EDINA, Minn. – September 14, 2015 – In conjunction with the launch of a new league website, subscription packages for WCHA.tv – the online streaming platform of the men's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) – will go on sale beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT.
In partnership with industry leader Stretch Internet, WCHA.tv will allow fans to watch all 10 league teams and up to 196 games during the 2015-16 season on just about any device – computer, tablet, phone and many Smart TVs – with a responsive experience customized for that particular medium. High-quality HD streams, when available from the originating arena, will be viewable in multiple screen layout options (including picture-in-picture, multi-view format to watch up to four games simultaneously and full-screen video).
Live and archived game broadcasts, from the season's opening face-off through the Broadmoor Trophy championship game, are available through the following WCHA.tv subscription packages:
- League-wide Season Pass ($129.99) – For less than $1 per game, fans receive live and archived access to a minimum of 192 and a maximum of 196 WCHA games, including: Every WCHA regular season league game, along with each team's non-conference home contests and select home exhibition games, the league's postseason tournament and the 2016 WCHA Final Five.
- Single-team Season Pass ($89.99) – For fans who only want to watch their favorite team, this package delivers live and archived coverage for the selected team's non-conference home games, select home exhibition games and all WCHA regular season league contests (home and away). Note: Picture-in-picture and multi-view format are not available for this package.
- League-wide Nightly Pass ($9.99) – Fans can watch live broadcasts of every game played in a WCHA arena that night, up to five games spanning three time zones.
- Single-team Nightly Pass ($7.99) – Fans can watch their favorite team play at home or on the road (WCHA games only) with this one-team, one-game price.
"We are excited to get the 2015-16 season underway, and are thrilled to offer our fans a variety of options to watch the league and their favorite team via WCHA.tv," said WCHA Commissioner Bill Robertson. "Our partnership with Stretch Internet will give WCHA fans the best possible experience with high-quality, easily accessible and multi-faceted streaming broadcasts."
WCHA teams drop the puck on the 2015-16 campaign with exhibition games the weekend of Oct. 2-4. The regular season commences the weekend of Oct. 9-10, while Michigan Tech visits Ferris State on Oct. 16 and 17 for the first WCHA series.
About Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, among the most historic, tradition-rich and successful conferences in all of collegiate athletics, will proudly mark its 64th season of men's competition in 2015-16. The 10-team Division 1 conference consists of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Chargers), the University of Alaska Anchorage (Seawolves), the University of Alaska (Nanooks), Bemidji State University (Beavers), Bowling Green State University (Falcons), Ferris State University (Bulldogs), Lake Superior State University (Lakers), Michigan Technological University (Huskies), Minnesota State University (Mavericks) and Northern Michigan University (Wildcats). For more information, visit wcha.com.