UNIONDALE, NY - The New York Islanders announced today that MSG Plus will broadcast the New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks pre-season game on Monday, September 14. The game, which is part of the NHL's Kraft Hockeyville 2009 festivities, will be on a 30 minute delayed broadcast beginning at 10:30 pm. (Eastern Time).
"Hockeyville is an opportunity for the Islanders to be showcased on an international stage in a very unique setting", said Chris Dey, President, New York Islanders. "We are honored that the NHL chose us to be a part of the event, which should be a very memorable time for the fans in Terrace. We've definitely had increased interest from the media and excitement from the fan base as we approach the home opener on October 3rd."
Kraft Hockeyville 2009 started out as a national search for Canada's most spirited hockey town. Communities across Canada were invited to submit a short essay with supporting photos that depicted their hometown pride and passion for hockey.
The 30 minute delay is to accommodate Canadian Broadcasting programming conflicts.
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