3 more AHL games added to XM schedule

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today three more games to air on XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada this weekend. Last week, the AHL announced that up to 15 games are scheduled to be heard on XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada. Games will air on XM’s all-hockey Home Ice channel 204.

XM will air Thursday’s West Division clash between the Houston Aeros and the Iowa Stars from the Toyota Center in Houston (8:00 ET), Friday’s battle between the Toronto Marlies and the Binghamton Senators at Binghamton’s Broome County Arena (7:05 ET), and Saturday’s renewal of the rivalry between the Philadelphia Phantoms and the Hershey Bears, live from the Giant Center (7:00 ET).

Additional broadcasts will be announced at a later date.

Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. offers its satellite radio service and operates under the XM Canada brand. XM Canada has an exclusive Canadian license from XM Satellite Radio, the United States’ leading satellite radio service with more than six million subscribers. XM’s Home Ice all-hockey talk channel (channel 204) provides XM subscribers with groundbreaking hockey talk as well as live play-by-play coverage of more than 1,000 National Hockey League games per season. XM will become the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster of NHL games starting after next season.

In operation since 1936, the AHL is celebrating its historic 70th anniversary this season, and continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 80 percent of all NHL players today are AHL graduates, and last year more than 7.1 million fans – an all-time league record – attended AHL games across North America.