CBC inviting hockey fans to chat

Just when you thought Stanley Cup aficionados couldn't get any more engaged with the games than they already are. . .

CBC is giving hockey fans whose favourite time of the year is the Stanley Cup playoffs a way to get even more engaged with the games than they already are.

Along with tonight’s special Playoff Preview – which will include an announcement of the grand prize winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2008 – comes the debut of Playoff Tracker. The enhanced interactive viewing environment at CBCSports.ca will enable users to participate in live chats during games, see instant updates from other playoff games and partake in live polling and gaming.

In addition to providing live and on-demand coverage of all CBC’S Hockey Night in Canada playoff games, CBC Sports is also presenting ‘CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Fantasy Playoff Pool.’ Online contestants will have a chance to win a pair of tickets, along with transportation and accommodation, to Game Four of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final, as well as a chance at the grand prize – a trip for two to the opening game of the 2008-09 NHL season in Stockholm in October, featuring Pittsburgh versus Ottawa.