FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 25th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NWHL ISOBEL CUP SEMIFINALS AND FINAL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY LIVE ON NBCSN
Exclusive Coverage Live on NBCSN and Streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
Isobel Cup Final Airs Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Semifinal Coverage Begins Friday at 5 p.m. ET with Toronto Six vs. Boston Pride, Followed by Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Connecticut Whale
Kate Scott (play-by-play), AJ Mleczko (analyst), Caley Chelios (reporter), and Kathryn Tappen (host)
On Her Turf – NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment Brand – To Be Integrated Into Coverage on NBCSN and Across Social Platforms
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 25, 2021 – NBC Sports will present live coverage of the National Women’s Hockey League Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final this Friday and Saturday on NBCSN from Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Mass.
NBC Sports’ coverage begins Friday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, 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 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Kate Scott (play-by-play), AJ Mleczko (analyst) and Caley Chelios (reporter) will call the action. In addition to live coverage on NBCSN, live coverage will stream exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Isobel Cup Playoffs, previously scheduled in February, return after a short hiatus due to COVID-19 cases, and 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 and daily COVID-19 testing 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
About the Isobel Cup
The Isobel Cup is the championship trophy of the National Women’s Hockey League. It takes its name from Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley’s daughter, Isobel, who shared his love of the game and is known to be one of the first female hockey players in Canada. Isobel, along with her brothers, encouraged her father to purchase a silver cup to award to the best amateur hockey team in Canada. The Stanley Cup, as it was later named, became the championship trophy of the National Hockey League.
The front of the Isobel Cup reads: “The Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy Cup 1875-1963. This Cup shall be awarded annually to the greatest professional women’s hockey team in North America. All who pursue this Cup, pursue a dream; a dream born with Isobel, that shall never die. EST. 2016.”