🏒 The PWHL effect on women’s hockey by the numbers
PWHL has demonstrable effect on IIHF Women’s World Hockey championship
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The U.S. lost to rival Canada in OT in the gold medal match of this year’s IIHF Women’s World Championship last night in Utica, NY. The competition, which began in 1990 and has featured these two nations in the championship 22 out of 23 times, introduced a new element to the ice this year: the PWHL. Here’s how the pro women’s hockey league is impacting the game.
April 15, 2024
🏒 Ice cold
PWHL lands three key partnerships as U.S. companies increase sponsorship in league
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The PWHL just keeps winning. This week, the women’s hockey league signed the Women’s Sports Network (WSN) as its first U.S. national broadcast partner and brought on two financial services companies — Bread Financial and Discover.
February 16, 2024
🏒 Lookin’ at the truth
PWHL showcase draws a record 16.4K crowd at NHL All-Star Weekend
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The stars were out last Thursday during NHL All-Star Weekend, but Justin Bieber wasn’t the only one to steal the show. PWHL players shone in a 3-on-3 showcase in front of 16.4K fans at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, marking the first complete official event for women’s hockey at All-Star Weekend.
February 05, 2024
🍺 Worth a shot
Woody Creek Distillers is the first premier U.S. partner of the PWHL
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With the move, the Colorado distillery follows a trend of alcoholic beverage companies investing extensively in women’s sports.
January 10, 2024
🏒 Pucking up steam
Highlights of the inaugural PWHL season so far
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It’s been eight days since the puck dropped for the first-ever PWHL game, and in that span, the league has broken the attendance record for pro women’s hockey — twice — and seen viewership numbers in the millions.
January 08, 2024
The PWHL is the first pro North American women's sports league with a CBA in place before its inaugural game
The PWHL is the first pro North American women's sports league with a CBA in place before its inaugural game
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This milestone marks a crucial culture change for women's sports and should have positive reverberations across the new league.
September 13, 2023
PHF in talks with investor groups to buy existing or potential expansion teams
PHF in talks with investor groups to buy existing or potential expansion teams
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April 07, 2023
Per a Wednesday report, the PHF is in talks with five investor groups to buy existing or potential expansion teams in an effort to change its current ownership structure.
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Ep #360

PWHL playoff push & Nelly Korda’s dominance

April 23, 2024
PWHL playoff push & Nelly Korda’s dominance

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is for the girls with a two-parter full of women’s sport updates. First up, Steph Rotz and guest co-host Lauren Tuiskula discuss yet another historic PWHL weekend along with everything you need to know heading into the final push to the playoffs.

Then in part two, Steph and Lauren highlight world No. 1 golfer Nelly Korda and her recent dominance after the American notched her LPGA record-tying fifth consecutive tour victory over the weekend. Tee-rific.

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The PWHPA is flying south for the winter
The PWHPA is flying south for the winter
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On Monday, the women’s hockey union teamed up with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for an upcoming PWHPA Dream Gap Tour event, marking the latest collab between North American women’s and men’s hockey organizations.
January 11, 2023
The PHF announced plans to double its salary cap ($750K to $1.5 million) for the 2023–24 season
The PHF announced plans to double its salary cap ($750K to $1.5 million) for the 2023–24 season
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The PHF announced plans to double its salary cap for the 2023–24 season on Wednesday, and didn’t stop there, announcing a splashy All-Star weekend yesterday — two major steps towards luring top talent from the PWHPA and solidifying itself as a power player in the budding women’s hockey space.
December 16, 2022
EA Sports introduced women's national teams in NHL 23
EA Sports introduced women's national teams in NHL 23
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EA Sports introduced women’s national teams in the newly-released NHL 23, continuing the growing inclusion of women’s sports in video games.
October 17, 2022