NBC Sports will utilize an all-female crew to broadcast and produce NHL game coverage of the St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, March 8 (7:30 p.m. ET), on NBCSN, coinciding with International Women’s Day and marking the first NHL game broadcast and produced solely by women in the U.S.
Kate Scott (play-by-play) will call the action alongside U.S. Olympic gold medalists Kendall Coyne-Schofield (“Inside-the-Glass” analyst) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) from United Center in Chicago. Studio coverage will start at 7 p.m. on “NHL Live.” Kathryn Tappen will anchor studio coverage with three-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jen Botterill. Game production will be led by producer Rene Hatlelid and director Lisa Seltzer. Click here to watch NBC Sports’ promo for the broadcast.
The first-of-its-kind broadcast will be in celebration of International Women’s Day, which dates back more than 100 years. The broadcast will highlight women who have made their mark on hockey, and sports in general, with the hopes to inspire future generations of women to excel on the ice and behind the scenes.
Sunday night’s coverage will also be surrounded by On Her Turf, NBC Sports’ female empowerment brand. The broadcast will include a number of features highlighting women in hockey during pre-game and intermissions, with custom in-game graphic integration and social coverage.
“As we amplify women in sports who are leading the charge and breaking barriers, On Her Turf is proud to be presenting a special edition of Blues-Blackhawks on Sunday on NBCSN,” said Jenny Storms, CMO and EVP, content strategy, NBC Sports. “There are so many women that are part of the game, as fans, players and working in the industry, and this is a night to celebrate and bring those stories to life.”