Charlottetown Islander Hockey Back on Ocean 100 for the 2019-2020 Season
As announced this morning on the Ocean 100 morning show, hockey will once again fill the Charlottetown airwaves on Saturday night as the Charlottetown Islanders and Stingray Media have teamed up to broadcast Saturday Night Hockey on Ocean 100 for another season.
George Matthews, Cory Arsenault, and Norman Beck will combine to bring you all 21 Saturday night games on the Islanders 2019-2020 schedule, along with all Islanders playoff games. Matthews, the legendary play-by-play commentator who has called over 1000 NHL games as the voice of the Columbus Blue Jackets, will take the lead on all games, while long-time colour commentator Arsenault will split time with Beck, a former UPEI Panther great who was an integral member of the 1984-85 Men's hockey team that captured the school's first AUAA Championship.
"The partnership between Stingray Media and the Charlottetown Islanders has been a major part in a new era of major junior hockey on Prince Edward Island" said Islanders president of operations Craig Foster. "Fans all across this province now have access to both high-quality hockey and high-quality analysis on Saturday nights. We're thrilled to be able to expand on this partnership for another season."
"Canadians grow up associating Saturday night with hockey, and the Charlottetown Islanders hockey broadcast is high quality programming for us." said Mike Shannon, Operations Manager for Stingray Charlottetown. "The fact that the Islanders value community service as much as we do makes this an easy partnership."
The Saturday night schedule for the Islanders includes a number of high-profile matchups. Some of the notable games include:
First broadcast of the season - September 21st Halifax Mooseheads
Facing the defending Memorial Cup Champs - October 26th at Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Round 1 Rematch - November 9th at Cape Breton Eagles
Cross-Confederation Bridge Rivalry - December 28th at Moncton Wildcats
Along with showcasing all your favourite Maritime Division rivalries, Ocean 100 will also feature games against a number of Quebec-based teams, including the Drummondville Voltigeurs, Sherbrooke Phoenix, and Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
The 2019-2020 Charlottetown Islanders season gets underway on Friday, September 20th when we welcome the Moncton Wildcats to the Eastlink Centre. Tickets are available at the Eastlink Centre box office, by phone at 902-629-6625, or online at https://boxoffice.eastlinkcentrepei.com.
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