About Hockey Night in Canada in Cree

Building on the historic 2019 debut of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree, APTN is, once again, bringing Plains Cree NHL coverage back to Canadian screens with Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.

Featuring all seven Canadian NHL teams in heart-pounding action, the five-game national broadcast series will see APTN – the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world – leverage Sportsnet’s NHL production to deliver exclusive Cree-language commentary and analysis to hockey fans across the country. Play-by-play announcer Clarence Iron returns with the call alongside host Earl Wood and analysts John Chabot and Jason Chamakese. 

Broadcast details for 2022-2023 season*: 

  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022: Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023: Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  • Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023: Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023: Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 

*Please note, schedule is subject to change.

APTN linear premiere date:  

Dec. 10, 2022 (Plains Cree)


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HNICIC B-Roll of Earl Wood

HNICIC B-Roll of John Chabot

HNICIC B-Roll of Jason Chamakese

HNICIC B-Roll of Clarence Iron

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