Unprecedented Live Streaming Coverage of USA Hockey National Championships on FASTHockey.com

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FASTHockey.com to deliver more than 1,000 games from 7 states over 5 days using the Akamai HD Network

The total digital experience created by FASTHockey is why we continue to be excited about our relationship.

FASTHockey (http://www.fasthockey.com) announced today that it is well underway delivering unprecedented coverage of the USA Hockey National Championships which kicked off last week with the High School and Junior B levels and wraps over the coming week. All games will be available on USA Hockey Web TV (http://usahockey.fasthockey.com) as well as the FASTHockey Portal (http://www.fasthockey.com).

“This is such an incredible moment for fans of the game,” said Marc Ruskin, President of FASTHockey, “Our long term partnership with USA Hockey has benefited ice hockey players, coaches, officials, and fans around the world giving them unprecedented access to amateur hockey content.”

In partnership with USA Hockey, this year’s event is being delivered by FASTHockey personnel from over 30 sheets of ice, in seven states and will showcase more than 1,000 games for boys and girls at the Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, High School, Women's Senior and Junior levels. Fans from around the globe will be able to log on and watch the games live using advanced DVR features like pause, rewind, and fast-forward or on-demand as soon as the game has ended. The games are being delivered on the highly-reliable, highly-scalable Akamai HD Network ensuring that the content is available to fans around the world.

“FASTHockey has been an incredible digital media partner for us," said Dave Fischer, Senior Director, Communications, "They not only coordinate the people, equipment, and technology platform, but also have incredible expertise in driving viewers to these events. The total digital experience created by FASTHockey is why we continue to be excited about our relationship.”

FASTHockey has become known around the globe for its intense focus on amateur hockey and its ability to attract friends, families and fans to the feature rich online platform that integrates video content with social media elements. Additionally, the company uses a unique Game Credit system that allows viewers to achieve discounts as they buy more game credits.

“The last five years working with USA Hockey have been incredible,” continued Ruskin, “We are excited to deliver this great content to fans who thirst for it. New champions being crowned is the icing on the cake.”

After completing the National Championships, FASTHockey will quickly shift gears to stream the Hockey Canada Domestic Championships (http://www.hockeycanada.ca) which include the Telus, Allan, Esso, and RBC Cups and other great international content from Finland, Belgium, Russia, Germany, England, and a growing list of European partners.


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