Not a moment too late, the PWHL has announced how to watch games in their inaugural season, which kicks off on Jan. 1.
Since day one the PWHL has said their goal was to have every game available on linear television and streaming. It did achieve that through a combination of regional and national channels in both the US and Canada as well as streaming options based on linear channels and YouTube.
Let's break down how to watch based on where you live.
- The PWHL YouTube
All games will be streamed and "available outside of Canada," per the league's release.
New England, except Fairfield County
- NESN or NESN 360
PWHL Boston fans who are local to the area will be able to tune into NESN or stream on NESN 360 for all 24 PWHL Boston games. NESN will also carry the season opener between New York and Toronto on Jan. 1, 2024.
- MSG Networks
All 24 PWHL New York games will be on MSG.
- SportsNet Pittsburgh
Though not home to a team, women's hockey fans in Pittsburgh will be able to watch three games on SportsNet Pittsburgh: the season opener, Montreal at Minnesota on Jan. 6, and Toronto at Minnesota on Jan. 10. Very curious...
- Bally Sports North
Fans in Minnesota will be able to watch all of Minnesota's games on Bally Sports North, the league announced after the initial broadcast schedule was released.
- English: CBC, CBC Gem, TSN, Sportsnet,
- French: RDS and Radio-Canada, ICI TOU.TV.
This is where it gets a little more confusing.
Let's start with the easiest, the French broadcasts. All Montréal games will be broadcast in French split between RDS and Radio-Canada, ICI TOU.TV. The latter will also carry the season opener.
The rest of the games are split between three channels: CBC, TSN, and Sportsnet. The league's schedule will direct you to which channel or streaming platform associated with each, as will, I assume, your channel guide.
TSN separately announced they are the home of the playoffs and the Championship.