– The Stanley Cup was awarded to the Chicago Blackhawks
on Wednesday night. And with all the hard work over, it is time for the team to have some fun. On Saturday, June 12
, at noon ET, NHL Network™ will broadcast WGN's coverage in HD of Friday afternoon's Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade and rally from Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.
It had been nearly fifty years since the Stanley Cup last graced the streets of Chicago. After a grueling, 82-game regular season and 22 playoff games, the rejuvenated and revitalized Blackhawks, led by captain Jonathan Toews
, carry the Stanley Cup to meet their fans.
On traditional double-decker buses, Blackhawks players, coaches, team management and their families will salute over two million fans lined along Washington Blvd. and Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago.
NHL Network also will broadcast live, the remaining games in the AHL Championship series -- the Calder Cup Finals
-- between the Hershey Bears and the Texas Stars.
The AHL's 74th championship series is currently tied at two wins apiece, with Game 5 set for tonight in Cedar Park, Texas. The Bears are the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals
and the Stars are the top affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars
Bears play-by-play announcer John Walton will be handling the call of the games, with WHTM-TV sports director Gregg Mace providing color commentary and rinkside interviews.
NHL Network Schedule
|Friday, June 11
||Hershey at Texas, Game 5
||8:30 pm ET (U.S. only)
|Saturday, June 12
||Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade
|Monday, June 14
||Texas at Hershey, Game 6
||7:00 pm ET
|Wednesday, June 16
||Texas at Hershey, Game 7 (if necessary)
||7:00 pm ET