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2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series

November 7, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release


On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club, thank you for your coverage of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Please take a moment to review the notes below in preparation for tonight's game with accreditation info and media itinerary outlined here.


Media and Photo Accreditation will be available for pickup pre-game inside the lobby at the main entrance (South Side) of the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex.

Media Room / Seating:

The Media Room is located upstairs in the boardroom. Once inside the South entrance take the stairs to the left of the registration table. All Press Box seating will be assigned and directions will be provided to each individual as there is no one spot media will be situated in.

Media Schedule:

Tuesday November 7:

11:45 am - Team WHL Media Availability

7:00 pm - Team WHL vs. Team Russia

Post Game Media Availability

Media availability will be coordinated at the Innovation Credit Union i-plex with all interviews to be conducted in front of the CIBC Canada Russia Series banner in the back hallway of the dressing room area by Lockeroom 8 inside the doors right by the Zamboni area. Signage will be posted for all areas.

Media Policies:

- All dressing rooms will be closed to the media before, during, and after all games.

- Media opportunities are available following each game beginning at the conclusion of the Sportsnet on air broadcast outside the dressing room area. Requests for specific players must be made through the CHL/WHL.

- Strobe lights are only permitted for use by the CHL's official event photographer or by special permission from the CHL.

- On ice access is limited only to ENG cameras and on air personalities for Sportsnet, and official CHL event photographers.

- All games of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series will be broadcast by Sportsnet and TVA Sports across Canada.

- Sportsnet/TVA Sports are the exclusive rights holder for the CHL and the Canada Russia Series. Other ENG camera operators are not permitted to shoot in the arena during the game without permission from the CHL and Sportsnet.

- Game footage for news highlights should be obtained from Sportsnet/TVA Sports off air broadcasts. If this is not possible, please contact the CHL and Sportsnet.

- All live hits from ice level must be finished no later than 50 minutes prior to game time (6:10 pm) while on-cameras from the stands must be finished no later than 15 minutes prior to game time (6:45 pm).

- Post game hits from the stands are allowed immediately following the game.

Media Resources:

Team WHL Roster | Team Russia Roster | Live stats

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Media Contacts:

Canadian Hockey League - Paul Krotz - pkrotz@chl.ca - cell phone 647-505-8010

Western Hockey League - Taylor Rocca - roccat@whl.ca - cell phone

Swift Current Broncos - Brad Trojan - communications.broncos@sasktel.net - 306-750-0588

2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:

Game 1 - Monday November 6 at Moose Jaw, SK: WHL 7, Russia 0 - Game Summary | Highlights

Game 2 - Tuesday November 7 at Swift Current, SK (Sportsnet East, Ontario, ONE, TVA Sports 2)

Game 3 - Thursday November 9 at Owen Sound, ON (Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific, 360, TVA Sports 2)

Game 4 - Monday November 13 at Sudbury, ON (Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific, TVA Sports 2)

Game 5 - Tuesday November 14 at Charlottetown, PE (Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific, TVA Sports 2)

Game 6 - Thursday November 16 at Moncton, NB (Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific, TVA Sports 2)

All games of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series will also be broadcast on the NHL Network U.S the following day at 10:00 am Eastern.

The 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series is supported by title sponsor CIBC, the Official Bank of the CHL, along with associate sponsors Cooper Tires and Sherwin-Williams.

Join the conversation on social media @CHLHockey using #CANvsRUS.

For event information including how to purchase tickets please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.

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