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SportCanadian Women’s Hockey League to shut down operations

18:20  31 march  2019
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The Canadian Women ' s Hockey League (CWHL) is a professional women ' s ice hockey league . Established in 2007, the league comprises six teams located within Canada , China

The National Women ' s Hockey League (NWHL) is an American women ' s professional ice hockey league , established in 2015 with four teams.

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The Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced Sunday it will fold its operation due to an "economically unsustainable" business model, effective May 1.

Despite putting in place new management and a new board last summer, which was led by former Canadian women's star Jayna Hefford, the league couldn't reach an adequate revenue base to keep operations running.

"(We) have proactively worked with our contract staff, players, GM’s, industry partners and corporate sponsors to establish an adequate revenue base, good governance, and high-quality hockey on the ice. Unfortunately the business model that has been the foundation of the League is not sustainable financially," the statement read, in part.

The decision comes a week after the 12th edition of the Clarkson Cup, with a record-setting 175,000 fans tuning in to watch the championship game.

The CWHL was founded in 2007 with the goal of growing women's hockey.

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