CALGARY, AB – WHL Commissioner Ron Robison and SHAW Communications announced today that the entire 2012 Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi Final best-of-seven series between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Medicine Hat Tigers will be televised LIVE on SHAW and SHAW Direct channel 299 throughout Western Canada.
SHAW TV will also provide live coverage of the 2012 WHL Playoffs during the third round - WHL Conference Championship series and the fourth round - WHL Championship Final series. Coverage plans for the WHL Conference Championship series will be announced at the conclusion of the second round of the WHL Playoffs.
During the second round series the WHL on SHAW will feature the play-by-play of Dan Russell, analysis from Bill Wilms as well as Peter Loubardias serving as rink-side host and analyst. SHAW’s WHL Central and host Andy Neal will continue to provide exclusive features, news and highlights from around the WHL, including the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Semi-Finals, during the broadcasts.
The first two games of the Moose Jaw Warriors – Medicine Hat Tigers series will be broadcast live Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 pm MT from Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.
The following is the schedule for the Moose Jaw Warriors – Medicine Hat Tigers best of seven Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi Final series:
MOOSE JAW vs. MEDICINE HAT
All Games LIVE on Shaw
Game 1 - Fri Apr 6 7:00 PM Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw
Game 2 - Sat Apr 7 7:00 PM Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw
Game 3 - Tue Apr 10 7:00 PM Moose Jaw at Medicine Hat
Game 4 - Wed Apr 11 7:00 PM Moose Jaw at Medicine Hat
Game 5 - Fri Apr 13 7:00 PM * Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw
Game 6 - Sun Apr 15 6:00 PM * Moose Jaw at Medicine Hat
Game 7 - Tue Apr 17 7:00 PM * Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw
* - If necessary
In addition to the WHL on Shaw’s feature series, the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final match-ups will also feature the Edmonton Oil Kings taking on the Brandon Wheat Kings. In the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference, the Tri-City Americans will face the Spokane Chiefs while the Portland Winterhawks will square off with the Kamloops Blazers.
In addition to SHAW’s television coverage, the WHL will broadcast all games LIVE on the Internet and local radio. For more information on WHL Live On-Demand webcasts log onto www.whl.ca.
The QMJHL and the City of Shawinigan, QC will serve as the official hosts for the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Shawinigan Cataractes will host the WHL Champions, Ontario Hockey League Champions and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Champions from May 18 – 27, 2012.