By @MichaelCaples –
Today, the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association announced a new series of events to promote women’s hockey and the game’s top players.
The “Dream Gap Tour” will bring some of the best women’s hockey players from around the world together for a series of games and community events in select locations in the U.S. and Canada.
The first stops in the Dream Gap Tour will be:
- Toronto, Ontario – Sept. 20-22, 2019
- Hudson, New Hampshire – Oct. 4-6, 2019
- Chicago, Illinois – Oct. 18-20, 2019
The above dates and locations are the only ones listed at the moment; here’s to hoping they add more stops throughout the season.
“This is a year of purpose for every member of the Players Association. Young hockey players – boys and girls – should be able to share a dream of one day making a living as a professional hockey player,” said Kendall Coyne Schofield. “That reality doesn’t exist today for girls.
“Together, we are on a mission to change that.”
Each of the stops will include youth clinics and four-team exhibition tournaments to crown a champion in each market. Expected participants listed in the press release include Hilary Knight, Marie-Philip Poulin, Sarah Nurse, Natalie Spooner, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Amanda Kessel, Monique Lamoureux Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Brianna Decker, Noora Raty, Renata Fast and Brianne Jenner. Michigan’s own Megan Keller has also confirmed her participation via social media.