CBC’s Press Release on New Analysts

For now, here are the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast teams

-#1: Jim Hughson/Craig Simpson/Glenn Healy/Elliotte Friedman
-West Coast Game: Mark Lee/Kevin Weekes/Scott Oake
-Alternate 7PM Game/MTL Games: Bob Cole/Greg Millen/Guy Carbonneau
-Alternate 7PM Game: Dean Brown/Gary Galley

Get ready hockey fans!  CBC’s unprecedented 57th regular season returns on Saturday, Sept. 26th, with a special pre-season matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET with Scotiabank Hockey Tonight hosted by Ron MacLean. Then, the regular season gets in full swing on Thursday, Oct. 1 with a special all-Canadian doubleheader starting with a special edition of Scotiabank Hockey Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Leafs and Canadiens as well as the Canucks and Flames at 10 p.m. ET.  Saturday, Oct. 3 features another game addition—a live broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden featuring the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. ET, followed by a full slate of evening games. CBC’s season is highlighted by the biggest games all year long, including 25 all-Canadian tilts, the 2010 NHL Winter Classic, theCanadiens 100th Anniversary Game on Friday, Dec. 4, four appearances from the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, and the much-anticipated 10thannual TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA broadcasting from Stratford, Ontario on Saturday, Jan. 30. Additional games have also been added throughout the season featuring the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames (please see updated broadcast schedule attached).

The program will celebrate an important milestone later this season, as the popular and impeccably dressed Don Cherry, host of Coach’s Corner on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, marks his 30th season with CBC. The Kingston, Ont. native debuted in April, 1980, and has since become a national icon with his intimate knowledge of the game; entertaining and enthralling Canadians with his commentary every Saturday night.

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA today also announced the addition of Guy Carbonneau, Kevin Weekes and Glenn Healey to the all-star lineup of commentators and play-by-play talent for the 2009-10 season.

Three-time Stanley Cup winner and Frank J. Selke Trophy recipient, Guy Carbonneau, joins the lineup as an analyst during Montreal Canadiens broadcasts throughout the year. The former captain (1989-94) and head coach (2006-09) of the Habs will provide viewers with an in-depth knowledge of the historic franchise and its players.

Netminder Kevin Weekes will serve as a Western Conference analyst alongside play-by-play man Mark Lee. The Scarborough native has always been known as an astute observer of the game and adds a veteran player’s perspective to the booth. Weekes’ career spanned 348 regular season games, manning the nets for Vancouver, Carolina, Florida, Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers in addition to the New Jersey Devils—reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 2002 as a member of the Hurricanes.

A former NHL player, hockey broadcaster and NHLPA Executive, Glenn Healy will appear between-the-benches as an analyst on broadcasts featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well a pre-game and Hot Stove commentator.  His extensive contacts and experience on multiple levels of professional hockey will add another valuable layer of insight to the already reputable cast.

Plus—this season, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is bringing home a classic with a twist. Peter Puck animated cartoons will be produced and aired in HD beginning Saturday, Oct. 3 as part of Scotiabank Hockey Tonight. This all-new 26-part series will focus on interesting and unique stories of players and remarkable moments in hockey.

Returning this season are all the special segments that hockey fans know and love.Every Saturday night leads off with Scotiabank Hockey Tonight and includes Inside Hockey with Eilliotte Friedman telling stories of the people and places that shape the game of hockey. A CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA mainstay, Coach’s Corner returns for its 22nd season every Saturday night during the first intermission of Game One. During the second intermission of Game One The Hotstove is back with more candid debate and discussion of the current issues from around the NHL.  Pierre LeBrun, Al Strachan, Mike Milbury will all be regular contributors. Coast-To-Coastalso returns with Mike Milbury and Kelly Hrudey joining Ron MacLean.  In the second intermission of Game Two, Up-to-the-Minute, keeps fans abreast of all of the night’s scores and highlights from around the league. At 1 a.m. ET, After Hours with Scott Oake, the one-of-a-kind post-game show, caps off the full night of hockey with live, in-depth post-game interviews featuring NHL players and personalities.

Canadians will be able to experience the program online with live and on-demand online video streaming of all games, including Punjabi-language broadcasts with Parminder Singh handling play-by-play duties and Harnarayan Singh providing analysis.  Online streaming of Scotiabank Hockey Tonight and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada I-Desk (hosted by Scott Morrison and Jeff Marek) will also return. CBCSports.ca is the destination for hockey fans, featuring weekly columns from personalities, breaking news, in-depth reports, interactive features, broadcast schedules and more.

For hockey fans who can’t wait until Saturday nights to get their CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA fix, HNIC Radio on SIRIUS hits the airwaves on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Channel 122 on Monday, Sept. 28 and will air Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. ET. Host Jeff Marek, one of sports talk radio’s brightest stars, will return alongside rotating co-hosts Kelly Hrudey, Elliotte Friedman and Scott Morrison. HNIC Radio features intelligent hockey talk, insight and debate, keeping fans up-to-date on all the breaking news and issues from the world of hockey.

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4 Responses to CBC’s Press Release on New Analysts

  1. Chris says:

    Well thank god Healy is only working during the Leafs games, but do those include games against other Canadian teams?

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    First, why the hate on Healy and two, the Leafs are not on some Saturdays so he will be doing other games as well….

  3. leafsfan1967 says:

    >>Healy is brutal. Plain and simple

    I don’t think so Chris but you are entitled to your view…. Healy has been a fair but outspoken call’em as I see’em kinda guy for a long time….

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