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Published: Thursday, 22 Sep 2011
By: USHL Media

 

FOR FALL CLASSIC GAME

Fans can watch Cedar Rapids vs. Fargo on Friday at 2:00 PM

Chicago, IL - The United States Hockey League and FASTHockey, the exclusive online broadcast partner of the USHL, are offering a free game broadcast on Friday, September 23rd. The contest between the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Fargo Force at 2:00 PM (CST) from the IBP Ice Center will be available through the official Facebook page of the USHL, www.facebook.com/ushlhockey.

To view the USHL free game broadcast, fans must first register with FASTHockey http://ushl.fasthockey.com (registration is free) and then press "Like" on the USHL Facebook page to watch the game via the "USHL on FASTHockey App."

"This is a great way to introduce FASTHockey to the USHL audience and showcase the features and high quality of this broadcast platform," said USHL President and Commissioner Skip Prince. "USHL fans can use this opportunity to see some great hockey and get a first look at how USHL game programming will be delivered throughout the 2011-12 season."

FASTHockey is the exclusive broadcast provider of all 24 games at the 2011 USHL Fall Classic and will broadcast the entire 480-game 2011-12 regular season plus the Clark Cup Playoffs. To view USHL games live or on-demand this season, users can visit http://ushl.fasthockey.com.

As amateur hockey's webcast partner, 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.

USHL 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.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 18 NHL draftees on its rosters last season, and over 280 players committed to NCAA Division I schools during the 2010-11 season, the USHL is emerging as the world's foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League's multiple social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).

It's not just hockey. It's the USHL.






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