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ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY RETURNS TO CHCH-TV

Date:  Source: Ontario Junior A Hockey League

September 12, 2019, Mississauga, ON The Ontario Junior Hockey League today announced the renewal and expansion of its broadcast partnership with CHCH-TV – including the airing of nine live hockey games during the 2019-20 OJHL season.

The “CHCH Game of the Week” will provide viewers across Canada with thrilling Junior ‘A’ hockey action from the largest Jr. A league in Canada, featuring emerging local talent facing off Saturday afternoons in rinks across the province. The deal also includes the broadcast of nine episodes of The OJ Today, a weekly hockey magazine show featuring highlights and analysis from all games across the 22-team league.

“The OJHL is extremely excited about the expansion of our CHCH Game of the Week to a nine-game schedule,” said OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. “The addition of the OJHL All Star Game to the schedule provides another platform to promote the top players within the league.  The feedback from last year’s games was overwhelming and we look forward to this year’s telecasts with our partners, CHCH, this season.”

The partnership will again see OJHL games available to millions of households across Ontario via terrestrial TV. Weekly games will air on CHCH-TV Saturdays at 3 p.m., beginning Nov. 30 with the OJHL All-Star Game in Oakville. Players and coaches are also slated to make in-studio visits to CHCH Morning Live each Friday morning. Viewers can expect in-person interviews with the game’s young stars, plus previews of upcoming matchups and storylines from across the league.

New this year, the broadcast deal will also include on demand viewing and overnight re-broadcasts on CHCH-TV. In addition, the partnership will be expanded away from the rink with watch parties set to be hosted in select communities of away teams this season.

We’re looking forward to a stellar sophomore season with the OJHL,” said Nick Bannard, Marketing Manager at CHCH-TV. The OJHL team have gone above and beyond to bring our viewers more access to local teams and dynamic young players than ever before. It’s an exciting time for us and for hockey.

Veteran junior hockey announcer Alex Bloomfield will again handle play-by-play duties for all nine matchups, while Alex Bastyovanszky, host of The OJ Today, will serve as host and provide colour commentary during the CHCH broadcasts.

The “CHCH Game of the Week” schedule includes:

Date

Away Team

Home Team

Location

Time

 

Nov. 30

South East

North West

Oakville

3:00 PM

 

Dec. 21

Mississauga Chargers

Whitby Fury

Whitby

3:00 PM

 

Jan. 11

Georgetown Raiders

Oakville Blades

Oakville

3:00 PM

 

Jan. 18

Toronto Patriots

Wellington Dukes

Wellington

3:00 PM

 

Jan. 25

St. Michaels Buzzers

Cobourg Cougars

Cobourg

3:00 PM

 

Feb. 1

Pickering Panthers

Brantford 99ers

Brantford

3:00 PM

 

Feb. 8

Markham Royals

Trenton Golden Hawks

Trenton

3:00 PM

 

Feb. 15

Milton Menace

Brampton Admirals

Brampton

3:00 PM

 

Feb. 22

Stouffville Spirit

Collingwood Colts

Collingwood

3:00 PM

 

 

About the OJHL:

Three former Ontario Junior Hockey League players won the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues in 2019: Jordan Binnington (Dixie), Robby Fabbri (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) and Michael Del Zotto (Markham). 

OJHL graduate Mark Giordano (Brampton) won the Norris Trophy as the best defenceman in the NHL during the 2018-19 season,

Five 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs played in the OJHL: John Tavares (Milton/Brantford), Mitch Marner and Connor Brown (Toronto St. Michael’s), Travis Dermot (Newmarket/Milton) and Zach Hyman (Hamilton/Markham).

More than 125 OJHL players committed last season to play in the NCAA, U Sports, the Ontario Hockey League or professionally. Our list: http://pointstreaksites.com/view/ojhl/home-of-the-ojhl-1/commitments-2.

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About CHCH-TV

 

CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions of Southwestern Ontario. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, fan favourite retro programming and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92 per cent of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.

 

About the OJHL – “League of Choice”

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest Junior ‘A’ league operating under the auspices of the Canadian Junior Hockey League with 22 member clubs.  A proud member of the CJHL and Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and it was formed out of the Central Junior ‘B’ Hockey League in 1993-94. With a long and storied history of developing players for the next level, including U Sports, the NCAA, CHL, minor pro ranks and the NHL, the OJHL had more than 125 commitments in 2018-19, including 65 NCAA Division I scholarships.