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NHLN, NHL.com to go behind scenes at Gretzky camp

Sunday, 01.27.2013 / 6:00 PM / NHL Network

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

The Great One and some of his Hall of Fame friends will be back on the ice this week at the 11th annual Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, where legends of the game skate alongside doctors, dentists, attorneys and finance whizzes who are paying good money to live out their own childhood dreams.

Among the notable former players joining Gretzky at his fantasy camp this week are fellow Hockey Hall of Fame members Brian Leetch, Denis Savard and Grant Fuhr. Chris Chelios, Marty McSorley, Curtis Joseph, Russ Courtnall, Geoff Courtnall and Rick Tocchet are also expected to play. Mike Keenan is scheduled to be in attendance as a coach.


NHL Network starts stretch of six games in five days

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 11:51 AM / NHL Network


Barely a week into the 2012-13 NHL season, the action has already been fast and furious. Now the NHL Network, the home for all the latest news and highlights, will be providing an awesome slate of non-stop game action leading into week two of this NHL campaign.

With six games over the next five nights, NHL fans will have a relentless slate of competition featuring some of the League's top teams and rivalries. That busy schedule kicks off Thursday night as the Rangers, fresh off their first win of the young season, visit Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia, which is looking to get its first victory this year.

The packed NHL schedule will peak over the weekend, as the NHL Network broadcasts three games over a 24-hour period, starting Saturday afternoon when the Colorado Avalanche come to San Jose to take on the Sharks. It all winds up Monday night when the Staal brothers and the Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins in Raleigh.


NHLN-U.S. to broadcast 78 regular-season games

Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 11:34 PM / NHL Network


NEW YORK -- NHL Network-U.S. will televise 78 live games this regular season, focusing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and featuring eight double-headers, seven triple-headers and one quadruple-header. Regular-season coverage on NHL Network-U.S. gets underway on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET. with the New York Rangers in Boston to take on the Bruins.

On Saturday evenings, NHL Network-U.S. again will broadcast CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada programming beginning with the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Coaches Corner and Hotstove intermission programming during live game broadcasts.

Beginning Sunday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET and airing each night leading up to puck drop on the 2012-13 NHL season, NHL Network will be live with a special season preview titled NHL Tonight 2012-13 Season Preview Presented by Geico. Along with host Kathryn Tappen, a rotating cast of hockey insiders will bring viewers an in-depth look at the upcoming season, including team-by-team breakdowns, live on-location reports from NHL training camps and all the latest news as the League's 30 teams gear up for the 99-day race for the playoffs.


Get ready for the season with NHL Network programs

Friday, 01.11.2013 / 6:47 PM / NHL Network


Heading into the 2012-13 National Hockey League season, NHL Network has you covered with dynamic programming and the latest up-to-the-minute news.

Here are just some of the programs you'll find soon on NHL Network


NHL Network-U.S., NHL.com offers live WJC coverage

Monday, 12.17.2012 / 1:23 PM / NHL Network


NEW YORK -- The NHL Network-U.S. and NHL.com once again will offer fans in the United States the opportunity to watch live competition from the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia. The IIHF World Junior Championship features the top men's hockey players in the world under the age of 20 and is one of the top events on the world hockey calendar each year. Participating nations include Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The NHL Network-U.S. will broadcast live all U.S. contests at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, with all preliminary-round games being re-aired in primetime. The NHL Network-U.S. also will air Team USA's two pre-tournament games live from Finland.

An additional 12 games from the IIHF World Junior Championship also will be aired live on the NHL Network-U.S. and will be re-aired later that same day, including six preliminary-round games and the entire medal round. For the latest NHL Network listings, visit http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=58058.

Steve Mears, who handles play-by-play for Pittsburgh Penguins HD Radio and covered the NHL Playoffs and Final last year for the NHL Network, will call all U.S. games in the tournament, with NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek serving as the analyst and Rob Simpson as the rink-side reporter.


NHL Network's Weekes a student of the game

Monday, 11.12.2012 / 10:30 AM / NHL Network

Michael Smith - CarolinaHurricanes.com

Like so many other Canadian children, Kevin Weekes dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League.

Also like so many other Canadian children, he grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada each Saturday, a time-honored tradition going on 60 years now.

Years later, Weekes has experienced both. In a professional career spanning the better part of two decades, he played in net for seven NHL teams.

"That was my goal. That’s what I wanted to accomplish," Weekes said. "To this day, I’m eternally grateful that I was able to make it happen."

Soon after, he became the first black hockey broadcaster in NHL history, appearing on the very program with which he grew up watching.


NHLN-US set for HHOF induction ceremony Monday

Sunday, 11.11.2012 / 3:18 PM / NHL Network


The NHL Network-U.S. will have full coverage of the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday.

Fans will be able to watch all the festivities live as Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin take their place among the game's immortals.

For more information on NHL Network, visit nhlnetwork.com.


Team OHL next for Russia on NHL Network

Thursday, 11.08.2012 / 9:00 AM / NHL Network


Fans can catch the next generation of NHL stars during the ongoing Canadian Hockey League Subway Super Series.

The six-game series features the best junior-age players from Team Russia facing all-star teams from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.

Team Russia's two games against Team OHL -- Thursday and Monday -- will be shown live starting at 7 p.m. ET on the NHL Network in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada. Games will be played Nov. 8 in Guelph, Ontario, and Nov. 12 in Sarnia, Ontario.

A number of the best 2013 NHL Draft prospects will play for Team OHL, among them Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67's, Max Domi of the London Knights and Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires. Monahan will skate in the game in Guelph, and Domi and Rychel will skate only in the Sarnia game. All three received A ratings from NHL Central Scouting in its preliminary rankings of players to watch for this year's draft.


Catch Super Series games on NHL Network-U.S.

Monday, 11.05.2012 / 1:23 PM / NHL Network


Some of the next generation of NHL stars will be on display over the coming two weeks during the Canadian Hockey League's Subway Super Series games.

The six-game series features the best junior-age players from Team Russia facing all-star teams from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. Beside national pride, players also will be competing for spots on the Canadian and Russian teams that will play in the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Team Russia's two games against Team QMJHL will be shown live starting at 7 p.m. ET on the NHL Network in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

The series starts Monday with Team Russia facing Team QMJHL in Blainville, Quebec. Among those skating for Team QMJHL is Halifax Mooseheads center Nathan MacKinnon, believed by some scouts to be the best player available in the 2013 NHL Draft class.

A 6-foot, 182-pound center, MacKinnon is tied for the QMJHL lead with 18 goals, and his 30 points place him sixth.


McLennan: From goalie to TV analyst

Former Blues goalie has never strayed far from the game he loves

Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 1:57 PM / NHL Network

Chris Pinkert - NHL.com Correspondent

When it comes to the game of hockey, Jamie McLennan is a jack of all trades.

It all started in the early ‘80s when McLennan was just a kid growing up in the hockey-mad city of Edmonton, Alberta. At the time, the hometown Oilers featured players like Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr. It comes as no surprise that the club won five Stanley Cups in a span of just seven seasons, and thousands of new lifelong hockey fans were born in Alberta.

McLennan was one of them.

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