Mon Feb 11

Friday Night Hockey on Sportsnet Heats Up With Five More Matchups Announced

- Multiplatform CHL coverage includes TV, online, and print platforms -

TORONTO (February 8, 2013) Sportsnet, home of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup, and Canada’s #1 destination for junior hockey, today announced the addition of the five regular season Canadian Hockey League matchups on Sportsnet’s popular Friday Night Hockey.

Coverage continues tonight when Sportsnet heads east as the Moncton Wildcats host the Halifax Mooseheads at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific (full broadcast details below).

As Canada’s premiere destination for all things CHL, Sportsnet’s multiplatform coverage includes more than 45 CHL game broadcasts during the 2012-13 season, including playoffs and the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup, as well as ongoing in-depth coverage across Sportsnet’s digital and print platforms.

Sportsnet’s Friday Night Hockey broadcasts feature play-by-play announcer RJ Broadhead alongside analyst Sam Cosentino. Host Tony Ambrogio joins tonight’s broadcast team, with Rob Faulds taking on hosting duties for the remaining matchups. Each broadcast features a pre-game HOCKEY CENTRAL show with analysis, scores, interviews and features.

In addition, keeps fans connected to the CHL with analysis and features, including Friday Night Hockey previews and weekly columns by Sportsnet CHL insider Patrick King, Cosentino’s “Coz for Thought” blog, the CHL Mashup blog, Cosentino and King’s Top 10 CHL Prospects monthly list, and more.

Canadian hockey fans can also pick up the latest issue of Sportsnet magazine, on newsstands now, featuring a story on how the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack built a powerhouse contender in eight easy steps.

Broadcast Schedule


  • Friday, Feb. 8, Halifax @ Moncton, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific)
  • Friday, Feb. 15, Sarnia @ Windsor, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, and ONE)
  • Friday, Feb. 22, Kamloops @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific)


  • Friday, March 1, Moncton @ Rimouski, 7 p.m./4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific)
  • Friday, March 8, London @ Sarnia, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific)

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About Sportsnet

Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet,, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook.  Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series.  Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®,  Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UFEA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women.  Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

About the Canadian Hockey League:
The Canadian Hockey League is the world’s largest development hockey league with 52 Canadian and eight American teams participating in the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. CHL players graduate from high school at a rate higher than the Canadian national average.  The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League than any other league with 99 CHL players selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft including 18 first round picks.  Last season 722 graduates attended North American post-secondary institutions on scholarships from CHL teams.