Vancouver, B.C. –
The Vancouver Canucks released their television schedule today and once again all 82 regular season games will be broadcast during the 2007-08 season. In addition, Canucks TV in partnership with Rogers Sportsnet Pacific will broadcast two pre-season games, both on Saturday nights. The regular season schedule begins Friday, October 5th, with Sportsnet’s broadcast of the Canucks season and home opener versus the San Jose Sharks. The Saturday, September, 22nd pre-season game at San Jose and the September 29th pre-season game at Edmonton will both be produced by Canucks TV and seen on Sportsnet.
This year’s regular season TV schedule includes 47 broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific, with 14 games on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, 16 on Canucks TV and five games on TSN. Jim Hughson and John Garrett, along with host Dan Murphy, will once again be calling games on Sportsnet. This season Canucks fans will also be able to enjoy more than 25 additional, original hours of Canucks TV programming featuring their favourite players and team that will air on Sportsnet.
The Canucks will be seen on national TV a total of 19 times including 14 on CBC and five on TSN. Canucks fans will have time to get home to see the vast majority of games with 48 of the 82 televised games beginning at 7:00 p.m. or later. An additional seven games which begin before 7:00 pm all fall on weekends.
Vancouver’s broadcast schedule includes a number of marquee match-ups including Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins first visit to General Motors Place on Saturday, December 8th, Todd Bertuzzi and the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, November 27th, a divisional battle on New Years Eve with the Calgary Flames and a stretch of nine consecutive divisional games to end the 2007-08 regular season schedule.
In addition to the 66 games on “conventional” TV, the Canucks are once again pleased to offer fans all remaining games on Canucks TV PPV. In addition to the 16 regular season games to be broadcast on Canucks TV, the two Saturday night pre-season games will be produced by Canucks TV and seen on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. The nature of the Canucks TV PPV format allows for in-depth broadcasts to be produced around the game. Canucks fans will continue to enjoy a broadcast with, pre and post-game shows, complete game day coverage and no commercials. TEAM 1040’s John Shorthouse and Tom Larscheid will call the games on Canucks TV. Canucks TV carriers include, Shaw Digital Cable, Bell ExpressVu, Star Choice, & Telus TV.
Download the 2007-08 Broadcast Schedule: