WLA season opener set to be broadcast on TV
The fastest game on two feet is coming to a screen near you.
The Western Lacrosse Association is kicking off its 2022 regular season — its first since the previous two seasons were cancelled due to the pandemic — with a rare live TV broadcast. The league opener between the New Westminster Salmonbellies and the defending (2019) WLA champion Victoria Shamrocks will be shown on CHEK TV at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 from the Q Centre.
“We’re excited to have our players back on the floor and our amazing fans back in the stands,” said WLA commissioner Paul Dal Monte. “And we’re delighted that our 2022 season opener is being broadcast across BC thanks to our partners at CHEK TV.”
"We're proud to be broadcasting the season opener of WLA Lacrosse, live on CHEK TV and streaming on the free, CHEK+ app,” said Rob Germain, general manager CHEK Media Group.
“CHEK is thrilled to be part of this community event, celebrating the return of players and fans after two missed seasons.”
The season opener isn’t the only WLA game lacrosse fans will be able to watch from the comfort of their homes. All remaining 62 regular season games will be webcast by PlayFullScreen and available at wlalacrosse.com (click on WLA TV tab). The pay-per-view price is $9.99 per game or $39.99 for a five-game package. Go to wlalacrosse.com for further details
That includes three additional opening weekend match-ups:
- Salmonbellies vs. Nanaimo Timbermen on May 28 at 6:45 p.m.;
- Burnaby Lakers vs. Coquitlam Adanacs on May 28 at 7 p.m.; and
- Langley Thunder vs. Maple Ridge Burrards on May 29 at 7 p.m.
"Through our many years in partnership with WLA, Playfullscreen has remained committed to making the game more accessible for fans, players and their families. This season marks a significant technical milestone in streaming quality, and fans will be delighted!", said Nathan Rhyne - Technical Director, Playfullscreen.
“We know our fans are passionate and love our game, and the webcasts will allow them to watch on their computer, tablet or smart phone when they can’t make it to the arena,” said Dal Monte.