PRINCETON, N.J. - Relive the excitement of the 2020 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic with a Watch Party featuring ECHL players, alumni, coaches and the women of the PWPHA who participated in the game. The ECHL will host an online watch party on Facebook Watch featuring the NHL Network broadcast of the game on the originally scheduled 2020-21 Season Opening Night, Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET.
John Peterson, broadcaster of the Kalamazoo Wings, will host the party, featuring live commentary and interviews with participants from the game. Other segments will feature trivia - giving fans the opportunity to win ECHL prizes - fan cams and more.
Fans can get involved and be featured in the broadcast by tagging #ECHLAtHome on Twitter, or by emailing email@example.com with their fan cam videos including Kiss Cam, Dance Cam, Simba Cam, Pet Cam and Summer Fun Cam wearing their favorite ECHL jerseys and attire, as well as commenting and submitting their questions throughout the Watch Party.
“Although the initial 2020-21 Season has been delayed, this opportunity is a great way to bring our fans together and celebrate the original ECHL Opening Night,” said ECHL Commissioner, Ryan Crelin. “The 2020 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic was a great event with some very memorable moments, and we are looking forward to the ability to re-capture that experience and bring us all virtually together.”
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces for its 32nd season in 2019-20. There have been 678 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 16 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2019-20 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2019-20, marking the 23rd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook