Toronto, ON – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is excited to announce the first ever CWHL weekend on Sportsnet. In January, the CWHL’s finest will be in the national spotlight for two games over the course of one weekend for the first time.
On January 5, 2019, the Toronto Furies will face Les Canadiennes de Montreal at the Bell Sports Complex at 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 a.m. PST on Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW. On the following day, January 6, 2019, the current number one ranked team, the Calgary Inferno, will take on the Markham Thunder, the reigning Clarkson Cup Champions, at the Centennial Community Centre at 1:30 pm EST/10:30 a.m. PST on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW.
These games will be a precursor to the highly anticipated All-Star Game as 28 of the 34 players selected to participate in the All-Star Game will be battling it out during this weekend. Both games promise to be fast-paced, intense and an eventful weekend showcasing the skill and strength of our players.
“The CWHL weekend is the first of its kind; no other professional women’s league has had this type of an event broadcast nationwide,” said Commissioner Jayna Hefford. “This is a great opportunity for fans who can’t get to a game to see our players in a high definition broadcast and to expand our reach to audiences who may have never seen our games before. We’re excited to showcase how much talent we have in the league and we’re grateful for our partner, Sportsnet, who continues to help us grow the women’s game.”
Tickets for the CWHL weekend games on January 5th and 6th can still be purchased by visiting www.thecwhl.com/tickets. For full broadcast details, fans can visit www.sportsnet.ca/schedule/. Sportsnet will also be broadcasting the 2019 All-Star Game happening on January 20th and the 2019 Clarkson Cup Final on March 24th.
About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With six current clubs throughout North America and China, it enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment, and motivation. The league is a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit thecwhl.com.