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Thursday, September 26th, 2019
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 2019 KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE USA MATCHUP FEATURING STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST. LOUIS BLUES VS. DETROIT RED WINGS TONIGHT ON NBCSN
2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA at Historic Calumet Colosseum in Calumet, Mich., Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Oldest In-Use Indoor Ice Arena in the World
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 26, 2019 – NBC Sports takes hockey fans to the world’s oldest in-use indoor ice arena tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues face the Detroit Red Wings in the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA from Calumet Colosseum in Calumet, Mich.
This year marks the fifth season of the Kraft Hockeyville USA campaign, whose mission is to help build better hockey communities across the country. The village of Calumet, Mich., won this year’s competition, which includes $150,000 in rink upgrades for Calumet Colosseum and $10,000 worth of new equipment from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.
Calumet Colosseum, which was built in 1913 and is the oldest in-use indoor ice arena in the world, is located in Calumet in the Upper Peninsula’s “Copper Country,” often considered the “birthplace of professional hockey” in North America. The International Professional Hockey League lasted for three seasons from 1904-07 and Calumet Miners were one of the league’s five teams. NBCSN’s telecast will honor the rich hockey history in Calumet and the surrounding area.
This marks the second time that Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will host Kraft Hockeyville USA, following the 2016 Kraft Hockeyville USA event in Marquette, Mich. The Red Wings are making their first appearance in the game, while the Blues are making their second appearance.
The defending champion Blues are led by Conn Smythe Trophy-winner Ryan O’Reilly and team captain Alex Pietrangelo, who scored in St. Louis’ decisive Stanley Cup Final Game 7 win in Boston. Red Wings alternate captain and Michigan native Dylan Larkin enters his fifth season in the league following career highs in goals (32) and points (73) in 2018-19.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action live from Calumet Colosseum. In addition, Liam McHugh (host) and Jeremy Roenick (analyst) will also be on-site to provide studio coverage and updates throughout the game.
NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES GAME AND STUDIO COMMENTATORS FOR 2019-20 NHL SEASON
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season will feature nearly 30 game and studio commentators this season, highlighted by seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, who returns for his 15th season as NBC Sports’ lead NHL play-by-play commentator.
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp joins NBC Sports as a full-time studio analyst for the 2019-20 season, following his contributions as an analyst during the 2018-19 regular season and postseason. Click here for more info.
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports is scheduled to present 109 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season with coverage beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues raise their championship banner to the rafters and host Alex Ovechkin and the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere. Click here for more info.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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