The NWHL has its first ever television deal. The league and NESN announced Tuesday that the network will televise eight Boston Pride games over the remainder of the 2015–16 season.
The NWHL and NESN announced Tuesday that they have partnered to air eight Boston Pride games over the remainder of the 2015–16 season.
The fledgling NWHL, the first paid pro women’s league, is currently in its inaugural season and began play in October. With the four franchises all located relatively close in the East, the league hopes proximity will help create natural rivalries.
The broadcast deal will give every team the opportunity to be on TV when they play at the Pride. NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan credited Harvard and the on-campus Bright-Landry Hockey Center, the Pride’s home arena, for helping facilitate the agreement.
For those outside of the Boston-New England market, the games will also be simulcast on YouTube.
- Nate Mata