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Calder Cup Finals to air on NHL Home Ice

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that action from the 2011 Calder Cup Finals will be carried live on the all-hockey NHL Home Ice channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The 2011 Calder Cup Finals are pitting the Houston Aeros (top development team of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild) against the Binghamton Senators (top development team of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators) for the American Hockey League championship. The two finalists’ rosters feature 30 players who skated in the National Hockey League during the 2010-11 season.

NHL Home Ice will carry Games 2, 4, 6 and 7 of the series, which began on Friday night with Houston taking a 3-1 victory in Game 1.

2011 Calder Cup Finals on NHL Home Ice:
Sat., May 28 – Binghamton at Houston, 8:30 ET (Game 2)
Fri., June 3 – Houston at Binghamton, 7:00 ET (Game 4)
Tue., June 7 – Binghamton at Houston, 8:00 ET (Game 6, if nec.)
Thu., June 9 – Binghamton at Houston, 8:00 ET (Game 7, if nec.)

Aeros broadcaster Joe O’Donnell and Senators play-by-play voice Grady Whittenburg will provide the calls. This is the sixth consecutive year that AHL action has aired on NHL Home Ice, including the annual AHL All-Star Game, the Calder Cup Finals and other regular-season and playoff games.

NHL Home Ice can be found on Sirius 207 and XM 92, providing more than 20 million subscribers in Canada and the United States with groundbreaking 24/7 hockey talk. SiriusXM is home to live play-by-play coverage of every National Hockey League game during the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Celebrating its historic 75th anniversary season in 2010-11, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of all players competing in the NHL are AHL graduates, and through the years the American Hockey League has been home to more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.