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Tarantulas to be on television

August 4, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

Topeka, Kansas, August 4, 2004 – Eleven of the twelve Central Hockey League games between the Topeka Tarantulas and Wichita Thunder will be broadcast on statewide television during the 2004-05 regular season, Tarantulas General Manager, Chris Presson announced today.

The games will be aired in Topeka on the Kansas Now Network, channel 22 and on Cox channel 22 in Wichita.

There will also be a statewide broadcast of a weekly coaches show featuring Tarantulas head coach, Joe Coombs and Thunder mentor, Derek Laxdal. The Coaches Show will air on Saturdays, beginning October 23rd, from 12:00-12:30 PM.

On October 16th at noon the Kansas Now Network will air an hour-long Face Off Show previewing the upcoming season for both teams.

The game broadcasts, RunTIME Productions will produce Coaches Show and Face Off Program. RunTIME General Manager, John Pappert said, “I am very excited about bringing the entire state this great Kansas rivalry”.

Tarantulas General Manager, Chris Presson said, “this agreement is a good example of the growth and stability of our league and the commitment both teams have to their fans and their community”.

The host of the coaches show and air talent for the game broadcasts have not been determined yet.

The game broadcast will air as follows:

Game Played Game aired
Friday, October 22 Saturday, October 30
Friday, October 29 Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 14 Saturday, November 20
Wednesday, November 24 Saturday, November 27
Thursday, December 16 Saturday, December 25
Friday, December 17 Saturday, January 1
Monday, January 3 Saturday, January 8
Wednesday, January 19 Saturday, January 22
Saturday, February 12 Saturday, February 19
Wednesday, March 2 Saturday, March 5
Saturday, March 12 Saturday, March 19

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