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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:07 pm
 


At last women have their own professional hockey league instead of only really being acknowledged in the winter Olympics. Only 6 teams to start with and they have yet to formally announce team names but the teams are:

Montreal
Ottawa
Toronto
Boston
Minnesota
New York

They seem to be getting pretty good fan support and sponsorship will pick up I'm sure as the season progresses. The majority of the team rosters are Canadian and American players but there are some from other countries as well.

Information about the teams and game results can be found here:

https://www.thepwhl.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2024 5:51 pm
 


Has anyone here even watched some of any of the first 3 games of this season?

These gals are awesome! They are drawing in the crowds as well and when I just checked online most of their initial merchandise is sold out already.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:53 pm
 


I haven't, but I do hear good things about them too. :rock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:46 am
 


I don't have cable, and so have no access to live sports, and only see clips of games on YouTube or social media, so I haven't seen anything yet (I only saw a fraction of one WJ game though too).

My prediction is that if there is no hitting and no fighting like in international play, it will likely struggle to do as well as the the NHL does. Core audiences want to see the physicality as well as scoring. Let's hope it's more like the NHL than the IIHF.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:04 pm
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
I don't have cable, and so have no access to live sports, and only see clips of games on YouTube or social media, so I haven't seen anything yet (I only saw a fraction of one WJ game though too).

My prediction is that if there is no hitting and no fighting like in international play, it will likely struggle to do as well as the the NHL does. Core audiences want to see the physicality as well as scoring. Let's hope it's more like the NHL than the IIHF.

Oh, there is hitting alright. :lol:
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Extremely physical.

That's how Montreal head coach and former professional player Kori Cheverie described the game play after her team completed three Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL) exhibition games in Utica, N.Y., last month.

The games still showed off speed and skill, which have long been hallmarks of women's hockey. But it was obvious early on that they were not going to be called the same way as a game at the international level.
That's carried into the first three regular season games of the inaugural PWHL season, and for casual fans of women's hockey who only follow the sport at the Olympics or world championships, the physicality in this league might come as a surprise.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/pwhl/p ... -1.7076009

We've watched part or most of a few games so far and these women play hard. It's quite awesome and entertaining to watch actually. They are getting great attendance in all 6 locations as well and also good TV ratings, both of which I hope keep going.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2024 8:56 pm
 


That's the reason I dropped cable years ago. The sports they did play I wasn't interested in. No F1. No FE. No GT racing. And the shows and channels I enjoyed they dropped.

I hope the PWHL does well, but unless they embrace streaming I'll have to be satisfied with highlights on youtube.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:54 am
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:
That's the reason I dropped cable years ago. The sports they did play I wasn't interested in. No F1. No FE. No GT racing. And the shows and channels I enjoyed they dropped.

I hope the PWHL does well, but unless they embrace streaming I'll have to be satisfied with highlights on youtube.

The first game streamed on sportsnet's service. I watched it there, was great!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:52 pm
 


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The first game streamed on sportsnet's service. I watched it there, was great!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 4:20 pm
 


It looks like most games are being streamed on youtube as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 4:28 pm
 


That's good. The more exposure the better for the league.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:37 pm
 


This is going to be fantastic!

Sold-out Scotiabank Arena game the next chapter in burgeoning PWHL Toronto-Montreal rivalry

A quick look-up shows that Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (where the Leafs play) has a capacity of 18,819 for hockey.

4pm our time and we can't wait! [B-o] [hockey]


Also... how cool is this?

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Among those in the stands will be lots of friends and family cheering on Montreal forward Laura Stacey, who's from Kleinburg, Ont.

She'll playing under a banner hung in the rafters in honour of her great-grandfather, King Clancy, wearing the same number seven on her back.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:59 pm
 


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