Regional Televsion Broadcasts
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Winnipeg Jets regional coverage will be made available on the new digital channel TSN Jets.
For a full broadcast schedule, visit WinnipegJets.com/Schedule.
Play-by-play coverage of Winnipeg Jets home and away games will be available on TSN Radio 1290.
For more information about radio broadcasts, visit www.tsn.ca/winnipeg
Play-By-Play Announcer, TSN Jets
Manitoba-native Dennis Beyak joins TSN as the play-by-play announcer for Winnipeg Jets regional games on the newly-created digital channel, TSN Jets, and on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg.
Born and raised in the small farming community of Winnipegosis, Beyak began his broadcasting career on CFAR 590 Radio doing play-by-play for the Flin Flon Bombers of the Western Canada Hockey League. Since then, Beyak has provided play-by-play commentary for the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades, Victoria Cougars and Seattle Thunderbirds, and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. Beyak has also done television play-by-play for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and was the primary radio voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs since 1998.
In addition to radio, Beyak has called the IIHF World Hockey Championships on TSN and worked as a hockey analyst on The Score. He has also done play-by-play for many other sports, including football, baseball, basketball, curling, horse racing, volleyball and snowmobile races.
Beyak’s 41-year career in sports also includes stints outside of the broadcast booth, as he was the assistant general manager of the Saskatoon Blades from 1981-1990, the general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds from 1992-1994, and the general manager of the Tri-City Americans from 1994-1995. He was also the chairman of the Memorial Cup tournament in Saskatoon (1989) and Seattle (1992), and was named WHL Executive of the Year in 1989.
Beyak is a graduate of Winnipeg’s National Institute of Broadcasting.
Play-By-Play Announcer, TSN Radio 1290
Brian Munz joins TSN Radio 1290 as a play-by-play commentator for Winnipeg Jets broadcasts. He spent the last five seasons as the primary voice of the Manitoba Moose on Winnipeg’s CJOB Radio.
Munz began his broadcasting career with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BC Junior Hockey League. Following this, he spent five years calling Saskatchewan Junior Hockey games on CJVR-FM for the Melfort Mustangs, Humboldt Broncos and Nipawin Hawks before making the jump to the WHL to do play-by-play for the Prince Albert Raiders in 2000.
In 2004, Munz became the play-by-play voice of the AHL’s Edmonton Road Runners for one season before moving over to 630 CHED radio to host Edmonton Oilers broadcasts alongside Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Rod Phillips and colour analyst Morley Scott.
Analyst, TSN Radio 1290
Former NHL defenceman Shane Hnidy joins TSN Radio 1290 as a colour analyst for all Jets games this season.
An 11-year veteran who’s played 550 NHL games with seven teams, Hnidy capped- off his career by helping the Boston Bruins capture the Stanley Cup last season.
The Neepawa product played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. He was drafted in the seventh round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, although he played no games for the team.
After turning professional in 1996, he played for Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati and Adirondack of the AHL before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career. Outside of Boston, his NHL career was spent playing for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators and Atlanta Thrashers.