Parents will soon be able to watch the hockey games their kids play in even when they aren't able to actually make the game.

Barrie Council approved a three-year pilot program with GameOnStream to provide a live stream of minor hockey games, tournaments and other events held at the Holly Community Centre.

GameOnStream is a Toronto automated broadcast streaming company that is installing four to six cameras above both ice pads at the centre.

The live stream will cost about $10 a month with the city receiving five percent of the subscription revenue, which is expected to generate about $3,000 per year.

There is no charge to Barrie taxpayers, equipment and installation is covered by GameOnStream.

City staff and GameOnStream will decide the success of the pilot project after the three years. If successful, the city says it may offer live streams at other facilities across Barrie.