06/05/2012 12:40 PM
Article By: Jason ChaimovitchSPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The American Hockey League has announced that CBS Sports Network will televise Games 3 through 7 of the 2012 Calder Cup Finals, bringing the AHL’s championship series to millions of homes across the United States in high definition.
The 2012 Calder Cup Finals, pitting the Norfolk Admirals (top development team of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning) against the Toronto Marlies (top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs), are the culmination of the American Hockey League’s 76th season. The Admirals will take a 2-0 series lead up to Toronto when the series resumes on Thursday.
In addition to CBS Sports Network’s coverage in the U.S., the Calder Cup Finals are also airing on Leafs TV (Games 3, 6-7) and Sportsnet ONE (Games 4-6) in Canada, on ESPN America (Games 3-7) in Europe and the Middle East, and worldwide on-line on AHL Live (Games 3-7). Fans can also listen to the series on the all-hockey NHL Home Ice channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Sirius 207, XM 92).
To accommodate the television broadcasts, the start time of Game 6 has been changed to 7:30 p.m. ET.
About CBS Sports Network:
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable destination of CBS Sports, covers more than 340 live games annually across 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports including teams from the Mountain West, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy, as well as Major League Lacrosse, National Lacrosse League and Professional Bull Riding. The Network televises in-depth college hockey programming featuring teams from Hockey East, NCHC, ECAC, CCHA, WCHA and Atlantic Hockey.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About the American Hockey League:
In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of all players competing in the NHL this season have been AHL graduates, and for the 11th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2011-12. Through the years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Visit the AHL on-line at www.theahl.com.