Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013-14 WHL on Shaw broadcast

Press Release

Calgary, AB. - The Western Hockey League and SHAW Communications today announced that SHAW will broadcast 32 games on the full cable network in Western Canada during the 2013-14 WHL Regular Season.  The WHL on SHAW will also provide extensive coverage of the 2014 WHL Playoffs, broadcasting a full series in each of the four rounds including the WHL Championship Series, as teams battle for the Ed Chynoweth Cup.  SHAW is entering its tenth season as the official regional cable broadcaster of the WHL and is proud to have broadcast the entire WHL Championship Series in High Definition for the past three seasons.

The 2013-14 WHL on SHAW broadcast schedule will highlight key rivals LIVE most  Friday nights on ‘The WHL on SHAW Friday Night Hockey’ across Western Canada on SHAW TV and Shaw Direct ‘Channel 299’.

The broadcast schedule begins on Thursday, September 19, with a special season opening game featuring the Regina Pats hosting their divisional rivals, the Swift Current Broncos.  The feature game will be broadcast LIVE on SHAW TV starting with a preview show and full coverage of the opening night festivities at 7:00pm CST. On the following Wednesday, September 25, the WHL on SHAW will feature the Seattle Thunderbirds visiting the Vancouver Giants where the first overall WHL Bantam Draft Pick from 2012, Mathew Barzal, will make his WHL regular season debut as a member of the Thunderbirds.

About Shaw Communications Inc. Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.3 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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