CBC’s Opening Night Plans

The National Hockey League (NHL) will celebrate the opening of the 2010-11 NHL season on October 7 with NHL Face-Off™, a hockey and entertainment festival at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. From noon until the conclusion of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs game at Air Canada Centre, the NHL® will treat fans at Dundas Square to live musical performances; interactive attractions that test hockey skills; prizing and giveaways, including a trip to the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic™; special guest appearances, including former NHL players; food, beverage and merchandise tents; and live game broadcasts on giant screens, including the Dundas Square video boards.

At the centre of the celebration is the Maple Leafs home game versus the arch-rival Canadiens. CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada will broadcast the game as part of an opening night doubleheader. Video boards in Dundas Square also will showcase VERSUS’ U.S. broadcast of a special doubleheader featuring the Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins opening night game.

NHL Network™ and CBC will broadcast live from Dundas Square throughout the day. Portions of CBC’s pre-game show, Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, will air live from Dundas Square beginning nationally at 6:30 p.m. ET. Musical performers, attractions and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

One Response to CBC’s Opening Night Plans

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    Steve:

    Will the NHL Network in the US be taking the opening night coverage of Hockey Night in Canada. I’m thinking probably not so that hockey fans here without NHL Center Ice will be forced to watch Versus….

    Also is there ANY word on whether the NHL Network is taking the HNIC package on Saturdays during the season ans WHEN will they release their full scheduule?

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