Root Sports and WHL announced today the 8-game broadcast schedule

WHL hockey

(ISN) – CALGARY, AB – ROOT SPORTS and the Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today the 8-game broadcast schedule that will bring live WHL action into 3.4 million homes across five U.S. states during the 2014-15 WHL Regular Season. This is the sixth year of partnership between WHL and ROOT SPORTS.

One of the premier development League’s in the World, the Western Hockey League will showcase the top rated NHL prospects live on ROOT SPORTS.  The broadcast schedule will feature all five WHL U.S. based Clubs: Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans. WHL on ROOT SPORTS begins Friday, January 16th as the Vancouver Giants will host the Tri-City Americans at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC.

“Our ROOT SPORTS WHL Friday Night Ice hockey broadcasts showcase the NHL stars oftomorrow for hockey fans throughout the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the United States along with our great WHL U.S. Division rivalries,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison.

“We continue to enjoy a strong partnership with the WHL and are pleased to be able to put the league’s best on display,” stated Mark Jorgensen, Senior Vice President/General Manager of ROOT SPORTS.

The WHL on ROOT SPORTS will continue to feature the play-by-play of Ian Furness with analysis provided by former WHL and NHL player Kevin Sawyer.

The complete ROOT SPORTS 2014-15 WHL telecast schedule is below. Please check with your cable or satellite provider regarding ROOT SPORTS channel information in your area.

2014-15 WHL on ROOT SPORTS Broadcast Schedule
All times listed are PT. Territorial restrictions may apply.

*Schedule subject to change*

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time
Friday, January 16, 2014 Tri-City Vancouver 7:30 PM
Friday, January 23, 2014 Everett Kelowna 7:05 PM
Friday, February 6, 2014 Portland Seattle 7:35 PM
Friday, February 20, 2014 Tri-City Everett 7:35 PM
Friday, February 27, 2014 Spokane Tri-City 7:05 PM
Friday, March 6, 2014 Seattle Portland 7:00 PM
Friday, March 13, 2014 Portland Spokane 7:05 PM
Friday, March 20, 2014 Everett Victoria 7:05 PM


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