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BREAKING NEWS: CWHL announces discontinuation of operation

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More details will follow as the story develops

In a stunning announcement the Board of Directors for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) has declared “the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable” and as a result operations will be discontinued as of May 1, 2019.

The league has given this press release, but details are still forthcoming.

Update: The NWHL released a message of support to the everyone involved in the CWHL. The Commissioner Dani Rylan was quoted as saying “We will pursue all opportunities to ensure the best players in Canada have a place to play. Those conversations have started already and have quickly become a priority.” and “The great players and passionate fans in Canada deserve professional women’s hockey. “

As the story develops we will be talking to players, staff, and hopefully league officials to determine the whole picture.