April 16, 2014, Toronto, ON (ISN) – Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2014 Canadian Hockey League playoffs continues on Friday Night Hockey. The Portland Winterhawks take on the Kelowna Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference championship series on Friday, April 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific.
The second-place Winterhawks head into the series looking to win their fourth consecutive Western Conference championship, but will face tough competition against the league-leading Rockets. The series winner will continue on to compete for the WHL’s Ed Chynoweth Cup against the Eastern Conference champions.
This week’s Friday Night Hockey playoff broadcast features host Jeff Marek in-studio with HOCKEY CENTRAL analyst John Shannon. Live from Prospera Place in Kelowna, RJ Broadhead handles the play-by-play alongside analyst Sam Cosentino.
Throughout the regular season and playoffs, Sportsnet brings fans the biggest and best coverage of the CHL, featuring premier Friday Night Hockey matchups from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League. Sportsnet is also the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup, May 16-25 in London, ON. Sportsnet will announce its Friday Night Hockey playoff broadcast schedule on a week-by-week basis.