Women’s hockey has been in the spotlight a lot recently, for good and bad reasons. Globally, the game is growing. But in Canada, the sport is in a strange state. Canada’s senior women’s team hasn’t won gold at the World Championship since 2012. And, of course, the CWHL ceased operations May 1, a development that was followed by an announcement from 200 of the world’s top female players proclaiming they won’t play pro hockey in North America next season unless there’s a “sustainable” league in place.
Despite these setbacks, Canada continues to produce high-quality prospects. For Ontario-based players, the Provincial Women’s Hockey League, sanctioned by Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, is the main option for players looking to play college and, eventually, go pro. ...
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