Grand Finale!

EIHL Playoff Championship Game – TV FINAL LINE-UP

APRIL 2, 2014

Premier Sports are delighted to have assembled an expert panel and commentary group for the Elite League playoff final.

The action gets under way this Sunday April 6 from 3pm with an hour-long build-up that will look back on the action from Saturday and look ahead to the big game.

Host and play-by-play commentator Aaron Murphy will be joined for the pre-game show by Cardiff Devils captain Mac Faulkner to preview the big match, and look back at how the teams got there.

Faulkner, who is one of the best players in the league, will bring an elite players’ perspective and analysis for viewers.

Neil Russell will join Faulkner and Murphy before puck drop and will also handle all rink-side interviews and features.

Russell has appeared on several Premier EIHL broadcasts this season and is bringing his unique perspective to the show once again.

Once the game gets under way, Murphy will be joined in the commentary booth by the Great Britain head coach Doug Christiansen.

Christiansen’s close familiarity and scouting of all the players in the EIHL will be a huge asset to the show.

Christiansen will also help analyse the game with an expert coaching view and knowledge of all the teams this season, as well as looking ahead to GB’s World Championship tournament that will feature on Premier from 20th to 26th April.

“I’m excited to get this game going,” Murphy said. “What a group of knowledgeable hockey people we’ve assembled for the big final, viewers are in for a treat.

“This is a huge game and we wanted to have the best experts available for the show, so I’m really looking forward to working with Mac, Neil and Doug.”

Richard Webb, operations manager of Premier Sports, said: “We are really looking forward to covering our first Elite League final.

“We are on air for over four hours with a host of features, highlights and, of course, every beat of what should be an enthralling encounter in front of over 6,000 passionate fans.”

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