Earlier this summer, the Canadian Women's Hockey League announced an expansion to China, of all places, in a partnership with KHL-based Kunlun Red Star to place a women's team in Shenzhen. The team will branch into two brackets -- a professional level and its under-18 counterpart -- and act as
On Wednesday, Boston Blades general manager Krista Patronick announced she would be leaving for a Director of Hockey Operations position with Colgate women's hockey. Patronick took over the Blades two years ago, where she inherited a program in the rebuilding phase.
One of her first moves was hiring Brian McCloskey
Recently, the CWHL announced its international expansion to China. The league will now feature a Kunlun Red Star team, to begin play this coming season. If you haven't already read Zoe's piece on the news -- check it out for more details.
Following the league's press conference, fans and media
For several weeks prior to Monday's official announcement about the CWHL's addition of an expansion team in Shenzhen, China, the news was being leaked in the international press -- namely on Chinese sports websites and in the Finnish news, as first reported by The Ice Garden.
The CWHL kept mum
"Growing the game" is an important concept in women's hockey, and it's been adopted by both professional leagues -- the NWHL and CWHL. The mere existence of these leagues help bring women's sports to wider audiences and further the growth of women's hockey across a variety of age