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Vancouver Canucks & Rogers Sportsnet Launch First High Definition Broadcast

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Sportsnet are pleased to announce the introduction of High Definition broadcasts to the 2007-08 schedule. The first HD game features the Canucks versus their divisional rivals, the Minnesota Wild, at 7:00pm Pacific on Friday, November 16th at General Motors Place.

Eight Canucks games will be broadcast throughout November and December on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. Anticipated match-ups include four games versus divisional opponents, the Canucks return to the Honda Center in Anaheim to play the 2007 Stanley Cup Champions and a visit from Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils.

“This is an exciting announcement for our organization and fans,” said Chris Zimmerman, Vancouver Canucks President & Chief Executive Officer. “Incorporating HD broadcasts into the schedule this season has been a priority for us and we look forward to seeing the enhanced quality HD brings and an overall more exciting fan experience.”

“This is a major step forward in Sportsnet’s commitment to provide the best coverage of the Canucks in Canada,” said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet. “We are pleased to be partnering with the Canucks to make high definition games a reality for Canucks fans watching on Sportsnet Pacific.”

The following Vancouver Canucks games feature HD broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific available on Bell Express Vu (Channel 852), Delta Cable (Channel 294), Novus Entertainment (Channel 132) and Star Choice Television (Channel 298):

Minnesota @ Vancouver Friday, November 16 @ 7 p.m. PT
Calgary @ Vancouver Sunday, November 18 @ 5 p.m. PT
Vancouver @ Edmonton Tuesday, November 20 @ 6 p.m. PT
Chicago @ Vancouver Sunday, November 25 @ 7 p.m. PT
Vancouver @ Los Angeles Monday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m. PT
Vancouver @ Anaheim Wednesday, December 12 @ 7 p.m. PT
New Jersey @ Vancouver Tuesday, December 18 @ 7 p.m. PT
Vancouver @ Calgary Monday, December 31 @ 6 p.m. PT

Note: All games and times subject to change. Please visit for a complete 2007-08 Vancouver Canucks broadcast schedule.
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