From British Ice Hockey on Facebook

The British Elite League has announced a new deal with Premier Sports to screen live games this season.

The deal includes a live game on Saturday nights, as well as coverage of the play-offs, and will be fronted by Aaron Murphy – who provided play-by-play commentary for Premier Sports during Team GB’s World Championship games in Budapest last spring.

The UK’s top flight had been shown on Sky Sports, but with no new deal signed for the current season fans were left wondering whether the British game would grace their television screens again.

Following successful coverage of the World Championships, featuring games from both Division 1  and the Championship group, talks took place between the two parties; with an agreement announce last week.

EIHL chairman, Tony Smith, said: “The Elite League is thrilled to have live coverage on UK television.

“We would like to thank Premier Sports for joining us as a media partner to provide this fantastic coverage for supporters.

“We hope that fans support the commitment and investment from Premier Sports into the Elite League.

“The league believes this will help grow our fan base across the UK and Ireland.”

Premier Sports also shows NHL games in the UK.

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