XM, which has previously carried the 2006 and 2007 AHL All-Star Games and the 2006 Calder Cup Final as well as regular-season AHL action, will begin its coverage of the league championship series between the Hershey Bears and the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night with Game 1 from the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.
Friday, June 1 — Hamilton at Hershey, 7:00 (Game 1)
Thursday, June 7 — Hershey at Hamilton, 7:30 (Game 5, if nec.)
Tuesday, June 12 — Hamilton at Hershey, 7:00 (Game 6, if nec.)
Friday, June 15 — Hamilton at Hershey, 7:00 (Game 7, if nec.)
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 starting in 2007-08.
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 83 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and this season marks the sixth consecutive year in which more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games across North America.