San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today their media partnerships with Comcast Hometown Network and KNBR. The Bulls’ inaugural 2012-13 season will have games aired on both Comcast Hometown Network, Channel 104, and KNBR.com. SF Bulls Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting Jason Lockhart will serve as the play-by-play voice for all of the team’s games in 2012-13.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with Comcast Hometown Network and KNBR in our first season,” said SF Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. “We’re looking forward to being part of a TV network that produces high-quality local sporting event coverage It was also a goal of ours to be affiliated with one of the leading sports radio network in the region, and we have that with KNBR.”
The Bulls will have 18 of their home games produced by and featured on Comcast Hometown Network throughout their inaugural 2012-13 season. The TV schedule kicks off with the Home Opener on Friday, October 12, when the Bulls bring hockey back to the Cow Palace and San Francisco for the first time in over 16 years.
“The San Francisco Bulls are the most exciting addition to the Bay Area sports scene in some time, and Comcast Hometown Network is thrilled to add them to our ever-growing sports programming roster,” said Jeff Giles, General Manager of Comcast Hometown Network. ”Comcast Hometown Network looks forward to introducing the Bulls to viewers throughout Northern and Central California in their inaugural season.”
You can catch all 72 of the Bulls’ 2012-13 regular season games and postseason contests on KNBR through their web stream on KNBR.com. The broadcasts will include a pre-game and post-game show. Games aired on both KNBR.com and Comcast Hometown Network will be simulcast.
“We’re pleased to add the San Francisco Bulls to the KNBR family of sports franchises, which already includes the Giants, 49ers, Warriors, SaberCats and Stanford University,” said KNBR Program Director Lee Hammer. “By putting the play-by-play on KNBR.com, which can be accessed on-line and via smart phones, we’ll be able to deliver the action not only to Bulls fans in the Bay Area, but also to Bulls and hockey fans across the country.”
Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in Northern and Central California on Digital Channel 104. Available to almost 2 million homes in Northern and Central California as a part of Comcast’s commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming, Comcast Hometown Sports (CHS), and unique local content that you can’t get anywhere else. Comcast Hometown Network is different from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California.
KNBR, founded in 1922, has become the Bay Area’s sports leader. KNBR is the home of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, Stanford Football and Basketball, and San Jose Sabercats.
Below is the complete schedule of the Bulls games on Comcast Hometown Network, Digital Channel 104.
Oct. 12th, Friday vs. Bakersfield
Nov. 9th, Friday vs. Stockton
Nov. 16th, Friday vs. Idaho
Dec. 7th, Friday vs. Colorado
Dec. 13th, Thursday vs. Stockton
Dec. 21st, Friday vs. Ontario
Dec. 28nd, Friday vs. Las Vegas
Jan. 4th, Friday vs. Colorado
Jan. 19th, Saturday vs. Stockton
Feb 10th, Sunday vs. Bakersfield @ 2:15pm
Feb. 17th, Sunday vs. Stockton @ 2:15pm
Mar. 8th, Friday vs. Alaska
Mar. 16th, Saturday vs. Utah
Mar. 17th, Sunday vs. Utah @2:15pm
Mar. 22nd, Friday vs. Stockton
Mar. 23rd, Saturday vs. Stockton
Mar. 27th, Wednesday vs. Idaho
Mar. 29th, Friday vs. Idaho
*Games are subject to change. All games begin at 7:15 unless otherwise noted. Click here for the Bulls’ complete regular season schedule.
About the San Francisco Bulls
The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team will officially take the ice as an expansion team of the ECHL on October 12. The Bulls are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The Bulls are part of the Western Conference of the ECHL, and will play a 72-game schedule with 36 home games to take place at the legendary Cow Palace. The ECHL’s Western Conference includes the following member teams and their NHL affiliates: Colorado Eagles (Winnipeg Jets), Idaho Steelheads (Dallas Stars), Utah Grizzlies (Calgary Flames), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), Stockton Thunder (Edmonton Oilers), Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors and Las Vegas Wranglers. For more information about The San Francisco Bulls, including Season Ticket opportunities and corporate partnerships, please visit http://sfbulls.com or call 415-469-9843.
SF Bulls Season Tickets start at less than $12 a seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL:
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/