Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks released their full television schedule today and once again all 82 regular season games will be broadcast during the 2010.11 season. Also, all eight pre-season games will be broadcast. The majority of the games will be seen on Rogers Sportsnet.
"Our primary objective has always been to ensure that all of our games are broadcast on television," said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL. "We have been working diligently with Rogers Sportsnet and are extremely happy to have reached an agreement with Rogers Sportsnet ONE that will give our fans a more affordable option as compared to pay per view.”
“We are excited that our partnership with the Canucks, which started with the launch of Rogers Sportsnet in 1998, has evolved to the point, where we can offer their great fans 58 Canucks games plus pre-game and post-game shows,” said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet. “This is another example of how we give fans the “Hockey That Matters,” with Sportsnet Pacific, and Sportsnet ONE’s companion channel, Rogers Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey.”
This year’s regular season TV schedule includes 45 Rogers Sportsnet Pacific broadcasts, 13 Rogers Sportsnet ONE broadcasts and 24 nationally televised broadcasts. Canucks games scheduled for Sportsnet ONE will be seen on Sportsnet ONE’s companion channel, Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey. Rogers Sportsnet begins their 2010.11 regular season Canucks broadcast schedule with a 7:00 pm start on Monday, October 11th when the Canucks host the Florida Panthers on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. Once again John Shorthouse will provide the play-by-play, alongside analyst John Garrett and host Dan Murphy.
This year’s eight pre-season games will be broadcast, starting on September 21st with the Vancouver Canucks concurrently playing both a home and away game in Vancouver and Calgary. The Canucks home game will be streamed online at Canucks.com while the away game will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. A total of five pre-season games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet (three games on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific and two on Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey), one on CBC and one on TSN.
Canucks.com will also stream all pre-season and regular season Rogers Sportsnet games online. All pre-season games will be available to fans complimentary. Information regarding regular season online subscriptions will be released at a later time.
Vancouver’s regular season broadcast schedule on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey will feature 18 divisional match-ups, four games against original six opponents and a New Year’s Eve match-up against the Dallas Stars. As part of the Canucks 40th Anniversary season, Vancouver will debut the Ring of Honour, inducting Orland Kurtenbach as the first member on October 26 versus Colorado. Thursday, April 7th will mark Rogers Sportsnet’s last broadcast of the 2010-11 season, when the Canucks take to the ice against the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific.
Please note the start time for the following games have changed since the original schedule was released in June: Dec. 18 vs Toronto at 4:00 pm (previously 7:00 pm), Dec. 31 at Dallas at 5:00 pm (previously 5:30 pm) and Feb. 2 at Phoenix at 6:30 pm (previously 6:00 pm). All times are Pacific.
Go to Canucks.com/mobile to download the Official Canucks app to your iPhone or Blackberry for immediate access to the full 2010.11 broadcast schedule, or go to Canucks.com/schedule to import into Outlook or iCal calendars.