Shining the spotlight on hockey’s future stars, Sportsnet is set to deliver exclusive national coverage of the 2017-18 Canadian Hockey League season, beginningMonday, Nov. 6. In addition to weeklyCHL Saturday Showcasebroadcasts from across the league, CHL coverage on Sportsnet features three marquee events – the2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series,the2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and the2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup.
Exclusive English-language Canadian coverage of the CHL kicks off on Sportsnet this coming Monday when the Canadian World Junior hopefuls of the Western Hockey League host Team Russia in the first game of the2017 CIBC Canada RussiaSeries. Coverage begins at8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PTonSportsnet East, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet ONEandSportsnet NOW.
Following the six-game series, Sportsnet’s weeklyCHL Saturday Showcaseafternoon broadcasts deliver coverage of must-see action from across the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League throughout the regular season. (Full broadcast details below).
TV – Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW
Bringing CHL action to fans across the country, Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2017-18 season includes:
Regular editions ofThe Next Ones, Sportsnet’s new show that takes an in-depth look at the CHL’s top prospects. Hosted byJeff Marekand Cosentino,The Next Onesis also available as a podcast and onSportsnet 590 The FAN
In addition to regular season coverage, the CHL on Sportsnet season includes:
2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series(Nov. 6-16, 2017) – The 15thannual best-on-best showdown sees the CHL’s regional teams of Canadian World Junior candidates face off against the Russian National Junior Team
2018 Sherwin-WilliamsCHL/NHL Top Prospect Game(Jan. 25, 2018)–The CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players compete in front of scouts at the 23rdannual showcase live from Guelph, ON
100thMastercard Memorial Cup(May 18-27, 2018) – Marking a league and national milestone, the 100thedition of the celebrated championship will be hosted by the Regina Pats and feature champion teams from the OHL, WHL, QMJHL
Digital – Sportsnet.ca
The ultimate destination for Canadian fans, theJunior Hockey pageonsportsnet.cais home to exclusive CHL articles, videos and content throughout the season, including:
2018 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings –monthly articles by Cosentino and Marek that rank the NHL Draft eligible players from across the CHL and the globe
2018 IIHF World Junior Championship coverage – Wall-to-wall coverage from Buffalo, covering the players and teams that matter most to Canadian fans
Ongoing news, videos, features and profiles from Sportsnet’s roster of hockey experts, including monthly prospect reports and live coverage from marquee events
As Canada’s Home of Hockey, Sportsnet is now in its fourth season of a 12-year partnership with the Canadian Hockey League. Featuring a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television, online and mobile, Sportsnet is the exclusive English-language broadcaster of the CHL andMastercard Memorial Cupin Canada. The deal also includes a 12-year sub-licensing agreement with TVA Sports for exclusive French-language multiplatform rights for CHL games.
2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series Broadcast Schedule on Sportsnet