(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|