Catch WHL Hockey Action Exclusively on AccessTV

Regina, SK - Access Communications and The Western Hockey League (WHL) are proud to announce the 2017-18 broadcast schedule. Access and the WHL are committed to providing local hockey coverage throughout the province of Saskatchewan. Access has proudly brought the WHL to Western Canadian hockey fans for over 25 years – drawing a record number of viewers following the Regina Pats exciting finish during last year’s WHL Playoffs.

“As a 100% community-owned company, Access understands the importance of staying connected to our communities and to local events,” said Jim Deane, CEO, Access Communications Co-operative. “Our coverage of the 2016 WHL season and playoffs drew much attention from across the province. This is a clear demonstration of the value our customers place in Access’ local programming and the quality of product the WHL puts on the ice."

"The WHL is very pleased to extend our cable broadcast agreement with Access Communications," commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, "This will not only allow us to follow the Regina Pats extensively as they celebrate their 100th season but also expand our coverage of our Saskatchewan-based teams."

This season Access7 is broadcasting and featuring 20 WHL Regina Pats regular season games in the 2017-18 season across Saskatchewan. The broadcasted games will feature all six of the WHL’s East Division teams including all five Saskatchewan-based clubs. Games will be available on Access channel 7 or in High-Definition on channel 70 (where available).

AWAY TEAM HOME TEAM AIR DATE TIME
Regina Pats Moose Jaw Warriors Friday, September 29 7:00 PM
Saskatoon Blades Regina Pats Saturday, October 7 7:00 PM
Regina Pats Prince Albert Raiders Friday, October 13 7:00 PM
Brandon Wheat Kings Regina Pats Wednesday, October 18 7:00 PM
Kootenay Ice Regina Pats Wednesday, November 1 7:00 PM
Moose Jaw Warriors Regina Pats Friday, November 10 7:00 PM
Calgary Hitmen Regina Pats Wednesday, November 15 7:00 PM
Kelowna Rockets Regina Pats Friday, December 8 7:00 PM
Saskatoon Blades Regina Pats Friday, December 15 7:00 PM
Regina Pats Saskatoon Blades Sunday, December 17 4:05 PM
Regina Pats Swift Current Broncos Saturday, January 6 7:00 PM
Medicine Hat Tigers Regina Pats Friday, January 12 7:00 PM
Regina Pats Prince Albert Raiders Wednesday, January 17 7:00 PM
Moose Jaw Warriors Regina Pats Friday, January 19 7:05 PM
Saskatoon Blades Regina Pats Wednesday, January 24 7:00 PM
Prince George Cougars Regina Pats Wednesday, January 31 7:00 PM
Prince Albert Raiders Regina Pats Saturday, February 3 7:00 PM
Regina Pats Saskatoon Blades Sunday, February 11 4:05 PM
Regina Pats Moose Jaw Warriors Saturday, February 24 7:00 PM
Swift Current Broncos Regina Pats Friday, March 16 7:00 PM

For more information on the WHL on Access or other Access programs, visit www.MyAccess.ca. Additionally, the complete WHL schedule can be found at www.WHL.ca/Broadcast.

About Access Communications
Access7 is Saskatchewan’s community channel, and an essential addition to any Saskatchewan sports fan’s lineup. Access7 offers incredible access to local options such as WHL, WMBL, U Sports and CJFL.

Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned not-for-profit co-operative that is committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services. Our staff, our customers, our volunteers, and our partners are all part of the Access Communications family. We are proud to be part of the communities we live in, reinvesting 100% of our earnings into the over the 230 Saskatchewan communities we serve.

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

For more information contact:

Tracey Mucha
Communications Officer
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352
Email: tracey.mucha@myaccess.coop

Taylor Rocca
Manager, Communications
Western Hockey League
Phone: 403-693-3040
Email: roccat@whl.ca

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