In the first week of the 2018-19 CWHL season, the Markham Thunder swept the Worcester Blades, Les Canadiennes de Montréal split with the Calgary Inferno, and the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays took the opening two games of their three-game series against the Toronto Furies, with game three set for tonight,
The CWHL has seen tight playoff races and unpredictable playoff matchups, but it's yet to see a year where both the playoff race and the playoffs themselves are equally competitive. Expect that to change in 2018-19.
All teams except the Markham Thunder are returning only about half of the roster
The CWHL today released its 2018-19 regular season schedule. The league's 12th season begins on Saturday, October 13 with all teams in action, as Les Canadiennes de Montréal host the Calgary Inferno, the Toronto Furies host the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays, and reigning Clarkson Cup champion Markham Thunder host the
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