Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the defending Stanley Cup champion and current Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks, has announced it will televise the outdoor 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota LIVE on Saturday, February 20 at 4:00 PM CT. Legendary alumni from the Blackhawks (including a colorful roster featuring Denis Savard, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Steve Konroyd, Jamal Mayers, Troy Murray, Eric Daze, Murray Bannerman and “coaches” Tony Esposito & Pat Foley among others) will team up to battle their counterparts from the Minnesota Wild/Minnesota North Stars (including team legends Mike Modano, Neal Broten, Dino Ciccarelli & many more) in the opening game of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ weekend.
The 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game is a co-production by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and FOX Sports North that will feature Wild play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta and Wild game analyst Mike Greenlay in the broadcast booth, with Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live host Pat Boyle providing in-game, rink side reports/player interviews from the Blackhawks bench and Kevin Gorg of FOX Sports North handling North Stars/Wild bench reporting/interview duties.
Fans can look forward to a unique viewing experience with numerous players mic’d up during the game (including Blackhawks legend Jeremy Roenick), as well as historical Blackhawks vs. North Stars/Wild “flashbacks” integrated throughout the telecast. Intermission updates will be on site from TCF Bank Stadium. NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will be re-airing the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Alumni Game later the same evening at 10:00 PM on CSN+(viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete CSN+ channel location details) and again at 12:30 AM on the main Comcast SportsNet channel location.
Throughout the “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” weekend, Comcast SportsNet will be presenting extensive coverage of all games and surrounding festivities with up-to-the-minute reports from Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle) airing on SportsNet Central and via CSNChicago.com’s Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN). The “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” game between the Blackhawks and Wild will be carried live on NBC Sports on Sunday, February 21 with live opening face-off coverage beginning at 2:30 PM.
In advance of the “2016 Coors Lights NHL Stadium Series” weekend, Comcast SportsNet will be providing fans with a brand new special entitled SportsNet Central: Alumni #HawksTalk, airing on Monday, February 15 at 11:00 PM. This half-hour, roundtable discussion program is hosted by Pat Boyle and will feature special guests Denis Savard, Tony Esposito, Troy Murray, and Pat Foley. Among the discussion topics will include a preview of the upcoming Alumni Game, along with personal recollections of the top moments from the always-heated Blackhawks/North Stars rivalry. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air the SportsNet Central: Alumni #HawksTalk special on Thursday, February 18 at 10:30 PM.
Earlier in the day on Monday, February 15, Comcast SportsNet will air a special live United Center remote edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado at 5:30 PM featuring host David Kaplan with a special appearance by Pat Foley and a panel of local hockey experts. Following the 6:30 PM edition of SportsNet Central presented by Comcast Business, fans can look forward to a special guest appearance from Denis Savard on Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live at 7:00 PM. Live coverage of the Blackhawks taking on the “Original Six” rival Toronto Maple Leafs gets underway at 7:30 PM.