Fans looking to listen to tonight’s Saint John Sea Dogs game are out of luck. News 88.9, the official broadcaster of the Sea Dogs, is part of the national radio network covering tonight’s Olympic hockey game between Canada and Russia.
Saint John is in Gatineau with puck drop set to go at 8:30 pm.
The Sea Dogs left us this message on our Facebook page:
Game will actually not covered live tonight on News 88.9 due to the National broadcast of the Canada vs Russia game. If you want to tune into this game, we suggest purchasing the web cast!
It is unknown if Tim Roszell will be working the webcast tonight without a radio feed. The unfortunate part is that the Sea Dogs are in Quebec, meaning that both the visiting webcast and radio feeds are in French.
After tonight’s game, the Dogs head to Val-d’Or to face the Foreurs on Friday at 8:30 pm. The last part of their three game road swing goes Saturday at 5:00 pm in Rouyn-Noranda.
Friday’s game is also in doubt if Canada comes out victorious tonight against Ovechkin and the Russian’s. Both of the men’s hockey semi-final games are on Friday but it is unclear if Canada will play in the early or late game.
This may be the first time ever in the five year history of the Sea Dogs that a game has not been broadcasted over the airwaves. We can’t recall this ever happening before.
If there is no English video, in-game Tweets and post-game coverage will be put on hold.
On the Telus website, it costs $6.95 for a live single game or $3.95 for a single archived game.
Tonight’s game on News 95.7 in Halifax featuring the Mooseheads hosting Bathurst is also cancelled. Also, the QMJHL’s weekly “Inside the Q” radio program in postponed due to “technical issues.”