The NWHL is back!
The completion of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) Isobel Cup Playoffs, presented by @Discover, will take place March 26-27 at @WarriorIceArena in Brighton, Massachusetts on @NBCSports! #InternationalWomensDay— NWHL (@NWHL) March 8, 2021
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This morning the league announced that the playoffs will resume with four teams at the end of this month. The rumors were first broken by Marisa Ingemi over the weekend and the league decided to announce today on International Women’s Day.
The games will be played over two consecutive days, March 26th and 27th, at Warrior Ice Arena. There will be no fan attendance for the games.
Once again the League has announced that it will have “enhanced” health and safety protocols. They have announced daily testing, but as this is a two day tournament, that has limited effectiveness. Not much else is known at this time other than they plan to follow protocols guided by both state officials and medical advisors. The league is claiming that more information will be available before play resumes. The biggest questions will lie in the arrival protocols, such as quarantine before departure and negative tests before leaving.
The playoffs like all recent seasons will be single elimination games. All games are to be broadcast on NBCSN in the US, and Twitch Internationally.
Semifinals- Friday March 26
- Toronto Six @ 4. Boston Pride - 5 PM EST
- Minnesota Whitecaps v 3. Connecticut Whale - 8 PM
Finals- Saturday March 27
Winners, with highest seed to be designated as the home team - 7 PM EST