TSN will broadcast 12 PWHL Toronto games on TV and streaming. CBC will broadcast 7 games. And Sportsnet will broadcast 4 games. The few outstanding games are later in the season (April and May) and will be decided once playoffs in other sports are scheduled. All three networks in Canada will broadcast the first PWHL game on New Year's Day between Toronto and New York. All games will be broadcast on Youtube outside of Canada.
TSN are also saying they will be the home of the PWHL Playoffs.
Not to be outdone by TSN, Rogers are going to be the telecommunications partner of the league. Will Bell counter by promising fibre optics in all PWHL hockey sticks? Sorry, I kid.
As for the US, NESN and MSG will be regional broadcasters for Boston and New York's teams. The league is hopeful to bring on a national broadcaster and a local broadcaster for Minnesota in the near future. As far as we can tell, no games on Canadian TV will be regionally restricted within Canada. Games are available to everyone outside of Canada on Youtube.
For the CBC streaming schedule, go here:
Montreal and Ottawa have both announced their first captains in franchise history. Unsurprisingly, Marie-Philip Poulin will lead Montreal. Brianne Jenner is captain of Ottawa. Toronto has not unveiled their captain yet, though they have a long list of options; Nurse, Fast, Spooner, Larocque, Turnbull, etc.
Feeling like you have more questions than answers? Check out our PWHL launch article! Everything you need to know to get caught up and ready to go. I can promise you it's going to be exciting!
Back to the men's game, the Leafs lost in overtime to the Blue Jackets. I get into why below.
YOU READ THAT RIGHT, AND HE WON.
Juuse Saros with a huge diving save in this apparent barn-burner between old Central Division rivals Nashville and Detroit.
Anyway, TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN IT MADE SENSE.
Last thing. If Nick Ritchie was still playing hockey before, he shouldn't anymore. He ended up only getting 8 games.