Tonight kicks off the 6th Dream Gap Tour stop of the PWHPA’s 2019-2020 season. This weekend’s stop is in Tempe, Arizona, and the Coyotes playing a huge part in it - from hosting all of the details on their site to selling tickets to marketing.
In terms of on-ice play, this stop yet with only two teams named after local women’s hockey players and three games, two intra-PWHPA games and one against Coyotes alumni.
But in terms of scope and the NHL involvement this is the largest. Before each game, there’s an all-girls clinic coached by Arizona Kachinas and PWHPA players. Saturday night, there is a gala dinner where attendees can mingle, eat, and interact with PWHPA players. It is billed “kid-friendly” and they are encourages to wear clean jerseys.
It’s impressive to see what the weight of an invested NHL team can do for a stop or organization. Special ticket packages that included VIP seating, bench experiences, and even NHL tickets were offered. The gold package was no longer offered as of Thursday night.
Schedule and How to Watch
- Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. eastern)
- Saturday, March 7 at 3 p.m. (5 p.m. eastern)
- Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. eastern)
versus Arizona Coyotes alumni/
At least Friday and Saturday’s games are on ESPN Watch and Monumental, as part of the PWHPA’s new streaming deals. Sunday’s game against the alumni aren’t on either schedule as of right now.
Last weekend, the ESPN Watch stream never worked on Saturday. However, they did stream the games on YouTube, and the Monumental and CBC stream worked. The issues seemed to be worked out on Sunday as the ESPN Watch streams were back up as well as the Monumental and CBC. While hopefully there’s no ESPN issues this weekend, if there are a good first step is to check their YouTube to see if they’ve set up a stream there.