Partnership Between Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and St. Louis Blues to Feature Some of World’s Best Players, Including Olympic Gold Medalists Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight
Kate Scott (play-by-play) and Olympic Gold Medalist AJ Mleczko (analyst) to Call Matchup on NBCSN
On Her Turf – NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment Brand – To Present Coverage on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 5, 2021 – A week from today, on April 12, NBC Sports will present live coverage of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour — featuring some of the best women’s hockey players in the world — at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.
The PWHPA has partnered with the St. Louis Blues, Bauer Hockey and Cantene Corporation to host a pair of 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour games in St. Louis on April 11-12, with Monday’s matchup taking place at Enterprise Center live on NBCSN. The game will mark the second PWHPA Secret® Dream Gap Tour telecast by NBCSN, following last month’s matchup from United Center in Chicago, Ill., on March 6.
On Her Turf — NBC Sports’ Female Empowerment brand — will be presenting game coverage on NBCSN and be integrated into the broadcast through graphics packages. Additionally, On Her Turf will provide real-time coverage of the game through shoulder programming on social and digital platforms.
NBC Sports’ coverage will present Team adidas (Minnesota) against Team Women’s Sports Foundation (New Hampshire). The teams feature Olympic medalists Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker, and Hilary Knight, among others.
Kate Scott (play-by-play) and Olympic gold medalist AJ Mleczko (analyst) will call the matchup. Live coverage on NBCSN will also live stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Comprised of approximately 125 of the world’s best hockey players, the PWHPA was formed to advocate for and advance equity, fairness and opportunity in women’s professional hockey. Specifically, the group’s goal is to create a sustainable league that pays a living wage to players, provides appropriate elite-level resources (i.e. ice time, facilities, trainers, etc.) and invests in marketing that showcases the players and game.
ABOUT THE PWHPA
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a single, 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.