SiriusXM Canada announces full coverage of 2016-17 NHL season

Subscribers to get live satellite and streaming play-by-play, plus the best hockey talk and analysis

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company and the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NHL®, today announced extensive coverage of the 2016-17 NHL® season, from puck drop to the Stanley Cup® Final. Subscribers across North America can access every moment from across the league on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ (ch. 91), starting on Monday, Oct. 10 with the NHL Preview Show.

Hosts and expert hockey analysts Gord Stellick, Rob Simpson, Scott Laughlin, Steve Kouleas, Jim Gordon and more will return to the channel, while Kouleas will be joined by new addition to the lineup and co-host, NHL® Alumni Mike Johnson. Contributors Bob McKenzie, Jeff Marek, Pierre McGuire, Bill Watters, and Corey Hirsch will be featured regularly.

"This is a really exciting year for hockey, with the NHL celebrating its centennial and a significant amount of special programming around that," said John Lewis, SVP, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. "We're going to have coverage and analysis of every marquee event for our subscribers, plus every moment in between, whether they're in their vehicles, at home or on-the-go." 

NHL Preview Show

6 pm (EST), Monday, October 10 & Tuesday, October 11

Analyst Nick Alberga will cover all the predictions for the 2016-2017 season ahead with a roster of special guests and hockey insiders.

Stellick and Simmer with Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson

7 am11 am (EST), every weekday

Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson's daily morning show returns to SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™. The two bring their expert knowledge and experience to the air, plus a regular slate of guests from the hockey world.

NHL Game Day with Steve Kouleas and Mike Johnson

11 am2 pm (EST), every weekday

Analyst and former NHLer Mike Johnson will join Steve Kouleas and his infectious passion for the game each weekday to cover the midday news and action.

The Power Play with Scott Laughlin and Jim Gordon

3 pm6 pm (EST), every weekday

The Power Play will feature listener favourites Scott Laughlin and Jim Gordon and their famed candid banter. The two will break down all the news from the day and predictions for the evening games ahead.

The Fantasy Show with Jim Gordon and Rob Higgins

2 pm3 pm (EST), every Friday

Get your fantasy hockey lineups set with The Fantasy Show, a new show dedicated to all things fantasy hockey, featuring Jim Gordon and fantasy hockey author Rob Higgens.

Rounding out the full lineup of shows on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ includes Under Review with Mick Kern and Peter Berce on weekdays, Face Off with Jim Gordon on weeknights and more.

All subscribers will get access to opening day games this Wednesday, Oct. 12, plus the full schedule of 2016-17 season games, the Stanley Cup® Playoffs and the Stanley Cup® Final. Listeners who have SiriusXM Streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ and all NHL® games on the SiriusXM App, online and On-Demand. Weekly schedules can be found at

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, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, PGA, CFL and more.

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About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with more than 2.8 million subscribers, 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 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 (TSX: XSR), visit our website at

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies seven 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.

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For further information: SiriusXM Canada contact: Kayla J. Schwartz, Manager, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship, 416-408-6033,

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