New Victoria WHL Team To Be Heard On The Zone @ 91.3
May 27, 2011 at 4:49 AM (PT)
The new WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE franchise in VICTORIA will be hard on JIM PATTISON BROADCAST GROUP Alternative CKZN (THE ZONE @ 91.3)/VICTORIA this season. DAVE SAWCHUK will call all 72 regular-season games on THE ZONE, with pre-game and post-game shows for all broadcasts. The new team is the relocated CHILLIWACK BRUINS franchise, with the BRITISH COLUMBIA HOCKEY LEAGUE filling the void in CHILLIWACK by moving the QUESNEL MILLIONAIRES to town.
"THE ZONE and RG SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT have had a strong partnership in the past and this is just an extension of that relationship," team president DAVE DAKERS said. "Over the last seven years a lack of a radio deal was a shortcoming, but with this deal hockey fans in VICTORIA can now catch all their WHL action on the local airwaves." RG, owner of the new team, owned the local ECHL franchise, the VICTORIA SALMON KINGS, before folding that club to make way for the WHL team.