Ocean 100 and the Charlottetown Islanders are pleased to announce a new ongoing partnership to bring live hockey play by play to Prince Edward Island!
Starting with the regular season this Fall, Saturday Night Hockey presented by Fair Isle Ford will be a regular fixture on Ocean 100 with 8 games to be aired from September through the end of 2018. In December, Ocean 100 and the Charlottetown Islanders will announce the schedule for the remaining games of the regular season. Also new as part of this partnership, Ocean 100 will also broadcast every game the Charlottetown Islanders play in the 2018-2019 playoffs, starting with the first series.
“The quality of the product that George Matthews brings to the table would be the envy of any NHL team and their broadcast partner” said Mike Shannon, Operations Manager of Ocean 100 and sister station Hot 105.5. “Having George lead this broadcast for the Charlottetown Islanders, with his experience and talent, made this decision very easy. The chemistry he and Cory Arsenault have as a team is exceptional.”
Craig Foster, Charlottetown Islanders President of Operations, said “The Islanders are so pleased to enter into this partnership with Ocean 100. We feel that this partnership is vital to the continued growth of our brand by giving our fans another avenue to follow the team.”
The fall lineup on Ocean 100 will consist of a mix of home and away games, based on the Islanders Saturday schedule. Every game will kick-off with a pre-game show including a coach’s interview with Jim Hulton, starting 10 minutes before puck drop. Intermissions will include interviews, scoring summaries, out of town scoreboards, player features and much more.
“Our intention is to take the valuable experience we gained during the Islanders playoff run last Spring, and build on what we’ve learned to ensure we’re creating the best possible product” said Shannon. “Ocean 100 is committed to providing accurate information and exciting programming to all of PEI, tip to tip. George and Cory fulfill that commitment from all angles. Charlottetown Islanders Hockey on Ocean 100 will be exciting programming for our listeners and sponsors.”