NWHL to stream games on Twitter for second straight season

All-Star Game and Isobel Cup Playoffs headline schedule

Today, the NWHL announced they’d once again partner with Twitter to live stream games as the “Twitter Game of the Week”. This is the second season of the partnership.

The schedule includes 16 regular season games, the All-Star Game, and Isobel Cup Playoffs. The remaining games will be streamed on YouTube as they have been in the past.

2018-19 Twitter NWHL Broadcast Schedule

Date and timeTeams
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)

A few notes on the schedule...

  • No Pride home games will be streamed on Twitter for a second straight season.
  • Six of the Riveters eight home games are Twitter Games of the Week.
  • Only one Whale home game is on the Twitter schedule.
  • Both games in NHL rinks are on tap for Twitter./

The playoffs are scheduled as over two weekends. With five teams in the league this season, we could see a team not make the playoffs for the first time in league history.

The league announced that last season the Isobel Cup Final had an audience of more than 900,000 on Twitter while the 2018 All-Star Game in Minnesota had 580,000.