NHL Net to Cover the Awards Show
June 21, 2011 Leave a comment
NEW YORK (June 20, 2011) – NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide
comprehensive coverage of the season’s final event this week when NHL®
stars gather in Las Vegas for the 2011 NHL Awards. NHL Network will carry
four hours of live programming on Wednesday, June 22, while NHL.com will
deploy a team of writers and videographers to cover the event and each
NHL Network’s Awards coverage begins with a one-hour NHL Live™ at
4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The show, streamed live on NHL.com, will
broadcast from its Manhattan studio with NHL Insider EJ Hradek and Bill
Pidto, host of NHL Overtime on VERSUS. NHL Live will preview all of the
Award finalists and make predictions about who is going to walk away with
this year’s hardware. The interactive show, which incorporates fans’ voices
from a social media and phone call perspective will also have live
interviews from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as preparations for
the 2011 Awards show gets underway.
Following NHL Live, a two-hour program — 2011 NHL Network Awards Red
Carpet Presented by Geico — originating from the Awards venue, will take
to the airwaves at 5:00 p.m. ET. NHL Live™ host Deb Placey, NHL On The
Fly™ regular Kevin Weekes and former NHLer Jeremy Roenick will anchor the
pre-Awards coverage from the red carpet and set location inside the theatre
as award finalists and their families walk the carpet, sign autographs and
make their way into the auditorium. They will have a complete review of
the finalists and highlight the plays, saves and off-ice contributions to
their communities that make each player a contender for these accolades.
Reporters Michelle Beisner and Heidi Androl will be on hand to
interview finalists and fans, get their award predictions and, of course,
report on all of the red carpet style and fashion.
The 2011 NHL Awards Show will be broadcast live on VERSUS in the
United States and CBC in Canada beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Immediately
following on NHL Network, the 2011 NHL Awards Recap Show Presented by Geico
will have player interviews, entertainment acts and a sneak peek into the
post-event celebration at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
NHL.com’s on-site coverage will top off a month-long campaign of
Awards predictions and behind-the-scenes footage — including a private
video shoot with Carolina Hurricane and Calder Trophy finalist Jeff Skinner
and interviews with musical guests. Day-of features include video from the
players’ green room, backstage access and live streaming of the 2011 NHL
Network Awards Red Carpet Presented by Geico. Fans can follow the event
via live blog, tweets and breaking news ticker on NHL.com’s dedicated
NHL Network Schedule (June 22 & 23) all times ET
Wednesday, June 22
Path to the Cup: Bruins at Canucks, Game 7 (U.S. only) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00
NHL Live! 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
2011 NHL Network Awards Red Carpet Presented by Geico 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
2011 NHL Awards (live coverage on VERSUS, CBC) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2011 NHL Awards Recap Show Presented by Geico 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2011 NHL Awards Recap Show Presented by Geico (encore) 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
2011 NHL Awards (encore) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
NHL Live! 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
NHL On The Fly 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
2011 NHL Scouting Combine Recap Show, presented by Reebok 7:00 – 7:30
2011 NHL Scouting Combine Recap Show, presented by Reebok (encore)
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.