After an announcement was prematurely made earlier this week on the Kontinental Hockey League’s website, ESPN has officially stated that it will pick up 6 games this month, most to stream on ESPN3. ESPN2 will carry the first game on Tuesday with Steve Levy and Barry Melrose calling the game off a monitor in Bristol, CT.
The rest of the games will be called by another crew in Bristol.
ESPN says the league’s KHL All-Star Game will also be carried. More games could added later.
Let’s check out the press release from ESPN regarding the 2012-13 Kontinental Hockey League schedule.
Minimum of seven games to be carried exclusively in the US, including the KHL All-Star Game
Games will also air on ESPN in UK
ESPN today officially announced that it will deliver a minimum of seven games from 2012-13 season of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) exclusively on ESPN3 in the US and on ESPN UK. Coverage begins Tuesday, October 9 at 1 p.m. ET with ESPN SportsCenter anchor Steve Levy and NHL studio analyst Barry Melrose calling the Lev vs. Dynamo Moscow game live on ESPN2 and ESPN3. The game will re-air in primetime on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET and will air on delay on ESPN in the UK (Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. BST).
Confirmed games through the end of the month feature an all-star lineup of hockey players, including Alex Ovechkin (Dynamo Moscow), Ilya Kovalchuk (SKA), Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar (Metallurg Mg).
KHL on ESPN3 (US) Date Time (ET) Match-Up Tue, Oct 9 1:00 p.m. Lev vs. Dynamo Moscow ** Sun, Oct 14 9:00 a.m. Dynamo Moscow vs. Amur Tue, Oct 16 11:30 a.m. Dynamo Moscow vs. Sibir HD Thu, Oct 18 11:45 a.m. SKA vs. Sibir HD Mon, Oct 22 12:30 p.m. Dinamo Riga vs. Metallurg Mg Mon, Oct 29 11:30 a.m. Dynamo Moscow vs. Dinamo Riga HD
** Also airing on ESPN2
Full schedule information for games on ESPN in the UK will be released shortly and will be available on www.espn.co.uk/TV.
In addition to Levy and Melrose, commentary will be delivered in English language by play-by-play announcer Paul Romanuk and analyst Aaron Murphy. Previously, ESPN3 in the US carried more than 50 games from the KHL live in Russian throughout the 2009-10 and 2010-11 regular seasons and playoffs. In January 2010, ESPN3 distributed the KHL All-Star Game with Levy and Melrose commentating live from Bristol.
There you have it.