The last four several years have noticed NHL Network air an all–women edition of their afternoon present “NHL Now” each March all around Gender Equality Month (previous year’s edition is pictured earlier mentioned). This 12 months, they’re transferring that all-ladies broadcast to their flagship evening NHL Tonight display, with that edition airing this Tuesday commencing at 6 p.m. ET. The network’s Jamie Hersch (who spoke to AA on these initiatives in 2018 and 2019) and Jackie Redmond will serve as hosts, with Kendall Coyne Schofield as analyst Jennifer Botterill is also slated to join them remotely for the first hour. Here’s additional from a release:
NHL Community today introduced that for the initially time ever it will air an all-females edition of NHL Tonight™ – the network’s flagship studio clearly show – this Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Co-hosted by NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch and Jackie Redmond, with 2018 Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield as analyst, the software will feature stay seem-ins to the night’s video games in motion, examination, demonstrations, and highlights.
“NHL Tonight is an unscripted, totally free-flowing exhibit in which we’re continuously bouncing about to unique dwell games and reacting to the remarkable motion in entrance of us,” stated Hersch “I’m energized to showcase our passion for and know-how of the sport in this model of a present. We’ll be hanging out, viewing hockey collectively on NHL Tonight, just like always, but it just so comes about that you’ll listen to three feminine voices reacting to and examining the action.”
“I grew up with people today consistently referring to me as ‘one of the boys’ and it was meant as a compliment, but I’m not one particular of the boys,” claimed Redmond. “I’m 1 of the girls and we like hockey much too! So, I just can’t wait to sit again, view game titles, and speak hockey with two women of all ages I admire and demonstrate all the little women at residence that they really don’t have to be one particular of the boys to adore the activity.”
Tuesday’s plan builds on NHL Network’s longstanding target to increase recognition for gals in hockey, which has lately bundled the IIHF Women’s Earth Championship, the “My Why Tour”, and NHL Now’s new “Jack and Paq” segments with Renee Paqette. Cammi Granato on becoming Assistant Standard Supervisor for the Vancouver Canucks, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on collaborating in the NHL All-Star Techniques opposition in Las Vegas, and Daniella Bruce on remaining the initial female to broadcast for the Detroit Crimson Wings are a couple of of the further segments that have aired on NHL Community this time supporting the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone™ initiative.
The all-girls NHL Now broadcasts feel to have labored out very properly for NHL Network, and there are several girls in substantial roles in hockey broadcasting these times. Leah Hextall joined ESPN as the initial lady with a typical countrywide engage in-by-participate in NHL job this season, and NBCSN and Sportsnet both of those showcased all-girls activity broadcasts in 2021. The New Jersey Devils also highlighted their team’s 1st all-women of all ages broadcast previously this month, with Kelly Schultz and Erica Ayala calling their digital broadcast for their match in opposition to the Colorado Avalanche.
And women’s hockey carries on to be well-known in typical, and this thirty day period (which the NHL has celebrated) also saw experiences of the NHL making an attempt to get the two primary North American professional women’s hockey teams, the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) and Expert Women’s Hockey Gamers Affiliation (PWHPA), with each other. We’ll see what will come of all of that. But hockey is definitely a activity with a ton of notable women as fans, gamers, and media members, and it is neat to see NHL Community once again recognizing that and spotlighting some of their best gals in an all-gals show.