Premier Hockey Federation, formerly NWHL, will broadcast matches exclusively on ESPN +


The Premier Hockey Federation will broadcast its 60 regular season games exclusively on ESPN +, the network announcement Wednesday. This is the first time that the league will have all of its matches hosted on the same platform.

The PHF was previously known as the National Women’s Hockey League before its name change in 2021. The season kicks off on November 6 with all six teams competing, including a rematch of the Isobel Cup final of the last year between the Minnesota Whitecaps and 2021 champion Boston Pride.

All special events and the league’s Isobel Cup qualifiers will also be broadcast on ESPN +. The program also includes an outdoor game with the Buffalo Beauts hosting the Toronto Six at the Buffalo RiverWorks entertainment complex on February 21.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for PHF and more importantly for our athletes who deserve the visibility that a large network can provide,” PHF Commissioner Tyler Tummnia said in a statement. declaration. “The partnership with ESPN + is a milestone in our history as we continue to develop the sport with a platform that will present our new era to a wider audience with an improved standard for how our games will be delivered. “

The league is made up of six teams – the Pride, Whitecaps, Beauts, Six, Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters – all of which compete each year for the Isobel Cup.

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