Canadian Women’s Hockey League fans can now vote for captains of each team in the inaugural All Star Game on Dec. 13 in Toronto.
Voting will take place until Dec 10. Fans can choose up to three players to vote for within a 24-hour window. After voting closes, there will be a private draft on Dec. 12 to choose the rest of the team’s rosters.
Forty-two players for the All Star Game were announced last week and include representation from all five of the CWHL’s teams. The game will feature 19 Olympians and a number of National team players, including Hilary Knight, Tara Watchorn, Tessa Bonhomme, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Caroline Ouellette and more. Check out a full list of players here. All 42 are available to accept votes for team captains.
The All-Star game, which will be held at the Air Canada Center, is free to attend and will include one period of a skill competition followed by two periods of hockey. Though it is a non-ticketed event, fans who plan on attending are asked to RSVP.
The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet as part of the CWHL’s new broadcast deal.
Currently the CWHL consists of five teams: the Toronto Furies, Boston Blades, Brampton Thunder, Calgary Inferno and Montreal Stars.It is the premiere place for elite female hockey players, and is centrally funded with all participating teams receiving equal access to financial support. It is a non-profit organization with every dollar going toward building a league dedicated to raising the profile of women’s hockey.