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A Sportsnet Canada Day Classic: Hockey Central Signing Season and Blue Jays Baseball, This Sunday

June 28, 2018

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TORONTO (June 28, 2018) Celebrating 151 years of red and white, Sportsnet is game-ready to serve up an exciting multiplatform Canada Day broadcast lineup on Sunday, July 1, featuring can’t-miss 2018 NHL Free Agency coverage and the Blue Jays’ marquee Canada Day showdown live from Toronto.

Sportsnet’s Canada Day coverage kicks off at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW as the network’s world-class roster of NHL insiders and analysts preview the start of the NHL Free Agency period on Hockey Central Signing Season presented by Molson Canadian. Later, Sportsnet switches gears to bring viewers to Rogers Centre as Canada’s Team hosts the Detroit Tigers on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW. Throughout the ballgame, Hockey Central updates will continue to bring fans up-to-the-minute Free Agency news.

On radio, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet 650 also provide listeners with coverage of the Blue Jays and NHL Free Agency, while Sportsnet.ca delivers up-to-the-minute news and analysis from around the world of sports.

Sportsnet’s multiplatform Canada Day coverage includes:

On Television
11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT – Hockey Central Signing Season (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW)

12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT – Blue Jays Central (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW)

  • Host Jamie Campbell alongside analysts Joe Siddall and Cliff Floyd kick off pre-game Canada Day celebrations at Rogers Centre
    • Special Feature: Blue Jays Central shares the incredible comeback story of Zack McQuaid. After suffering injuries in a 2016 car accident, McQuaid was told he only had a 20% chance of walking again. Today, he has returned to the sport he loves and plays for the Canadian Junior National team.

1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT – Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW)

  • Play-by-play: Dan Shulman; Game Analysts: Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler; Reporter: Hazel Mae
  • Hockey Central updates continue throughout the Blue Jays broadcast

4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT – Hockey Central Signing Season (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW)

  • Sportsnet’s NHL experts review the moves made during the first day of NHL Free Agency

5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PTSportsnet Central (Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW)

On Radio
Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto)

  • 12:30 p.m. ET – Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays
  • 5 p.m. ET – Hockey Nation

Sportsnet 960 The FAN (Calgary)

Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver)

Online
At home, the cottage or on the go, Sportsnet.ca has hockey fans covered on July 1. NHL Free Agency features include:

  • ca NHL Signings Tracker
  • Analysis of Canadian NHL team signings by Sportsnet’s NHL Insiders
  • Live blog with Luke Fox to bring fans up-to-date with the latest NHL news, rumours and signings
  • On social: Latest breaking news, video and analysis on Sportsnet’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts

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