FloSports, the innovator in live sports streaming and original content, announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) that will see every regular season and postseason event hosted by a CCHA member school streamed live and on-demand on FloHockey. The partnership brings elite NCAA Division I hockey to FloSports’ fast-growing FloHockey platform starting with the 2021-2022 season. CCHA also recently announced that highly-respected hockey coach and college athletics executive, Don Lucia, has been named commissioner.
The seven CCHA member institutions, Bemidji State University, Bowling Green State University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University, Minnesota State University, and Northern Michigan University each have a rich history of academic and athletic excellence and are dedicated to improving regional alignment, building natural rivalries, and enhancing the student-athlete and fan experience.
The multi-year partnership is expected to provide carriage for more than 150 regular season games, including all 84 regular-season match-ups. The agreement covers all regular season games to include preseason, non-conference match-ups and the entire CCHA postseason tournament.
"We are incredibly enthused to announce this partnership with FloSports. Fans of the CCHA schools are already familiar with FloSports and this allows us to continue to build on that relationship,” said Dr. Morris Kurtz, the renowned athletics and hockey consultant who has guided the CCHA member schools through legal incorporation, the creation of league bylaws, and the recently completed Commissioner search processes. “I have enjoyed working with these schools as they continue to check-off a number of significant milestone accomplishments that are setting them up for a very exciting future as a powerhouse in collegiate hockey.”
Newly-hired CCHA Commissioner Don Lucia echoed that enthusiasm. “It’s great to step in as the new leader and have this relationship already in place. I have obviously been around college hockey for a long time and I am extremely impressed with what FloSports has done to elevate and promote the game by making it more accessible to our fan base throughout the season. I look forward to working with them in my new role as CCHA Commissioner and I am confident we can continue to grow together as we progress towards launching league play 16 months from now.”
“CCHA represents the best in collegiate hockey, and we are honored to have the conference as a partner of FloSports,” says Phil Wendler, SVP, Global Rights Acquisition, FloSports. “The excellent team at CCHA have established a truly impressive vision for their future and for the sport of college hockey and we look forward to helping them build their program, reach new fans and collaborate on engaging new content that will elevate the profile of Division I hockey.”
Featuring live streaming of premier events, original video programming and weekly studio shows, FloSports is a leading provider in the collegiate space, including partnerships with the Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, the Mountain West Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The CCHA partnership further cements FloHockey as the No. 1 destination for college hockey with more than 600 college hockey games broadcasted from the WCHA and Atlantic Hockey.
To access live and on-demand coverage of CCHA, Atlantic Hockey, WCHA, and more, visit FloHockey to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the games across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.