As the biggest stars of the NHL hit the ice for the opening puck drop, Sportsnet will be rinkside to deliver exclusive national English-language coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season, beginningWednesday, Oct. 3.
As Canada’s Home of Hockey, the opening week of Sportsnet’s national NHL broadcast schedule features 11 must-see national matchups with all seven Canadian teams in action. Returning for another season, Sportsnet’s marquee nights –Hockey Night in Canada,Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey and Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™– also get underway this week and will continue to headline Sportsnet’s regular season coverage.
Some new and returning faces anchor Sportsnet’s hockey coverage this season withJeff MarekjoiningScotiabank Wednesday Night Hockeyas host andCaroline Camerontaking on the hosting role forHockey Central Tonight. Marek will also share hosting duties withDavid AmberonHockey Central at NoonwhileBrian BurkejoinsHockey Night in Canadaon Saturday nights and theScotiabank Wednesday Night Hockeypanel.
Adding to its NHL lineup, Sportsnet is also launching the inaugural season ofSportsnet#IceSurfingon Twitter, beginningTuesday, Oct. 9. Hosted by Marek alongside analystJason YorkandSteve Dangle, who will be monitoring and interacting with the show’s audience on the social platform,Sportsnet #IceSurfingprovides fans with a new way to watch the sport they love. Set to stream weekly on Sportsnet’s Twitter account, #IceSurfing follows all the excitement by jumping from game to game to show highlights, provide up-to-the-minute analysis and share immediate reactions of all the evening’s biggest plays.
Below are the broadcast details and channel allocations for NHL opening week on Sportsnet. All games listed are available to stream live onRogers NHL LIVEandSportsnet NOW.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT –Hockey Central @ Noon(Sportsnet ONE) (Sportsnet 590 The FAN)
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT –Hockey Central Tonight(Sportsnet)
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT –Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey – Doubleheader
Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs (Sportsnet & Sportsnet 360) (Sportsnet 4K)
Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet & Sportsnet 360)