Today’s Games, Tomorrow’s Stars: Sportsnet Announces 2015-16 CHL Broadcast Schedule, Headlined by Friday Night Hockey

– Sportsnet to deliver more than 50 CHL games this season

–  Friday Night Hockey returns Nov. 13 with Marek, Cox and Warriner

– Marquee events include the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series, 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver & 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, AB

TORONTO (November 5, 2015) Sportsnet today announced its 2015-16 CHL broadcast schedule, featuring more than 50 regular season games and the return of Friday Night Hockey. Coverage kicks off Monday, Nov. 9 with the first game of the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series as Team Russia takes on Team WHL at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. ET on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific and the Sportsnet app. (See full broadcast schedule below).

Sportsnet’s 2015-16 CHL broadcast schedule also includes Friday Night Hockey, featuring a game every Friday night during the regular season. Friday Night Hockey hits the ice for the first time this season on Friday, Nov. 13 as Vancouver hosts Kamloops at 10:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific.

As Canada’s premiere destination for all things CHL, Sportsnet will also feature CHL games on Sunday afternoons starting in January, the six-game 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series, the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s exclusive 2015-16 CHL on Sportsnet multiplatform coverage:

TV – Sportsnet (and through the Sportsnet app)

  • TGIF! Friday Night Hockey returns Nov. 13 to bring hockey fans dynamic and up-to-the-minute CHL coverage. Host Jeff Marek will be joined by analysts Damien Cox and Todd Warriner , delivering the latest news, highlights and analysis of the CHL’s best and brightest
  • Play-by-play commentator R.J. Broadhead returns to the broadcast booth alongside game analyst Sam Cosentino and in-game hostRob Faulds
  • TV coverage will be available to stream on the Sportsnet app and sportsnet.ca/live

 sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Magazine

  • Home of the most comprehensive CHL coverage in Canada, sportsnet.ca continues to deliver highlights, prospect reports, previews and breaking news
  • Cox provides readers with monthly Sportsnet Draft rankings, followed by end-of-season rankings by alongside Gare Joyce, Marek, and Cosentino
  • Sportsnet.ca writers have CHL fans covered with the most recent news from across the league – Andrew Eide (WHL), Jonathan Briggins (QMJHL), Joyce, Kristina Rutherford and John Grigg (OHL), Stephen Burtch (Analytics) and weekly previews by Cosentino
  • Sportsnet magazine will feature in-depth profiles on the CHL’s biggest stars and stories throughout the season

2015 CHL Canada Russia Series Broadcast Schedule
*schedule subject to change

  • Monday, Nov. 9, Russia @ WHL, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, Russia @ WHL, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, Russia @ OHL, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)
  • Monday, Nov. 16, Russia @ OHL, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet Ontario, West and Sportsnet ONE)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, Russia @ QMJHL, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, Russia @ QMJHL, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. P T (Sportsnet 360)

 2015-16 CHL on Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

**Schedule confirmed until January 28, 2016; Sportsnet will announce the schedule after Jan. 28 as it is confirmed

November 2015

  • Friday, Nov. 13, Kamloops @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Friday, Nov. 20, Charlottetown @ Cape Breton, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)
  • Friday, Nov. 27, Kelowna @ Victoria, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet and Sportsnet 360)

December 2015

  • Friday, Dec. 4, Windsor @ London, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific)
  • Friday, Dec. 11, Victoria @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific)
  • Friday, Dec. 18, Kootenay @ Red Deer, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)

January 2016

  • Friday, Jan. 8, Flint @ London, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific)
  • Sunday, Jan. 10, Moose Jaw @ Swift Current, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT (Sportsnet)
  • Friday, Jan. 15, Niagara @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and West)
  • Sunday, Jan. 17, Peterborough @ Guelph, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and West)
  • Friday, Jan. 22, Cape Breton @ Saint John, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Sunday, Jan. 24, Hamilton @ Oshawa, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT (Sportsnet 360)
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 BMO NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game, Team Cherry vs. Team Orr, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

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 About Sportsnet
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