Sonnet Showcase, set for February 26-27, will take place at Steve Yzerman Arena
TORONTO, ON – January 20, 2022 – The Professional Women’s Hockey Player Association (PWHPA) is heading to Canada’s capital for the third stop of the 2021-22 Secret® Dream Gap Tour. Officially titled the Sonnet Showcase, the event will take place in Ottawa on February 26-27, and will feature Team adidas (Minnesota), Team Bauer (Boston), Team Harvey’s (Montreal), and Team Sonnet (Toronto).
The games will take place at the Steve Yzerman Arena and, once again, all teams will vie to take home the weekend prize pot. Game one will feature Team adidas and Team Sonnet battling each other, while Team Bauer and Team Harvey’s will face-off in game two. Winners of the Saturday games will meet in the championship, and the remaining two teams will square off in the consolation game. Tickets for the event will be made available the week of January 24th via Showpass.
“The PWHPA is excited to bring the Secret Dream Gap Tour to Ottawa for the first time,” said Jayna Hefford, PWHPA Operations Consultant. “Ottawa is a strong hockey market, with a large number of girls youth hockey programs. We also know this will allow young hockey fans—girls and boys—to see the top talent compete and inspire them to follow their hockey dreams.”
Sonnet— who has been a key sponsor for the PWHPA for the last two seasons— has expanded their support of the PWHPA’s mission by providing additional funding for the upcoming Ottawa showcase through this title sponsorship.
“Sonnet proudly supports the PWHPA in our shared commitment to advancing women’s professional sports,” said Brian Long, VP Marketing, Sonnet. “As part of the ongoing journey to create a sustainable professional women’s hockey league, the Sonnet Showcase is another opportunity for these incredibly skilled athletes to display their talent and compete at an elite level.”
The event will mark the first time the PWHPA has played in Ottawa. Team Scotiabank (Calgary), who won the first two Secret® Dream Gap Tour showcases this season, will not be at the event, which leaves the door open for a new weekend winner to be crowned.
About the PWHPA
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is 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. 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.
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PWHPA Media Consultant