The National Lacrosse League (NLL) Divisional Finals and Championship game will be televised live and exclusively on CBS Sports Network. This is the first year of a two year agreement with the TV station. New for the Divisional Finals is that Canadian residents outside of Ontario may also catch the games live online via NLL.com. There has been no decision made for next week as to whether live steaming will continue to the Final.
On Saturday, May 12, Toronto hosts Rochester in the East Final at 7pm ET and Minnesota hosts Edmonton in the West Final at 9:30pm. Coaches talk. Who ya got? Championship Game times are as follows: If Toronto hosts, it will be Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm ET. If Rochester hosts, it’s Saturday, May 19 at 7:30pm, and if Minnesota hosts, the Championship Game will be on Sunday, May 20th at 2pm ET. Edmonton cannot host because of seeding.
Video highlights of the playoff action will be available via NLL.com to all fans. “Contractual restrictions related to cable distribution agreements prevent us from streaming (games) in Ontario (and the US),” responds Doug Fritts, NLL VP of Broadcast Services & Communications.
“TSN does not have the broadcast rights to the game on Saturday,” adds Greg McIsaac, TSN Director of Communications, whose TSN station has broadcast the Rock’s playoff run over the last three years, until now. Note: In Canada, CBS Sports Network is also available on Bell ExpressVU, Eastlink, Cogeco, Rogers and Bell Aliant. Contact your satellite or cable providers to learn more.An All-America at Simon Fraser and a decorated Jr. A player for Coquitlam, Kojima began covering lacrosse in 2003 and started working for Inside Lacrosse in 2007. Email him at email@example.com or go to www.laxfuj.com.
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