March 22, 2019

On Saturday, March 23, please join Sportsnet and APTN for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast. This will include in-person and conference call media availabilities with the Cree-language broadcast team, as well as APTN and Sportsnet spokespeople.
Event: Media availability with the Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast team ahead of the historic live broadcast on Sunday, March 24.

Location: ATPN Studios – 333 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
When: Saturday, March 23 – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – On-Set Photo and Video Opportunity
o Access to Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on-set rehearsals to capture photos, b-roll and audio (No interviews to be accommodated at this time).
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – In-Person Interview Opportunities

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Call Interview Opportunity
o Conference Call details:
Dial-in #: +1(866) 996-4214
Conference ID: 1659642
Conference name: APTN
• Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast team:
o Clarence Iron – Play-By-Play Announcer
o Earl Wood – Studio Host
o John Chabot – Studio Panelist
• Rob Corte, Vice President, Sportsnet and NHL Productions
• Danielle Audette, Senior Manager of Programming, APTN

NOTE: Media interested in attending the event must RSVP by 10 a.m. CT on Saturday, March 23 to Alexandra De Pape at [email protected] (Limited spots available).

Sportsnet and APTN are teaming up to deliver the first-ever national NHL game in Plains Cree. The historic broadcast hits airwaves on Sunday, March 24, as the Montreal Canadiens meet the Carolina Hurricanes on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. Leveraging Sportsnet’s production, APTN – the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world – will air the landmark program featuring exclusive Cree-language commentary and analysis for fans across the country.

Media Contact:
Jacqueline Jubinville
Manager of Communications, APTN
Phone: (204) 947-9331 ext. 339
Cell: (204) 990-3562
Email: [email protected]

Meghann Cox
Phone: (416) 258-3296
Email: [email protected]