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This is a list of leagues and events involving women's hockey in North America at various levels for the 2020-21 season.


New Leagues/Folding Leagues[]

The Colonial Hockey Conference ends play with the 2019-20 season as its operations are replaced by the Commonwealth Coast Conference, which already sponsors men's ice hockey at the Men's Division III level, when the Western New England Golden Bears women's ice hockey starts play with the 2020-21 playing season with six all-sport members of the CCC and a seventh to be added with the addition of the Curry Colonels women's ice hockey team for the 2021-22 season. The Becker Hawks women's ice hockey team is the only member of the conference that the CCC is not their all-sport home.

Professional[]

Senior/Amateur[]

  • 2020-21 Mid-Atlantic Women's Hockey League season (League suspended activity until March 1st on October 31st)
  • 2020-21 Eastern Junior Women's Hockey League season (Newfoundland and Labrador for women ages 17-25
  • 2020-21 Winnipeg Women's Hockey League (Season started on October 14th, suspended October 28th, season does not resume)

Junior[]

Midget[]

American Collegiate[]

Division I[]

Division III[]

Changes[]

Championships[]

Canadian University[]

On June 8, 2020 U Sports[1] along with Atlantic University Sport[2], Canada West Universities Athletic Association[3], and Ontario University Athletics[4] all announced that the fall semester athletic competitions were cancelled indicating that ice hockey and other winter sports will not start until January of 2021 and that the situation will be reviewed in a timely manner. Canada West's release set a deadline of October 8th for a decision whether to begin play in January.

On October 12th U Sports announced the cancellation of all winter sports championships for the 2020-21 playing season including men's and women's ice hockey.[5] As part of the announcement decisions were left to the conferences. Ontario University Athletics announced on October 15th that they were cancelling all OUA-sanctioned sport programming and championships up to March 31, 2021.[6] On the same day Canada West announced that no conference regular season, playoff, or championship events will be staged during the 2020-21 season in men's and women's hockey.[7] Also on October 15th the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) announced the suspension of all activities of RSEQ university sport programming takes effect immediately and is maintained at least until January 15, 2021. The Ligue de Hockey Universitaire Féminin is part of the RSEQ. Atlantic University Sport was still considering its options including the possible restart of activities within the Atlantic region in January. A dcision is likely by mid-November.[8]

On October 16th the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of men's and women's hockey for the 2020-21 season.[9]

Conferences[]

Championship[]

International[]

  • 2020 4 Nations Cup (Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • 2021 IIHF Women's U18 World Championship (cancelled on September 17, 2020)
  • 2021 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships (All Divisions below top division cancelled on November 18, 2020)

References[]

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