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2021–22 PHF season
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League Premier Hockey Federation
Sport Ice hockey
Duration November 6, 2021 to March 28, 2022
Number of matches 60
Number of teams 6
TV partner(s) ESPN+
Regular season
Season champions Connecticut Whale
Top scorer Kennedy Marchment
Isobel Cup Playoffs
Isobel Cup
Champions Boston Pride
  Runners-up Connecticut Whale
Premier Hockey Federation seasons
2022–23 →

The 2021–22 PHF season will be the seventh season of the Premier Hockey Federation in North America.

League business

Following the 2021 Isobel Cup Finals, Lisa Haley was appointed as the league's vice-president of Hockey Operations.[1]

On April 28, 2021, the league announced that it was planning to double the salary cap of every franchise to $300,000, based on projections of financial stability for the seventh season.[2]

On September 7, 2021, the league announced that the League would be renamed from the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) to the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF).[3]


Plans for an expansion team in Montreal, Quebec for the seventh season were delayed. Of note, Boston Pride president Miles Arnone, a member of the BTM Group, the group behind establishing an expansion club, confirmed the league announcement. With concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the earliest season for an expansion team in Montreal would involve 2022–23.[4]

Team ownership

May 10 saw the NWHL announce the sale and transfer of ownership of the Connecticut Whale to Shared Hockey Enterprises (SHE), LLC, led by Tobin Kelly.[5] Of note, the Whale became the first of the four founding teams to be sold to outside ownership after the league's October 2020 announcement of its transition to joint venture models.

The Metropolitan Riveters were sold to BTM Partners on May 26, giving them control of three of the league's six franchises. A transfer of ownership from W Hockey Partners, the new ownership installed John Boynton to serve as the Riveters' chairman.[6]

The league would announce on March 7, 2022 that the Toronto Six was in the process of being sold to Bipoc Canadian Hockey Leaders.[7]

Front office changes

General managers
Team 2019–20 GM 2020–21 GM Notes
Toronto Six Mandy Cronin Krystiana (Krysti) Clarke[8] Clarke's background has included a role as manager of operations with York United FC of Canadian Premier League soccer

(*) Indicates interim.

Coaching changes

The Toronto Six added Hockey Hall of Fame member Angela James to their coaching staff on June 24.[9]

General managers
Team 2019–20 GM 2020–21 GM Notes
Toronto Six Digit Murphy Mark Joslin[10] Joslin spent the last four seasons with the Ontario Junior Hockey League's Toronto Patriots

Regular season


Connecticut Whale 20 15 3 2 47 74 44
Toronto Six 20 16 3 1 46 66 45
Boston Pride 20 10 5 5 32 48 47
Metropolitan Riveters 20 7 12 1 21 54 65
Minnesota Whitecaps 20 6 13 1 19 52 64
Buffalo Beauts 20 6 14 0 15 44 73

Isobel Cup Playoffs

For more detail, please see 2022 Isobel Cup.





The 2021 NWHL Draft resulted in Taylor Girard being selected first overall by the Connecticut Whale.[11]




Awards and honors


External links

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