NHL Hockey is back --so are the apps
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NHL Hockey is back –so are the apps

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 3.28.44 PMAs the abbreviated NHL Hockey season gets underway this weekend there is no shortage of apps for diehard hockey fans to follow their favourite sport. Serious fans will look to NHL Game Center…the only app that lets you  watch out-of-market games live, see in-game highlights and stream live game audio.

The free version of Game Center offers plenty of features:  Live Scores and Stats for Every Team and Player, Live Game Simulation with Near Real-Time Shift Changes, Boxscore, and Play-by-Play, Post-Game Video Highlights, Video on Demand Content Including Videos from your Favorite Teams and the Best Selections from NHL Editors, Full Season Schedule and Standings, Customized Game Alerts, Player Profiles with Headshots, Bios and Stats for all Active NHL Players and you can customize up to 5 Favorite Teams.


For $4.99 you can upgrade to Premium and get: Live Radio Broadcasts (home and away), In-Game Video Highlights and Condensed Game Replays. For $49.99 you can upgrade to Live which gives you all Premium content plus: Live Out-of-Market Game Video (home and away) and Access on Multiple Devices i.e. Android  and iOs mobile devices and on the big screen with Apple TV, ROKU, Boxee, Playstation and XBox 360 and on select Sony Devices including Sony®smart TVs, Sony smart Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theater Systems and the Sony Streaming Player with Wi-Fi. All of course subject to local and National blackout restrictions. By the way in keeping with the discounts the NHL is currently offering that price is half of what the league charged last year.


NHL-logos3There are also Official team apps that deliver a lot of interesting content; Check here for Canadian teams: Calgary Flames,  Edmonton Oilers Mobile, Vancouver CanucksCanadiens de MontréalOttawa Senators Hockey ClubToronto Maple Leafs – LIVE Scores, News & More and The Official Winnipeg Jets Mobile App.

If you are interested in coverage of your favourites check out:

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.28.35 PM CBC Hockey Follow every player, every goal, every game with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Universal iOS app.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.29.33 PMtheScore Mobile The must-have fantasy sports utility. theScore provides up-to-the-second sports scores, box scores, player stats, league leaders, betting odds, game previews, recaps, top stories, schedules and league standings.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.30.37 PM TSN Mobile: iPhone Edition and TSN: iPad Edition Get scores , standings, stats and the latest news from the major league, plus comprehensive coverage of all your favourite sports.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.31.33 PMTSN TradeCentre Nobody covers Trade Deadline Day like TSN, and now you can stay up-to-the-second with out TradeCentre app.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.32.23 PMFOX Sports Mobile FOX sports brings you the most comprehensive sports app available.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.32.59 PMHockeyBuzz Keep up with the latest NHL news and rumours from Eklund and the rest of the HockeyBuzz team.


Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 4.33.51 PMLa Presse Hockey Discover La Presse Hockey and join the team of La Presse columnists, journalists and bloggers to follow, and enjoy live, everything that’s happening with the Montreal Canadians and in the National Hockey League. This application is entirely in French.

I have just scratched the surface here…please share your favourite hockey apps in the comment section  below.


Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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