Sportsnet and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network will partner to broadcast the first ever national NHL game in the Plains Cree language!
Rogers is committed to making a difference for the diverse communities and customers they serve. And, together with Sportsnet, they’ve set to partner with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) this weekend to broadcast the first-ever national NHL game in the Plains Cree language! This Sunday, March 24
, hockey fans will have the chance be a part of history as APTN airs Sportsnet’s live coverage of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes match-up with Cree-language play-by-play, analysis and intermissions.
Sunday’s historic broadcast will also fittingly complement this weekend’s Rogers Hometown Hockey
stop in Enoch Cree Nation, AB – the first Indigenous community to host the ultimate hockey festival.
Prior to puck-drop, Sportsnet and Rogers Hometown Hockey
will tee-up the milestone broadcast with United by Sport: A Celebration of Hockey & Indigenous Culture
. The 30-minute, in-depth discussion will feature Indigenous community leaders and influencers online and across social media.
Here are the full broadcast details:
- 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT – United by Sport: A Celebration of Hockey & Indigenous Culture (Sportsnet.ca, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube)
- An in-depth discussion with:
- Chief Stacy Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Nicole McCormick, Assignment Manager at CityNews and Breakfast Television, member of the Six Nations of the Six Nations of the Grand River and member of the Rogers Indigenous Peoples Committee.
- 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT – Rogers Hometown Hockey Pre-Game show, live from Enoch Cree Nation, AB (Sportsnet & Sportsnet NOW)
- Hosted by Ron MacLean & Tara Slone
- 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes (APTN & Sportsnet)
- APTN broadcast (Plains Cree) – Play-by-play: Clarence Iron; Game analyst: John Chabot; Host: Earl Wood
- Sportsnet broadcast (English) – Play-by-play: RJ Broadhead; Game analyst: Jason York; Reporter: Shawn McKenzie
Fans can follow all the action on Twitter
, and YouTube
and share using #HometownHockey and #UnitedBySport.