April 6, 2013,Calgary, AB (ISN) – Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, announced today that the entire second round series of the 2013 WHL Playoffs between the 2013 WHL BC Division Champion Kelowna Rockets (2) and the Kamloops Blazers (3) will be televised LIVE on SHAW.
Game one can be seen on Channel 301 and the rest of the series on Channel 304 and SHAW Direct Channel 299 throughout Western Canada. This is the ninth consecutive year that SHAW has provided LIVE television coverage of the WHL Playoffs.
SHAW TV provides extensive coverage of the 2013 WHL Playoffs by broadcasting a LIVE full series in round one and two of the 2013 WHL Playoffs, a WHL Conference Championship Series and the entire WHL Championship Series. Following the conclusion of each round during the 2013 WHL Playoffs, the WHL and SHAW TV will announce the next series that will be broadcast.
During the series the WHL on SHAW will feature the play-by-play of Dan Russell with analysis from Bill Wilms and rink side host Peter Loubardias. SHAW’s WHL Central will continue to provide highlights, exclusive features and news from across the WHL during the broadcasts hosted by Andy Neal.
The first two games of the Kelowna Rockets – Kamloops Blazers series can be seen LIVE on SHAW TV from Prospera Place in Kelowna, starting at 7:00pm PT on Saturday, April 6 and at 5pm PT on Sunday, April 7. .
The following is the schedule for the Kelowna Rockets – Kamloops Blazers best of seven second round series:
Game 1 – Saturday Apr 6 7:05pm Kamloops at Kelowna
Game 2 – Sunday Apr 7 5:05pm Kamloops at Kelowna
Game 3 – Tuesday Apr 9 7:00pm Kelowna at Kamloops
Game 4 – Wednesday Apr 10 7:00pm Kelowna at Kamloops
Game 5 – Friday Apr 12 7:05pm Kamloops at Kelowna*
Game 6 – Sunday Apr 14 6:00pm Kelowna at Kamloops*
Game 7 – Tuesday Apr 16 7:05pm Kamloops at Kelowna*
* If necessary
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 WHL and the City of Saskatoon, SK will serve as the official hosts for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Saskatoon Blades will host the WHL Champions, Ontario Hockey League Champions and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Champions from May 17 – 26, 2013.