BREAKING: Canada is Officially Getting 3 New Pro Hockey Teams

Published August 29, 2023 at 10:18

Exciting news for hockey fans as the Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL) officially unveils plans for its inaugural season in 2024, featuring six new teams.

Canadian Cities and More

Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto will proudly represent Canada in the league, alongside Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the New York City area.

Stars Take the Stage

The league is set to feature the world's top players, with an upcoming free agency period sparking anticipation. Games are scheduled to commence in January 2024, each team engaging in a 24-game regular season.

Evolution of the PWHL

Roots of the PWHL stretch back to two existing entities — the Premier Hockey Federation (formerly the National Women's Hockey League) and the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association. In a significant move, the PHF was acquired by Mark Walter Group and BJK Enterprises, led by Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter and tennis legend Billie Jean King.

Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and board of directors member, expressed pride in offering a new platform for elite women athletes. The league aims to engage passionate hockey markets and captivate fans across North America.

Champions and Anticipation

The Toronto Six, prior champions of the PHF, enter the league after their successful title run. While team details are currently under wraps, anticipation grows for more announcements in the coming months.

A Bright Future

According to Jayna Hefford, PWHL senior vice president, the league's launch marks a significant step towards a bright future. The league seeks to elevate the world's top women's players to new heights, riding the wave of increasing excitement and demand for women's sports.

As the PWHL gears up for its inaugural season, the stage is set for an exciting chapter in professional women's hockey.
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BREAKING: Canada is Officially Getting 3 New Pro Hockey Teams

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