Monday, September 14, 2009

SJHL and Local Cable Co-operative Announce Joint Broadcast Partnership

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is excited to announce a joint broadcast partnership with Access Communications Co-operative Limited in launching the SJHL Game of the Week live via webcasts on the SJHL website and multiple rebroadcasts on the Access community channel Access7.

The SJHL will use league-employed announcers, coupled with the production team from Access Communications, to produce a dynamic program every Friday night for viewers to watch live on the internet and for Access customers to see rebroadcast every Thursday and Saturday on the co-operative’s community channel, Access7.

Each webcast game will be shown live on the SJHL website as a Pay Per View or a Season Pass. Access7 viewers will enjoy the rebroadcasts at no charge with their cable subscription.

The SJHL Game of the Week will have a comprehensive pre-game show coupled with the SJHL inside the Dressing Room intermission segments after the first two periods. One intermission will focus on the Sherwood Conference, the other intermission on the newly named Bauer Conference. There is also going to be a postgame component that will feature interviews from that night’s game.

This partnership with Access Communications is a natural fit for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as Access has recently expanded their communications footprint across the province and will soon begin broadcasting in ten of the eleven Saskatchewan centers that have SJHL clubs.

The SJHL Game of the Week begins with the regular season opening on September 18th featuring the Weyburn Red Wings at Yorkton Terriers. All eleven Saskatchewan based clubs will host at least one game throughout the regular season and the Credit Union Cup champion Humboldt Broncos will be featured eight times this season.

Those SJHL fans who are also Access Communications’ cable customers will be able to enjoy the broadcast of the SJHL Game of the Week on television by tuning into Access7. This is part of an enhanced commitment by Access Communications; SJ This Week, the only half-hour weekly program featuring highlights and interviews from the league, will precede the weekly game broadcast, offering viewers throughout the province an entire evening dedicated to Saskatchewan’s Junior A Hockey..

The SJHL Game of the Week further enhances the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as an extremely progressive Junior ‘A’ hockey league. The SJHL continues to set trends across the country by partnering with leading-edge technology providers like Access Communications to bring all the excitement of junior hockey to their many fans, using a variety of broadcast mediums.

“The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has made a commitment to grow the game and introduce the Junior A Game to a greater number of Saskatchewan hockey fans. Access is the largest television provider in Saskatchewan reaching more than 120,000 homes in 10 of 11 Saskatchewan based teams in the SJHL’ States President Laury Ryan” Their expanded coverage in Saskatchewan will only enhance the solid fan base we have across the province”.

About Access Communications Co-operative Limited

With over 400 employees and volunteers serving 217 communities, Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned co-operative dedicated to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services and unique opportunities for local expression through Access7, your local community channel. Access Communications is the largest television provider in Saskatchewan with offices located in Regina, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, North Battleford, and La Ronge.

About the SJHL

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has a long-standing tradition of excellence on and off the ice. As the premier Junior ‘A’ Hockey League in Canada, the SJHL has developed many players that have moved on to professional and education opportunities. The league is dedicated to providing Saskatchewan Junior Hockey players with the opportunity to compete at an elite level while striving to achieve their educational and career goals.

Access Communications Co-operative Limited

SJHL Game of the Week on Access7

2009- 2010 Broadcast Schedule

Thursday 7:30pm
Saturday at 10am

Game Date
1st Broadcast
2nd Broadcast

Fri, Sep 18
Weyburn at Yorkton
Thurs Sept 24th
Sat Sept 26th

Fri Sept 25
B'fords at Melville
Thurs Oct 1st
Sat Oct 3rd

Friday Oct 2
Yorkton at LaRonge
Thurs Oct 8th
Sat Oct 10th

Fri Oct 9
B'fords at Weyburn
Thurs Oct 15th
Sat Oct 12th

Fri Oct 16th
Humboldt at Nipawin
Thurs Oct 22nd
Sat Oct 24th

Fri Oct 23
Weyburn at Kindersley
Thurs Oct 29th
Sat Oct 31st

Fri Oct 30th
Humboldt at Melfort
Thurs Nov 5th
Sat Nov 7th

Fri Nov 6th
Kindersley at Battlefords
Thurs Nov 12th
Sat Nov 14th

Sat Nov 14th
Yorkton at Humboldt
Thurs Nov 19th
Sat Nov 21st

Fri Nov 20th
Melfort at Nipawin
Thurs Nov 26th
Sat Nov 28th

Fri Nov 26th
Humboldt vs Flin Flon
Thurs Dec 3rd
Sat Dec 5th

Fri Dec 4th
Melfort at Estevan
Thurs Dec 10th
Sat Dec 12th

Fri Dec 11th
Humboldt at Yorkton
Thurs Dec 17th
Sat Dec 19th

Sat Jan 2nd
Estevan at Weyburn
Thurs Jan 7th
Sat Jan 9th

Frid Jan 8th
La Ronge at Melville
Thurs Jan 14th
Sat Jan 16th

Thurs Jan 14th
All Star Game (Lanigan)
Thurs Jan 14th
Sat Jan 16th

Thurs Jan 21st
Sat Jan 23rd

Fri Jan 22nd
Kindersley at Notre Dame
Thurs Jan 28th
Sat Jan 30th

Fri Jan 29th
Humboldt at Melfort
Thurs Feb 4th
Sat Feb 6th

Sat Feb 6th
Flin Flon at Humboldt
Thurs Feb 11th
Sat Feb 13th

Fri Feb 12th
Humboldt at Estevan
Thurs Feb 18th
Sat Feb 20th

Fri Feb 19th
Kinderlsey at Battlefords
Thurs Feb 25th
Sat Feb 27th

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