Press Release: CBC HEADS TO SYLVAN LAKE, AB, FOR KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE 2014 FEATURING THE CALGARY FLAMES® TAKING ON THE ARIZONA COYOTES®, SEPTEMBER 24 ON CBC-TV AND CBCSPORTS.CA

CBC (logo via CBC)

CBC (logo via CBC)

The town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, could fit its entire population into the home arenas of both the Calgary Flames® and the Arizona Coyotes® with room to spare; however, as the winner and host of Kraft Hockeyville 2014, the community will welcome both teams to the Sylvan Lake Multiplex on Wednesday, September 24th for a pre-season NHL© game that will air nationally on CBC.

The game will be available live online at CBCSports.ca beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, and on CBC-TV at 7 p.m. ET in Ontario and to the east, and at 7 p.m. local time in Manitoba and to the west. Sportsnet 360 will also carry CBC’s broadcast of the game live across Canada beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
“CBC is proud to continue to support and celebrate the spirit of community and grassroots hockey across Canada with the Kraft Hockeyville broadcast from Sylvan Lake,” said Jeffrey Orridge, executive director, CBC Sports. “Initiatives like Kraft Hockeyville and the Hockey Night in Canada Help Fund have long been an important part of CBC’s support of amateur and grassroots athletics at the local level, and to see the product of these efforts shared with viewers across the country is always rewarding.”

Ron MacLean will host the broadcast and welcome Canadians to Sylvan Lake. Once the puck has dropped, the play-by-play team of Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey will call the action with Cassie Campbell-Pascall providing additional insight and reports from ice level. Don Cherry will join MacLean during the first intermission for a special on-site edition of Coach’s Corner. Fans across Canada can connect with the celebrations in Sylvan Lake by following @hockeyville on Twitter and facebook.com/krafthockeyville.
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