Axe Sports Group Announces the Acquisition of Idelson Productions and Hockey Night in New England

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In 1972, two lifetime high school hockey fans started a weekly broadcast of Greater Boston high school games on WBOS-FM (92.9). The duo - Lance LoFaro and Darby Yaeger - called the nightly broadcasts "Hockey Night in Boston". As of late, HNIBnews - over 40 years running - has kept the scholastic hockey world on its feet with its widely-read website HNIBnews.com. In addition to HNIBnews, Hockey Night in Boston runs MassHSHockey.com, and also hosts summer tournaments showcasing the talents of scholastic hockey.

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Boston, MA (April 19, 2024) – Axe Sports Group Inc., the owners of Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB), proudly announces its acquisition of Hockey Night in New England (HNNE), a multi-media content and production brand. With this acquisition, Axe Sports Group expands its promotion of high school hockey, reinforcing its leadership position in New England and beyond.

“Bringing Hockey Night in New England under Axe Sports Group’s umbrella presents an unparalleled opportunity to elevate our platform and extend our reach, helping to promote high school hockey players more than ever.” stated Axe CEO, Mike Sorabella. Since 1974, HNIB’s summer Festivals and Major Showcases have been a cornerstone of high school hockey, attracting thousands of talented student-athletes who often advance to collegiate and professional levels. In addition, Hockey Night in Boston has been showcasing and promoting high school hockey players and teams through their media platforms including hnibnews.com for decades.

Joel Idelson, the founder of Idelson Productions and Executive Producer of HNNE, expressed his enthusiasm for joining forces with Axe Sports Group. “This is the next chapter for Hockey Night in New England,” Idelson declared. “We’re excited to continue delivering top-quality content while expanding our audience and sharing the passion of hockey at all levels.”

Idelson Productions, renowned for its “Hockey Night in New England” television series, gears up for its fourth season this fall on NBC Sports Boston. But before that, don’t miss the thrilling “Road to the Garden” special presentation, offering an insider’s look at the 2024 MA State High School Hockey Championships journey. Premiering on April 20th at 7:30 PM on NBC Sports Boston, this special promises excitement for hockey fans everywhere.

With this strategic move into television, Axe Sports Group anticipates heightened awareness and engagement in its flagship HNIB summer events. Known for providing unparalleled experiences for players of all genders, these events maximize exposure and foster talent development. Stay in the loop with HNIB’s upcoming summer events and schedules at www.playhnib.com. For the latest news and updates, subscribe to hnibnews.com and be part of the hockey excitement.

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