Are you happy that hockey is back? Have you forgiven the NHL and/or NHLPA?
Either way, here are some apps for your iDevice that will make whatever level of your ‘returness’ is, more exciting. And unlike the NHL, these Apps are free or reasonably priced:
NHL GameCentre iPhone, iPad (free)
NHL GameCentre is the official app from the National Hockey League. It is the only hockey app that lets you watch out-of-market games live, see in-game highlights and stream live game audio.
Official Team apps
Calgary Flames Universal (Free)
Edmonton Oilers Mobile Universal (Free)
Canucks Universal (Free)
Canadiens de Montréal Universal (Free)
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club Universal (Free)
Toronto Maple Leafs – LIVE Scores, News & More Universal (Free)
The Official Winnipeg Jets Mobile App Universal (Free)
CBC Hockey Universal (Free)
Follow every player, every goal, every game with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Universal iOS app.
theScore Mobile Universal (Free)
The must-have fantasy sports utility. theScore provides up-to-the-second sports scores, box scores, player stats, league leaders, betting odds, game previews, recaps, top stories, schedules and league standings.
TSN Mobile: iPhone Edition (Free)
TSN: iPad Edition (Free)
Get scores , standings, stats and the latest news from the major league, plus comprehensive coverage of all your favourite sports.
TSN TradeCentre Universal (Free)
Nobody covers Trade Deadline Day like TSN, and now you can stay up-to-the-second with out TradeCentre app.
FOX Sports Mobile Universal (Free)
FOX sports brings you the most comprehensive sports app available.
HockeyBuzz Universal (Free)
Keep up with the latest NHL news and rumours from Eklund and the rest of the HockeyBuzz team.
See them live – the boys are back in town!
Seatwave Tickets Universal (Free)
Seatwave Tickets recommends upcoming gigs by syncing to your iTunes account and recognizing your location, while also allowing you to buy tickets instantly.
StubHub Universal (Free)
The StubHub mobile ticket app brings the world’s largest dan-to-fan ticket marketplace right to your mobile device, making it easier to find the seats you want or sell your extra tickets.
Catch the game at a local bar or pub
Bars and Pubs – find your nearest Bars and Pubs Universal ($1.99)
This application allows you to find your nearest bars and pubs in just a single tap!
Yelp Universal (Free)
Search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.
Fun & Games
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey app gets you real-time live scores, match-ups, player news and stats.
NHL Hardest Shot Universal ($1.99)
It’s time to put your strength, power & speed to the test and blast your hardest slap shot.
Goal Horns Universal ($0.99)
This application contains goal horns and songs of your favourite pro hockey teams.
Ice Hockey NHL Players Trivia Quiz Universal ($1.99)
Quizicals presents Ice Hockey NHL Players Trivia Quiz, with 250 multiple choice questions, including 50 bonus general questions.Ice Hockey NHL Players Trivia Quiz features 9 different game modes, in both single and multiplayer for you to play and enjoy.
Touch Hockey: FS5 Universal (Free)
Play against your friends over Bluetooth and WiFi!
La Presse Hockey Universal (Free)
Discover La Presse Hockey and join the team of La Presse columnists, journalists and bloggers to follow, and enjoy live, everything that’s happening with the Montreal Canadians and in the National Hockey League. This application is entirely in French.