As the Canadian Women’s Hockey League is in the early stages of its sixth season of play, the CWHL has reached a landmark agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames. This serves as a watershed moment for the growing league. The league features at least two dozen women from Canada, the United States and Europe that have competed in the Winter Games.
With CWHL crowds drawing less than 500 fans and team fundraisers being the bread and butter for survival, the Toronto Furies and Team Alberta franchise (known affectionately as the Honeybadgers) will be receiving support from the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.
A five-year agreement was reached with the Maple Leafs and the Furies. Through this agreement, the Maple Leafs will provide an annual contribution of $30,000 in an effort to help cover various team costs such as coaching, uniforms and travel.
Of even greater importance, the Maple Leafs will provide assistance to the Furies in terms of exposure courtesy of their website, promotion at Maple Leafs home games and on their network, Leafs TV. Players and coaches shall also be invited to ...
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Maple Leafs and Flames to Assist CWHL’s Toronto and Alberta FranchisesNovember 13th, 2012 by Mark Staffieri Leave a reply »