We Take it Back, One More Press Release: CBC’s All-Star Coverage Features Always Entertaining Bettman-MacLean Summit


Hockey’s brightest stars light up CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA this weekend, as the best players in the game descend upon Montreal for the NHL’s All-Star celebration. The 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend on CBC gets underway on Saturday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET with Scotiabank Hockey Tonight.


Hosted by Ron MacLean, Scotiabank Hockey Tonight features a special behind-the-scenes look at Washington Capitals luminary Alex Ovechkin. At 7 p.m. ET, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA presents the NHL All-Star Super Skills as hockey’s hottest players strut their stuff in an array of skills competitions. During the intermission of the NHL Super Skills competition, the NHL’s rookie and sophomore classes hit the ice for the NHL Young Stars Game.

The festivities culminate on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. ET with the 57th NHL All-Star Game. Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson will call the star-studded event, while Scott Oake and Elliotte Friedman report from rinkside. During the first intermission, the legendary Don Cherry makes a unique All-Star appearance for a special edition of Coach’s Corner.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the state of the league in a much-anticipated second intermission interview with MacLean.  NHL All-Star Super Skills and the 2009 NHL All-Star Game broadcasts will be available live and on-demand at CBCSports.ca.


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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