Comcast to air Philly outdoor game

Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports coverage, today announced comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers preparation for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The Comcast Network will air the AHL outdoor game between the Adirondack Phantoms and the Hershey Bears from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Jan. 6.

Former Phantoms radio voice Brian Smith and former Flyers forward Ian Laperriere will call the game.

The Phantoms and Bears will be facing off in the third outdoor game in American Hockey League history, and the first associated with the NHL’s Winter Classic events. The Flyers and New York Rangers will skate at Citizens Bank Park on Jan. 2.

Fans can enter at or at (Keyword: Winter Classic) for the Ultimate 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Sweepstakes Grand Prize which includes: two (2) Tickets & VIP Fan Experience for Two (2) to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, two (2) Tickets & VIP Fan Experience for Two (2) to the Legends Game on December 31 and two (2) Tickets & VIP Fan Experience for Two (2) to Phantoms vs. Hershey on January 6. The contest ends Tuesday, December 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming.