Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Free Live Webcast for USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Press Release

The United States Hockey League announced today that the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game presented by CCM will present a free online broadcast delivered live on FASTHockey, the USHL’s exclusive online broadcast provider. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan beginning at 7:15 PM (EST).

The game, which is the first of its kind for the USHL, will showcase many of the top USHL players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 30 players selected are in their first year of eligibility for the NHL Entry Draft. Seven of the players are draft-eligible for the second time this year. In addition, the USHL will showcase three players who are eligible to be drafted by NHL teams in 2013.

Viewers can watch the webcast live via multiple formats – the USHL’s Facebook page, through a previously established FASTHockey account, or Roku users can watch the game on the platform’s USHL channel.

To view the USHL free game broadcast, fans must first register and create a free account on FASTHockey http://ushl.fasthockey.com. Facebook users should “Like” the USHL Facebook page and log in to their FASTHockey account using the “USHL on FASTHockey App” to watch the game.

FASTHockey is the exclusive digital broadcast provider of the entire 480-game USHL 2011-12 regular season plus the Clark Cup Playoffs. To view USHL games live or on-demand this season, users can visit http://ushl.fasthockey.com.

As amateur hockey’s webcast partner, FASTHockey has delivered nearly 50,000 live games and over 120,000 hours of on-demand content since its launch including the World Junior Championships, USA Hockey National Championships, and countless international events. Users enjoy a multi-functional digital experience including features like recorded instant replay, full DVR functionality, and social immersion through the “Facebook Connect” feature.

USHL fans now join a worldwide community of hockey fans who are able to purchase any game, live or on-demand, using FASTHockey’s unique “Game Credit” system. Users can buy as little as one Game Credit or as many as 50 at one time and achieve discounts for buying in bulk. Additionally, fans can share their tokens through a unique gifting system that allows them to invite others to watch a game.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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