TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver Announces Broadcast Team for Vancouver Canucks 2014-15 Season

— September 9, 2014

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VANCOUVER (September 9, 2014) – As the official voice of the Vancouver Canucks,  TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver today announced its broadcast team for the 2014-15 season before kicking off comprehensive radio coverage of every Canucks game on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. PT with the team taking on the San Jose Sharks in their first pre-season matchup.

Joining the TSN 1040 broadcast booth this season is play-by-play announcer Jon Abbott, a seasoned broadcaster who most recently served as the radio voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies. Abbott’s extensive hockey broadcasting resume includes calling games at the IIHF World Junior Championship, the Calder Cup Finals, and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Abbott shares the booth on a rotating basis with play-by-play announcer John Shorthouse, a Vancouver native who has called Canucks games for the station since 1999. They are joined by analyst Dave Tomlinson, who has been part of TSN 1040’s Canucks coverage since 2010.

“I’m truly honoured to join the TSN Radio family in Vancouver and to become a part of the Canucks’ storied broadcast history,” said Abbott. “I’m very excited to work with John Shorthouse and Dave Tomlinson to serve the great sports fans of British Columbia in the community we now call home.”

Throughout the season, TSN 1040’s coverage of the Canucks is complemented by analysis from a roster of guests, including TSN’s all-star team of Hockey Insiders and experts. Wall-to-wall Canucks game day programming on TSN 1040 features extensive pre- and post-game coverage and intermission analysis.

Vancouver-area hockey fans can set their dial to AM 1040, listen online at TSN1040.ca, and tune in with the TSN GO app for TSN 1040’s live coverage of the Vancouver Canucks. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for in-depth news and analysis surrounding the team, including blog posts, podcasts, and Twitter updates.

In addition to TSN 1040’s comprehensive coverage of Canucks games, the station heads to Penticton and Whistler to deliver coverage of the team’s training camp, as well as Canucks prospects camp and pre-season matchups, with coverage presented by Formula Four Oxygenated Water.

Game day coverage of every Vancouver Canucks game joins a packed schedule of live broadcast coverage on TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver that includes every game from the BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Vancouver Giants, and Seattle Seahawks. The stations also deliver coverage of the Vancouver Canadians and Vancouver Stealth, as well as live coverage of TSN’s slate of major sporting events, including the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, golf and tennis majors, and more. 

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