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    Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL)

    The Canadian Women's Hockey League will fold on 1 May. Apparently the teams were league owned so I guess if they want to continue someone will have to buy out the name/rights.

    The NWHL apparently looking into "opportunities" now, I guess maybe absorbing some of the teams. I wonder what will happen to Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays. Is the Russian women's league worth them joining?

    https://www.tsn.ca/cwhl-announces-it...ions-1.1282718

    https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nhl/...s1h2mryrwdz6pd

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/hocke...stainable.html

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    I'm not sure of the level of play in the Russian league but it has to be better and a Chinese league, no? While spreading their talent among multiple teams would help raise the level of play of a Chinese women's league, the CIHF's goal right now is to raise the national team first and foremost prior to the Beijing Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salavat View Post
    The Canadian Women's Hockey League will fold on 1 May. Apparently the teams were league owned so I guess if they want to continue someone will have to buy out the name/rights.

    The NWHL apparently looking into "opportunities" now, I guess maybe absorbing some of the teams. I wonder what will happen to Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays. Is the Russian women's league worth them joining?

    https://www.tsn.ca/cwhl-announces-it...ions-1.1282718

    https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nhl/...s1h2mryrwdz6pd

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/hocke...stainable.html
    Adding the Chinese team to the league probably wasn't the best idea, then the NWHL came along and seemed to sweep all the hype
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    So following the CWHL's demise the Chinese club, Kunlun Red Stars Vanke Rays, has now joined the Russian Women's Hockey League

    https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/7/...7evtbBudP-wsas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salavat View Post
    So following the CWHL's demise the Chinese club, Kunlun Red Stars Vanke Rays, has now joined the Russian Women's Hockey League

    https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/7/...7evtbBudP-wsas
    Maybe should have joined that league in the first place.
    Having a Chinese team in a North American league made no sense to me.
    It's not the only reason why the CWHL folded but undoubtedly the prohibitive travel expenses for a league already strapped for cash was a contributor.

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