Season resumes with the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers™, special programming and all the action around the League
TORONTO, July 27, 2020 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company and the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NHL®, today announced continued coverage of the 2019-20 NHL® season starting with the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers™ right through the Stanley Cup® Final. As the players return to the ice, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (ch. 91) will bring subscribers across North America the best insight, expert analysis and live-play-play of every game, including exhibition games, starting Tuesday, July 28.
Kicking off the new season, the NHL Return to Play Preview Show airs on Friday, July 31 (3 pm ET), hosted by Steve Kouleas and Mick Kern, with a special appearance by former NHLer and Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg. In addition, a special edition of The Fantasy Hockey Show, hosted by Boomer Gordon and Jake Hahn, will air on July 31 (1 pm ET) to get listeners ready for their playoff pools.
The regular roster of hosts will return fulltime including: former NHL GM Gord Stellick, Steve Kouleas, Scott Laughlin, Boomer Gordon and Mick Kern. Joining them daily will be NHL Insiders Brian Burke, Bob McKenzie, Elliotte Friedman, Pierre LeBrun, Jeff Marek, Pierre McGuire, Mike Rupp and more. Also joining this season Bruce Boudreau, former head coach of the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, and Minnesota Wild will provide his analysis during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The season officially resumes on Saturday, August 1 with an action-packed schedule of three games. SiriusXM NHL Network Radio will be live at 10 am ET with a special edition of Hot Stove hosted Ryan Paton, Dennis Bernstein and David Pagnotta setting up the 1st day of action. The puck officially hits the ice with the New York Rangers facing off against the Carolina Hurricanes (12 pm ET), followed by the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders (4 pm ET), and the Montreal Canadiens facing the Pittsburgh Penguins (8 pm ET). Exhibition games start on July 28 (4 pm ET) and run through July 30. All games will be played at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Edmonton’s Rogers Place.
NHL programming on SiriusXM, including game broadcasts and the 24/7 SiriusXM NHL Network Radio channel, is available to subscribers nationwide on their SiriusXM radios, via the SiriusXM app and at home with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream in their house. French-language broadcasts for all Montreal Canadians games will be available via Influence Franco (ch. 174).
About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.
SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides ad-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 11 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.
SiriusXM Canada contact:
Kayla J. Schwartz
Senior Manager, Communications
About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs and proudly welcomes its 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, for the 2021-22 season. Each team roster reflects the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers – league, team and player accounts combined – across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region and CCTV and Tencent in China. 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 unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League’s inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.
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