2012 Memorial Cup: Starts Friday on Sportsnet

The NHL isn’t the only league with playoff hockey this may. The Canadian Hockey League postseason wraps up in the next week with the Memorial Cup. Sportsnet will show complete coverage of every game. Here are more details.

With the Canadian Hockey League Championship up for grabs, Sportsnet heads to Shawinigan, Que. for comprehensive coverage of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Sportsnet is there every step of the way to the Championship Final with multiplatform coverage across television, radio, digital, mobile and print, kicking off on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific as the host team Shawinigan Cataractes battle the Edmonton Oil Kings.

From the first puck drop to the hoisting of the Memorial Cup, HOCKEY CENTRAL host Daren Millard and analysts Nick Kypreos and John Garrett will be live on location at the Centre Bionest in Shawinigan to provide pre-game, intermission and post-game analysis. Play-by-play commentator RJ Broadhead and analyst Sam Cosentino will call all of the games, alongside host Rob Faulds.

Sportsnet primes fans for the highly-anticipated CHL tournament with the MasterCard Memorial Cup Preview Show on Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on Sportsnet ONE. The one-hour special, hosted by Millard, Kypreos and Garrett, will feature predictions from the panel, introduction to the stars playing the MasterCard Memorial Cup and the top plays of the year from Friday Night Hockey. Broadhead and Cosentino will also appear with analysis and Faulds will look back at the history of the tournament

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Friday Night Hockey Heads to London

The final Friday Night Hockey broadcast before the Memorial Cup is in London this Friday as the Knights host Niagara in game 5 of the OHL final.

Sportsnet’s Friday Night Hockey continues to pave the way to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup with Game 5 of the Rogers OHL Championship series on Friday, May 11 featuring the London Knights hosting the Niagara IceDogs at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific.

HOCKEY CENTRAL host Daren Millard and analyst Nick Kypreos set the stage for the pivotal match-up from the Sportsnet studio, while play-by-play announcer RJ Broadhead, analyst Sam Cosentino and host Rob Faulds will be at the John Labatt Centre in London to call the game.

Friday Night Hockey on Sportsnet provides CHL playoff game coverage Friday nights throughout the post-season, culminating with wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup beginning Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. ET through to the Championship Final on Sunday, May 27 at 7 p.m. ET. (Full MasterCard Memorial Cup broadcast schedule to be released at a later date).