I keep saying each press release post is the last of the year until I find another time sensitive release. This really is the last press release post. This deals with the NHL Winter Classic and this time from CBC. Unfortunately, Don Cherry didn’t make it down to Boston as he was supposed to be honored by the Bruins on Wednesday, but with inclement weather preventing him from flying in and then the possibility of a postponement of the Winter Classic, CBC kept him in Canada. But CBC is sending other announcers and here’s the release:
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA TOASTS 2010 WITH THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC, JANUARY 1
Boston Bruins face off against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway ParkCBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA rings in the New Year from iconic Fenway Park in Boston with the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on Friday, Jan. 1. The broadcast gets under way at 1 p.m. ET with a special installment of Hockey Tonight, featuring host Ron MacLean and The Dropkick Murphys as they welcome hockey fans to New England. The puck and the temperature drop for the annual outdoor classic, as the Boston Bruins host their Eastern Conference rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1:30 p.m. ET.Headlining the annual outdoor match-up will be Bruins’ Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard. The Flyers, led by Mike Richards and Daniel Briere, will be hoping to upset the New Year’s Day celebrations in Beantown.MacLean will host the highly anticipated showdown alongside Don Cherry, who built his legend in Boston as coach of the Bruins. Play-by-play man Jim Hughson and analyst Craig Simpson brave the elements in the outdoor broadcast booth, while Glenn Healy provides commentary from between the benches and Elliotte Friedman reports from ice level and around the stadium.The 2010 NHL Winter Classic marks the fourth NHL outdoor game broadcast presented by CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. This is the most interactive broadcast yet. For the first time, Hockey Night in Canada All-Access will transport viewers to the snowy baseball field at CBCSports.ca/hockey. Fans can use this exclusive live interactive online tool to view the game as if they were in the grandstands of Fenway Park, looking where they want, when they want.Following the game CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will go live to team U.S.A.’s roster announcement of their national hockey team, which will compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Friday, January 1 - 1 p.m. ET, Hockey Tonight
Friday, January 1 - 1:30 p.m. ET, 2010 NHL Winter Classic: Philadelphia at Boston
Ok, I’m closing the blog down for 2009. I’ll be back tomorrow. Again, Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2010.