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Sportsnet Showcases Tomorrow’s Stars at the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup, May 19 to 28

May 18, 2017

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– Championship Final game airs Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW –
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TORONTO (May 18, 2017) The intense drive, determination and skill of the Canadian Hockey League’s best will be in the national spotlight this week as Sportsnet delivers the 99th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup live from Windsor, ON, May 19-28.

The action gets under way at the WFCU Centre on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT as the Windsor Spitfires host the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW. The OHL’s Erie Otters and Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL round out the competition for the coveted Memorial Cup.

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s television and digital coverage of the Mastercard Memorial Cup:

 

Television

  • Hosted by Jeff Marek alongside Colby Armstrong and Todd Warriner, the CHL on Sportsnet panel will be live on-site to deliver the latest analysis, insight and exclusive interviews with players, coaches and executives.
  • Play-by-play announcer J. Broadhead and game analyst Sam Cosentino return to the broadcast booth while Rob Faulds reports from ice-level

 

Digital

  • Delivering wall-to-wall coverage from Windsor, ca and the Sportsnet app will keep junior hockey fans covered with the latest stats, standings, videos and analysis
  • Ryan Dixon, Gare Joyce, Kristina Rutherford and Neate Sager deliver tournament coverage from all angles, including power rankings, tournament previews, profiles and columns
  • Engaging fans coast-to-coast, Marek will field questions during a pre-tournament Facebook Live Q&A
  • A special Memorial Cup edition of the Tape II Tape podcast featuring Cosentino explores the CHL headlines prior to the action in Windsor

 

2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup Broadcast Schedule

*all games to be streamed live on Sportsnet NOW

 

Friday, May 19

  • Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Windsor Spitfires, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Saturday, May 20

  • Erie Otters vs. Seattle Thunderbirds, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT (Sportsnet)

Sunday, May 21

  • Windsor Spitfires vs. Seattle Thunderbirds, 7p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Monday, May 22

  • Erie Otters vs. Saint John Sea Dogs, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

 Tuesday, May 23

  • Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Saint John Sea Dogs, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Windsor Spitfires vs. Erie Otters, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Thursday, May 25

  • Tie-breaker*, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Friday, May 26

  • Semifinal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Sunday, May 28

  • Championship Final, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

*if necessary

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