Canadian women’s and para hockey have long been woefully underfunded. Management changes at Hockey Canada are an opportunity to correct the unequal way the game is supported.
Professional women’s hockey is trying to emerge from a crisis by creating a players’ union to improve pay and working conditions.
In North America, women have faced many challenges in maintaining a successful professional league, despite other women’s sports growing in popularity.
When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced it was folding, it was seen as a setback for women’s hockey. But history suggests the death of one hockey league leads to new opportunities.