WHALERS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES “WHALE TV”
CONNECTICUT WHALE TELEVISION PACKAGE
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Whalers Sports & Entertainment president and COO Howard Baldwin, Jr. announced today an agreement with WCCT-TV, Connecticut’s CW affiliate, to telecast five 2011-12 Connecticut Whale home games.
This new deal will be billed as “Whale TV”, and represents a return of AHL action to the local TV airwaves for the first time since the 2006-07 season.
“Together with our new radio relationship with WCCC-FM, this television package represents a major upgrade in broadcast exposure for our games,” Baldwin, Jr. said. “We look at this expanded broadcast presence as a major pillar of our goal of expanding interest in the Whale and restoring Hartford’s status as a premier hockey market.”
The games are all prime, Saturday night dates, starting with a major-rivalry contest against the Providence Bruins Saturday, December 10. The full schedule is as follows (all games face off at 7:00 PM):
Saturday, December 10 vs. Providence Bruins
Saturday, January 28 vs. Springfield Falcons
Saturday, February 18 vs. Worcester Sharks
Saturday, March 10 vs. Norfolk Admirals
Saturday, March 31 vs. Adirondack Phantoms
Whale TV also includes all Whale internet video content and will soon extend to other distribution deals with major media companies.
The Whale open the home portion of their 2011-12 American Hockey League season this Saturday, October 15, with a GEICO Connecticut Cup game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center. Tickets to that game, and all 2011-12 Whale home games, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.
The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Jr.. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.