New York Rangers come to be 1st NHL group to host PWHPA sport

Madison Square Garden, the home of the New York Rangers, will play host to a PWHPA game on Feb. 28.

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Madison Square Backyard, the residence of the New York Rangers, will play host to a PWHPA match on Feb. 28.

The New York Rangers have turn out to be the initial NHL team to host a Professional Women’s Hockey Gamers Association sport, the team and the league declared.

The league will kick off the 2021 Desire Gap Tour on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. ET. It will be the initially time professional women’s hockey to be performed at Madison Square Backyard garden. At this time, this is the only scheduled date for the 2021 Tour but the league promised extra games throughout Canada and the United States will be introduced in the coming days.

“This is a main milestone for women’s hockey and younger ladies who aspire to perform skilled hockey but really don’t have the selection to make it a vocation nowadays,” stated Jayna Hefford, PWHPA operations advisor in a press release. “NHL teams are uniquely positioned to elevate women’s hockey to the following amount. They convey significant brand name strength, company associations and accessibility to a enthusiast foundation. I want to thank the New York Rangers and Bauer Hockey for assisting us reach this accomplishment. We are even much more fired up to rejoice this milestone on Nationwide Women and Girls in Sports activities Working day.”


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The league was founded in 2019 and features approximately 125 of the world’s finest hockey gamers and was fashioned to advocate for and progress fairness, fairness and prospect in women’s expert hockey.

“The talent stage of women’s hockey is basically incredible, and the Rangers business is honoured to host this recreation. We’re energized to play even a tiny role in encouraging elevate visibility for the women’s sport,” said John Davidson, President, New York Rangers. “We all love this sport so much and any chance the Rangers have to take part in its development is a little something we want to be a portion of. It’s a gain for everyone concerned.”

Bauer Hockey was also declared aa a lover for the PWHPA.