CBC has released the distribution for Hockey Night in Canada for the month of October. Here is the distribution for CBC’s regional coverage this month.
Saturday October 15
Calgary @ Toronto – Alberta, Ontario, Atlantic
Colorado @ Montreal – Quebec
Ottawa @ Washington – Ottawa
Winnipeg @ Phoenix – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, BC, Northwestern Ontario
Saturday October 22
Toronto @ Montreal – Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic, Alberta, BC
Columbus @ Ottawa – Ottawa
Carolina @ Winnipeg – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwestern Ontario
Saturday October 29
Pittsburgh @ Toronto – Ontario, Alberta
Boston @ Montreal – Quebec, Atlantic, BC
Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwestern Ontario
So, it seems like all Jets games will go to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. I’m quite surprised by the October 15 listings, Calgary @ Toronto would seem to make more sense in Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario to be honest. The Flames share Saskatchewan with Winnipeg and the Leafs share Northern Ontario with Winnipeg. I also don’t understand why the game isn’t being shown in BC, when the Flames are the Canucks rivals. Since it is an all-Canadian matchup (featuring the Leafs no less), it should get maximum distribution.
Otherwise, everything makes sense; aside from British Columbia getting Boston @ Montreal, while Alberta gets Pittsburgh @ Toronto.