Live play-by-play, plus the best hockey talk and analysis available to all subscribers on satellite and the SiriusXM app
TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company and the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NHL®, today announced comprehensive coverage of the 2017-18 NHL® season, right through the Stanley Cup® Final. Starting Wednesday, October 4, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ (ch. 91) will be covering all the action around the ice for subscribers across North America via satellite radios, the SiriusXM app and on connected devices.
Now in its 13th season, the channel welcomes back hosts Gord Stellick, Rob Simpson, Steve Kouleas, Scott Laughlin, Patrick O'Sullivan, Jim Boomer Gordon, Mick Kern and Nick Alberga, plus regular appearances by expert analysts and insiders Mike Johnson, Jeff Marek, Pierre McGuire, Bob McKenzie, Mike Rupp, Bill Watters and more.
"We are really looking forward to bringing another incredible season of action to our listeners around North America, including all marquee NHL events and every game on satellite and streaming" said John Lewis, SVP, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. "We have the best team in broadcast bringing expert insider knowledge and analysis to our subscribers."
Stellick and Simmer with Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson
Returning for another season, Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson's daily morning show starts the day with their expert take on all the happenings around the League, plus regular guests joining the conversation daily.
Stellick and Simmer will usher in the new season with a special Opening Day Season Preview show on October 4 at 7 am ET.
7 am – 10 am EST, every weekday
NHL® Game Day with Steve Kouleas and Mike Johnson
Steve Kouleas is joined by analyst and former NHL® player Mike Johnson every weekday to cover the midday news and action.
10 am – 1 pm EST, every weekda
The Power Play with Scott Laughlin and Patrick O'Sullivan
NHL® Alumni Patrick O'Sullivan will join Scott Laughlin for The Power Play every afternoon, plus regular special guests to discuss the news of the day and the upcoming games each night.
3 pm – 6 pm EST, every weekday
The Fantasy Show with Jim Boomer Gordon and Rob Higgins
Get your weekly fantasy hockey fix with The Fantasy Show, hosted by experts Jim Gordon and Rob Higgins every Friday, plus a special Fantasy Hockey Preview Special on Monday, October 2 where Gordon and Higgins will break down the best picks of the season before the puck drops.
Weekly Show: 1 pm – 2 pm EST, every Friday
Fantasy Hockey Preview Special: 1 pm ET, Monday, October 2
The coverage doesn't stop on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, with Jim Boomer Gordon also hosting The Point weekdays at 2 pm EST and Faceoff at 6 pm EST, plus Nick Alberga brings you post-game action with Ice Cap every night and Off the Rush Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am EST.
All subscribers will get access to every game, starting Wednesday, October 4 when the Maple Leafs take on the Jets in Winnipeg and the Oilers host the Flames. Listeners who have SiriusXM Streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ and all NHL® games through the Stanley Cup® Final on the SiriusXM app, online and On-Demand. Weekly schedules can be found at siriusxm.ca/sports/nhl.
SiriusXM NHL Network RadioTM (ch. 91) offers exclusive, expert hockey talk 24/7, plus season long play-by-play action. It joins SiriusXM's comprehensive coverage of every major sport, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, PGA, CFL and more.
For more information visit siriusxm.ca/nhlnetworkradio.
About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada, visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies.
ABOUT THE NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, is celebrating its Centennial anniversary in 2017. The yearlong celebration pays tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey by honoring the past, commemorating the present, and celebrating its future. In March 2017, the League also celebrated 125 years of the most revered trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Comprised of 31 Member Clubs, the NHL is represented by players from more than 20 countries across team rosters. Each year, the NHL entertains hundreds of millions of fans around the world. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, and Viasat in the Nordic Region. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Fans are engaged across the League's digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring an enhanced statistics platform powered by SAP, providing the definitive destination for hockey analytics. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community through programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™ which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™ which raises money and awareness for hockey's most important fight; NHL Green™ which is committed to the pursuit of sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. For more information, visit NHL.com.
NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Network Radio name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2017. All Rights Reserved
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For further information: SiriusXM Canada contact: Kayla J. Schwartz, Manager, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship, 416-408-6033, [email protected]