Sportsnet Ice Surfing 101: What you need to know


Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele celebrates a goal. (John Woods/CP)

There’s a new way to watch hockey every Tuesday night.

Beginning Oct. 9 and airing every week throughout the 2018-19 season, hockey fans in Canada can turn to @Sportsnet on Twitter to watch all the NHL action as it happens, all in one place — no channel-surfing required.

Hosts Jeff Marek and Jason York, joined by a rotating cast of former and current NHLers, coaches, and other hockey personalities, bring you all the best NHL action each Tuesday night.

“Very much looking forward to getting started on Ice Surfing, a show that kind of treats all the night’s action as one big continuous game,” said Marek. “If you’re like me, you bounce around on nights where the NHL heavies up the schedule to get a feel of what’s going on everywhere and we’re hoping with ‘Surf’ that we can share with viewers the most vital parts of each game as we bounce around commentary from a lot of different perspectives in a casual setting.”

Steve Dangle will be monitoring what fans are talking about on social media and chiming in on all the trending topics as they happen to bring fans up-to-the-minute information on all things hockey. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #IceSurfing.

Here’s what you need to know as the show makes it season debut:

What: Sportsnet Ice Surfing

When: Every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 9.

Where: Watch the show live @Sportsnet on Twitter

Each week will bring a new slate of games, different conversations, and all the best highlights from around the league.

“We’re doing to try to do as many different things as we can and the Twitter platform makes it all possible,” said Marek.

This Tuesday, keep up with red-hot Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson as he takes on the Hurricanes; see if the Calgary Flames can improve to 2-1 on the young season when they visit Nashville; catch all the highlights as they happen when Mark Scheifele and the star-studded Winnipeg Jets host the Kings; and don’t miss a moment of the matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Stars.

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