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Blackhawks Tue Sep 09 2008

Blackhawks Fan Fest Unfolds, TV Schedule Unveiled

Despite the Bears impressive season-opening victory and the Cubs and Sox continued pennant races, the calendar turning to September means one thing for a small, but growing subsection of the city. It's time to begin thinking about hockey.

With the opening preseason game against Columbus two weeks away, the Hawks are preparing to open training camp for a season rife with unfettered expectations. In an ongoing effort to reestablish the Hawks as a major player in Chicago sports, the team announced plans for the first ever Training Camp Festival Saturday, Sept. 20.

Activities will include a 3-on-3 street hockey tourney, live music and games, and the "Mad Dash to Madison" 5k run/walk/skate, but the main event is admission to the United Center for a Blackhawks open practice. A little known secret is all Hawks practices at the Edge in Bensenville are always open to the public, but UC practices are strictly off-limits. Tickets are only $5 (though the 5k and street tourney registration is separate) and are available online and at the United Center box office.

Also, the unprecedented full-season TV schedule was released. The Blackhawks return to WGN, their home in the '60s and '70s, starts Oct. 11 with a road game against Washington, one of 20 the station will broadcast. All other games will be on Comcast Sports and CSN+, along with 4 national tv games (3 on Versus, the Winter Classic on NBC). The full schedule is available after the jump.

Oct. 10 6:00 P.M.           at NY Rangers              CSN
Oct. 11 6:00 P.M.           at Washington              WGN
Oct. 13 7:30 P.M.           NASHVILLE                  CSN
Oct. 15 7:30 P.M.           PHOENIX                      CSN
Oct. 18 7:30 P.M.           at. St. Louis                  CSN
Oct. 19 6:00 P.M.           VANCOUVER               CSN
Oct. 22 8:00 P.M.           EDMONTON                 CSN
Oct. 25 7:30 P.M.           DETROIT                      WGN
Oct. 27 7:00 P.M.           at Minnesota                 VERSUS
Oct. 31 7:30 P.M.           DALLAS                       CSN+
Nov. 01 6:00 P.M.           at Columbus                 WGN
Nov. 03 7:30 P.M.           COLORADO                 CSN
Nov. 09 6:00 P.M.           CALGARY                    CSN
Nov. 12 7:30 P.M.           BOSTON                      CSN
Nov. 14 7:30 P.M.           ST. LOUIS                    CSN
Nov. 16 6:00 P.M.           SAN JOSE                   CSN
Nov. 18 8:30 P.M.           at Phoenix                    CSN+
Nov. 20 7:30 P.M.           at Dallas                       CSN
Nov. 22 6:00 P.M.           at Toronto                     WGN
Nov. 26 9:30 P.M.           at San Jose                  WGN
Nov. 28 3:00 P.M.           at Anaheim                   WGN
Nov. 29 3:00 P.M.           at Los Angeles              WGN
Dec. 03 7:30 P.M.           ANAHEIM                     CSN
Dec. 06 6:00 P.M.           at Detroit                      WGN
Dec. 07 6:00 P.M.           PHOENIX                      CSN
Dec. 10 7:30 P.M.          OTTAWA                       CSN
Dec. 12 8:00 P.M.          at Colorado                    CSN+
Dec. 14 6:00 P.M.          COLUMBUS                  CSN
Dec. 16 8:30 P.M.          at Edmonton                 WGN
Dec. 19 8:00 P.M.          at Calgary                     CSN+
Dec. 20 9:00 P.M.          at Vancouver                 WGN
Dec. 26 7:30 P.M.          PHILADELPHIA             CSN
Dec. 28 5:00 P.M.          at Minnesota                 CSN
Dec. 30 6:30 P.M.          at Detroit                       CSN
Jan.  01* Noon               DETROIT                       NBC
Jan.  04  6:00 P.M.        CALGARY                     CSN
Jan.  06 8:00 P.M.         at Phoenix                     CSN+
Jan.  08 8:00 P.M.         at Colorado                    CSN
Jan. 10 7:00 P.M.          at Nashville                    CSN
Jan. 11 6:00 P.M.          NASHVILLE                   CSN
Jan. 14 7:30 P.M.          BUFFALO                      CSN
Jan. 16 7:30 P.M.          NY RANGERS               CSN
Jan. 17 7:30 P.M.          at St. Louis                    WGN
Jan. 19 7:00 P.M.         MINNESOTA                   VERSUS
Jan. 21 7:30 P.M.         ST. LOUIS                       CSN
Jan. 28 9:00 P.M.         at Anaheim                      CSN
Jan. 29 9:30 P.M.         at Los Angeles                WGN
Jan. 31 9:30 P.M.         at San Jose                     CSN
Feb. 03 8:00 P.M.         at Edmonton                   CSN
Feb. 05 8:30 P.M.         at Calgary                       CSN
Feb. 07 9:00 P.M.         at Vancouver                   WGN
Feb. 11 6:00 P.M.         at Atlanta                        CSN
Feb. 13 7:30 P.M.         at St. Louis                     CSN
Feb. 14 7:30 P.M.         DALLAS                         WGN
Feb. 17 6:30 P.M.         at Tampa Bay                 CSN
Feb. 19 6:30 P.M.         at Florida                        CSN
Feb. 21 1:00 P.M.         at Dallas                        WGN
Feb. 22 6:00 P.M.        MINNESOTA                   CSN
Feb. 24 7:00 P.M.        at Nashville                      CSN
Feb. 27 7:30 P.M.        PITTSBURGH                  CSN
Mar. 01 2:00 P.M.        LOS ANGELES               WGN
Mar. 03 7:30 P.M.        ANAHEIM                       CSN+
Mar. 07 Noon               at Boston                        CSN
Mar. 08 2:00 P.M.        COLORADO                    WGN
Mar. 11 7:30 P.M.        CAROLINA                      CSN
Mar. 13 7:30 P.M.        COLUMBUS                    CSN+
Mar. 15 2:00 P.M.        NY ISLANDERS              WGN
Mar. 17 6:00 P.M.        at New Jersey                  CSN
Mar. 18 6:00 P.M.        at Columbus                    CSN
Mar. 20 7:30 P.M.        EDMONTON                    CSN
Mar. 22 2:00 P.M.        LOS ANGELES               WGN
Mar. 25 7:30 P.M.        SAN JOSE                      CSN
Mar. 27 7:30 P.M.        NEW JERSEY                 CSN
Mar. 29 6:00 P.M.        VANCOUVER                  CSN
Mar. 31 6:30 P.M.        at Montreal                      VERSUS
Apr. 01 7:30 P.M.        ST. LOUIS                       CSN
Apr. 03 7:30 P.M.        NASHVILLE                     CSN
Apr. 05 4:00 P.M.        at Columbus                     CSN
Apr. 07 7:00 P.M.        at Nashville                       CSN
Apr. 08 7:30 P.M.        COLUMBUS                     CSN
Apr. 11 2:00 P.M.        at Detroit                          WGN
Apr. 12 4:00 P.M.        DETROIT                          CSN

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