PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL and B2 Networks announced that every game of the 2005 Kelly Cup Finals between the National Conference Champion Trenton Titans and the American Conference Champion Florida Everblades will be broadcast live online. Florida is making its second straight appearance in the finals while Trenton returns to the finals for the second time in the last five years.
Games 1 and 2 from Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. The games cost $6 and require a cable or DSL internet connection and Windows Media Player 9. Fans can access the broadcast at the ECHL web site (echl.com) and also from the home pages of Florida (floridaeverblades.com) and Trenton (trentontitans.com).
Game 7 of the National Conference Finals from sold-out Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska on May 16 had more than 1,200 connections, making it one of the two largest hockey broadcasts in the history B2 Networks. There were over 2,500 combined connections for the audio and video broadcasts of the three conference finals games on May 13 and 16.
B2 Networks has broadcast every game of the conference finals and Kelly Cup Finals for the ECHL each of the past two years. The first hockey championship broadcast by B2 Networks was the 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs and the first hockey game ever broadcast by B2 Networks was a Las Vegas Wranglers game in February 2004.
B2 Networks is a premier provider of reliable and secure international television and video broadcasting systems, pay-per-view and billing systems. The network of arenas, stadiums and venues combined with billing systems and data centers allows B2 Networks to distribute live events to computer and television screens around the world. B2 Networks manages and owns the digital distribution rights to distinct areas of entertainment, sports and television and has established itself as the leader in innovative broadcasting. For more information about B2 Networks, visit b2now.com.