NHL Network Game Of The Week Is Bakersfield at Stockton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL Game of the Week airing on Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network in Canada will be the Bakersfield at Stockton game from Feb. 2.

NHL Network will rebroadcast the game on Sunday at 3 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET.

NHL Network has televised the ECHL Game of the Week for the past three seasons and along with NHL Center Ice has broadcast the ECHL All-Star Game live for the past five years. NHL Network has broadcast the Kelly Cup Playoff each of the past three years and will again feature extensive coverage in April and May.

NHL Network has around-the-clock hockey programming, offering viewers the most complete and in-depth hockey coverage including news, information and extended highlights from the National Hockey League. The network’s signature show, NHL On The Fly, features live look-ins to every NHL game, every night, all across the League. NHL On The Fly also includes interviews, highlights, features, pre- and post-game reports, team press conferences and expert analysis from a variety of hockey veterans. Additional NHL Network programming includes international hockey, amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs.

The network’s website is located at www.NHLNetwork.ca.

The league officially changed its name to ECHL on May 19, 2003.

The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League, the ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League in 2006-07. There have been 319 former ECHL players who have gone on to play in the NHL after playing in the ECHL, including a record 47 in 2005-06. There have been 174 players who have played in the NHL after the ECHL in the past five seasons.

The ECHL was represented for the sixth consecutive year on the National Hockey League championship team, including Carolina Hurricanes head coach Peter Laviolette, who is the first ECHL coach to win the Stanley Cup.

The ECHL has affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League in 2006-07 and for the past 17 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup champion. The ECHL has had more players called up to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined each of the past four seasons with 1,646 call ups involving almost 1,000 players.

Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.

2007 NHL Network ECHL Game of the Week Broadcast Schedule

February, 2007
Feb. 16 – Bakersfield at Stockton at 7 p.m. ET
Feb. 23 – Pensacola at Florida at 7 p.m. ET

March, 2007
Mar. 2 – Las Vegas at Idaho at 7 p.m. ET
Mar. 9 – Cincinnati at Stockton at 5 p.m. ET
Mar. 16 – Pensacola at Florida at 7 p.m. ET
Mar. 23 – Teams To Be Determined at 7 p.m. ET
Mar. 30 – Alaska at Idaho at 7 p.m. ET

April, 2007
Apr. 6 – Phoenix at Stockton at 5 p.m. ET
Kelly Cup Playoffs (Dates and Times TBA)

May, 2007
Kelly Cup Playoffs (Dates and Times TBA)