Calgary, AB. - The Western Hockey League and SHAW Communications today announced that SHAW will broadcast 32 games on the full cable network in Western Canada during the 2012-13 WHL Regular Season. The WHL on SHAW will also provide extensive coverage of the 2013 WHL Playoffs, broadcasting a full series in each of the four rounds including the WHL Championship Series, as team’s battle for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. SHAW is entering its ninth season as the official regional cable broadcaster of the WHL and has made huge strides during the 2011 and 2012 WHL Playoffs broadcasting the entire WHL Championship Series in High Definition.
The 2012-13 WHL on SHAW broadcast schedule will highlight key rivals LIVE every Friday night on ‘The WHL on SHAW Friday Night Hockey’ across Western Canada on SHAW TV and Shaw Direct ‘Channel 299’.
The broadcast schedule begins on Thursday, September 20, with a special season opening game featuring the 2012 WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings
versus the 2011 WHL Champion Kootenay Ice
. The feature game will be broadcast LIVE on SHAW TV starting with a preview show and full coverage of the opening night festivities at 7:00pm MT. Two nights later, on Saturday, September 22, the countdown to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Saskatoon begins as the Blades host the Prince Albert Raiders
in the home-opener which will also be LIVE on SHAW at 7:00pm MT.
List of Games on SHAW