Remember the old days when 10, 12, or even 20 Carolina Hurricanes games would not be televised? Those days are apparently over.
The Hurricanes along with Fox Sports Carolinas released their television schedule for Hurricanes games this season and it is great news for fans.
All Hurricanes games will be televised in one way or another this coming season.
One game was picked up by the NBC Sports Network, (November 5 against the Flyers), 64 games will be carried by Fox Carolinas, and the other 17 contests will be on SportSouth.
John Forslund will provide the play-by-play while Tripp Tracy will remain his side-kick and provide analysis. Chantel McCabe will return for the second year to add side-line reporting as well as the 30 minute pregame.
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The team's press release follows:
HURRICANES, FOX SPORTS CAROLINAS ANNOUNCE 2013-14 TELEVISION SCHEDULE
FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth to televise 81 Hurricanes’ games
RALEIGH, NC – FOX Sports Carolinas and the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes today announced that 81 of the team’s 82 regular-season games during the 2013-14 season will be televised by the regional sports network. Of the 81 televised games, 64 will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas, while 17 will be carried on FOX Sports Carolinas’ sister station, SportSouth.
John Forslund will handle the Hurricanes’ play-by-play duties for the 19th straight season, and former professional goaltender Tripp Tracy, who is entering in his 15th season in the broadcast booth, will provide analysis. Chantel McCabe returns for her second season with Forslund and Tracy as sideline reporter. McCabe also will host the network’s 30-minute pregame show, Hurricanes LIVE, which will include appearances from Forslund and Tracy.
The complete Carolina Hurricanes television schedule is attached to this release. Overflow channel information for carriers that do not carry SportSouth on their regular lineup will be widely distributed via CarolinaHurricanes.com, social media and during Hurricanes telecasts prior to each SportSouth game.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth – collectively reach more 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.
The Carolina Hurricanes open their 2013-14 season on Oct. 4 at PNC Arena against the Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network). Individual game tickets for all Carolina Hurricanes exhibition and regular-season games will go are currently on sale at the PNC Arena Box Office and via Ticketmaster. For information on 2013-14 Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.