680 CJOB hockey analyst Leah Hextall joins ‘historic’ Sportsnet Hometown Hockey broadcast

A hometown favourite is about to be part of a ground-breaking broadcast.

Hextall on Hockey is heard every Tuesday and Thursday — morning, noon, afternoon, and night on 680 CJOB. Sometimes it’s an opinion piece on the latest success, or failure, of the Winnipeg Jets. Other times it’s providing insight on the direction, or lack of, by the NHL.

Early next month Leah Hextall will bring her considerable talent to an NHL play-by-play booth to be a part of what will be an historic broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet’s “Hometown Hockey.” In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Hextall will be joined by analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall and reporter Christine Simpson to form the first-ever all female broadcast team for a nationally televised NHL broadcast when the Calgary Flames host the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, March 8.

“Growing up, many of us didn’t see women occupying the space that we will hold during this landmark broadcast,” said Hextall via email. “Representation matters and I’m proud to join such talented women as we continue to push for progress for women and girls.”

“If you see it,  you can believe that you can be it! “

“This is exciting! Yes, there will be nerves as I make my NHL PxP debut but I have one of the best there is in Cassie Campbell-Pascal standing beside me,” said Hextall.  “She was with me when I called my very first game in the CWHL and has supported me over the past two years to what will be a great moment on March 8.”

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