BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – On the opening night for the American Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League, Field Pass Hockey is proud to announce significant additions to our team coverage and broadcast platforms for the 2021-22 season.
“The hard work this past offseason, led by Matthew Harding and the entire Field Pass team, has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Field Pass Hockey co-owner David Arnott. “Their leadership and intensity to bring the fans more of minor league hockey that has been vacant, has now been filled.”
For the first time in the history of Field Pass Hockey, over half of the American Hockey League markets will be covered, led by editors Deana Weinheimer and Deanna McFeron.
“Our expansion into the American Hockey League has been a top priority for the ladies since they took over the position in January of this year,” said Field Pass Hockey Managing Editor Matthew Harding. “They inherited a bare cupboard and had a great summer recruiting some extremely talented writers and photographers to cover the AHL this season. I am excited to see what that team can do together!”
In addition to their coverage of the top minor hockey league in North America, Field Pass Hockey has also developed an AHL-centric ensemble podcast, with hosts Deana Weinheimer, Jeremy Paul, Michael Liu, Zack Power, and Andrew Rinaldi. “The Holy GrAHL Podcast” will drop every Thursday during the season.
The ECHL staff is looking to continue their strong tradition of being the go-to source of news and stories across the league. Led by host Matthew Will, the “Three Periods Podcast” brings ECHL fans thoughtful and informative discussions with the top newsmakers in the league, and some fun, too. The podcast will drop every Friday during the ECHL season, beginning next week.
Finally, in the SPHL, editor Brad Harrison bolstered his team during the offseason, adding several writers and photographers to cover hockey in the Deep South.
“Brad is a consummate professional and I know the talent he has recruited will work diligently to provide extensive coverage of games and tell our audience about the great stories in the SPHL,” Harding said.
Similar to the AHL, Field Pass Hockey has revived our SPHL-centric podcast. The “Inside the SPHL” Podcast with host James Hayes will drop every Wednesday during the season.
Field Pass Hockey is proud to announce a major expansion in the teams broadcasting their games through the Field Pass Hockey app this season.
Last season, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Wichita Thunder, Birmingham Bulls, and Macon Mayhem all aired games on the app, with fans listening to over 200 regular season and playoff games on the go.
For the first time ever, fans will be able to listen to games in all three levels of minor league hockey. Joining the app this season are the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, the ECHL’s Indy Fuel and Maine Mariners, the SPHL’s Evansville Thunderbolts, and Knoxville Ice Bears. In total, Field Pass Hockey will air games from nine teams in minor league hockey.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to start the season than being able to add a large number of teams to our broadcast platform,” said Field Pass Hockey’s co-owner and Editor-in-Chief David Koonce. “FP Hockey is now one step closer to being able to create the full fan experience.”
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