Waterloo's HockeyTech to stream 2018-19 AHL season

Waterloo-based Hockey Tech will be the new online streaming platform for American Hockey League games, after the company signed a contract with the league in September.

AHL contract takes Waterloo-based tech company to "another level" of streaming, president says

HockeyTech has experience streaming amateur hockey games, but the AHL contract will be its first time streaming professional hockey. (HockeyTech/Twitter)

Waterloo-based HockeyTech will be the new online streaming platform for all American Hockey League games, after the company signed a contract with the league in September. 

HockeyTech will provide streaming and broadcasting services for all 31 teams in the AHL on its new AHL-TV platform, beginning this fall. 

"It's a real game changer for us," said Jim Price, president of Hockey Tech. 

While his company already has experience streaming amateur hockey games, he said the AHL contract takes them "into another level."

"These are the players that are one step away from the NHL," Price said. "It's the younger players, typically, that are on their way up. They're heading into the NHL and they're just going there for a year or two before they go to the big show."

In order to meet their contract obligations, he said the company will be expanding operations in Waterloo and hiring new staff. 

According to Hockey Tech's website, an AHL TV subscription for the 2018-2019 season — which gives the subscriber access to all 31 teams and all games — will cost $79.99.