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'Soul on Ice' to make national television debut

NHL Network, NBCSN & NBC to air at least one live NHL game every day from March 1 through April 10

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - In support of the National Hockey League's Hockey Is For Everyone™ initiative, the film Soul On Ice: Past, Present, and Future will make its national television debut on the NHL Network this Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Directed by filmmaker Damon Kwame Mason, the program chronicles the history of black hockey players and the impact they have made on the growing participation of the game. Beginning with Willie O'Ree, who became the first black player in the NHL in 1958, the program shares the stories of several prominent black hockey players, including Anson Carter, Trevor Daley, Grant Fuhr, Mike Marson, Tony McKegney, Wayne Simmonds, Joel Ward and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes. A preview clip from Soul On Ice: Past, Present, and Future can be viewed here. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, Anson Carter, Damon Kwame Mason and Willie O'Ree are scheduled to join NHL Network's NHL Live™ Powered By Constellation this week to discuss the debut of Soul On Ice: Past, Present, and Future.

From March 1 through April 10, the NHL Network, NBCSN and NBC will combine to nationally televise a minimum of one NHL game, every day, for 39 consecutive days. NHL Network's March game schedule begins with a Metropolitan Division showdown featuring the New York Rangers against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The NHL points-leading Washington Capitals will be featured in March on the NHL Network beginning with a matchup against the Boston Bruins on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from the TD Garden. NHL Network's live game schedule through March 6 can be viewed here. All game schedules are subject to change. Game telecasts are subject to local market blackouts unless otherwise noted.

Later this week, NHL Network will have live on-site coverage from the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ in Colorado, including the Alumni Game this Friday, February 26. NHL Network's EJ Hradek, Kathryn Tappen and Kevin Weekes will provide interviews, insight and analysis from Coors Field. Fans can follow NHL Network on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for additional coverage.

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