Mike Milbury & Shawn Thornton to Join Comcast SportsNet New England’s 2013 Hockey Coverage

ComcastSportsnetNewEngland-csnneBRUINS LEGEND MIKE MILBURY AND BRUINS FORWARD SHAWN THORNTON

TO JOIN COMCAST SPORTSNET’S 2013 NHL COVERAGE

Milbury to Co-Host Signature Hockey Program “Cross Check with Felger & Milbury”

Beginning with the Season Debut on February 7th at 9:30PM

Thornton Returns as Special Guest on Cross-Check, Post-Game Coverage and

 Throughout Network’s Original Programming All Season Long

CSNNE.com Welcomes Back “The Great American Hockey Show” and

Offers Robust Online Coverage this NHL Season

BURLINGTON, MA, January 30, 2013 – NHL hockey is back and Comcast SportsNet will bring viewers even more in-depth coverage in 2013 with the addition of Boston Bruins’ Legend Mike Milbury and the return of Bruins’ Forward Shawn Thornton to its NHL programming line-up.  Milbury — who served as a player, coach and broadcaster for the team — will co-host Cross Check with Felger & Milbury which makes its season debut on Thursday, February 7th at 9:30PM.  Thornton, known to be an “enforcer” for the Bruins, will once again join Comcast SportsNet throughout the season on various shows and programs.

Cross Check, Comcast SportsNet’s signature hockey program, offers expertise and opinion from co-hosts Milbury and Michael Felger who will be joined by Thornton and other special guests throughout the season to break down the Bruins and all things hockey. Cross Check is the new name for Sticks & Stones which debuted last season.

Thornton will return to the network’s programming for 2013 in a number of capacities.  In addition to his guest role on Cross Check, he will also join Comcast SportsNet for exclusive interviews following several key Bruins matchups and will make appearances throughout the season on Sports Tonight and other key network programming.

Comcast SportsNet will be a go-to source for the best hockey coverage, offering exclusive game day access, interviews and video clips from a number of nationally televised Bruins games on NBC and NBC Sports Network. This includes access to the nation’s top hockey analysts throughout the season. The entire Comcast SportsNet broadcast teamwill bring fans the best, most robust offering of news and updates in real-time each day and night as the Bruins make their quest to reacquire the Stanley Cup.

CSNNE.com will be the go-to source for all that and more – live and on demand – including The Great American Hockey Show. It’s as over-the-top as its name with Joe Haggerty and co-host Mike Giardi delivering a behind-the-scenes view that’s loose, interactive and educational — including features like the “Hockey Word of the Week”.

Additionally, Haggerty will continue his weekly NHL Power Rankings on CSNNE.com, providing viewers with all the info they need to keep up with the League or their own Fantasy leagues.

CSNNE.com will also feature video game highlights from every Bruins game, OnDemand clips of all related shows and segments from TV.

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