TSN Announces 2016-17 Season of Champions Curling Broadcast Schedule, Beginning Tomorrow (November 30) with the 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP

— November 29, 2016

– TSN’s Season of Champions curling lineup is highlighted by 300+ hours of coverage spanning seven championship events –
– 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP begins with Draw #1 tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 30) at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN –
– TSN’s Seasons of Champions schedule includes the SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, TIM HORTONS BRIER, and more –

TORONTO (November 29, 2016) – Featuring 300+ hours of live coverage spanning seven championship events, TSN today announced the network’s Season of Champions curling broadcast schedule, kicking off with sweeping coverage of the 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 30). TSN delivers every draw from the 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, live from Westman Communications Group Place in Brandon, Man., beginning tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN with the men’s and women’s round robin draws. Coverage culminates Sunday, Dec. 4 with the men’s and women’s finals (see below or visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule and schedule highlights). Delivering all the action from the 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP is TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Vic Rauter alongside analysts Russ Howard, a 2006 OLYMPIC gold medallist and two-time BRIER and WORLD CURLING champion, and 2010 OLYMPIC silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. Calling the early draws are play-by-play announcer Bryan Mudryk and Cathy Gauthier, a three-time SCOTTIES winner and 2015 Women’s World Senior Champion. TSN’s curling coverage is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers at TSN.ca/Live and via the TSN GO app. The 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP features seven of the top men’s and women’s rinks in Canada. The women’s competition is headlined by Rachel Homan, competing for a second consecutive CANADA CUP victory. Homan takes on a star-studded field which includes Chelsea Carey, Kerri Einarson, Jennifer Jones, Tracy Fleury, Kelsey Rocque, and Val Sweeting. The men’s competition features an all-star lineup that includes 2015 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP and 2016 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP winner Kevin Koe competing against Teams Brad Jacobs, Brad Gushue, Mike McEwen, John Epping, Reid Carruthers, and Steve Laycock. The winners of the 2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP will earn berths directly into the 2017 Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa, the tournament that will decide Canada's representative at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Teams Jennifer Jones, Rachel Homan, and Kevin Koe have already earned a Trials berth. The winners will also qualify for the 2017 Continental Cup in Las Vegas. TSN’s 2016-17 Curling Highlights:
  • 2016 HOME HARDWARE Canada Cup of Curling – Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 2016 (Brandon, Man.)
  • 2017 Continental Cup of Curling – Jan. 12-15, 2017 (Las Vegas)
  • 2017 Canadian Juniors – Jan. 28-29, 2017 (Victoria, B.C.)
  • 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – Feb. 18-26, 2017 (St. Catharines, Ont.)
  • 2017 Tim Hortons Brier – March 4-12, 2017 (St. Johns, N.L.)
  • 2017 World Women's Curling Championship – March 18-26, 2017 (Beijing, China)
  • 2017 FORD World Men's Curling Championship – April 1-9, 2017 (Edmonton, Alta.)
2016 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP Broadcast Schedule* Wednesday, Nov. 30 Draw #1 – 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #2 – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #3 – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN GO Thursday, Dec. 1 Draw #4 – 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #5 – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #6 – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN GO Friday, Dec. 2 Draw #7 – 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #8 – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Draw #9 – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN GO Saturday, Dec. 3 Women's Semifinal – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Men's Semifinal – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Sunday, Dec. 4 Women’s Final – 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO Men's Final – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN GO  Curling on TSN As the official broadcaster of the Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including LE GRUYERE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, WFG CONTINENTAL CUP, and CANADIAN JUNIORS.

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