Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi returns on CBC

Harnarayan Singh will call the play-by-play as CBC's Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi is back Saturday night with the Canucks at Ottawa followed by the Oilers in Calgary.
The Ottawa Senators host the Vancouver Canucks on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

CBC's Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi returns Saturday with an all-Canadian doubleheader.

Harnarayan Singh is back in the booth to call the play-by-play as the Vancouver Canucks visit the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. ET and the Edmonton Oilers travel south to Calgary to resume the Battle of Alberta at 10 p.m. ET.

It will also be streamed live and available on demand at CBCSports.ca/hnicpunjabi. 

CBC's Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi, presented by Chevrolet, will have two games every Saturday during the regular season and one series in each round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"We’re thrilled to bring back our Punjabi broadcasts with Harnarayan Singh for another season as a part of CBC's Hockey Night In Canada, thanks to our new presenting sponsor Chevrolet," said Julie Bristow, CBC's executive director of studio and unscripted programming.

"Hockey is such a large part of our country's culture and we're very happy to continue to offer our national sport to even more of Canada's diverse population on its biggest stage each week."

"Hockey is Canada's game and, as a longstanding supporter, we're pleased we can help fans enjoy CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in their native language," said Kevin Williams, the president and managing director of General Motors of Canada.

"This is a simple example of how we're focused on serving our customers and communities better than ever."

Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi, presented by Chevrolet, is available free on the dial at Rogers Cable (channel 799), Shaw Digital TV (328), TELUS Optik TV (131) and on Bell Satellite TV and Bell FIBE TV (232).

According to Statistics Canada, Punjabi is the fourth most spoken language in Canada.

Harnarayan Singh

Harnarayan Singh became the first Canadian broadcaster to provide live analysis in Punjabi on Hockey Night In Canada when he covered each game of the Stanley Cup final in 2008.

In addition to his duties with Hockey Night In Canada, Singh is a reporter with CBC Calgary, a mortgage agent and an accomplished musician, playing the Tabla and Harmonium and performing in front of large audiences on numerous occasions across Canada, the United States and India. 

He has accompanied some of the world's most famous Sikh musicians as a vocalist and percussionist.

You can reach him on Twitter @IceSinghHNIC.