SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE GAMES IN CANADA

The American Hockey League and Sportsnet, entering the second year of a five-year relationship, announced that Sportsnet will begin coverage of the AHLís 77th season with three live, national Saturday night broadcasts this month.

On Oct. 13, the defending Western Conference champion Toronto Marlies (top affiliate of the NHLís Toronto Maple Leafs) will host the Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres) at 5 p.m. ET.

Then on Oct. 20, itís an AHL doubleheader as the Marlies host the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadiens) at 7 p.m. ET and the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver Canucks) visit the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary Flames) at 10 p.m. ET.

All three games will air live across Canada in high definition on Sportsnet ONE. Hockey Central host Jeff Marek will be joined by analysts Brad May and John Shannon for pre-game and intermission analysis. Joe Bowen, Greg Millen and Paul Hendrick will provide the call from Toronto, while Rob Kerr, Charlie Simmer, John Garrett and Roger Millions bring home the action from Abbotsford. READ MORE




AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE, TVA SPORTS ANNOUNCE BROADCAST DEAL
French-language network to air Hamilton Bulldogs games in 2012-13

The American Hockey League and TVA Sports announced today that the Canadian network has been named the Official French Language Television Broadcaster of the Hamilton Bulldogs, and will produce and air Bulldogs games beginning with the 2012-13 season.

The first TVA Sports broadcast will be on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. ET as the Bulldogs Ė top development club of the Montreal Canadiens Ė face off against the Toronto Marlies, the top affiliate of the Maple Leafs, at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

Future broadcasts will be announced at a later date.

Play-by-play for Bulldogs games will be handled by the well-known, experienced team of commentator Michel Langevin, analyst Yvon Pedneault and reporter Enrico Ciccone