Tomorrow’s Stars Shine for Fans as the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup begins, Friday on Sportsnet

Exclusive coverage of every game, live from London, May 16-25

– 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup Preview Show airs Friday, May 16 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific –

– Marek, Kypreos, Shannon & Cox on-site in London –


TORONTO (May 14, 2014) Hockey fans have a reason to celebrate this long weekend as Sportsnet, home of the Canadian Hockey League, is set to showcase the future stars of the game with exclusive, non-stop coverage of the entire 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup from London, ON, May 16 to 25.


Sportsnet’s coverage 96th edition of the prestigious national championship kicks off Friday, May 16 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT with the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup Preview Show, followed by the opening game between the QMJHL champion Val-d’Or Foreurs and host team London Knights at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. The OHL champion Guelph Storm and WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings round out the competition and meet in round-robin action on Saturday, May 17 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT (full broadcast schedule below).


For the entirety of the championship, HOCKEY CENTRAL host Jeff Marek and analysts John Shannon and Damien Cox will be live on location at Budweiser Gardens in London to provide pre-game, intermission and post-game analysis. Nick Kypreos joins the team on Sunday, May 18.


Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup coverage across television, radio, online and print:



  • 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup Preview Show  – Hosted by the HOCKEY CENTRAL panel, the one-hour special delivers all the latest tournament news and updates, including team previews and predictions, interviews from London and players to watch
  • In The Booth Play-by-play commentator RJ Broadhead and analyst Sam Cosentino call all of the games, alongside host Rob Faulds
  • Features:
    • Damien Cox takes a look at the passion for London junior hockey in a special video essay, and also previews the top prospects for the upcoming 2014 NHL Draft
    • Host Rob Faulds explains the meaning of the Memorial Cup

Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN

  • will have daily coverage from the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup with previews, columns, polls and recaps by Patrick King and Gare Joyce
  • Fans can stay up on the latest video content, including highlights and panel discussions


  • In this week’s issue of Sportsnet magazine – hitting newsstands, Next Issue, and Apple Newsstand tomorrow – features editor Joyce focuses on London Knights stars Nikita Zadorov and Bo Horvat



2014 Memorial Cup Broadcast Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

Friday, May 16

  • Val-d’Or Foreurs vs. London Knights, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Saturday, May 17

Sunday, May 18

  • London Knights vs. Edmonton Oil Kings, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific, and Sportsnet 960 The FAN)

Monday, May 19

  • Guelph Storm vs. Val-d’Or Foreurs, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific, and Sportsnet 590 The FAN)

Tuesday, May 20

  • Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Val-d’Or Foreurs, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Wednesday, May 21

  • London Knights vs. Guelph Storm, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Thursday, May 22

  • Tie Breaker (if necessary), 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Friday, May 23

  • Semifinal, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Sunday, May 25



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