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NHL Centre Ice Returns for the 2021 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 January 13 to May 8, 2021.
  • Includes 15 Shaw Direct NHL Centre Ice MPEG-4 HD channels.

How to subscribe

Early Bird Pricing

Subscribe between January 13 to February 5 to take advantage of these Early Bird Prices:

  • One-time payment: $189
  • Monthly charge: $48 x four payments

Regular Pricing

If you miss the early bird pricing, you can subscribe between February 6 to May 8 to NHL Centre Ice:

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

    Please contact us to order your subscription for the 2021 season.

    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.