Burlington, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Channel Zero are excited to announce that the 112th Yates Cup, presented by Milk2Go Sport, will air live on CHCH on Saturday, November 9th at 1:00 p.m.
“We are excited to be back on CHCH,” said Gord Grace, OUA CEO. “CHCH and Channel Zero have been tremendous supporters of university sport in the province and we are proud to have the 112th Yates Cup on CHCH.”
Gemini award-winner Mark Lee will be back in the booth calling the game. Mark is a veteran Canadian sportscaster with CBC Sports and Rogers Sportsnet and is also a former quarterback for the Carleton Ravens (1975-78). While with CBC Sports, Mark was a host and play-by-play announcer on the CFL on CBC for 16 years from 1992-2007, calling three consecutive Grey Cups from 2005-2007. Mark is well known for his work as an athletics commentator and has reported on a variety of sports in his career.
Former McMaster Marauders (2010-2014) quarterback Marshall Ferguson will be joining Mark Lee in the booth to provide colour commentary. Marshall led the Marauders to a Vanier Cup appearance after winning the 107th Yates Cup and Mitchell Bowl back in 2014. Marshall has been with TSN 1150 Hamilton since 2015 and is currently the play-by-play voice for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Donnovan Bennett will be the host of the 112th Yates Cup television broadcast. Donnovan, a former running back of the Western Mustangs (2003-2006), is currently a writer, producer, and host with Sportsnet. He is also co-host of the CFL’s official podcast ‘The Waggle’.
Leading up to the 112th Yates Cup, presented by Milk2Go Sport, OUA football fans can follow the playoffs live on OUA.tv.
CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. For more information, visit chch.com. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario.
ABOUT CHANNEL ZERO
Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics. Launched in November 2015, Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that will combine the best of Bloomberg’s global branded content with Bloomberg original and local Canadian subject matter. Also within the parent company’s portfolio are Channel Zero Digital, which owns popular sites Andpop and ChartAttack, and the digital companions of its broadcast brands; and Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and HallaBol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels. Channel Zero also operates Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario.
ABOUT ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is represented by 20 of Ontario’s finest institutions, which includes over 9,000 student-athletes, competing in 23 sports, and 39 provincial championships. The OUA and its member institutions provide a shared focus on student-athletes success in academics, athletics, and community leadership.