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2013 Shaw Partnership

05/31/2013 11:54 AM -

 May 31, 2013, For Immediate Release 

 
NEWS RELEASE
 
     Watch live WMBL action this summer as Shaw doubles televised games for the 2013 season
 
LETHBRIDGE, AB - The Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) is pleased to announce a partnership for a second season with SHAW TV community programming. This season SHAW will double the games televised, covering 12 regular season games from Okotoks, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Peter Lourbardious will be returning as Shaw’s lead broadcaster for the 2013 WMBL season. 
 
League President Kevin Kvame says, “The WMBL is excited to have SHAW as a partner in 2013. SHAW’s professionalism and quality of production last season was second to none. This partnership has bolstered the profile of the WMBL not only in our individual communities, but in Western Canada as a whole.”  
 
The 2013 WMBL season consists of 46 regular season league games for each of the 11 teams starting May 30th and concluding July 30th, playoffs will run from August 1-16th.This is the WMBL’s first season as a full collegiate league, showcasing top college players from across Canada and the U.S. that meet eligibility standards of the NCAA,NAIA and CCBC. This is your chance to see these players during their college years and watch as they play towards their goal of reaching the MLB. 
 
Schedule of WMBL Games to be televised by SHAW Community TV:
  
Day  Date Visitors   Home Local PST
Sat June 1 Okotoks @ Lethbridge 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun June 2 Okotoks @ Lethbridge 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Sat June 8 Saskatoon @ Okotoks 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun June 9 Saskatoon @ Okotoks 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Sat June 15 Okotoks @ Medicine Hat 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun June 16 Swift Current @ Medicine Hat 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Sat June 22 Edmonton @ Lethbridge 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun June 23 Medicine Hat @ Lethbridge 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Sat July 20 Swift Current @ Okotoks 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun July 21 Lethbridge @ Okotoks 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Sat July 27 Lethbridge @ Medicine Hat 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Sun July 28 Okotoks @ Medicine Hat  2 p.m. 1 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the complete season schedule and updates visit www.wmbl.ca and catch the live action on Shaw Community TV. 
 
About the Western Major Baseball League
 
The WMBL is Canada’s pre-eminent summer collegiate wood bat baseball league showcasing college players from Canada and the United States. With beginnings dating back over 50 years, the League now consists of 11 teams playing in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The 2013 season will mark the first season as a full collegiate league; continuing the tradition of offering fans a consistently high level of competition, coaching and WMBL players being drafted by the MLB. Alumni will tell you that players have not experienced first class summer baseball, hospitality and fan support until they have spent a summer playing for the WMBL. So there you have it, the Western Major Baseball League, Canada’s premier summer collegiate league: quality competition, quality coaching and a quality summer experience in Edmonton, Lethbridge, Okotoks, Medicine Hat, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Melville, Yorkton and Weyburn. For more information go to www.wmbl.ca