TORONTO (September 28, 2012) Friday Night Hockey is back!Sportsnet and the Canadian Hockey League today announced the first two weeks of its Friday Night Hockey 2012-13 broadcast schedule, beginning on Friday, Oct. 12 at 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT as the reigning Western Hockey League champion Edmonton Oil Kings host the Calgary Hitmen on Sportsnet ONE.
Sportsnet will televise a Canadian Hockey League game every Friday night during the 2012-13 regular season and playoffs. As Canada’s premiere destination for all things CHL, Sportsnet is home to the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series this November, the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax and the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Saskatoon.
Friday Night Hockey returns to Sportsnet ONE on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT when the reigning Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights host the Erie Otters.
Sportsnet will announce the remaining Friday Night Hockey games for its 2012-13 broadcast schedule on a week by week basis.
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About the Canadian Hockey League:
The Canadian Hockey League is the world’s largest development hockey league with 52 Canadian and eight American teams participating in the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. CHL players graduate from high school at a rate higher than the Canadian national average. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League than any other league with 99 CHL players selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft including 18 first round picks. Last season 722 graduates attended North American post-secondary institutions on scholarships from CHL teams.
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