Tickets on sale starting February 27
BOSTON, MA – (February 24, 2023) – The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced its full schedule details for the 2023 Isobel Cup semifinals hosted by the Boston Pride and Toronto Six that will feature the league’s top four teams competing in a pair of best-of-three series.
The first semifinal puck drop will be at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 at The Bentley Arena at Bentley University, with the second semifinal underway at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17 at Mattamy Athletic Centre. Game two of each series will be played on Saturday, March 18 with the Six in action at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Pride at 6:00 p.m. ET. If necessary, decisive third games will be played on Sunday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. ET in Boston, and on Monday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET in Toronto. Games will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and TSN+, with select games airing on TSN. Complete schedule details below.
“We are thrilled the PHF is bringing the playoffs to Boston,” said Colleen Coyne, President, Boston Pride. “This city and the surrounding communities have been incredibly supportive of our team and the mission of the PHF. The team at The Bentley Arena has really stepped forward and embraced the opportunity to partner with us to create an exciting and memorable experience at their state-of-the-art venue.”
“The Toronto Six are proud to host the PHF’s Isobel Cup Playoffs at the historical Mattamy Athletic Centre,” said Sami Jo Small, President, Toronto Six. “We can’t wait to pack the arena with thousands of women’s hockey fans. Toronto is an incredible hockey city. It’ll be a fun, loud and raucous atmosphere, and the place to be to watch some great hockey!”
Tickets for games in each series will go on sale to the general public the week of Feb. 27 at a price of $25 each for adults and $10 for youth. Group rates will be available by contacting Pride and T6 sales representatives.
Boston (16-2-1) and Toronto (14-4-2) remain the only two PHF teams that have officially clinched post-season berths with 46 and 42 points respectively ahead of this weekend’s action to be played Feb. 24-26. All five other teams still have the ability to qualify for the semifinals including the Minnesota Whitecaps (10-6-2) who are in third place with 32 points, followed by the fourth place Connecticut Whale (9-8-2) with 29 points, the fifth place Montreal Force (7-12-1) with 19 points, the Metropolitan Riveters (6-12-0) in sixth place with 16 points, and the Buffalo Beauts (4-12-2) who are in seventh place with 14 points.
The two semifinal winners will play for the prestigious Isobel Cup in a single-game championship final on Sunday, March 26, at a neutral site location to be announced.
2023 Isobel Cup Playoffs Schedule:
Thursday March 16:
Semifinal Game 1 in Boston at 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN+)
Friday March 17:
Semifinal Game 1 in Toronto at 3:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN)
Saturday March 18:
Semifinal Game 2 in Toronto at 2:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN+)
Semifinal Game 2 in Boston at 6:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN+)
Sunday March 19:
Semifinal Game 3 in Boston (if necessary) at 6:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN+)
Monday March 20:
Semifinal Game 3 in Toronto (if necessary) at 6:00 p.m. ET (ESPN+/TSN)
Sunday March 26:
Championship Final (location TBA)
For the most updated information about the 2023 Isobel Cup Playoffs please visit premierhockeyfederation.com/playoffs.
About the Isobel Cup
The Isobel Cup 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.”
About the Premier Hockey Federation
The PHF is the home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and provide opportunities for elite athletes to earn a living playing the game they love while fueling the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Montreal Force, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup. As part of a two-year agreement with ESPN, live coverage of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 PHF seasons is available exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and provides international rights for games which includes TSN in Canada. For more information visit premierhockeyfederation.com.