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Overview

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 January 13 to May 8, 2021 (if previously subscribed to Early Bird or Full Season)
    • Half Season Subscribers will have access to games from March 10th to May 8th.
    • Race to the Cup is live from April 7th to May 8th.
  • Includes 15 Shaw Direct NHL Centre Ice MPEG-4 HD channels.

How to subscribe

Race to the Cup pricing

We are currently offering Race to the Cup pricing options for NHL Centre Ice, detailed below.

Race to the Cup from April 7th if you missed your games and still want to subscribe, these wins are nothing to hide.

  • One-time payment: $55

        Please contact us to order your subscription for the Race to the Cup.

        Required hardware

        NHL Centre Ice is available on the Shaw Direct 600 series: Advanced HDPVR (630), Advanced HD Receiver (605), and the Essential HD Receiver (600), and the 800 series: Advanced HDPVR (830) and the Essential HD Receiver (800). If you are uncertain as to whether you have one of these digital boxes you can see below for reference images or you can contact us.


        Advanced HD Receiver 605
        advanced high definition receiver 605


        Essential HD Receiver 600

        essential hd receive 600


        Advanced HDPVR 630

        advanced hdpvr

        Regional availability

        NHL Centre Ice is available in the following locations:

        • 100 Mile House
        • Bowen Island
        • Calgary (Canmore-Banff)
        • Campbell River
        • Chilliwack (Hope)
        • Courtenay - Comox
        • Cranbrook (Kimberley)
        • Creston
        • Drumheller
        • Dryden
        • Echo Bay
        • Edmonton
        • Edson
        • Fairmont
        • Fernie
        • Fort McMurray
        • Fort St. John (Dawson Creek)
        • Grand Forks
        • Kamloops
        • Kelowna (Penticton, Vernon)
        • Kenora
        • Lethbridge
        • Lloydminster (Vermillion)
        • Medicine Hat (Brooks-CFB)
        • Moose Jaw / Swift Current
        • Nanaimo (Parksville, Duncan)
        • North Vancouver
        • Pincher Creek
        • Port Alberni
        • Powell River
        • Prince George
        • Protection Island
        • Quesnel
        • Red Deer (IBO, Ponoka-Lacombe)
        • Salmon Arm (Sorrento)
        • Saskatoon (Prince Albert)
        • Sault Ste. Marie
        • Thunder Bay
        • Vancouver (Whistler, Squamish)
        • Victoria
        • West Kootenays
        • Williams Lake
        • Winnipeg
        • Winnipeg-Rural

        NHL Blackouts

        NHL Centre Ice games are subject to regional blackouts. Blackouts are the result of broadcasting restrictions imposed by broadcasters, professional sports teams, and leagues in order to help foster fan support that generates revenue for local teams.

        More information about blackouts, including regional blackout schedules, check here.

        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 us to order your subscription for the 2021 season.