The National Women’s Hockey League has finally received some support from the world’s largest ice hockey organization, the National Hockey League.
Significance of the Deal
The partnership is groundbreaking as it is the first agreement between the NHL and a the NWHL to promote the women’s game. It is very possible other NHL teams could follow suit and partner with a women’s franchise. As the female sports fan demographic continues to grow, an NHL-NWHL partnership can increase hockey’s draw to include women. But the growing female hockey fanbase isn’t the only reason the deal can benefit both sides.
— Metro Riveters (@NYRiveters) October 6, 2017
Does Women’s Hockey Have a Chance?
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Main Image: The New York Riveters, one of four teams competing in the first season of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), warm up before their game against Boston Pride at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 18, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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