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 time||Teams|
|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./
#NWHL games on Twitter broken down by each appearance by the teams— Matt Falkenbury (@MattFPxP) October 3, 2018
Riveters and Beauts with 8 each
Whitecaps with 6
Whale and Pride with 5 each
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.