SPRINGFIELD, Mass.*… TheAmerican Hockey League*andSportsnet*announced today the addition of two AHL games to the network’s broadcast schedule, ensuring fans continue to receive weekly live AHL hockey into the New Year.
Saturday, Jan. 5 – Rockford IceHogs
at Toronto Marlies
3 ET/noon PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
The Rockford IceHogs
(top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks
) roll into to the Ricoh Coliseum to take on the Toronto Marlies
(Toronto Maple Leafs) in this Western Conference match-up. The Hockey Central team of Jeff Marek, Brad May
and John Shannon will provide pre-game and intermission analysis while Joe Bowen and Greg Millen
return to the broadcast booth to provide play-by-play and analysis, respectively, and Paul Hendrick and Jim Ralph host from rinkside.
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Chicago Wolves
at Abbotsford Heat
10 ET/7 PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
The Chicago Wolves
(Vancouver Canucks) look to cool the Abbotsford Heat
(Calgary Flames) at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Rob Kerr handles the play-by-play and is joined by analysts Charlie Simmer
and John Garrett
in the broadcast booth. Roger Millions rounds out the broadcast team as host.