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  • New PWPHA Pro League Set To Debut In 2022 - Hockey Media Insider Chris Botta

    Chris Botta, former NYT hockeywriter, NHL and NWHL PR exec and host of the Hockey Press Pass podcast tweeted that there will be a new PWPHA-backed league. He reports that "major brands/networks" will be partners along with "strong support from select NHL teams." and that the league will include Olympians and other top players.


    https://twitter.com/ChrisBottaNHL/st...uU74wngiwbUiow

    It looks like Bettman has given up waiting for the NWHL to fold and to be handed a monopoly and is finally either backing a league or at least no longer obstructing those who want to back one.

    Botta predicts the PHF will be around too next season and it could be an opportunity to evaluate for a merger afterward.

    Interesting tidbit: former PHF founder and commissioner Dani Rylan Kearney is the Executive Producer for Botta's podcast (Fairly confident this is a financial producer credit as opposed to technical production). I wonder if Rylan Kearney is going to be involved with the new league. I don't think she is associated with the PHF after she found the owners for the individual teams.

    Looking forward to the new league, and hopefully, the owners aren't *******es like the WNBA owners who fined the Liberty half the salary cap for chartering flights for his players.
    Last edited by Scott_TG; 03-01-2022, 08:25 PM.

  • #2
    This could be big for the women’s game! Just wondering how are they going to market it? Hopefully they can make it work it’s about time

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    • #3
      Rosters for the 2022/2023 PWPHA season are now out.

      https://i0.wp.com/pwhpa.com/wp-conte...00%2C500&ssl=1Team adidas

      2022-23 Roster
      Team Adidas
      3 JOCELYNE LAROCQUE D 05/19/1988 STE. ANNE, MB
      5 EMILY CURLETT D 03/04/1999 COLUMBIAVILLE, MI
      7 LAURA STACEY F 05/05/1994 KLEINBURG, ON
      8 MEGAN EADY D 01/15/1993 RENFREW, ON
      10 KAYLA VESPA F 04/01/1997 HAMILTON, ON
      11 JILL SAULNIER F 03/07/1992 HALIFAX, NS
      12 MEAGHAN MIKKELSON D 01/04/1985 ST.ALBERT, AB
      14 RENATA FAST D 10/06/1994 BURLINGTON, ON
      17 KAITLIN WILLOUGHBY F 03/26/1995 PRINCE ALBERT, SK
      18 HALLI KRZYZANIAK D 02/04/1995 NEEPAWA, MB
      19 JINCY DUNNE D 05/15/1997 O'FALLON, MO
      20 SARAH NURSE F 01/04/1995 HAMILTON, ON
      21 KELLY GRIBBONS F 07/09/1995 PORT ELGIN, ON
      22 JESS JONES F 08/30/1990 PICTON, ON
      23 JESSICA DIGIROLAMO D 02/13/1999 TORONTO, ON
      26 KENDALL COYNE SCHOFIELD F 05/25/1992 PALOS HEIGHTS, IL
      28 AMANDA KESSEL F 08/28/1991 MADISON, WI
      31 SHEA TILEY G 12/02/1996 OWEN SOUND, ON
      32 SAMANTHA DONOVAN F 01/03/1996 NEW BRIGHTON, MN
      33 AERIN FRANKEL G 05/24/1999 CHAPPAQUA, NY
      35 MADDIE ROONEY G 07/07/1997 ANDOVER, MN
      37 SYDNEY SCOBEE G 04/30/1998 MINNETRISTA, MN
      43 KRISTIN O'NEILL F 03/30/1998 OAKVILLE, ON
      44 SARAH POTOMAK F 12/19/1997 ALDERGROVE, BC
      72 LAURA DOSTALER F 09/17/1991 EDMONTON, AB
      https://i0.wp.com/pwhpa.com/wp-conte...01%2C461&ssl=1Team Harvey's

      2022-23 Roster
      Team Harvey

      1 MARL?NE BOISSONNAULT G 06/19/1997 DUNDEE, NB
      2 LEE STECKLEIN D 04/23/1994 ROSEVILLE, MN
      5 LAURIANE ROUGEAU D 04/12/1990 BEACONSFIELD, QC
      8 LAURA FORTINO D 01/30/1991 HAMILTON, ON
      9 JESSIE ELDRIDGE F 12/17/1997 BARRIE, ON
      10 RHIANNA KURIO F 10/18/1991 CALGARY, AB
      11 SOPHIA SHAVER F 04/03/1997 WAYZATA, MN
      12 ALEXA GRUSCHOW F 04/16/1994 MECHANICSBURG, PA
      14 CLAIR DEGEORGE F 06/07/1999
      15 SAVANNAH HARMON D 10/27/1995 DOWNERS GROVE, IL
      16 HAYLEY SCAMURRA F 12/14/1994 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY
      19 ALEXANDRA POZNIKOFF F 05/16/1997 EDMONTON, AB
      22 MELLISSA CHANNELL D 12/16/1994 OAKVILLE, ON
      25 JACQUIE GRECO D 05/30/1991 BUFFALO, NY
      26 EMILY CLARK F 11/28/1995 SASKATOON, SK
      27 KRISTEN RICHARDS D 07/04/1992 TORONTO, ON
      29 MARIE-PHILIP POULIN F 03/28/1991 BEAUCEVILLE, QC
      31 GENEVIEVE LACASSE G 05/05/1989 KINGSTON, ON
      35 ANN-RENEE DESBIENS G 4/10/1994 LA MALBAIE, QC
      47 JAMIE LEE RATTRAY F 09/30/1992 KANATA, ON
      61 BAILEY LARSON F 11/05/1996 SYCAMORE, IL
      76 KARELL EMARD F 04/18/1988 STE-ANGELE DE MONNOIR, QC
      81 ROSALIE DEMERS F 06/15/2000 BLAINVILLE, QC
      https://i0.wp.com/pwhpa.com/wp-conte...46%2C121&ssl=1Team Scotiabank

      2022-23 Roster
      Team Scotiabank

      2 MAKAYLA LANGEI D 10/30/1998 EAST GRAND FORKS, MN
      4 BRIGETTE LACQUETTE D 11/10/1992 MALLARD, MB/COTE FIRST NATION, SK
      5 MEGAN KELLER D 05/01/1996 FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
      6 REBECCA JOHNSTON F 09/24/1989 SUDBURY, ON
      7 NICOLE KOSTA F 02/27/1993 MISSISSAUGA, ON
      8 HAYLEY LUNNY F 07/09/1999 BEDFORD, NY
      10 SHANNON STEWART F 04/07/1993 PICKERING, ON
      11 TATUM SKAGGS F 11/13/1998 OCONOMOWOC, WI
      12 KELLY PANNEK F 12/29/1995 PLYMOUTH, MN
      14 JAIME BOURBONNAIS D 09/09/1998 MISSISSAUGA, ON
      15 MELODIE DAOUST F 01/07/1992 VALLEYFIELD, QC
      16 KATELYN GOSLING D 05/10/1993 LONDON, ON
      17 ELLA SHELTON D 01/19/1998 INGERSOLL, ON
      18 M?LANIE DESROCHERS D 04/15/1992 WELLAND, ON
      22 MADISON FIELD F 04/08/1997 OAKVILLE, ON
      24 NATALIE SPOONER F 10/17/1990 SCARBOROUGH, ON
      25 ALEX CARPENTER F 04/13/1994 NORTH READING, MA
      26 CAT QUIRION D 07/10/1995 LAC-MEGANTIC, QC
      34 AMANDA MAKELA G 12/20/1993 THUNDER BAY, ON
      38 EMERANCE MASCHMEYER G 10/05/1994 BRUDERHEIM, AB
      40 BLAYRE TURNBULL F 07/15/1993 STELLARTON, NS
      42 GRACE GRAHAM F 03/19/1998 FREDERICTON, NB
      50 KRISTEN CAMPBELL G 11/30/97 BRANDON, MB
      51 VICTORIA BACH F 07/12/1996 MILTON, ONTARIO
      https://i0.wp.com/pwhpa.com/wp-conte...00%2C205&ssl=1Team Sonnet

      2022-23 Roster
      Team Sonnet

      2 EMILY BROWN D 12/30/1998 BLAINE, MN
      4 LEAH BOHLKEN D 09/13/1997 MOOSE JAW, SK
      8 IYA GAVRILOVA F 09/03/1987 KRASNOYARSK, RUS
      9 HANNA BUNTON F 05/07/1995 BELLEVILLE, ON
      10 ALEXA VASKO F 02/07/1999 ST. CATHARINES, ON
      11 ABBY ROQUE F 09/25/1997 SAULT STE. MARIE, MI
      13 NIKKI NIGHTENGALE D 04/05/1998 BLOOMINGTON, MN
      15 LILLIAN BRAGA D 08/27/1994 WINCHESTER, MA
      17 SAMANTHA COGAN F 07/07/1997 OTTAWA, ON
      18 MALIA SCHNEIDER F 10/03/1998 MILLARVILLE, AB
      19 BRIANNE JENNER F 05/04/1991 OAKVILLE, ON
      20 HANNAH BRANDT F 11/27/1993 VADNAIS HEIGHTS, MN
      21 HILARY KNIGHT F 07/12/1989 SUN VALLEY, ID
      22 CAROYLNE PREVOST F 01/06/1990 SARNIA, ON
      23 ERIN AMBROSE D 04/30/1994 KESWICK, ON
      25 EMMA BUCKLES D 06/10/1999 TORONTO, ON
      27 ERICA HOWE G 07/17/1992 OTTAWA, ON
      28 MICAH ZANDEE-HART D 01/13/1997 VICTORIA, BC
      29 NICOLE HENSLEY G 06/23/1994 LAKEWOOD, CO
      33 NATASZA TARNOWSKI F 02/21/1998 EMBRUN, ON
      37 REBECCA LESLIE F 05/08/1996 OTTAWA, ON
      39 LINDSAY BROWNING G 03/28/1999 PENFIELD, NY
      42 CLAIRE THOMPSON D 01/28/1998 TORONTO, ON
      71 ELLA MATTEUCCI D 08/02/1993 FRUITVALE, BC
      82 DEMI CROSSMAN F 12/14/1994 LIVONIA, MI

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      • #4
        First two weekend games



        Montreal, QC Game Schedule
        Date Time (ET) Teams
        Oct. 15 1:30 PM Team Scotiabank vs. Team Sonnet
        Oct. 15 4:15 PM Team Harvey’s vs Team adidas
        Oct. 16 1:30 PM Team adidas vs. Team Scotiabank
        Oct. 16 4:15 PM Team Sonnet vs. Team Harvey’s

        Truro, NS Game Schedule
        Date Time (ADT) Teams
        Nov. 4 4:30 PM Team Scotiabank vs. Team Harvey’s
        Nov. 4 8:00 PM Team adidas vs Team Sonnet
        Nov. 5 3:30 PM Team Sonnet vs. Team Harvey’s
        Nov. 5 7:00 PM Team Scotiabank vs. Team adidas
        Nov. 6 12:00 PM Team adidas vs. Team Sonnet
        Nov. 6 3:30 PM Team Harvey’s vs. Team Scotiabank

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        • #5
          These are good teams and should be good games, but this doesn't look like the new league we were told is coming.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scott_TG View Post
            These are good teams and should be good games, but this doesn't look like the new league we were told is coming.
            FYI

            https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/arti...ue-in-january/

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            • #7
              Lots of familiar names. Interesting that the Maritimes get a tournament.

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              • #8
                “The Penguins are honored to host the PWHPA players once again at our world-class facilities,” said Penguins President of Business Operations Kevin Acklin. “The support for women’s hockey in Pittsburgh was on display during the Rivalry Rematch this past March at PPG Paints Arena. Hosting some of the best female hockey players in the world at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in November continues the Penguins’ commitment to growing the sport of hockey for girls, not only in Pittsburgh, but throughout North America.”



                The event will be the PWHPA’s third Secret? Dream Gap Tour stop of the season following Montreal, QC on October 15-16 and Truro, NS from Nov 4-6.

                Game Schedule
                Date Time (ET) Teams
                Nov 26 12:30 PM Team Harvey’s vs. Team adidas
                Nov 26 3:30 PM Team Scotiabank vs Team Sonnet
                Nov 27 11:30 AM Team Sonnet vs. Team adidas
                Nov 27 2:30 PM Team Scotiabank vs. Team Harvey’s

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