Oct. 2, 2018 – Twitter and the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced a partnership to live stream games for the second consecutive season.
The “Twitter NWHL Game of the Week” will feature 16 regular season games, the 2019 NWHL All-Star Game and the Isobel Cup Playoffs. The games are produced by the NWHL and the streams are exclusive to Twitter in the live windows.
The global live stream will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices. Fans will be able to access the live stream via @NWHL.
"We are excited for the return of live NWHL games this season to Twitter," said TJ Adeshola, Head of US Sports Partnerships at Twitter. "Passionate hockey fans around the globe will continue to be able to view live exciting game action along with the robust conversation all in one place on Twitter."
As part of the agreement, Twitter and the NWHL will collaborate on marketing and promotion of the league and broadcasts. The live stream on Twitter will also include advertising packages with TV-style ad spots.
“Twitter has been an invaluable partner to us, and we’re delighted to present the Twitter Game of the Week for our second season,” said NWHL Founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan. “Twitter has helped significantly increase the NWHL audience and given our professional women’s hockey players a deserving global spotlight.”
The 2018 Isobel Cup Final between the Riveters and Buffalo generated an audience on Twitter of more than 900,000. The NWHL All-Star Game in February drew 580,000 viewers.
2018-19 Twitter NWHL Broadcast Schedule
(all times ET)
Oct. 6, 5:00 Metropolitan at Minnesota
Oct. 13, 1:30 Connecticut at Buffalo
Oct. 20, 2:00 Minnesota at Metropolitan (Prudential Center)
Oct. 27, 7:30 Buffalo at Minnesota
Nov. 18, 2:00 Connecticut at Metropolitan
Nov. 25, 2:00 Connecticut at Metropolitan
Dec. 1, 7:30 Boston at Minnesota
Dec. 9, 2:00 Boston at Metropolitan
Dec. 29, 2:00 Minnesota at Buffalo (Key Bank Arena)
Jan. 5, 1:30 Boston at Buffalo
Jan. 12, 1:30 Metropolitan at Buffalo
Jan. 19, 7:30 Connecticut at Minnesota
Jan. 26, 1:30 Boston at Buffalo
Feb. 2, 2:00 Buffalo at Metropolitan
Feb. 9 &10 NWHL All-Star Weekend (times and location TBA)
Feb. 24, 3:00 Boston at Connecticut
March 3, 3:00 Buffalo at Metropolitan
March 9–17 Isobel Cup Playoffs (times and locations TBA)