CWHL announces free live streaming for 2016-17

CWHL Live will stream 14 games for free for the first time in league history

The CWHL will be streaming 14 games for free this season, the first time they’ve offered a free streaming service all season in the league’s existence. The games will be broadcast on CWHL Live via Youtube, though the league says they’re in talks with other social media providers to offer them on multiple platforms.

In addition to the 14 games on Youtube, the CWHL is in its third year of a deal with Sportsnet and will broadcast four additional games there this season, including two regular season games, the CWHL All-Star Game and the Clarkson Cup Final. In total, the CWHL will broadcast 18 games, including 16 out of 48 regular season contests.

The two regular season contests that will be broadcast by Sportsnet are the January 21  matchup between the Toronto Furies and the Calgary Inferno and the February 4 contest between Montreal and Toronto, which will also be a breast cancer awareness game.

You can find the list of the dates that the league will broadcast below:

Last year, the CWHL broadcast 38 games through a combination of CWHL Live and Sportsnet, but those who subscribed to the service had to pay $20 for access to regular season games and $10 for playoff games.

Offering the service for free should allow more viewers who may have never seen a CWHL game before to watch without having to pay up front for it.