SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League and TSN announced today that the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Marlies and the Hershey Bears will be televised live across the country on Canada’s Sports Leader.
The Marlies, top development affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, owned the best record in the AHL during the regular season and are vying for their second trip to the Calder Cup Finals in five seasons. The Bears, top affiliate of the Washington Capitals, are looking to reach the Finals for the first time since winning three championships in five years between 2006 and 2010.
The broadcasts will be produced by LeafsTV and will feature Todd Crocker, Bob McGill and Paul Hendrick on the call.
Calder Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Finals
Game 1 – Fri., May 20 – Toronto at Hershey, 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
Game 2 – Sat., May 21 – Toronto at Hershey, 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
Game 3 – Wed., May 25 – Hershey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Game 4 – Fri., May 27 – Hershey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Game 5 – Sun., May 29 – Hershey at Toronto, 3 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Game 6 – Tue., May 31 – Toronto at Hershey, 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Game 7 – Thu., June 2 – Hershey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
Founded in 1936 and now with franchises in 30 cities across North America, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 15th year in a row, more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games in 2015-16.