Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that it has been supporting the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), as Canadian legal counsel, by advising on sponsorship, partnership and other agreements. The PWHPA's mission is to promote, advance and support a single, viable, professional women's ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women's professional ice hockey in the world.
The PWHPA works to demonstrate that there is demand for the PWHPA's vision of a professional league for the top female ice hockey players in the world, which would include more than 43 medal-winning Olympians, more than 60 members of Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, and National Champions from several other countries including Finland and Russia. The PWHPA is holding a series of tournaments across the United States and Canada, entitled the PWHPA Secret® Dream Gap Tour, to showcase the greatest product of women's professional ice hockey in the world. The Canadian leg of the Secret® Dream Gap Tour is taking place in Calgary, Alberta from May 24 to May 30, 2021.
Associate Jessie Lewis leads the PWHPA team at Bennett Jones, with assistance from Partner and former professional hockey player and coach Daniel Ratushny and Senior Associates Will Edwards and Christopher Travascio.
About the PWHPA
Professional Women's Hockey Players Association's (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a single, viable professional women's ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women's professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, visit www.pwhpa.com.
About Bennett Jones
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