The Vancouver Ravens fly into the new season as British Columbia's second largest sports television property on the strength of a new regional package announced by Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. The regional broadcasts on RSP, combined with nationally televised games on 'The Score' Television Network, means 15 of the Ravens' 16 regular season games will be televised for fans in the Vancouver region.
A total of nine games will be telecast on Rogers Sportsnet, including six of Vancouver's eight home games at General Motors Place with seven of the nine games being carried LIVE on Rogers Sportsnet and two others being tape delayed.
Ravens Lacrosse on Rogers Sportsnet will feature the 2003-2004 home opener against the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday, January 9th, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific and five more home games; including visits by John Tavares and the Buffalo Bandits on Friday, January 16th, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific, Gary Gait and the Colorado Mammoth, Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m. and the defending champion Toronto Rock, Friday, February 20th, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific.
'Rogers Sportsnet has carved out a very strong following among sports fans in British Columbia and we're absolutely delighted to have them on board as our regional rights holder,' said Tom Mayenknecht, Ravens Governor. 'It not only continues a strong existing relationship with Rogers Sportsnet into its third year, it truly takes it to the next level for the Ravens and our fans from throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.'
As part of the regional agreement, the Ravens will be featured alongside the NHL's Vancouver Canucks in a special Friday night doubleheader on Rogers Sportsnet, March 12th. The Canucks open with a road game in Edmonton against the Oilers at 6 p.m. Pacific, followed by the Ravens taking on the Anaheim Storm in an 8:30 p.m. Pacific start at General Motors Place.