XM Radio to carry AHL playoff games this week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada will be carrying three games from the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs this week on their all-hockey Home Ice XM 204 channel.
XM, which has previously carried the 2006, 2007 and 2008 AHL All-Star Games and the 2006 and 2007 Calder Cup Finals as well as regular-season AHL action, will carry Games 3 and 4 of the East Division Finals between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Philadelphia Phantoms, and Game 3 of the North Division Finals between the Toronto Marlies and the Syracuse Crunch.

2008 Calder Cup Playoffs on XM (all times Eastern)
Monday, May 5 – W-B/Scranton at Philadelphia, 7:00 (Game 3)
Tuesday, May 6 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00 (Game 3)
Wednesday, May 7 – W-B/Scranton at Philadelphia, 7:00 (Game 4)


XM Canada is the exclusive Canadian licensee of XM Satellite Radio, the United States’ leading satellite radio service with more than 7.6 million subscribers. XM’s Home Ice all-hockey talk channel (channel 204) provides XM subscribers with groundbreaking hockey talk, and XM is home to live play-by-play coverage of more than 1,000 National Hockey League games each season as the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster of NHL games.
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 84 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and this season marks the seventh consecutive year in which more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games across North America.