FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 8th, 2021
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE ISOBEL CUP SEMIFINALS AND FINAL TO AIR LIVE ON NBCSN MARCH 26-27
Exclusive Coverage Live on NBCSN and Streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
Semifinal Coverage Begins Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m. ET; Isobel Cup Final Airs Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. ET
Top-Seeded Toronto Six to Face Boston Pride; Minnesota Whitecaps Take On the Connecticut Whale in Semifinals
On Her Turf – NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment Brand – To Be Integrated Into Coverage on NBCSN and Across Social Platforms
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 8, 2021 – NBC Sports will present live coverage of the National Women’s Hockey League Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final on March 26-27 on NBCSN from Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Mass.
The Isobel Cup Playoffs, previously scheduled in February, return with enhanced health and safety protocols and enforcement, after a short hiatus due to COVID-19 cases.
The single-elimination Isobel Cup Semifinals will be shown live on NBCSN beginning Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m. ET, when the top-seeded Toronto Six face the Boston Pride, followed by the second semifinal matchup between the Minnesota Whitecaps and Connecticut Whale. The winners will face off in the Isobel Cup Final on Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
In addition to live coverage on NBCSN, live coverage will stream exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
“Giving our athletes the platform to finish what they started in a safe environment, to make history, is what matters most,” said NWHL Commissioner Tyler Tumminia. “It means a great deal to our athletes to have the opportunity to compete to lift the Isobel Cup. Hockey fans will be inspired by the skill and dedication of our athletes, but we’re all especially excited about the message this sends to the young girls and boys who will be watching.”
The Isobel Cup Playoffs will be played with no fans in attendance at Warrior Ice Arena, which is home of the Boston Bruins training facility and home ice for the NWHL’s Boston Pride. There will be strict health protocols in place, all guided by state health authorities and NWHL medical advisors, and daily COVID-19 testing administered for all players and staff.
As part of NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage, On Her Turf – NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment brand – will be integrated into Isobel Cup Semifinal and Final coverage on NBCSN as well as across content on NBC Sports’ social and digital channels leading up to and during the games.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone