5:00 PM CT -- LIVE Blackhawks Convention “Opening Ceremonies” coverage - hosted by Pat Boyle & David Kaplan!
6:00 PM CT -- Special Blackhawks Convention edition of “SportsTalk Live” - hosted by David Kaplan featuring special Blackhawks guests!
NBC Sports Chicago live stream available on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app
Complete Blackhawks Convention coverage throughout the weekend on NBCSportsChicago.com’s ‘BlackhawksTalk’ section to be provided by
Pat Boyle & Blackhawks beat reporter Michelle McMahon, including additional player/coaches/front office interviews, along with panel discussion highlights and much more!
Social media highlights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to feature the latest Convention news, live streaming segments,
NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks Convention booth info and special #AuthenticFan experience details!
Chicago, IL (July 24, 2018) – NBC Sports Chicago – THE home of the #AuthenticFan – is ready to start up the 2018-19 NHL season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage and expanded weekend-long, multi-platform reports from the sold out 11th annual Blackhawks Convention, which will be held downtown this weekend (July 27-29) at the Hilton Chicago.
On Friday, July 27 beginning at 5:00 PM CT, featuring hosts Pat Boyle (@BoyleNBCS) & David Kaplan (@thekapman), NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the convention’s Opening Ceremonies featuring introductions of Blackhawks players/coaches/alumni/front office executives, the singing of the National Anthem, exciting video montages, plus – a special live interview with a Blackhawks player immediately following the Opening Ceremonies and much more! (NOTES: NBC Sports Chicago’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies will also be carried on “Facebook Live” Facebook.com/NBCSChicago and on NBCSportsChicago.com…NBC Sports Chicago will re-air the Convention’s Opening Ceremonies later in the evening at 11:00 PM.)
At 6:00 PM on Friday night, Blackhawks Convention coverage continues on NBC Sports Chicago with a live remote edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado featuring host David Kaplan, along with a panel of Blackhawks experts and special guest interviews. PLEASE NOTE: Live stream of the Opening Ceremonies coverage and SportsTalk Live will also be available at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers.
Throughout the weekend, fans can look forward to even more comprehensive Blackhawks Convention coverage on NBCSportsChicago.com’s BlackhawksTalk section (NBCSportsChicago.com/Blackhawks) featuring additional players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more to be provided via Pat Boyle, NBC Sports Chicago’s Blackhawks beat reporter Michelle McMahon (@Meesh_McMahon), along the NBC Sports Chicago’s team of behind-the-scenes Blackhawks experts (@NBCSBlackhawks).
From a social media standpoint, NBC Sports Chicago will also deliver a number of additional on-site Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago) interviews and special segments throughout the weekend, along with Blackhawks Convention “Sights & Sounds” highlights provided via Snapchat (‘nbcschicago’), along with additional coverage/photos/quick video offerings from ‘NBCSChicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Stories. Plus, fans can also get interactive with NBC Sports Chicago’s “Blackhawks Convention” coverage throughout the weekend by utilizing the social media hashtag #AuthenticFan.
Fans can also look forward to upcoming Convention-specific “Blackhawks Talk PODCASTs” presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers featuring the hottest Blackhawks Convention topics and special guest interviews. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
In addition, Blackhawks Convention attendees are urged to stop by NBC Sports Chicago’s #AuthenticFan booth for their chance to win a number of special #AuthenticFan Blackhawks-themed giveaways including pennants, sunglasses, magnets, water bottles and much more (while supplies last). #AuthenticFan cheer cards will also be given out to fans in advance of the Opening Ceremonies. Attendees are also urged to utilize the social media hashtag #AuthenticFan throughout the weekend as a number of lucky fans will be “authentically surprised” with special Blackhawks giveaways and experiences. NBC Sports Chicago’s dedicated Blackhawks Twitter handle (@NBCSBlackhawks) will also provide fans with up-to-the-minute NBC Sports Chicago #AuthenticFan booth activities throughout the weekend.