January 8, 2020 – 3:00 PM
The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) Dream Gap Tour will return to Toronto January 11-12, 2020 with a six-game tournament.
“Unifor has been a strong supporter of the PWHPA since its inception,” said Jerry Dias, National President. “Our union fully supports the goal of a sustainable professional women’s league that girls and women players can aspire to.”
This weekend’s tournament will be the fourth official PWHPA event. Unifor was the title sponsor of the first Dream Gap Tour tournament, which took place in Toronto back in September 2019. Since then the tour has held tournaments in Hudson, New Hampshire and Chicago with an upcoming tournament scheduled to take place in Philadelphia next month.
The Women’s Hockey Showcase, sponsored by Secret deodorant, will bring six teams comprised of 120 athletes from across North America for two days of action packed hockey. Four of the games will be held at Toronto’s Herb Carnegie Arena, with three on Saturday January 11 and one the morning of Sunday January 12. A fifth game will be played Sunday morning in Vaughan at the Al Palladini Centre and the final game will take place Sunday afternoon at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto.
The event will showcase the best players in the world including Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner, Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne and many more.
The mission of PWHPA Dream Gap Tour is to draw attention to the continued lack of opportunity and support for professional female hockey players in North America.