The First Professional Women’s Hockey League Just Got Its First TV Deal

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Boston Pride vs. the New York Riveters on October 18.

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The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) has secured its first television deal in its inaugural season, with New England Sports Network (NESN) agreeing to broadcast the Boston Pride’s eight remaining games.

The Pride, one of the league’s four inaugural teams, has not yet played their home opening game at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Center. The team are currently 3-1 on the season, behind the undefeated Connecticut Whale.

The NWHL began its inaugural season in October, broadcasting games for free on its official website. The league, founded by former NCAA hockey player Dani Rylan, is believed to be the first paid professional hockey league for women.

NESN will debut its NWHL broadcast on Sunday, November 22, when the New York Riveters face the Pride in Boston. Four games total ? including the first three of…

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