We are deeply saddened by the news of the folding of the CWHL this past Sunday. The League's announcement stated that “while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable.” This news comes a week after the Clarkson Cup Final attracted close to 4700 fans in the stands and a record 175,000 television viewers.
We applaud the players, staff, volunteers, and trailblazers who worked tirelessly to create and grow this talented professional league. We believe in the present and the future of women’s hockey and will continue to do our part to showcase this great game from community-level athletes to the pros.
Liz Knox - CWHL Player Association Co-chair and Markham Thunder Goalie
Read what she has to say about the folding of the CWHL:
Chelsea Purcell - General Manager, Markham Thunder
Sami Jo Small - CWHL Co-Founder and board member, former Olympian, and General Manager of Toronto Furies
Sami Jo “remains optimistic that something will rise from the ashes”. Read her interview with CBC.
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Caroline is the Founder of SeeWhatSheCanDo. Her world has always revolved around sport. Caroline's passion is moving, doing and photographing the active moments all around her. When she’s not making plays on the ice or actively exploring the world with her family, she can be found researching her genealogical history and immersing herself in all things Cornish.
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