A little primer on the PWHL

There is more detail below but here is a quick Q and A:

Q: How many teams are currently part of the PWHL?
A: There are currently six teams in the PWHL: Boston, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Minnesota.

Q: Where can I watch PWHL games in person?
A: Fans can watch PWHL games in person in Canada at Toronto, ON - Mattamy Athletic Centre, Montreal, QC - Place Bell,Ottawa ON - TD Place. Fans can watch PWHL games in person in the United States at Boston, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell,New York City, NY - UBS Arena, St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

Q: Where can I watch PWHL games if I can't attend in person?
A: You can watch on linear TV on CBC, TSN, NESN. MSGSN, Bally Sports North, MSG2,portsnet Pittsburgh. Or on streaming on GEM in English and RDS in French and on Youtube. Check the official PWHL website for the schedule.

Q: How do I purchase tickets to PWHL games?
A: Tickets for PWHL games can be purchased through the individual team websites. Season tickets are sold out in Toronto and tickets in some Venus like Minnesota, New York and Boston can be hard to acquire, but individual game tickets may still be available.

Q: What is the format of the PWHL season?
A: The regular PWHL season typically runs from January to May. The top four teams in the standings qualify for the playoffs, which determine champions. The name of the prize, Isobel Cup, Clarkson cup has yet to be determined.

Q: Is the PWHL affiliated with the National Hockey League (NHL)?
A: No, the PWHL is not affiliated with the NHL. While the two leagues have collaborated on certain initiatives, they operate independently of each other.

What is the PWHL?

The Professional Women's Hockey League is a professional women's ice hockey league that was founded in 2015. It currently features six teams from across Canada and the United States, with plans to expand to more locations in the future. The PWHL is considered one of the premier women's hockey leagues in North America, providing a platform for elite female players to compete at the highest level.

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How to Watch PWHL Games

There are several ways to watch PWHL games, whether you're in the stands or streaming from home. Here are a few options:

  • In Person: Check out the PWHL website for ticket information and upcoming game schedules. Tickets sell very quickly and most matches are sold out. Seasons tickets are sold out in Toronto, - It takes tenacity to get individual seats at games.
  • Streaming: If you can't make it to the rink, don't worry! Many PWHL games are streamed live on YouTube. Just check the PWHL social media accounts or website for links to the streams.
  • TV: Some PWHL games may also be broadcast on local sports channels or national networks. Keep an eye on the schedule and listings to find out when games will air in your area.

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Where to Watch PWHL Games in person

In addition to watching games online or on TV, you can also catch PWHL action in person at various arenas across North America. Here are some venues where you might be able to catch a game:

  • Canada:
    • Toronto, ON - Mattamy Athletic Centre
    • Montreal, QC - Place Bell
    • Ottawa ON - TD Place
  • United States:
    • Boston, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
    • New York City, NY - UBS Arena
    • St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

Where to Watch PWHL Games on a screen

  • Canada:
    • regular TV - CBC, TSN
    • streaming - GEM in English and RDS in French
  • United States:
    • regular tv - NESN.MSGSN, Bally Sports North,MSG2,portsnet Pittsburgh
    • streaming - Youtube

You can check the streaming for the specific night by visiting the SCHEDULE PAGE HERE.

How Many Teams in the PWHL?

Currently, there are six teams competing in the PWHL:

  • Boston 
  • Ottawa
  • Montreal 
  • Toronto 
  • New York
  • Minnesota

Speculation on the teams names is wide and varied...... here's what it looks like it may well be

  • Toronto Torch
  • Montreal Echo
  • Ottawa Alert
  • Minnesota Superio
  • Boston Wicked
  • New York Sound

 Let's go, PWHL!


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