Canadian Women’s Hockey League to discontinue operations

TORONTO – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday.

The league announced the news a week after the 12th edition of its championship game, the Clarkson Cup.

“Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable,” the league said in a statement.

The CWHL was founded in 2007 with a mandate to increase interest in women’s hockey.

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The league has six teams – four in Canada, one in the United States and one in Shenzhen, China. Rosters include former Olympians.

The Calgary Inferno won the title game last Sunday, beating the Montreal Candiennes 5-2.

 

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