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2020–21 PWHPA season
League Flag of Canada Flag of the United States PWHPA
Sport Ice hockey
Duration
  • Scheduled for:
  • September 2020 - TBD 2021
Dream Gap Tour
Secret Cup
Champions TBD
  Runners-up TBD
PWHPA seasons
TBD →

The 2020–21 PWHPA season is the 2nd season of the ongoing strike by the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association.

Formed after the collapse of the CWHL in 2019, the organisation consists of over 150 women's ice hockey players sitting out current leagues in North America. For the 2020–21 season, the PWHPA is organized into five different hubs, each of which fields a roster which will compete in exhibition games across North America and in the Dream Gap Tour tournament against each other.[1] Three of the hubs are in Canada, in Montréal, Toronto (Sonnet), and Calgary (Team Scotiabank), and two are in the United States, in New Hampshire and in Minnesota.

League business[]

On 2 September 2020, the PWHPA released a statement condemning police brutality and racial injustice.[2] The same day, Liz Knox resigned from the PWHPA board in order to cede her seat to Sarah Nurse, one of the few Black players in the organisation.[3]

In late October, the PWHPA announced the full 25-player rosters for each hub as well as coaching staff.[4]

Partnerships[]

In August 2020, the PWHPA announced a partnership with Elites Optimization Services, to help players find individual sponsorships.[5]

On 22 October 2020, the organisation announced it had secured a 1 million $ sponsorship deal from deodorant company Secret, the largest corporate commitment in North American women's hockey history.[6][7] The sponsorship deal includes prize money for the Dream Gap Tour, due to start in early 2021 with a minimum of six showcases.

Exhibition games[]

The first exhibition games of the season took place in late September, as PWHPA teams faced off against teams from the United States Premier Hockey League.[8][9]

See also[]

  • 2020–21 NWHL season
  • 2019-20 PWHPA season

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External links[]

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