The North American 3 Hockey League (3HL) has announced that FASTHockey, the worldwide leader in online junior hockey broadcasting, has been named the Official Broadcast Provider of the 3HL. FASTHockey currently serves as the Official Online Broadcast Provider of both the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the North American Prospects Hockey League (PHL). As part of the agreement, FASTHockey will stream live every 3HL regular-season and playoff game, the 3HL Championship Tournament, as well as the Combat Hockey 3HL Top Prospects Tournament.
FASTHockey will also be broadcasting every game at the upcoming 3HL Showcase Tournament presented by Combat Hockey from December 4-7, live from the Darien Sportsplex in Darien, Illinois. All 16 3HL teams will participate in the Showcase and play four regular season games (one each day) during the four-day event.
“We are pleased that the 3HL has taken the necessary steps to continue to improve and evolve its exposure to the hockey community,” said Jim Rufo, Commissioner of the 3HL. “FASTHockey does a great job in showcasing our players to fans, families and scouts around the world utilizing state-of-the-art and innovative viewing technology that is also very user-friendly.”
As amateur hockey’s webcast leader, FASTHockey has delivered nearly 50,000 live games and over 120,000 hours of on-demand content since its launch. Users enjoy a multi-functional digital experience while using the FASTHockey platform, which is packed with features like recorded instant replay, full DVR functionality, and social immersion through the “Facebook Connect” feature. FASTHockey also staffs and produces professional quality productions for over 2,000 games annually from arenas around the world.
“FASTHockey is very excited to partner with the 3HL and provide fans with an enhanced viewing experience,” said Marc Ruskin, President of FASTHockey. “Our partnership with the NAHL, 3HL and PHL continues to flourish because of the vision of the league leadership and our unique abilities in audience development and knowing how to meet the users demand for live hockey content.”
Fans of the 3HL can access all games through either the newly launched 3HL FASTHockey portal at: http://nahl.fasthockey.com
3HL 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. Founded in 2004 by Marc Ruskin, FASTHockey maintains offices at its corporate headquarters in Boston as well as its operations center in Detroit and other facilities in Cleveland and Vancouver. The company will soon open an office in Amsterdam, Netherlands to support European operations.