Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with Rogers Sportsnet and RDS today announced the 2010-11 schedule of national and regional CHL regular season games that will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS beginning in January, 2011.
With seven nationally broadcasted regular season games on Rogers Sportsnet, CHL fans across Canada have the opportunity to watch some of the top teams in the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL this season. All three nationally broadcasted games from the QMJHL will also appear live on RDS. In addition, 11 other CHL regular season games will be broadcast live on regional Rogers Sportsnet channels.
The broadcast schedule also includes three playoff games along with all CHL national events such as the 2011 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday January 19, 2011, in Toronto, ON, and the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Mississauga, ON, May 20-29, 2011.
The 2010-11 CHL regular season broadcast schedule on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS begins Sunday January 9, 2011, featuring the Moncton Wildcats hosting the Rimouski Oceanic. The game can be seen on running delay at 7:30 pm Eastern time on Rogers Sportsnet East and Rogers Sportsnet Ontario channels, and at 5:30 pm Mountain time on Rogers Sportsnet West, and 4:30 pm Pacific time on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific.
2010-11 CHL on Rogers Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule (all times local):
Sun. Jan. 9 – Rimouski Oceanic at Moncton Wildcats (National) – 7:00 pm Atlantic
Tues. Jan. 11 – Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Pacific
Wed. Jan. 19 – 2011 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (National) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Sun. Jan. 23 – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at Kitchener Rangers (National) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Fri. Jan. 28 – Sarnia Sting at Guelph Storm (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Fri. Feb. 4 – Peterborough Petes at Ottawa 67’s (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Fri. Feb. 11 – Windsor Spitfires at London Knights (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Sun. Feb. 13 – Guelph Storm at London Knights (National) – 2:00 pm Eastern
Wed. Feb. 16 – Medicine Hat Tigers at Saskatoon Blades (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Central
Fri. Feb. 18 – Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors at Kitchener Rangers (OHL Regional) - 7:00 pm Eastern
Wed. Feb. 23 – Kootenay Ice at Red Deer Rebels (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Mountain
Sun. Feb. 27 – Moncton Wildcats at Montreal Juniors (National) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Mon. Feb. 28 – Calgary Hitmen at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Mountain
Fri. Mar. 4 – London Knights at Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Sun. Mar. 6 – Quebec Remparts at Drummondville Voltigeurs (National) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Fri. Mar. 11 – Owen Sound Attack at Kitchener Rangers (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Sun. Mar. 13 - Red Deer Rebels at Calgary Hitmen (National) - 5:00 pm Mountain
Fri. Mar. 18 – Oshawa Generals at Ottawa 67’s (OHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Sun. Mar. 20 – Peterborough Petes at Oshawa Generals (National) – 7:00 pm Eastern
Additional playoff games and broadcast times will be announced at a later date. The 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup features the host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors with champions from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL competing for the national championship. All six round-robin games, playoff tiebreaker (if necessary), semi-final, and championship final will all be broadcast by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS from May 20-29 with specific times to be announced at a later date.
The CHL and Rogers Sportsnet, partners since 1998, announced a five-year partnership extension in May, 2009.
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