What is happening in Women’s Hockey?​

The recent shutdown of the Professional Women’s Hockey Federation (PHF) has sparked concerns and raised questions about women’s hockey’s future.

Let’s look at what we currently know about the PHF shutdown. We’ll also delve into the details of the upcoming pro women’s hockey league that is set to take its place.

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) has acquired the PHF to create a unified major women’s league. This comes as a surprise since the PWHPA previously opposed collaboration.

One key aspect about women’s hockey’s future is how this acquisition will impact player salaries and contracts. As professional athletes rely on their earnings to support themselves and their families, any changes in ownership can have significant implications for their financial stability. Currently, players, staff and coaches are left with nothing, no contract, nor a job. The upcoming pro league is set to begin in January 2024, with six teams originating from Canada and the US while supporters, players and sports fans are still debating whether this is a good or awful solution for hockey’s future. 

What will happen is still uncertain but we’ll try to keep you updated and find some internal insights about how the community reacts to the news.