Chicago, IL (July 13, 2015) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, is ready to start up the 2015-16 NHL season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the sold out 2015 Blackhawks Convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (July 17-19) at the Hilton Chicago.
On Friday, July 17 beginning at 5:00 PM CT (hosted by Blackhawks Pre/Post Game Live’s Pat Boyle), Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com (also available via the NBC Sports Live Extra app) will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of Blackhawks players/coaches/front office executives, the singing of the National Anthem, exciting Stanley Cup championship video montages, plus – a special live interview with a Blackhawks player immediately following the Opening Ceremonies and much more! (NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will also replay the Convention’s opening ceremonies later that evening at 9:00 PM on CSN+)
In addition, Boyle will file reports for SportsNet Central (6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) featuring interviews with Blackhawks players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.com’s Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers will be providing fans with additional, comprehensive digital coverage throughout the weekend with exclusive convention video highlights and numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews.
Fans can follow Boyle (@CSNBoyle) and Myers’ (@TramyersCSN) Blackhawks Convention updates all weekend long via Twitter, along with the network’s Blackhawks coverage Twitter handle (@CSNBlackhawks). Additionally, fans can send in their Blackhawks Convention comments/photos throughout the weekend by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #HawksTalk with select tweets to be retweeted via the network’s main @CSNChicago Twitter account.
Plus, fans can also visit CSNChicago.com’s ‘BlackhawksTalk’ section (csnchicago.com/blackhawks), which will feature real-time news stories and breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos/videos, fan interviews and live Tweets.
Fans attending the Blackhawks Convention this weekend are urged to stop by the Comcast SportsNet booth, which will feature autograph signings, social media interactivity, along with special Comcast SportsNet giveaways, including Blackhawks sunglasses and 2015 Stanley Cup Champion tote bags.