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CBC's Hockey Night in Canada adds five to its all-star line-up

Gord Stellick, Andi Petrillo, David Amber, Daryl Reaugh and Rick Ball set to join CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA for 2011-2012 NHL season, kicking off with a pre-season doubleheader this Saturday

With CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA pre-season action on air this weekend, the nation's marquee hockey show announced today the addition of Gord Stellick, Andi Petrillo, David Amber, Daryl Reaugh and Rick Ball to its award winning team of journalists, analysts and broadcast personalities.

"We could not be happier with the addition of Gord, Andi, David, Daryl and Rick to our team," said Julie Bristow, Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Programming for CBC Television. "They all bring a different experienced background and point of view about the game that we feel will really resonate with Canadian hockey fans."

Gord Stellick, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs will join CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA RADIO on Sirius, while also writing a weekly column for cbcsports.ca. He will begin his radio duties on Monday Sept. 26 with a special radio show on location from Kraft Hockeyville in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Andi Petrillo, long standing host and reporter for Leafs TV joins CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA as co-host of GAME DAY, along with P.J Stock.

David Amber, a veteran anchor and reporter for the NHL Network and ESPN becomes CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA'S newest Eastern Conference rinkside reporter.

NHL goalie and veteran colour commentator for the Dallas Stars, Daryl Reaugh will join CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA's west coast broadcast team covering the Jets, Flames, Oilers.

Rick Ball, host and Vancouver Canucks announcer on TEAM 1040 is set to join the west coast broadcast team handling play-by-play duties on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

The 59th season of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA kicks off on Saturday, September 24, with a pre-season double header between Toronto and Buffalo at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Anaheim battling Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET. 

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