The women of the PWHPA will kick off their 2020 slate tomorrow when the Secret Women’s Hockey Showcase takes center stage in Toronto. It is the first of two scheduled events for the PWHPA in 2020, although expectations are more will soon be announced.
PWHPA Skills Competition
This is going to be extremely cool. At 10:00 am tomorrow morning, the PWHPA will take over Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto for a Skills Competition. Admission is free to the public. This outdoor event promises to be one of the highlights of the year when it comes to women’s hockey.
Brianna Decker, Rebecca Johnston, Hanna Bunton, Meaghan Mikkelson, Annie Belanger, Hilary Knight, Marie-Philip Poulin, Jill Saulnier, Karell Emard, Marie-Soleil Deschenes, Renata Fast, Sarah Nurse, Brittany Howard, Natalie Spooner, Elaine Chuli, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Lee Stecklein, Reagan Rust, Hannah Brandt and Ann-Renee Desbiens will take part in the event to kick off the weekend.
Exact details of the event have yet to be announced, but the competition is part of the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoor weekend. We can expect a fair amount of events from the annual NHL skills competition to be included.
After all, Kendall Coyne Schofield and Brianna Decker both shined at the event last year in San Jose.
The mascot games will take place at 11:30, which means this event should run approximately an hour.
Dream Gap Tour Film Premier
On Saturday night, fans will get a chance to check out the premier of “The Dream Gap” Film. This event will also feature a “Future of Women’s Hockey” panel. The event takes place at Paradise on Bloor in Toronto.
Here is what the PWHPA had to say about the event on their official website.
In partnership with the PWHPA, The Dream Gap portrays the current state of women’s professional hockey through the lens of the #ForTheGame movement. Perspective from legends including Billie Jean King and Jayna Hefford, plus current stars like Marie-Philip Poulin and Hilary Knight provide insight on the goals and progress of the PWHPA.
In partnership with Puck Talks, the event includes a panel event to encourage the conversation around women’s hockey. Panelists include Marie-Philip Poulin and Liz Knox with more to be announced.
Stay tuned to The Women’s Hockey Tribune, as we will have an exclusive sit-down next week regarding the film premier.
Three games will take place on Saturday and another three will go on Sunday. The action kicks off at 12:30 pm when Team Larocque battles Team Kessel. Team Bellamy and Team Daoust follow that up at 3:30 pm, while Team Spooner Vs. Team Coyne conclude the day’s action at 6:30 pm.
All three games will take place at Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre in North York. That building will be the epicenter for day one action at the Secret Women’s Hockey Showcase.
Day two kicks off in North York at 9:30 am when Team Kessel and Team Bellamy battle it out to finish their two-game weekend. At 10:30 am, Team Coyne and Team Larocque will take the action to Vaughan, Ontario. They’ll play at the Al Palladini Community Centre as the showcase begins to shift sites and continue to reach a wider audience.
The final game of the weekend will shift to Toronto, where the Mattamy Athletic Centre will play host to the showcase’s conclusion. Team Daoust and Team Spooner drop the puck at 4:30 pm at the building formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens.
Jocelyne Larocque, Amanda Kessel, Kacey Bellamy, Melodie Daoust, Natalie Spooner and Kendall Coyne Schofield will lead the six teams this weekend as the captains. As always, rosters are subject to change.
Erica Howe, Shae Tiley, Jocelyne Larocque, Blake Bolden, Kelsey Koelzer, Ella Matteucci, Alexis Woloschuk, Rachel Ade, Brianne Jenner, Jamie Lee Rattray, Victoria Bach, Laura Stacey, Jess Jones, Becca King, Jenna McParland, Shannon Stewart, Nicole Brown, Kelly Gribbons, Kristen Richards and Nicole Kosta
Katie Burt, Lauren Dahm, Olivia Zafuto, Jacquie Greco, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, Emily Matheson, Alyssa Gagliardi, Gigi Marvin, Haley Skarupa, Annika Zalewski, Hayley Scamurra, Emily Janiga, Melissa Samoskevich, Annie Pankowski, Shannon Hickey, Alexa Gruschow, Megan Myers and Jesse Vella
Annie Belanger, Marlène Boissonnault, Kacey Bellamy, Brigette Lacquette, Meaghan Mikkelson, Katelyn Gosling, Halli Krzyzaniak, Emma Martin, Brianna Decker, Rebecca Johnston, Blayre Turnbull, Rebecca Leslie, Hanna Bunton, Laura Dostaler, Kaitlin Willoughby, Katelyn Rae, Cheyanne Newman, Erica Kromm, Jessie Eldridge and Alessandra Bianchi
Emerance Maschmeyer, Marie-Soleil Deschenes, Lauriane Rougeau, Erin Ambrose, Josiane Pozzebon, Catherine Daoust, Marie-Joelle Allard, Melanie Desrochers, Melodie Daoust, Hilary Knight, Marie-Philip Poulin, Jill Saulnier, Emily Clark, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Tracy-Ann Lavigne, Maude Gelinas, Karell Emard, Sarah Lefortm, Genevieve Bannon and Kim Deschenes
Amanda Makela, Elaine Chuli, Laura Fortino, Renata Fast, Michelle Saunders, Mellissa Channell, Julia Fedeski, Emma Greco, Natalie Spooner, Sarah Nurse, Anissa Gamble, Loren Gabel, Brittany Howard, Shiann Darkangelo, Taylor Woods, Mackenzie MacNeil, Carolyne Prevost, Sydney Kidd, Jessica Platt and Jenna Dingeldein
Ann-Renee Desbiens, Alex Cavallini, Lee Stecklein, Savannah Harmon, Reagan Rust, Carrie Atkinson, Lauren Williams, Kelly Pannek, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Danielle Cameranesi, Hannah Brandt, Cassidy Vinkle, Chelsey Goldberg, Meghan Turner, Kaitlin Spurling, Courtney Turner, Bailey Larson and Catherine Quirion