WHL Commissioner Ron Robison and SHAW Communications announced today that the entire 2011 Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi Final best-of-seven series between the Saskatoon Blades and Kootenay Ice will be televised LIVE on SHAW and SHAW Direct channel 299 throughout Western Canada.
SHAW TV will also provide live coverage of the 2011 WHL Playoffs during the third round - WHL Conference Championship series and the fourth round - WHL Championship Final series. Coverage plans for the third round WHL Conference Championship series will be announced at the conclusion of the second round of the WHL Playoffs.
During the second round series the WHL on SHAW will feature the play-by-play of Dan Russell with analysis from Bill Wilms. SHAW’s WHL Central and host Joey Kenward will continue to provide exclusive features, news and highlights from around the WHL, including the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Semi-Finals, during the broadcasts.
The first two games of the Saskatoon Blades – Kootenay Ice series will be broadcast live Friday, April 8th at 7:00 pm MT and Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 pm MT from the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK.
The following is the schedule for the Saskatoon Blades – Kootenay Ice best of seven Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi Final series:
#1 - Kootenay @ Saskatoon Fri. April 8 7:00pm
#2 - Kootenay @ Saskatoon Sat. April 9 7:00pm
#3 - Saskatoon @ Kootenay Tues. April 12 7:00pm
#4 - Saskatoon @ Kootenay Wed. April 13 7:00pm
#5 - Kootenay @ Saskatoon Sat. April 16 7:00pm**
#6 - Saskatoon @ Kootenay Mon. April 18 7:00pm**
#7 - Kootenay @ Saskatoon Wed. April 20 7:00pm**