The preliminary and semi-final 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 2nd when the Victoria Grizzlies meet West region representatives Humboldt in the tournament opener at 7:00 PM. It will then carry on through the 10-game preliminary round of the event and include a pair of RBC Cup semi-final games on Friday, May 8th. The championship game on Sunday, May 10th 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. All orders can be made through the BCHL website at www.bchl.bc.ca or by following the link on Hockey Canada?s RBC Cup section at www.hockeycanada.ca/rbccup.
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, the Ontario Junior Hockey League?s Kingston Voyageurs and the Maritime Junior A Hockey League?s Summerside Western Capitals will join Victoria and Vernon in the five-team RBC Cup field.