Canada Just a week after the Calgary Inferno and the Hickel sisters won the Clarkson Cup comes the news that the Canadian Women's Hockey League, or the CWHL, will discontinue operations on May 1st.
In a press release, the league said while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable.
Both Zoe and Tori Hickel took to social media on Sunday, tweeting out
"This morning we were informed the #CWHL is folding. As players, we will do our best to find a solution so this isn’t our last season of hockey but it’s hard to remain optimistic. #NoLeague"
With the disbandment of the CWHL, that leaves one women's hockey league in North America, the National Women's Hockey League that's based in the U.S.
The CWHL had six teams during the 2018-2019 season, in Worcester, Calgary, Toronto, Markham, Montreal and China.