TSN Radio Stations Across Canada Explore Advanced Stats with Launch of TSN HOCKEY ANALYTICS Radio Show

— October 10, 2014

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TORONTO (October 10, 2014) TSN today announced the debut of TSN HOCKEY ANALYTICS, a new TSN Radio show dedicated to the exploration of advanced stats in hockey. The weekly show merges the worlds of “traditional” hockey coverage and hockey analytics in order to provide a 360-degree view of teams, players, and storylines from around the league.

Airing Saturday afternoons on TSN Radio stations across the country, the show is available for live streaming on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. Each week, TSN HOCKEY ANALYTICS will also be available for on demand listening as a podcast on TSN.ca and iTunes.

The announcement comes just weeks after TSN announced an addition to its industry-leading hockey news and information team with a new focus on advanced stats that appears across the network’s broadcast, radio, and digital platforms.

The first weekly hockey analytics program in North America, TSN HOCKEY ANALYTICS is hosted by Andy McNamara and features regular appearances by a wide range of guests from the TSN Hockey team, including analyst Jamie McLennan, popular hockey analytics writer Travis Yost, TSN’s resident stats guru Scott Cullen, and Globe and Mail hockey writer James Mirtle. The show presents a larger picture of the power of hockey analytics by looking at multiple game trends in an entertaining style that is both accessible to the casual hockey fan, but also comprehensive enough for the dedicated analytics enthusiast.

“Advanced stats are an emerging topic in hockey circles, and we are very excited to create the first weekly radio show that explores this new frontier of the hockey world,” said Steve Dryden, Senior Managing Editor, TSN Hockey.

In addition, the members of TSN’s hockey news and information team – featuring TSN’s fan-favourite Hockey Insiders and experts – make frequent appearances across TSN Radio stations and continue to deliver breaking news, analysis, columns, blog posts, and tweets all season long on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app. 

Hockey on TSN

TSN’s best-in-class NHL news and information programming, includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY,THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s hockey programming also includes live coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. To access regional hockey games on TSN feeds, fans must live in the teams’ designated broadcast regions (for more information, visit TSN.ca).

Fans can also tune in to TSN Radio in Toronto, Montréal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Vancouver for radio coverage of regional games featuring the Leafs, Canadiens, Jets, Senators, and Canucks (visit each station’s home page for complete broadcast information).

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