TSN & Sportsnet to air Canada/Russia U-20 series

TSN and
Rogers Sportsnet will team up to provide live coverage of the Canada/Russia
under-20 hockey series which begins this Monday August 27th.

Together the two stations, along with TSN sister station RDS, have secured
exclusive Canadian broadcast and digital media rights, in both English and
French, to the eight-game hockey tournament.

The
English-language coverage will be divided between TSN and Sportsnet, with TSN
televising Games 1, 4, 5 and 6 and Sportsnet airing Games 2, 3, 7 and 8.
RDS will broadcast all eight games in French.

As part of the deal, TSN and Sportsnet will create one shared broadcast team
and production crew. Sportsnet’s Peter Loubardias will provide the play-by-play
alongside TSN game analyst Pierre McGuire and TSN’s Ryan Rishaug as rinkside
reporter. The networks’ pre-games and intermissions will be from a shared broadcast
studio. For RDS, St phane Leroux will handle the play-by-play with game
analyst Norman Flynn, while Michel Lacroix will host the studio show alongside
analyst Gaston Therrien.

Dubbed by some as the Junior Summit Series, Canada and Russia will assemble
their best hockey players under age 20 to meet in an eight-game series this
August and September in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the original
Canada/Russia series. The first four games will take place in

Russia with the final four games in

Canada.

The first games of the series will be Aug. 27 and 29 in

Ufa,
which is about 1,300 kilometres east of

Moscow.
Games 3 and 4 will be Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in

Omsk, which is even farther east of Ufna.
Games five through eight will be played in

Canada
in

Winnipeg,

Saskatoon,

Red Deer and

Vancouver respectively.

Canada/Russia
Super Series Broadcast Schedule

TSN

Game 1:
Monday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. ET

Game 4:
Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6 a.m. ET

Game 5:
Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. ET

Game 6:
Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. ET

SportsNet

Game 2:
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. ET

Game 3:
Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. ET

Game 7:
Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET

Game 8:
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET

The stations did not announce if any games would be covered in High definition
television.