Are there any women in the National Hockey League?

Are there any women in the National Hockey League?

There are currently two professional women’s hockey streams: the National Women’s Hockey League, a six-team league in which the PWHPA doesn’t participate, and the PWHPA-founded Dream Gap Tour, a nomadic series of showcase tournaments. Players participate in one or the other, but not both.

How are women’s hockey getting back on track?

Hayley Wickenheiser knows what needs to happen for women’s hockey to get back on track. It’s the same thing the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) has been pushing for since its inception in 2019: one unified league, backed by the NHL.

Which is the best option for women’s hockey?

“The best option for women’s hockey moving forward is that we need one league where the best players in the world play,” Wickenheiser wrote to CBC Sports.

Why is the PWHPA important to women’s hockey?

“Women’s hockey has been its own worst enemy in recent years with the division and split of the two leagues,” Wickenheiser said. “The way I see it is, where the best players in the world want to play is probably your answer to the best leadership and best organization and what the best chance of success is, and that is the PWHPA.”

There are currently two professional women’s hockey streams: the National Women’s Hockey League, a six-team league in which the PWHPA doesn’t participate, and the PWHPA-founded Dream Gap Tour, a nomadic series of showcase tournaments. Players participate in one or the other, but not both.

Hayley Wickenheiser knows what needs to happen for women’s hockey to get back on track. It’s the same thing the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) has been pushing for since its inception in 2019: one unified league, backed by the NHL.

“The best option for women’s hockey moving forward is that we need one league where the best players in the world play,” Wickenheiser wrote to CBC Sports.

Are there any Canadian Women’s Hockey Hall of Famers?

Wickenheiser, the four-time Olympic gold medallist and Hockey Hall of Famer, played in some little-known women’s pro leagues, but spent just one season in the now-defunct Canadian Women’s Hockey League and never appeared in the NWHL.