All games of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup will be broadcast live to a national audience through broadcast partners Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
Fans will also have the opportunity to see the NHL’s future stars and 2012 NHL Draft picks on the NHL Network U.S as well as online through NeuLion as they take to the ice from May 18-27 at the Canadian Hockey League’s elite event. Joining the host Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be the QMJHL champion Saint John Sea Dogs; Ontario Hockey League champ London Knights; and the winner of the Western Hockey League, the Edmonton Oil Kings.
For the fifth consecutive year, NHL Network U.S. will air the MasterCard Memorial Cup featuring a combination of live and tape delayed broadcasts throughout the 10 days of competition from the championship host city of Shawinigan, Quebec.
NHL Network U.S. will telecast Sportsnet’s coverage of all championship games with the broadcast team of play-by-play man RJ Broadhead, analyst Sam Cosentino and host Rob Faulds Each live game broadcast will feature intermission reports from NHL Network’s own “NHL Tonight” team in Toronto. All games will be broadcast in high definition.
MasterCard Memorial Cup games will be taken live unless there is a Stanley Cup Conference Final game being played that night. In those instances, NHL Network will offer a broadcast of the MasterCard Memorial Cup game on a tape delay. Additional live game coverage from the championship will be added to the NHL Network U.S. schedule as the 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Finals series conclude. Fans are encouraged to check the schedule at www.nhlnetwork.com for updates.
NeuLion, Inc. in conjunction with the CHL are also pleased to provide fans with the opportunity to watch all games of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup online on a pay-per-view basis.
Both the English and French language video feeds will be available online – $7.99 CDN per game while tournament packages can be purchased for $25.99.
In addition to over 200 sports properties, NeuLion provides live games and other digital fan services to the NHL, CHL, AHL and several other North American Hockey leagues. This partnership gives fans, as well as the family and friends of players, the opportunity to watch the event no matter where they are in the world.