Alaska entourage includes Sat truck

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Alaska entourage includes Sat truck

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by Zach Wolken

Idaho's News Channel 7

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 2:27 PM

BOISE -- If you took a drive down Front Street at some point on Wednesday you may have seen a huge truck sitting in the loading area of Qwest Arena from Alaska.

If you were wondering what the truck was doing in Idaho you were pondering exactly what many others were and some people even knocked on the trucks door to find out what the deal was.

"There are people a little bit curious about the big blue truck, but most just want to know what's happening," said Tracy Sinclare, producer for KTUU.  "We just say hey, there's a hockey game.  Come watch!"

The game Tracy is talking about is the playoff match-up between the Idaho Steelheads and Alaska Aces and this time of year Alaska fans don't want to miss a moment of playoff hockey.

"We got a pretty good fan following at home and they're anxious to see these games live," said Sinclare.

So Sinclare and her crew are in charge of televising the game for all the hockey fans interested in Alaska and televising a live game is no small effort. 

The crew brought along four camera, a crew of seven, countless cables, and of course their satellite truck, but Boise isn't exactly a hop, skip, and a jump from Anchorage.  So they had to improvise when it came to getting all that equipment down to the lower 48.

"We put it on a barge or a ferry in Anchorage and shipped it to Seattle and out Satelite operator picked it up there and drove it over," said Sinclare. 

The travel might not end with Idaho because now that the crew has come this far there's no turning back. 

"If the Aces keep going then we're going to go with them."
   
 

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