HNIC Has the Winter Classic Covered

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA rings in the New Year from iconic Fenway Park in Boston with the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Friday, Jan. 1.  The broadcast gets under way at 1 p.m. ET with a special installment of Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, featuring host Ron MacLean and The Dropkick Murphys as they welcome hockey fans to New England. The puck and the temperature drop for the annual outdoor classic, as the Boston Bruins host their Eastern Conference rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Headlining the annual outdoor match-up will be Bruins’ Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard.  The Flyers, led by Mike Richards and Daniel Briere, will be hoping to upset the New Year’s Day celebrations in Beantown.

MacLean will host the highly anticipated showdown alongside Don Cherry, who built his legend in Boston as coach of the Bruins.  Play-by-play man Jim Hughson and analyst Craig Simpson brave the elements in the outdoor broadcast booth, while Glenn Healy provides commentary from between the benches and Elliotte Friedman reports from ice level and around the stadium.

The 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic marks the fourth NHL outdoor game broadcast presented by CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. This is the most interactive broadcast yet. For the first time, Hockey Night in Canada All-Access presented by Chevrolet will transport viewers to the snowy baseball field at CBCSports.ca/hockey. Fans can use this exclusive live interactive online tool to view the game as if they were in the grandstands of Fenway Park, looking where they want, when they want.

Following the game CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will go live to team U.S.A.’s roster announcement of their national hockey team, which will compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

Hockey fans can visit CBCSports.ca 24 hours a day, seven days a week for live and on-demand video streaming of all games as well as comprehensive NHL coverage, including weekly columns from CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA personalities, breaking news, in-depth reports, broadcast schedules and more.

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Steve Lepore is the Managing Editor of Puck the Media. His work has been featured in The Hockey News. Feel free to contact him at stevemlepore@gmail.com

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