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NWHL Season Six: Everything you need to know

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The NWHL will be hosting their Sixth Season at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY starting January 23rd through February 5th, 2021.

The bubble season will allow for each team, including the newest franchise, The Toronto Sixth, to play five games each. Obviously, this is a very shortened season, but that leaves little room for error to secure a spot in the Isobel Cup Finals.

History being made:

Fans are getting excited for this bubble season and there are many aspects to be excited about. Despite having a condensed season, the NWHL will have an all-female officiating crew thanks to assistance from USA Hockey. According to a NWHL Press Release there has never been an all-female officiating crew of this caliber before.

Another historic moment within this season is that two games will be aired live on NBC. It is the first time professional women’s hockey games will air live on a major national cable network in the United States.

Where to watch:

Fans can support their favorite team by streaming all games live on NWHL on Twitch .  

These games are free to watch and fans and newcomers do not have to have a Twitch account. By following the link above, it is easy to stream games from the comfort of your own home.

The NWHL’s Isobel Cup Semifinal and final games are set to air live on NBSCN February 4th and 5th. The games will be available via stream as well on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.

More information on that can be found on how to stream is available here .

Full Game Schedule:

January 23rd:                             

1 p.m. Toronto Six at Metropolitan Riveters

4 p.m. Boston Pride at Minnesota Whitecaps

7 p.m. Connecticut Whale at Buffalo Beauts

January 24th: 

1 p.m. Minnesota Whitecaps at Toronto Six

4 p.m. Metropolitan at Connecticut Whale

7 p.m. Buffalo Beauts at Boston Pride

January 26th 

5:30 p.m. Minnesota Whitecaps at Metropolitan Riveters

8:30 p.m. Toronto Six at Boston Pride

January 27th

5: 30 p.m. Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale

8:30 p.m. Metropolitan Riveters at Buffalo Beauts

January 28th 

5:30 p.m. Buffalo Beauts at Toronto Six

8:30 p.m. Connecticut Whale at Minnesota Whitecaps

 January 30th 

12 p.m. Connecticut Whale at Toronto Six

3 p.m. Minnesota Whitecaps at Buffalo Beauts

6 p.m. Boston Pride at Metropolitan Riveters

Regular Season Round Robin 

January 31

2 p.m. Seed 4 at Seed 3

5 p.m. Seed 6 at Seed 2

8 p.m. Seed 5 at Seed 1

February 2 

5:30 p.m. Seed 6 at Seed 1

8:30 p.m. Seed 4 at Seed 2

Isobel Cup Semifinals 

February 4 

5:30 p.m. Fourth place team at Regular season champions

8:00 p.m. Third Place Team at second place team

Isobel Cup Final 

February 5

7 p.m. Winners of the semifinals

 

*Feature image c/o National Women’s Hockey League

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