The Premier Hockey Federation is heading to ESPN+, the league announced Wednesday.
The Premier Hockey Federation announced today it has reached an agreement that makes ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) the exclusive home of the PHF in the United States during the upcoming 2021-22 season.Details: https://t.co/Rb7deNRNVG pic.twitter.com/RTxYENvQNL— PHF (@PHF) October 20, 2021
The Premier Hockey Federation announced today it has reached an agreement that makes ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) the exclusive home of the PHF in the United States during the upcoming 2021-22 season.Details: https://t.co/Rb7deNRNVG pic.twitter.com/RTxYENvQNL
As part of the agreement, the upcoming 2021-22 PHF season will be aired exclusively on ESPN+. All 60 PHF regular-season games, plus special events, Isobel Cup Playoffs and Championship, will be available for fans to stream live in the United States.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the PHF and most importantly for our athletes who deserve the exposure that a major network can provide,” PHF Commissioner Tyler Tumminia said. “Partnering with ESPN+ is a significant step in our history as we continue to grow the sport with a platform that will introduce our new era to a larger audience with an enhanced standard for how our games will be delivered.”
The season is set to begin on Saturday, Nov. 6, with all six teams competing on opening weekend. To kick it off, the Minnesota Whitecaps will face the 2021 champion Boston Pride in a rematch of the Isobel Cup final from March.
Every team will compete in 20 games — 10 home and 10 away — over a 19-weekend period.
“The Premier Hockey Federation is an exciting, up-and-coming league that we look forward to presenting to hockey fans in the U.S. exclusively on ESPN+,” said John Lasker, ESPN’s Vice President, Digital Media Programming. “As the top professional women’s hockey league in North America, the PHF makes a great addition to our growing lineup of hockey on ESPN+, which now includes NCAA men’s and women’s hockey, the Kontinental Hockey League from Europe and Asia, and more than 1,000 NHL games this season.”
Production details and international broadcasts for the season are set to be announced at a later date.