It would be fantastic if more teams followed in the NHL’s Flames skate strides, to support a CWHL team. It was announced today that the Calgary Flames will be a supporter of Team Alberta. In an effort to expand support within women’s hockey the teams will look to cross promote with social media, ticket sales and community involvement.
In addition to the announcement, fans are encouraged to enter a naming contest for “Team Alberta”. For more information, click here!
Also of notable mention the Toronto Maple Leafs announced their investment of $30,000 annually during a 5-year agreement with the CWHL’s Toronto Furies.
Other cities that hold CWHL teams include Montreal and Boston two of which will shoot for similar deals with their respective local NHL counterparts. The final CWHL team resides in Brampton, Ontario, which is regionally very close to the Leafs in Toronto. Don’t count Brampton out on finding an NHL supporter, even if it doesn’t reside in the same region.
In an effort to continue bringing awareness and a larger fan base to the CWHL and women’s hockey, the Toronto Furies will host Team Alberta at the Air Canada Center on Saturday for a free game, open to the public:
“To mark the Furies-Leafs deal, Toronto will host Team Alberta at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday in a game free to the public. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with an autograph session featuring Leafs alumni Wendel Clark, Gary Leeman and Johnny Bower as well as a number of former women’s national team stars, including Geraldine Heaney and Hall of Famer Angela James.”
Not only the sport of hockey, but the female contingent is constantly growing and rightfully so. Hockey, it’s a girl thing!