NHL Network & TSN to carry National Coverage in US and Canada, Respectively
Kenzie Lalonde, Liz Knox and Courtney Laughlin Highlight Broadcast Team
Caps Pre-Game Live: Special Edition Women in Hockey, hosted by Alexa Landestoy, to air on NBC Sports Washington and TSN
|Media Access: Media interested in covering any showcase games, clinics and/or the PWHPA Awards show are required to RSVP to Nick Grossman ([email protected]) and Ashley McLellan ([email protected]) to ensure access.
Media should note all requested games/clinics with their request.
ARLINGTON, VA – March 2, 2023 – NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW), the Washington Capitals and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) announced today that the Capitals exclusive local TV rightsholder will serve as the official broadcaster of the upcoming Capitals PWHPA Showcase on NBC Sports Washington. In addition, TSN will also be airing the entire NBCSW broadcast for Canadian viewers on both days on TSN, TSN.ca, and the TSN app, while nationally the games will be available on NHL Network. Leidos and ThunderCat with Dell Technologies serve as the Capitals PWHPA Showcase sponsors, as well as sponsors of a special show on women in hockey, Caps Pre-Game Live: Celebrating Women in Hockey.
The PWHPA will play four games of the 2022-23 Secret Dream Gap Tour from March 4-5 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. This is the second consecutive year the Capitals will host a stop in the Secret Dream Gap Tour. In addition, the Capitals will also host on-ice clinics for girls and an adult chalk talk March 2-3.
Game coverage begins on NBC Sports Washington and TSN at 11 a.m. on March 4, when Team Harvey’s plays Team adidas in Game 1. The matchup will be followed by Team Scotiabank and Team Sonnet facing off at 2 p.m. in Game 2. On March 5, Team Sonnet will take on Team Harvey’s at 11 a.m. in Game 3. Game 4 will take place later that day at 2 p.m. with Team adidas playing Team Scotiabank. In-depth coverage will also be available online at nbcsportswashington.com. The games will also be streamed on Monumental Sports Network.
The broadcast team will consist of play-by-play voice Kenzie Lalonde of TSN, alongside analyst Liz Knox and rinkside reporter Courtney Laughlin.
In addition, Caps Pre-Game Live: Celebrating Women in Hockey, will air on NBC Sports Washington and TSN on both Saturday and Sunday in between games. NHL Network will air the special between games on Saturday. Capitals pre- and post-game show host Alexa Landestoy will serve as the special’s host.
Founded in 2019, the PWHPA is comprised of over 100 of the world’s best female hockey players and was formed with the goal of creating a sustainable league that provides equity, fairness, and opportunity in women’s professional hockey. The PWHPA is currently comprised of four teams: Team adidas, Team Harvey’s, Team Sonnet, and Team Scotiabank.
More than 40 Team USA and Team Canada Olympians will be part of the tour, and the showcase will serve as the final weekend of the PWHPA regular season prior to the playoffs.
Select participants include:
– Team USA: Megan Keller, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight and Maddie Rooney, among others (subject to change)
– Team Canada: Mélodie Daoust, Jocelyne Larocque, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin and Emerance Maschmeyer, among others (subject to change)
Individual day passes to two games will be available for $35, along with a weekend pass to all four games for $50.
In addition to these games, the Capitals and the PWHPA will present two clinics and one chalk talk opportunity for local women and girls. PWHPA athletes and coaches will lead instruction for both clinics as well as the adult chalk talk.
Registration is open for a March 2 high school clinic, a March 3 youth clinic, and a March 3 adult chalk talk. The adult chalk talk will feature PWHPA Lead Operations Consultant and former Olympian Jayna Hefford, among other PWHPA athletes and staff. Clinic and chalk talk participants will receive a complimentary showcase weekend pass, as well as exclusive event items and experiences.
On Saturday, March 4, The 2023 PWHPA Awards presented by Leidos and ThunderCat with Dell Technologies will take place at the Westin Arlington Hotel. This marks the first time the PWHPA has handed out year-end awards— nominees will be announced via social media on March 1. Media are invited to attend the red carpet from 7-7:30 p.m. and should RSVP to Nick Grossman and Ashley McLellan.
More information on the showcase, including tickets and clinic registration can be found at washcaps.com/PWHPA.
All games will take place at MedStar Capitals Iceplex
|Team Harvey’s vs. Team adidas
|Team Scotiabank vs. Team Sonnet
|Team Sonnet vs. Team Harvey’s
|Team adidas vs. Team Scotiabank
Clinic/Chalk Talk Dates
All opportunities will take place at MedStar Capitals Iceplex
|High School Clinic
|Thursday, Mar 2
|Friday, Mar. 3
|Adult Chalk Talk
|Friday, Mar. 3
About the PWHPA
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, visit pwhpa.com.
About NBC Sports Washington
In the fall of 2022, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) acquired NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW), which is the exclusive local TV rightsholder for Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games. NBCSW is also the TV and digital home to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming. In 2023, NBCSW will be integrated with Monumental Sports Network, the current digital broadcaster for Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming games and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. A new television and digital brand will be announced in the fall of 2023.
About NHL Network:
As the TV home for the National Hockey League, NHL Network™ gives viewers an all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, the documentary series NHL Network Originals, plus three signature studio shows with interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions. For more information on NHL Network, log on to www.NHLNetwork.com and follow @NHLNetwork on Twitter.
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