In the first installment of this year's CWHL Draft in Review, I'll be looking at the teams that chose first: the Worcester Blades, Toronto Furies, and Markham Thunder. The full draft list can be found at the bottom of this article. Calgary, Shenzhen, and Montreal are covered in Part II.
The 2018 CWHL Draft takes place in Toronto on Sunday, August 26. The draft order is the inverse of the regular season standings, with no set number of rounds -- selections will continue until every registered player is chosen. Only prospects who have registered are eligible to be drafted. In
This 2018 CWHL offseason seen some enormous changes so far. Most notably, CWHL Commissioner Brenda Andress is leaving her position at the end of July. Andress has been the CWHL commissioner since the league's inception in 2007. Legendary five-time Canadian Olympian (and four-time Olympic gold medalist) Jayna Hefford will be
Registration for the 2018 CWHL Draft opened on June 1, with one major format change announced: Between July 1 and August 17, general managers will be able to pre-sign their first- and second-round draft selections.
The motives behind this move are likely an attempt to maintain the league's presence in
The 2017-18 season marked several milestones for the CWHL. Between the addition of two teams based in China, the relocation of a founding franchise, and the introduction of player compensation, the league entered its second decade with some major changes. Combine those with the attention lapse and subsequent attention boost