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BC-HKW--CWHL Folds

March 31, 2019
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1. The league announced the news a week after the 12th edition of its championship game, the Clarkson Cup. The league said in a statement that its “business model has proven to be economically unsustainable.” The CWHL was founded in 2007 and has six teams — four in Canada, one in the United States and one in Shenzhen, China.

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday.

The league announced the news a week after the 12th edition of its championship game, the Clarkson Cup.

“Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable,” the league said in a statement.

The CWHL was founded in 2007 with a mandate to increase interest in women’s hockey. The league has six teams — four in Canada, one in the United States and one in Shenzhen, China.

The Calgary Inferno won the title game last Sunday, beating the Montreal Candiennes 5-2.