FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE ISOBEL CUP SEMIFINALS AND FINAL TO AIR LIVE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ON NBCSN
Thursday Semifinal Doubleheader – Semifinal Game 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET, Semifinal Game 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Isobel Cup Final – Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Live from Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid
Exclusive Coverage Live on NBCSN and Streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 2, 2021 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the National Women’s Hockey League Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final this Thursday and Friday evenings on NBCSN from historic Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final on NBCSN mark the first-ever women’s professional hockey games to be shown live on a major national cable network in the United States.
NBC Sports NWHL Isobel Cup Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: John Forslund
- Analyst: A.J. Mleczko
- Studio Host: Kathryn Tappen
How To Watch (All Times ET)
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
|Thu., February 4||Isobel Cup Semifinals – Game 1||5:30 p.m.|
|Isobel Cup Semifinals – Game 2||8:30 p.m.|
|Fri., February 5||Isobel Cup Final||7 p.m.|
*following Game 1
The NWHL is playing its sixth season and the 2021 Isobel Cup Playoffs in a centralized location, the iconic 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., which began on Jan. 23. The Toronto Six will face the Buffalo Beauts in one semifinal matchup, while the Boston Pride will face the Minnesota Whitecaps in the other semifinal matchup.
NEW EPISODE OF HOCKEY CULTURE – THE BLACK WOMEN OF HOCKEY ROUNDTABLE PRESENTED BY ON HER TURF, FEATURING BLAKE BOLDEN, ERICA AYALA AND SAROYA TINKER
Metropolitan Riveters defender Saroya Tinker, Isobel Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings scout Blake Bolden, and NWHL broadcaster and journalist Erica Ayala joined NHL on NBC’s Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen to discuss the importance of Black female representation in hockey on a special edition of Hockey Culture – The Black Women of Hockey Roundtable Presented by On Her Turf.
Hockey Culture is NBC Sports’ multi-platform content offering led by Anson Carter that’s dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey, addressing contemporary topics within the sport and promoting diversity around the game and on the ice.
On Her Turf is NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment brand, which will be integrated into Isobel Cup Semifinal and Final coverage on NBCSN as well as across content on NBC Sports’ social and digital channels throughout the tournament.