TORONTO (December 5, 2022) – The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), TSN, and RDS today announced Canada’s Sports Leader will be the official broadcaster of the upcoming THE CANADIAN TIRE PWHPA ALL-STAR Weekend, in partnership with the Ottawa Senators live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ont. on December 10 and 11.
Coverage begins on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. ET with two regular season Secret® Dream Gap Tour games as Team adidas goes head-to-head with Team Sonnet on TSN, TSN.ca, and the TSN app. The game is followed by Team Harvey’s facing off against Team Scotiabank at 7 p.m. ET. French language coverage of both games is available on RDS.ca and the RDS app.
All-Star festivities take the ice on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 12 noon ET on TSN, RDS, TSN.ca, RDS.ca, and the TSN and RDS apps, highlighted by a round-robin tournament of six, ten-minute 3-on-3 games, with the final two teams competing in the All-Star championship.
The weekend also features an all-star broadcast team, led by host Tessa Bonhomme alongside analyst Jayna Hefford on-site in Ottawa. On the call is Kenzie Lalonde with analyst Cheryl Pounder, and Julia Tocheri reporting from rink side.
The PWHPA recently announced the captains for the four all-star teams: Marie-Philip Poulin (Team Harvey’s), Hilary Knight (Team Sonnet), Sarah Nurse (Team adidas), and Megan Keller (Team Scotiabank), all of whom were voted in by fans to represent their teams.
TSN also features highlights from the All-Star skills challenge, consisting of players selected by their peers competing in four skills challenges: fastest skater, accuracy shooting, skills challenge, and a save streak.
The CANADIAN TIRE PWHPA ALL-STAR WEEKEND is also available to U.S. fans streaming on ESPN+.
About the PWHPA
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, visit pwhpa.com.
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN Radio stations, and the TSN app, featuring 5G capabilities. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, UEFA EURO, MLB, Golf’s Majors, Grand Slam Tennis, NASCAR, F1, UFC, and NCAA March Madness. TSN comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. More information about TSN is available at TSN.ca.
For More Information:
PWHPA: Ashley McLellan, email@example.com
TSN: Hannah Carver, 905.351.2023, firstname.lastname@example.org