The WHL Champion Seattle Thunderbirds and Tribune Broadcasting Seattle today announced they have partnered to broadcast nine games between the T-Birds and Portland Winterhawks during the 2017-18 season.
All nine games will be broadcast on JOEtv Channel 22/Cable 110. Five games from ShoWare Center and four games from Portland will be broadcast on JOEtv. Four of the five games being broadcast from ShoWare Center have new start times of 6:05pm.
The first game on the broadcast schedule is the game in Portland on Saturday, September 30, at 6pm. The first game to be broadcast from ShoWare Center will be Saturday, October 7, at 6:05pm.
“Our broadcast partnership with JOEtv and This TV last season was very successful,” said Colin Campbell, T-Birds Vice President. “We are excited to build on our partnership to have nine games against our biggest rival all on JOEtv this season.”
“We are pleased to bring the excitement of live, local hockey to Seattle fans,” said Pam Pearson, SVP/General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv. “Our channels are known as the home of local sports and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with the T-Birds.”
Nine Game Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, September 30, Seattle at Portland, 6pm
Saturday, October 7, Portland at Seattle, 6:05pm
Saturday, December 30, Portland at Seattle, 6:05pm
Sunday, December 31, Seattle at Portland, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 13, Seattle at Portland, 6pm
Saturday, February 10, Portland at Seattle, 6:05pm
Sunday, February 11, Seattle at Portland, 5pm
Sunday, March 4, Portland at Seattle 5:05pm
Saturday, March 17, Portland at Seattle, 6:05pm
Veteran WHL play-by-play voice Ian Furness will have the call for the majority of the broadcasts.