The Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) was established in May of 2019 with the vision of establishing a sustainable and viable women's professional hockey league in North America. Our game doesn't move forward without the extensive commitment and sacrifice of our players who have remained united over the past four years and steadfast in the belief that we could change women's professional hockey for generations to come. We can't thank Mark and Kimbra Walter enough for believing in the PWHPA and their investment to build a league that the best players in the world can now call home.

Our mission would not be possible without the support of our valued partners, fans, volunteers, advisors, and supporters who have been with us every step of the way.

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Our Mission:

  • To promote, advance, and support a single, viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world.
  • To provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league.
  • To coordinate training needs and programming opportunities during the current season.
  • To collaborate with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women today and for the girls of the next generation.

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PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour Stats fuelled by Gatorade

Introducing Our

2022-23 Team Rosters

Team Scotiabank
Team adidas
Team Harvey's
Team Sonnet

Recap the Action From the

Secret® Dream Gap Tour
stops in Chicago and New York

Put Your #StickInTheGround for Women's Hockey

Thank You To Our

NHL Club Partners
Anaheim Ducks
PWHPA x Arizona Coyotes
PWHPA x Calgary Flames
PWHPA x Chicago Blackhawks
PWHPA x LA Kings
PWHPA x Ottawa Senators
PWHPA x New York Rangers
PWHPA x Philadelphia Flyers
PWHPA x Pittsburgh Penguins
PWHPA x Seattle Kraken
PWHPA x St. Louis Blues
PWHPA x Tampa Bay Lightning
PWHPA x Toronto Maple Leafs
PWHPA x Washington Capitals

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Competitors On Ice,

Women's Hockey Players Unite Off The Ice For Change

We are fortunate to be ambassadors of this game that we revere so deeply and yet, more than ever, we understand the responsibility that comes with that ambassadorship: To leave this game in better shape than when we entered it. That is why we come together, 125 players strong, to say it is time to create a sustainable professional league for Women’s Hockey.

While we have all accomplished so much, there is no greater accomplishment than what we have the potential to do right here and right now—not just for this generation of players, but for generations to come. With that purpose, we are coming together, not as individual players, but as one collective voice to help navigate the future and protect the players needs. We cannot make a sustainable living playing in the current state of the professional game. Having no health insurance and making as low as two thousand dollars a season means players can’t adequately train and prepare to play at the highest level.

Because of that, together as players, we will not play in ANY professional leagues in North America this season until we get the resources that professional hockey demands and deserves.

We may have represented different teams, leagues, and countries—but this sport is one family. And the time is now for this family to unite. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for—our moment to come together and say we deserve more. It’s time for a long-term viable professional league that will showcase the greatest product of women's professional hockey in the world.