Sportsnet and APTN announce return of Hockey Night in Canada in Cree

Sportsnet and APTN on Tuesday announced the return of another season of Cree-language NHL broadcasts with Hockey Night in Canada in Cree, starting Dec. 10.

Featuring all seven Canadian NHL teams in action from Dec. 10 to April 1, the five-game national broadcast series will see APTN leverage Sportsnet’s NHL production to deliver exclusive Cree-language commentary and analysis to hockey fans and communities across the country.

Returning are play-by-play broadcaster Clarence Iron, host Earl Wood, and analysts John Chabot and Jason Chamakese.

Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree debuted in 2019, spurring a three-year deal to produce and air NHL on Sportsnet games in Plains Cree.

The 2022-23 Hockey Night in Canada: Cree Edition broadcast schedule on APTN is as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 – Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 – Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks – 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 – Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Saturday, April 1, 2023 – Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT

* Schedule is subject to change

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