Thursday, August 19, 2010

CBC to air 10 AHL games during 2010-2011 season

If you are a fan that feels Saturday nights aren't enough to satisfy your craving for hockey all weekend long, then the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has listened.

You don't have just Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts of National Hockey League games on your viewing schedule anymore.

Entering its 75th anniversary season, The American Hockey League announced earlier today that it has finalized a broadcasting agreement for select 2010-2011 regular season games to air on CBC for 10 Sunday afternoons.

"We're tremendously excited that CBC, with its distinguished excellence in hockey broadcasting, will be helping us celebrate our historic 75th anniversary this season," AHL president and chief executive officer David Andrews said. "Viewers across Canada will be treated to the skill and excitement of the best young professionals in our sport."

CBC Sports executive director Scott Moore echoed the same sentiments.

"We're looking forward to featuring the stars of hockey's future with the AHL on CBC," Moore said.

The 10 games will feature teams affiliated with one of the six Canadian-based NHL teams. They are the Abbotsford Heat, Binghamton Senators, Hamilton Bulldogs, Manitoba Moose, Oklahoma City Barons and Toronto Marlies.

The first game on the AHL on CBC schedule will be on October 17th when Toronto hosts Binghamton at 1:00 PM Eastern Time from Ricoh Coliseum.

All games will be streamed live and also available on-demand at CBCSports.ca.

AHL on CBC 2010-2011 Broadcast Schedule
(game start times are in Eastern Time)

October 17 – Binghamton at Toronto, 1:00 PM
October 24 – Oklahoma City at Hamilton, 1:00 PM
November 21 – Hamilton at Toronto, 1:00 PM
December 12 – Toronto at Hamilton, 1:00 PM
January 16 – Toronto at Abbotsford, 2:00 PM
January 23 – Abbotsford at Manitoba, 1:00 PM
February 27 – Manitoba at Toronto, 1:00 PM
March 6 – Hamilton at Toronto, 1:00 PM
March 27 – Abbotsford at Manitoba, 1:00 PM
April 3 – Manitoba at Toronto, 1:00 PM


NEWS HYPERLINKS

American Hockey League official news release (August 19):
CBC to air 10 AHL games in 2010-2011

CBC Sports' hockey page (August 19):
CBC, AHL strike broadcast deal

Abbotsford Heat official news release (August 19):
HEAT to play on CBC

Binghamton Senators official news release (August 19):
B-Sens featured on CBC's "AHL on CBC"

Hamilton Bulldogs official news release (August 19):
Four 'Dogs games to be broadcast live on CBC

Manitoba Moose official news release (August 19):
Moose to play as part of "AHL on CBC"

Oklahoma City Barons official news release (August 19):
Barons featured on CBC broadcast

Toronto Marlies official news release (August 19):
7 Marlies games to be broadcast live on CBC

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