An NHL game on NBCSN will have an all-female broadcast and production crew for the first time in NHL history, when the St. Louis Blues face the Chicago Blackhawks on March 8 at the United Center.
Kate Scott will do the play-by-play, with Kendall Coyne-Schofield (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) providing the analysis on the NBCSN broadcast. Kathryn Tappen will host the NBCSN studio coverage alongside three-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jen Botterill, and the game production crew will be led by producer Rene Hatlelid and director Lisa Seltzer.
According to NBC Sports, the broadcast will frequently feature “nods to those who have made their mark on women’s hockey, and sports in general, with the hopes to inspire future generations 0f women to excel on the ice and behind the scenes.”
The all-female broadcast will be on March 8 in honor of International Women’s day. Tappen — a longtime NBC Sports studio host — spoke more about the broadcast and its significance: “The fact that we are celebrating International Women’s Day with an all-female broadcast and production team tells me how far we have come in a very short time. We hope our broadcast will help inspire young women watching to follow their dreams, because we’ve proven that anything is possible, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”