Before the 2019-20 NWHL season, the league signed a three-year deal with Twitch to stream and broadcast its games and other content. Today, the NWHL announced that its Twitch channel will broadcast a special hour-long edition of NWHL Open Ice hosted by Twitch personality GamerDoc followed by a replay of the Labatt Blue Buffalo Believes Classic between the Buffalo Beauts and Metropolitan Riveters.
The rebroadcast of that unforgettable game will feature a pair of live 15-minute long interviews during the intermissions hosted by Lindsay Eastwood of the Toronto Six. The Buffalo Believes Classic was the NWHL’s first regular season outdoor game. It featured an eight-goal third period, which included a four-goal period from Beauts All-Star Taylor Accursi. The Riveters won the game 7-4, but Accursi earned first star honors.
Fans interested in the three hours of programming can tune in live tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET at twitch.tv/nwhl.
Join us tomorrow morning for three hours of special NWHL @Twitch programming which includes a special edition of #NWHLOpenIce with @GamerDoc_, a replay of the Buffalo Believes Classic and several special and exclusive surprises 📺— NWHL (@NWHL) July 21, 2020
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Tomorrow morning’s Open Ice show promises a jersey reveal for the Connecticut Whale, NWHL free agent signings, interviews with Tori Sullivan of the Boston Pride and All-Star Riveters defender Rebecca Morse, top clips from the 2019-20 NWHL season, and more. It is also expected that there will be a live chat for fans to interact with each other and GamerDoc during the show.
As of today, 93 players have signed contracts for the 2020-21 NWHL season — 38 of those players are new to the league.