Free Virtual Sessions Scheduled for July 13 & 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET
July 7, 2021 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – The National Women’s Hockey League today announced details for a series of virtual Town Hall meetings designed to raise awareness and educate prospective players about the league and professional women’s hockey.
The new program offers two free interactive sessions for players to choose from on Tuesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 28 both beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. The event will introduce members of the league’s senior leadership team along with ownership and player representation who will provide transparent details on topics such as the league’s vision, programs and policies, and enhanced player benefits.
REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT IS ONLINE AT NWHL.ZONE/2021-TOWN-HALL
“Players are the most important part of the NWHL and for building a sustainable future for professional women’s hockey in North America,” said Commissioner Tyler Tumminia. “We want to give athletes the opportunity to hear firsthand exactly who we are and what we stand for so they can make informed decisions about their professional hockey careers. This is a new era for the NWHL that has experienced a lot of change over the past year. We’re proud of how far we’ve come and are excited to share more about where we’re headed.”
Tumminia will be part of the Town Hall panel along with the league’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Lisa Haley, Senior Vice President of Communications Paul Krotz, Chairman Miles Arnone of the Isobel Cup champion Boston Pride, and Toronto Six captain Shiann Darkangelo.
These Town Hall meetings are open to all players interested in learning more about the NWHL including those with professional experience competing in North America or in International leagues as well as NCAA and USPORTS programs regardless of their current eligibility. Additional Town Hall events may be planned ahead of the 2021-22 season for various stakeholders such as media and fans.
On June 29 a total of 30 players were selected in the 2021 NWHL Draft which was presented for the first time in league history live on Twitch, and on July 25 another six players will be introduced in the inaugural International Draft. The NWHL is coming off a record-setting Season 6 with landmark corporate sponsorships, historic broadcast partnerships, and all-time highs for digital engagement that led to the monumental salary cap increase up to $300,000 per team for Season 7. Off-season highlights thus far also include a new community partnership with Athlete Ally, and the sale of four franchises to officially put all six of the league’s teams in the hands of independent ownership.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone.
NWHL Senior Vice President of Communications