chicago.
On Friday, July 15 beginning at 5:00 PM CT (hosted by Blackhawks Pre/Post Game Live’s Pat Boyle & CSNChicago.com Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers), Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of Blackhawks players/coaches/front office executives, the singing of the National Anthem, exciting video montages, plus – a special live interview with a Blackhawks player immediately following the Opening Ceremonies and much more! (NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will also replay the Convention’s opening ceremonies later that evening at 10:00 PM on CSN+)
At 6:00 PM on Friday night, the Convention coverage continues on CSN with a live remote edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado featuring host David Kaplan, along with a panel of Blackhawks experts and special guest interviews.
In addition throughout the weekend, Blackhawks beat reporter Luke Stuckmeyer will file reports for SportsNet Central (6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) featuring interviews with Blackhawks players, coaches and fans. Plus, Tracey Myers will be providing fans with comprehensive digital coverage all weekend long with exclusive convention video highlights, numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature reports and much more.
Fans can follow Boyle (@CSNBoyle), Myers (@TramyersCSN), and Stuckmeyer’s (@LukeStuckmeyer) Blackhawks Convention updates all weekend long via Twitter, along with the network’s primary Blackhawks Twitter handle (@CSNBlackhawks). Additionally, fans can send in their Blackhawks Convention comments/photos throughout the weekend by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #HawksTalk with select tweets to be retweeted via the network’s main @CSNChicago Twitter account.
Plus, fans can also visit CSNChicago.com’s ‘BlackhawksTalk’ section (csnchicago.com/blackhawks), which will feature real-time news stories and breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos/videos, fan interviews and more.
Fans attending the Blackhawks Convention this weekend are also urged to stop by the Comcast SportsNet booth, which will feature autograph signings, social media interactivity, along with special Comcast SportsNet giveaways, including mini Blackhawks hockey sticks and squish pucks.
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