The preliminary and semifinal rounds of the 2009 RBC Cup will be broadcast online through the British Columbia Hockey League’s pay-per-view Web TV program, the league announced Tuesday.
The broadcast schedule will commence on Saturday, May 2 when the Victoria Grizzlies meet the Humboldt Broncos in the tournament opener at 7:00 p.m. PT. It will then carry on through the 10-game preliminary round of the National Junior A Championship and include a pair of RBC Cup semifinal games on Friday, May 8. The championship game on Sunday, May 10 will be carried live across Canada on TSN.
Individual RBC Cup games will be available for purchase on game days only. The cost of each individual game purchase is $7.95.
A trio of BCHL broadcasters will be on hand at the RBC Cup to call the action. Victoria Grizzlies play-by-play man Scott Didmon and Vernon Vipers counterpart Todd Miller will voice their teams’ games respectively while Nanaimo Clippers broadcaster Dan Marshall will call the three preliminary games not involving BCHL clubs.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos, Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kingston Voyageurs and Maritime Junior A Hockey League’s Summerside Western Capitals will join Victoria and Vernon in the five-team RBC Cup field.