– Sportsnet to deliver four pre-season and 57 regular season Vancouver Canucks games in 2013-14, more than any other Canadian broadcaster –
– Schedule features eight all-Canadian matchups and 19 games versus rivals in newly realigned Pacific Division –
– Sportsnet has more hockey TV coverage featuring Canadian NHL teams than any other broadcaster in Canada with more than 250 games –
TORONTO (August 28, 2013) Sportsnet today announced its 2013-14 Vancouver Canucks regional broadcast schedule, featuring four pre-season and 57 regular season games on television. Pre-season action begins Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. PT on Sportsnet Pacific while regular season coverage begins Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. PT on Sportsnet Pacific as the Canucks visit the Calgary Flames. (Click here for Sportsnet’s complete 2013-14 Canucks TV broadcast schedule).
Forty-nine of Sportsnet’s regular season Canucks games will air on Sportsnet Pacific, while eight will air on the Sportsnet ONE companion channel, Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey. All games will feature play-by-play announcer John Shorthouse, former Canucks goalie and analyst John Garrett and host Dan Murphy. HOCKEY CENTRAL will preview every game with a half-hour pre-game show, as well as provide intermission and post-game analysis.
Highlights from the 2013-14 Vancouver Canucks broadcast schedule on Sportsnet includes:
- Eight all-Canadian matchups, including games versus Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Montreal
- Canucks visits Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. PT
- A date in New York to face former head coach Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. PT
This season marks the first year of a recently renewed 10-year broadcast extension between Sportsnet and the Vancouver Canucks, continuing a 15-year network tradition as the regional television broadcaster of Canucks hockey. In addition to being the official regional television broadcast rights holders for the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).
All season long, Sportsnet will keep fans connected to their home team first with more Canucks and Canadian NHL team games on TV than any other broadcaster, in addition to unparalleled coverage on sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet Mobile.
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Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook. Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, CIS Vanier Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IZOD IndyCar Series, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.