NWHL on Twitch: The Goalie Guild to Provide Analysis
The NWHL is proud to announce an addition to the Twitch broadcasts for the 2019-20 season. The Goalie Guild – led by owner Justin Goldman – and popular writer Cat Silverman will provide goaltending analysis during select games of the NWHL on Twitch.
Silverman, a writer for Elite Prospects and InGoal Magazine, recently earned The Goalie Guild's 2019 Goalie Writer's Scholarship and will join other female voices in providing analysis on select NWHL Twitch streams. Goldman, a pro goalie consultant and an author of four popular books on the craft who has worked for NHL.com and USA Hockey, will help coordinate and promote the program. Further plans for the initiative include a weekly goalie-specific stream in which The Goalie Guild breaks down top saves from around the league and answers questions from NWHL fans.
The Goalie Guild, a 501-c3 nonprofit foundation based in Colorado, recently launched Goalie Guild Gaming, dedicated to blending goalie education and training with the gaming and esports community. Follow them at twitch.tv/goalieguild.
"The Goalie Guild has been a big believer in the NWHL since the league started, and we are really excited to interact with existing and new fans this season," said Goldman. "We are always looking for innovative ways to promote goaltending, and Twitch's partnership with the NWHL is a perfect opportunity. We will highlight the talented goalies throughout the league by telling their stories. This partnership also opens doors for goalie coaches and writers to develop their broadcasting and streaming skills."
The NWHL and The Goalie Guild have worked together since 2016 through the NWHL Girls’ Training Scholarship. Every year, a goalie in the U.S. is selected to attend the annual NWHL summer camp at no charge. Astrid Cain (2019), Kalyssa Bayne (2018), Casey Moritz (2017), and Jennifer Baulisch (2016) are the recipients of the training scholarship.
The league’s fifth season begins Saturday with all games streamed on Twitch. Last month, the NWHL announced a three-year partnership with Twitch, which has more than 15 million active daily users. All NWHL games and programming are available at www.twitch.tv/nwhl.