TORONTO (September 10, 2013) Sportsnet 960 The FAN today announced long-time hockey sportscaster, Peter “Loubo” Loubardias, will join its broadcast team as analyst for Calgary Flames broadcasts for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL season, alongside play-by-play announcer Peter Maher.
Loubardias called play-by-play for Sportsnet’s Calgary Flames television broadcasts between 2008-11, and most recently served as a commentator on broadcasts of Western Hockey League games. He takes over for the recently retired Mike Rogers, analyst for Flames broadcasts on Sportsnet 960 The FAN for the last 12 years.
In addition to the new Flames broadcast team, Sportsnet 960 The FAN also announced today it will launch a special version of HOCKEY CENTRAL @ Noon – with a Calgary twist. The one-hour, weekday show debuts Monday, Sept. 23 at Noon MT, and will be hosted by Ryan Leslie with guest appearances each week by Sportsnet’s Calgary Flames television broadcast crew including Rob Kerr, Roger Millions and Charlie Simmer. HOCKEY CENTRAL @ Noon will deliver engaging and insightful hockey talk, breaking news, analysis and opinions, all with a focus on the Flames.
The home for Flames fans everywhere, Sportsnet 960 The FAN is the exclusive broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames, delivering every regular and playoff game in the 2013-14 season. It is also the exclusive broadcast rights holder for all regular season and playoff Calgary Hitmen games, which will be delivered on radio or online at www.sportsnet.ca/960.
In addition to being the official radio and TV rights holder for the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Vancouver Canucks , Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).
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