Daryl Reaugh, David Amber, Gord Stellick Among New Additions to HNIC Crew

September 22, 2011 – With CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA pre-season action on air this weekend, the nation’s marquee hockey show announced today the addition of Gord Stellick, Andi Petrillo, David Amber, Daryl Reaugh and Rick Ball to its award winning team of journalists, analysts and broadcast personalities.

“We could not be happier with the addition of Gord, Andi, David, Daryl and Rick to our team,” said Julie Bristow, Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Programming for CBC Television. “They all bring a different experienced background and point of view about the game that we feel will really resonate with Canadian hockey fans.”

Gord Stellick, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs will join CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA RADIO on Sirius, while also writing a weekly column for cbcsports.ca. He will begin his radio duties on Monday Sept. 26 with a special radio show on location from Kraft Hockeyville in St. John’s,Newfoundland.

Andi Petrillo, long standing host and reporter for Leafs TV joins CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA as co-host of GAME DAY, along with P.J Stock.

David Amber, a veteran anchor and reporter for the NHL Network and ESPN becomes CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’S newest Eastern Conference rinkside reporter.

NHL goalie and veteran colour commentator for the Dallas Stars, Daryl Reaugh will join CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’s west coast broadcast team covering the Jets, Flames, Oilers.

Rick Ball, host and Vancouver Canucks announcer on TEAM 1040 is set to join the west coast broadcast team handling play-by-play duties on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

The 59th season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA kicks off on Saturday, September 24, with a pre-season double header between Toronto andBuffalo at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Anaheim battling Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET.

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3 Responses to Daryl Reaugh, David Amber, Gord Stellick Among New Additions to HNIC Crew

  1. Ryan says:

    Good thing we didn’t have a pool for the mystery fifth HNIC play-by-play slot. Don’t think anybody would have guessed Rick Ball. Don’t even know him well enough to have an opinion other than that he’s outlasted most TEAM 1040 radio shows, which probably says something.

    • Ryan says:

      Also, assuming this means Ball and Weekes for Vancouver while Mark Lee and Reaugh bounce around the other western teams. Kinda surprising given that Lee’s a real CBC guy and Vancouver will probably get the national distribution most weeks, but we’ll see how it plays out.

      • Ryan says:

        …actually never mind, this leaves interpretation for Ball to be with Reaugh and Lee and Hughson to continue switching up Vancouver duties.

        And I’ll stop posting now.

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