NEW YORK – Documentary film, "The Battle of Comm Ave.", recounting the Boston College - Boston University rivalry, will makes its NHL Network U.S. debut on Friday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The picture will be broadcast in HD.
The film, narrated by Hall of Fame announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick examines the 91-year tussle between two of college hockey's perennial powers. It examines the development of the rivalry from its early days and brings viewers front and center as each school has won an NCAA championship the past two years. From the history to the coaches and recruiting battles, from defining moments to pre-game jitters, hear the stories of what has become America's premiere college hockey rivalry.
More than 50 players, coaches, observers and analysts were interviewed for the film. Some recognizable faces from the rivalry include coaches Jerry York and Jack Parker; former BU standouts Mike Eruzione, Jack O'Callahan and Matt Gilroy; former BC stars Mike Mottau, Scott Clemmensen and Brian Gionta; and appearances by NHL personalities with ties to both programs.
On Thursday, March 4, the film's director, Matt Fults, will be a guest on NHL Live!, the NHL's daily radio show with hosts E.J. Hradek and Deb Placey. NHL Live! is broadcast Monday through Friday on Sirius XM Radio, streamed on NHL.com and simulcast on NHL Network from noon – 2 p.m. ET.