See Tomorrow’s Hockey Stars Today! More Than 600 CHL Games, 500 Minor League Hockey Games Plus Playoffs, This Season on Rogers TV
TORONTO/MONCTON, N.B. (September 10, 2014) What do Jason Spezza, P. K. Subban, Malcom Subban, Jeff Skinner, Ryan Spooner, John Tavares, Cody Ceci, and Erik Gudbranson have in common with nine-year-old hockey players? They have all been part of Rogers TV’s minor hockey coverage over the years! From Minor Atom hockey players to the NHL’s top draft picks, fans this season will receive more games and access to the stars of tomorrow with more than 600 regular season Canadian Hockey League games, 500 minor league hockey games, and the Playoffs on Rogers TV community channels across Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. See below for broadcast details.
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Rogers TV in New Brunswick will be the ultimate ticket to live coverage of the province’s three Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) teams this season. A new 12-year broadcast agreement with the QMJHL brings viewers more than 50 games featuring the Moncton Wildcats, Saint John Sea Dogs, and Bathurst Titans home games, plus an additional 10 Gatineau Olympiques games, for a total of 60 regular season QMJHL games. Rogers TV will also be home to the QMJHL Playoffs. The puck drops on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. ET when the Saint John Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads at Harbour Station in Saint John. Rogers customers can follow the games on Rogers TV community channels in English on Cable 10 and in French on Cable 9 and through the Rogers Super Sports Pak Pay-Per-View offering. Live streaming of games are available free on local Rogers TV websites for authenticated Rogers customers at www.rogerstv.com/live.
Rogers TV in Ontario is the official local broadcaster in eight Ontario Hockey League (OHL) markets this season with more than 500 games. Coverage begins Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. ET with the Owen Sound Attack hosting the Kitchener Rangers. Rogers customers can follow the games on Rogers TV community channels in English and through the Rogers Super Sports Pak Pay-Per-View offering. Full schedule details and channel placement available at www.rogerstv.com
Showcasing the future of hockey in Canada, Rogers TV has been covering minor hockey games for more than 20 years. This season, Rogers TV is where fans will find the most minor hockey coverage in the country with more than 500 minor hockey games at local arenas in Rogers communities across Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Live streaming of games will be available free on local Rogers TV websites for authenticated Rogers customers at www.rogerstv.com/live. Full schedule details available at www.rogerstv.com.
Building on grassroots hockey in Canada, Rogers Hometown Hockey will be in 25 communities across the country each weekend this season for free outdoor hockey festivities and outdoor viewing parties NHL game broadcasts every Sunday night. In addition, the NHL on Sportsnet will deliver more than 500 national and regional regular season NHL games across nine networks, including CBC, City, Sportsnet (East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360 and FX Canada. The NHL on Sportsnet has exclusive Canadian broadcast coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Draft Lottery, NHL Draft, and the NHL Awards. Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN).
About Rogers Media
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 51 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include seven City stations, four OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
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