COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Big Ten Network announced a revolutionary partnership on Wednesday, naming B1G+ as the exclusive streaming platform of WCHA hockey. The three-year deal set to begin this season will expand the coverage of college hockey and provide additional exposure for women’s hockey.
“It’s wonderful to see the support from the Big Ten Network in women’s hockey as it is one of the fastest growing sports for girls in the United States,” Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “We have a lot of families that are from all over American, Canada and Europe and it’s a great opportunity for them to be able to watch their daughter on TV and cheer from afar.”
Games at all eight WCHA member institutions will be streamed on the B1G+ platform. In addition, at least two matchups will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
“Our league has some of the top teams, the most elite teams, in the country, so there are numerous weekends that are going to have competitive games to show the strength of our schedule,” Muzerall said. “We have a tough conference, and now we have the chance to showcase that.”
Ohio State opens the 2021-22 campaign at home against St. Thomas on Sept. 24 and 25. The Buckeyes will play in 15 regular season series as well as two games in the D1 in DC Tournament. Postseason begins Feb. 25 with the WCHA conference tournament.
HOW TO WATCH
B1G+ packages go on sale in mid-September. Fans will have three different pass options, including annual and monthly packages.
The B1G+ network of streams is available to watch on a PC, phone, tablet, or TV through apps on the Apple store and AppleTV, Google Play, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.