Tuesday, July 18th, 2017


5:00 PM CT — LIVE Blackhawks Convention “Opening Ceremonies” coverage – hosted by Pat Boyle & Tracey Myers!

6:00 PM CT — Special Blackhawks Convention edition of “SportsTalk Live” – hosted by David Kaplan featuring special Blackhawks guests!

CSN live stream available on  or via the NBC Sports app

Complete Blackhawks Convention coverage throughout the weekend on’s ‘BlackhawksTalk’ section via reports from Myers & Blackhawks digital reporter Charlie Roumeliotis, which will include additional player/coaches/front office interviews, along with panel discussion highlights and much more!

Social media highlights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to include the latest Convention news, live streaming segments, and special CSN prize giveaway details! 

Chicago, IL (July 18, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, is ready to start up the 2017-18 NHL season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the sold out 10th annual Blackhawks Convention, which will be held downtown this weekend (July 21-23) at the Hilton Chicago.

On Friday, July 21 beginning at 5:00 PM CT (hosted by Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live’s Pat Boyle & Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers), CSN 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: CSN will also re-air the Convention’s opening ceremonies later in the evening at 11:00 PM.)

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.  PLEASE NOTE: Live stream of the Opening Ceremonies coverage and SportsTalk Live will also be available at or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.

Throughout the weekend, fans can look forward to even more comprehensive Blackhawks Convention coverage on’s BlackhawksTalk section ( featuring additional players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more to be provided via Myers, Blackhawks digital reporter/producer Charlie Roumeliotis, along the CSN’s team of behind-the-scenes Blackhawks experts.

Fans can also look forward to upcoming Convention-specific “BlackhawksTalk PODCASTs” presented by Vivid Seats featuring Boyle (@CSN Boyle), Myers (@TramyersCSN), Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis/@CSNBlackhawks), and additional special guests.  All of CSN’s podcasts can be downloaded at and by simply subscribing to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

From a social media standpoint, CSN will also deliver a number of on-site Facebook Live ( interviews and special segments.  In addition, convention “Sights & Sounds” highlights will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional coverage/photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live.  Plus, fans can also get interactive with CSN’s “Blackhawks Convention” coverage throughout the weekend by utilizing the social media hashtag #BHC2017.  Fans are also urged to stop by CSN’s “Blackhawks Convention” booth this weekend to participate in games and activities for a chance to win special CSN giveaways, including tote bags, sunglasses, and fidget spinners (while supplies last).

CSN Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year.  In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with numerous entertaining local sports discussion/social media-focused programs via In the Loop and SportsTalk Live.  Through the network’s growing digital platform,, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, and standout coverage from’s team of “Insiders.”  Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.

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