GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today that the Coyotes’ 2009-10 Home Opener versus the Columbus Blue Jackets will be televised live on AZ-TV at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10.
“We’d like to thank AZ-TV for agreeing to broadcast this year’s Home Opener,” said Moss. “There has been tremendous anticipation for our first home game of the season, which will feature the first-ever WhiteOut at Jobing.com Arena. When the game was not on the original broadcast slate due to a previous scheduling commitment on FOX Sports Arizona, we explored alternatives so that our fans would still be able to watch the game live on television, and both AZ-TV and FOX Sports Arizona were extremely supportive in working with us to find a way to bring this game to our fans.”
Cox Cable subscribers and over-the-air viewers will be able to view the game in High Definition. All other providers will air the game in Standard Definition.
“AZ-TV is pleased to be televising the 2009-2010 Home Opener for the Phoenix Coyotes,” said AZ-TV General Manager Jeff Burnton. “The upcoming WhiteOut is a tremendous opportunity for the viewers in Arizona to experience the excitement that is Coyotes hockey.”
The Coyotes’ television broadcasting team of play-by-play announcer Dave Strader, color analyst Tyson Nash and host/reporter Todd Walsh will bring Coyotes fans all the action. In addition to the AZTV broadcast, the game will also air throughout Arizona and in New Mexico on tape delay at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on FOX Sports Arizona.
The Coyotes are holding a “Welcome Back WhiteOut” during the Home Opener to celebrate the beginning of the 2009-10 season. All fans in attendance at the game will receive a “Welcome Back WhiteOut” t-shirt and white pom-poms, courtesy of Jobing.com.