Premier Sports reveal opening Premier Sports Elite League and Challenge Cup fixtures beginning this September


  • Dundee Stars v Fife Flyers the opening fixture on September 15th
  • Colin Shields and Angela Taylor to join the Premier Sports coverage
  • £80 Annual offer for new Premier Sports customers
  • QTV to produce Elite League coverage this season
  • Over 500 NHL and Elite League games


Premier Sports have announced today their opening live Premier Sports Elite League and Challenge Cup fixtures with over 500 Ice Hockey games set to be broadcast across the channels from the Elite League, Challenge Cup, NHL and IIHF.

The opening fixture will be the fiercely contested Scottish derby as Dundee Stars host Fife Flyers from the Dundee Ice Arena in the Challenge Cup on Thursday September 15th. The following Wednesday, Premier Sports’ cameras will be live from the Planet Ice Altrincham as Manchester Storm welcome Guildford Flames and at the end of September, Coventry Blaze host Cardiff Devils in the Challenge Cup before the NHL season returns at the beginning of October.



This season, there will be new additions to the Premier Sports talent team as former GB internationals Colin Shields and Angela Taylor will be joining the coverage alongside lead presenter and 6 time Olympic broadcaster Aaron Murphy and former GB International as a player, and league winning coach with Belfast 2013/14 Paul Adey.

Colin Shields is the Great Britain all-time leading goalscorer with 42 goals, the Belfast Giants all-time appearance leader with 611 games as well as the being the Giants all-time leading goalscorer with 245 goals. His legacy at Belfast Giants so big his number 19 jersey is retired.

Angela Taylor is currently the Team GB Women’s under 18 coach and was Team GB captain during 2011-2013 with 46 caps at international level. Taylor played professionally in Switzerland from 2010-2018 where she spent six seasons with ZSC Lions scoring 113 goals and winning the Swiss championship five times.

Premier Sports are delighted to team up with a new facilities partner QTV to bring fans coverage of the Premier Sports Elite League throughout the season.

New and returning customers to Premier Sports can avail of a new annual offer this year of £80 on Sky and the Premier Player by using the promo code ELITE80. The offer will cover the full Premier Sports Elite League season and the every live game on NHL, totalling over 500 games over the course of the year. Customers who avail of this offer will also get access to all of Premier Sports’ other coverage including LaLiga, Scottish Cup Football, United Rugby Championship, Rugby League Championship and more.

Opening live fixtures on Premier Sports:

  • 15th September – Dundee Stars v Fife Flyers – Challenge Cup
  • 21st September – Manchester Storm v Guildford Flames – Elite League
  • 29th September – Coventry Blaze v Cardiff Devils – Challenge Cup
  • 6th October – Sheffield Steelers v Guildford Flames – Elite League
  • 21st October – Cardiff Devils v Belfast Giants – Elite League
  • 9th November – Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze – Elite League
  • 17th November – Coventry Blaze v Dundee Stars – Elite League
  • 7/8 December – Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
  • 14th December – Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
  • 27th December – Cardiff Devils v Coventry Blaze

Many more live fixtures to be added for 2023 including all teams, plus live and exclusive Challenge Cup Final coverage, and the entire Playoff Final Weekend.

Premier Sports ice hockey coverage begins on September 2nd as FreeSports will broadcast all six Belfast Giants fixtures in the Champions Hockey League. The Giants begin their European adventure in Czechia versus HC Oceláři Třinec at 3.50pm live on FreeSports.




About Premier Sports

Premier Sports broadcasts in the UK and Republic of Ireland with live and exclusive rights to top-class sport including: Premier League, UEFA Nations League, Euro 2024 Qualifiers, LaLiga, TOP 14, United Rugby Championship (URC), RFL Betfred Championship and Challenge Cup, the Scottish Cup and Premier Sports Cup, GAA, NHL, NASCAR and also operate BoxNation, a dedicated boxing channel. Many of these rights are available in both territories with some exclusive to each region.

Premier Sports is available in 16 million UK homes across Sky and Virgin platforms and to everyone via the Premier Player or Amazon Prime. Prices start from just £9.99 per month on Sky, Premier Player and Virgin TV, and on Amazon Prime as an add-on subscription. Free-to-air sister channel, FreeSports was launched in August 2017 and is available to every home in the UK home across seven different platforms Sky, Virgin TV, Freeview, BT, TalkTalk, Samsung TV Plus and the FreeSports Player. FreeSports has rights to Cricket from around the globe, MLS, Liga NOS, IIHF World Championships, EuroLeague Basketball with an ever growing portfolio of content.

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