Announcing 2012-13 Blue Jackets Telecast Schedule

FOX Sports

Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.


FOX Sports

Ohio’s coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 when

the club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against Central

Division rival Nashville Predators.


The network

will televise the remainder of the Blue Jackets’ complete

48-game schedule with the exception of the home opener against the Detroit

Reds Wings on Monday, January 21, which will be on NBC Sports Network. Throughout

the season, viewers outside of Columbus are encouraged to check for channel information.


Coverage each

game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show,

featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each

game. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the

post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.



& Web Team


Calling the

game action will once again be play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer

alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Natalie Taylor will return as rink side reporter.


FOX Sports

Ohio is excited to welcome Dan Kamal to

the Blue Jackets broadcast team as co-host of Blue Jackets Live. Preceding home games, Kamal will join Dave Maetzold in hosting Blue

Jackets Live from Nationwide Arena. For all away games, they will host the

show from the FOX Sports Ohio studio.


In addition

to co-hosting Blue Jackets Live,

Kamal will also provide inside access to the Blue Jackets via with weekly feature

stories. Also on, Steph Greegor continues her Jackets coverage

and Dark Blue Jacket Plus, the extended blog of Dark Blue Jacket, will return

as well.


Follow on Twitter:

  • FOX Sports Ohio – @FOXSportsOH
  • Jeff Rimer – @JRimerCBJ
  • Bill Davidge – @BDavidge99
  • Natalie Taylor – @NatalieKTaylor
  • Dan Kamal – @DanKamal
  • Dave Maetzold – @DMaetzMedia
  • Steph Greegor – @Greegor23
  • Dark Blue Jacket – @DarkBlueJacket
  • FOX Sports Ohio Girls – @FSOhio_Girls
  • #FSOCBJ 

About Dan Kamal:


has over 25 years of hockey broadcasting experience including:


  • Radio play-by-play announcer and Sr. Director of

    Radio Broadcast Operations for the Atlanta Thrashers

  • NHL / Winnipeg Jets reporter and host on CJOB Radio

    in Winnipeg

  • Co-host of weekly “On the Ice” hockey segment on

    Comcast Sports Southeast

  • Play-by-play for the Atlanta Knights (IHL) and host

    of a weekly NHL show on FOX SportsSouth


also has extensive experience covering Sports for CNN, most recently as a

Sports Special Projects writer and reporter.