Monday’s APAC game between Malvern Prep and La Salle will be streamed live from Hatfield Ice Arena on the Flyers Cup YouTube channel.
Monday’s game is the first of a 10-game Game of the Week package that will air between now and mid-February and feature games from each scholastic league in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The YouTube package provides a vehicle for exposing high-school hockey to a wider audience, potentially including those who have not witnessed hockey at the high-school level before.
It’s not the first time that TV has been used as a medium to draw new fans to the sport.
In 1967, the National Hockey League expanded from six teams to 12. That’s when the Philadelphia Flyers came into existence, along with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the St. Louis Blues, the Minnesota North Stars (now the Dallas Stars), the Los Angeles Kings, and the California Seals (now defunct).
That same year, CBS launched a Game of the Week telecast which gave many American sports fans their first exposure to the National Hockey League.
The upcoming series of high-school games on YouTube will serve the same function.
The games will be streamed HERE
The schedule is as follows
Monday 12-12 5:15 La Salle vs. Malvern Prep
Friday 12-16. 8:45 Lower Dauphin vs. Hershey
Thursday 12-22 7:00 Conestoga vs. Penncrest
Thursday, January 5 7:10 Plymouth Whitemarsh vs. Abington
Friday, January 13 6:30 Radnor vs. Owen J. Roberts
Friday, January 20 9:00 Eastern vs. Washington Township
Friday, January 27 6:30 Father Judge vs. Salesianum
Wednesday, February 1 7:20 Pennridge vs. Council Rock South
Friday, February 10 6:30 West Chester East vs. Avon Grove
Monday, February 13 9:00 West Chester Rustin vs. Conestoga Girls
Hockey Happenings is looking for interested individuals to shoot video of Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference games. We’re seeking students, parents, and hockey enthusiasts who have experience shooting/editing video.
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