NHL Network To Produce All-Female Edition of NHL Live on Monday, March 8
In celebration of International Women’s Day, NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch, Lauren Gardner, Jackie Redmond, and Kendall Coyne Schofield will co-host the fourth annual all-female production of NHL Network’s daily show NHL Now on Monday, March 8 at 4 p.m. ET.
“We know that representation matters. If girls grow up seeing women talking about hockey, it becomes normal and they think, ‘I can do that someday, too.’ Whether it’s women or people of color, expanding the image of who boys, girls, women and men see as hockey broadcasters and analysts inherently helps to make our sport more inclusive,” says Hersch. “I’m honored to be a part of this show where we celebrate that inclusivity and prove that we can have a ‘normal’ NHL Now where the hosts and analysts all happen to be women.”
Inspired by Hockey Is For Everyone, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion in hockey, the show will feature women across the sport of hockey providing analysis on the top NHL storylines, in-depth previews of the six games featured that night, and interaction with viewers via NHL Network’s social media platforms. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alex Cavallini is also scheduled to join the program to discuss the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and her participation in the 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour games at the United Center on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7 in Chicago.
“My favorite part of this now annual tradition is that we approach it just like every other NHL Now,” says Redmond. “We’re still covering hockey. We just happen to all be women. I think it’s important that we treat it the same as we do every show, not like it’s some special occasion, because my hope is, that one day it won’t be.”