PWHL Toronto Arena could be Coca-Cola Coliseum or Scotiabank Arena. Official announcement regarding the home arena is yet to take place.
Boston's PWHL team is planning to use the BU's Walter Brown Arena as its official home for its games. Likewise, Minnesota will most probably play its games at Xcel Energy Center.
As of now, no information regarding the uniforms of the PWHL team has been announced. We can expect that they are working on it and the jerseys of every team will be unveiled soon.
There are six teams in the newly formed Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL), three each from Canada and the United States.
Furthermore, the Canada-based teams are Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, while the American teams are New York, Boston, and Minnesota.
Mark Walter Group owns the PWHL and all six teams. The inaugural season is scheduled to start in January 2024. Each team will be playing 24 games in the regular season.
PWHL Arenas List 2023
TD Place Arena
New York City
Total Mortgage Arena
Walter Brown Arena (Boston University)
Xcel Energy Center
The PWHL has recently emerged and the teams have just formed. A lot of preparation is on the way for every team regarding their names, uniforms, official arena, and so on.
Some of the teams have already started looking for their venues. The Ottawa PWHL team has chosen TD Place Arena as their official arena. It was confirmed by the team's general manager Michael Hirshfeld.
Likewise, Minnesota's women's hockey team will play their games at Xcel Energy Center, which is also the official home of the Minnesota Wild.
There are speculations that the PWHL Toronto team will play its home games at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. Since nothing has been finalized yet, things may change in the future.
If rumors come true, the PWHL team of New York will play their games at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The arena is also the home of the AHL's Bridgeport Islanders.
PWHL Jerseys and Colors
The jerseys of the PWHL teams are yet to be decided. However, the league has announced the official color for the teams in its X account.
These colors were also used in their tables by the teams in the Draft event. It is obvious that the teams will be using these colors at least for some years in the future. Moreover, these colors will act as their identity in their uniforms and logos.
The Montreal team has prevalently used maroon colors in their Instagram and Twitter accounts. We can expect that the team will use the same color primarily in its jerseys and emblems. Other different colors can also be used while designing the uniforms and logos.
The teal/green color will be the official color of the New York team. Likewise, Toronto will be using the light blue color in its identity.
Minnesota's PWHL team has gone with purple color, while the NHL's Minnesota Wild uses green and gold as its primary colors.
The red color will be worn by the women's team of Ottawa. The Ottawa Senators also use the red color in their logos and uniforms, along with black, gold, and white.
Boston team has accepted the green color as its primary color. Green is also the major color of the NBA team Boston Celtics. But the Bruins of the NHL are using black and gold in their brand.
PWHL Canada Teams to Watch Out For
The Canadian PWHL teams are:
The Montreal PWHL team is based in Quebec. The franchise signed Marie-Philip Poulin, Anne-Renée Desbiens, and Laura Stacey as free agents.
Marie-Philip Poulin is the captain of the Canadian Women's National Ice Hockey team. She secured three gold medals in the Olympic Games in 2010, 2014, and 2022.
On top of that, the 32-year-old forward has been the champion of the IIHF Women's World Championship three times with the Canadian team.
Poulin was the captain of the Canadiennes de Montreal of the now-defunct Canadian Women's Hockey League and became MVP of the league three times. She was awarded the Northern Star Award in 2022 and became the first female hockey player to win the title.
Another forward on the current roster of the team, Laura Stacey is also a member of the Canadian women's national team. Laura won gold with the Canadian team at the 2022 Winter Olympics. She won the IIHF World Women's Championship title with Team Canada in 2021 and 2022.
Goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens was a member of the Canadian team that participated in the 2022 Beijing Olympics and won the gold medal.
Besides these players, the team also comprises talented athletes such as Erin Ambrose, Maureen Murphy, Dominika Laskova, and more.
Carla Macleod is the head coach of the Ottawa PWHL team. They signed Brianne Jenner, Emerance Maschmeyer, and Emily Clark as the free agents.
In 2014, Clark posted two goals in her very first NCAA match against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs playing for the University of Wisconsin.
Clark won the title of the IIHF Women's World U18 Championship in 2012 and 2013 with the Canadian team. She also captured gold in the 2021 and 2022 World Championships, as well as in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
Ottawa's next forward, Brianne Jenner won the 2008 National Women's U-18 Championship with Team Ontario Red. Jenner bagged the game-winning goal in overtime for the victory. She played collegiate hockey with Cornell Big Red.
Internationally, Jenner clinched gold in the 2014 and 2022 Olympic Games representing the Canadian women's team. She is a three-time IIHF World Champion winning the titles in 2012, 2021, and 2022 as a part of Team Canada.
Emerance Maschmeyer has been selected as the goalie of Ottawa. Maschmeyer helped Canada to win the gold in the 2022 Olympic Games and 2021 & 2022 World Championships.
Some of the capable new draftees on the team are Savannah Harmon, Ashton Bell, Jincy Dunne, Hayley Scamurra, Gabbie Hughes, and others.
Toronto initially selected two forwards, Sarah Nurse and Blayre Turnbull, and defense Renata Fast on its roster. Troy Ryan is the head coach.
Nurse is a member of the Canadian women's national team. She helped Canada to win the silver in the 2018 Winter Olympics and gold in 2022.
Nurse played collegiate with the Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey program. In December 2016, she scored a hat-trick against Minnesota Golden Gophers in an 8-2 win game.
Turnbull played college hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2011-12 season and became team captain in her junior and senior years.
In the CWHL, Turnbull played for the Calgary Inferno and helped the team win its first-ever Clarkson Cup championship in 2016.
Renata Fast won the 2014 National Collegiate Women's ice hockey championship with the Clarkson Golden Knights. She has appeared in the World Championships five times with the national team and won gold in 2021 and 2022.
The draft picks of the team are Jocelyne Larocque, Emma Maltais, Kristen Campbell, Natalie Spooner, Jesse Comphe, Kali Flanagan, and more.