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NHL Centre Ice returns for the 2017/2018 season

Delivering up to 37 regular season out-of-market NHL games per week in high definition, NHL Centre Ice gives you access to every bone-crushing hit, every top corner snipe and every pad-stacking save that takes place outside of your local viewing area. It’s the ultimate package for Hockey fans. This article will highlight what’s included with NHL Centre Ice, and how you can subscribe today.

What you get

  • NHL Centre Ice includes the entire regular NHL season, airing from October 10 to April 30.
  • Includes 15 Shaw Direct NHL Centre Ice MPEG-4 HD channels.

How to subscribe

Early Bird Pricing

Subscribe between August 14 and October 9 to take advantage of these Early Bird Prices:

  • One-time payment: $209
  • Monthly charge: $53 x four payments


Regular Pricing

If you miss the early bird pricing, you can subscribe to NHL Centre Ice:

  • One-time payment: $219
  • Monthly charge: $55 x four payments


Please contact Shaw Direct to order your subscription for the 2017-2018 season.

Frequently asked questions

What is MPEG-4?

MPEG-4 allows content to be delivered with a higher quality and less bandwidth is used. All Shaw Direct satellite receivers available since 2011 are MPEG-4 compatible. This includes the following models:

  • Essential HD Receiver (HDDSR 600, HDDSR 800)
  • Advanced HD Receiver (HDDSR 605)
  • Advanced HDPVR (HDPVR 630, HDPVR 830)


Why is NHL CI only available in MPEG-4?

MPEG-4 allows us to offer more games in total and offer all games in HD.



If I subscribe to NHL CI, will I be able to watch it on all my receivers?

NHL Centre Ice will only be available on certain receivers which support MPEG-4.



If I subscribed to NHL Centre Ice last season, do I have to re-subscribe?

Yes. Please contact Shaw Direct to order your subscription for the 2017-2018 season.