HNIC To Air 109 Games

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns this September with a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups

and the game’s biggest stars, announcing a 109-game broadcast schedule (including pre-season games) for the

2011-12 season. The 2011-12 schedule features 22 Winnipeg Jets games, 28 Montreal Canadiens games, 26

Toronto Maple Leafs games, 20 Ottawa Senators games, 17 Vancouver Canucks games, 13 Edmonton Oilers

games and 12 Calgary Flames games.


CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will get fans primed for the season with two pre-season Saturday

night doubleheaders, on Sept. 24 with Toronto at Buffalo and Anaheim at Vancouver, and Oct. 1 with Detroit at

Toronto and Edmonton at Vancouver. The re-born Winnipeg Jets will be seen for the first time on Sept. 26 in

the Kraft Hockeyville game against Ottawa.


The 59th regular season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins Thursday, Oct. 6, with NHL Face-

Off featuring an Original Six contest between Montreal and Toronto, at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Pittsburgh

battling Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET. The action continues on Saturday, Oct. 8, as pre-game show Scotiabank

Hockey Tonight makes its regular season debut at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Ottawa at Toronto at 7 p.m. ET,

and then Pittsburgh at Calgary at 10 p.m. ET. The next day on Sunday, Oct. 9, the Jets make their return to the

NHL at home against the Canadiens at 5 pm ET.


Once again, all season long viewers will be able to watch the CBC game of their choice with live and on-

demand streaming of all games, special features and much more, available at


CBC remains the home of the NHL’s marquee events including the 2012 NHL All-Star Super Skills and 59th

NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 28/29 from Ottawa, and the 12th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada from

Prince Edward Island on Feb. 11. The NHL regular season will wrap on April 7, and the season culminates

with the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and CBC’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Complete

broadcast details for the upcoming season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will be available in the

coming weeks. Additional games may be added to the broadcast schedule closer to the start of the season.


CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The

Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,

television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only

domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal

languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75

years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.


4 Responses to HNIC To Air 109 Games

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    It will be very interesting to see who the CBC adds to their broadcast crews to cover all these games.

    • Ryan says:

      Assuming Dean Brown stays on as a regular (at least for Ottawa games), they only need one more crew. Bruce Rainnie and Dan Robertson did some AHL work for CBC in the past and would probably be favourites, or they could include the Winnipeg local announcers. Mitch Peacock is a wild card – not sure of his PBP skill and he’s already doing rinkside reporting for bigger-ticket games, but he’s based out of CBC Winnipeg.

      • Trent says:

        I’d say unlikely that assuming TSN grabs Jets local rights that they will be too keen on allowing any of their talent broadcast CBC anything. Maybe less 3 man games, Healy is forced to go on the road!

      • Not sure who Robertson is, CBC’s AHL analyst is Brad May. I think Rainnie will probably do play-by-play for some Jets games on CBC, with someone like Kevin Weekes. Then I think they’d send Healy out west on those weeks.

        For weeks where CBC has 3-4 7pm ET games (and one is a Winnipeg game), I think Lee/Weekes will work the WPG game, Hughson/Simpson out west, Cole/Galley/Healy in Toronto/Montreal and Brown/Millen in Montreal/Ottawa (or not involved if there is only 3 games).

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