CALGARY, AB - Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, announced today that the entire first round series of the 2009 WHL Playoffs between the 2009 WHL East Division Champion Saskatoon Blades (2) and the 2008 WHL Eastern Conference Champion Lethbridge Hurricanes (7) will be televised LIVE on SHAW TV and Star Choice throughout Western Canada. This is the fifth consecutive year that SHAW has provided LIVE television coverage of the WHL Playoffs.
SHAW TV will provide extensive coverage of the 2009 WHL Playoffs by broadcasting a LIVE full series in round two of the 2009 WHL Playoffs, a WHL Conference Championship Series and the entire WHL Championship Series. Following the conclusion of each round of the 2009 WHL Playoffs, the WHL and SHAW TV will announce the next series that will be broadcast.
The first two games of the Saskatoon Blades – Lethbridge Hurricanes series can be seen LIVE on SHAW TV from the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon starting at 7:00 pm MT on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st.
I was told the Broncos/Tigers first round series garnered a lot of attention from Shaw as well. Lethbridge/Saskatoon was the first choice if the schedule worked out.
The Broncos practice this afternoon... I hope to transcript some audio later........