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To provide an opportunity for adult females of any caliber to play hockey in a league

which emphasizes fun, friendship and respect for fellow participants.


2020-2021 Season Cancelled


Hello to all our WHL friends,
 
Due to the inevitable impact that Covid-19 will have on the operations of the WHL and for the safety of all our players and officials, the Women's Hockey League regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020-2021 season.
 
Other alternatives (such as delaying the start of play until January, providing practices until health regulations permit games, changing the league to 3-on-3 games to limit the number of people at the arenas) were discussed but in the end your Executive agreed that the WHL cannot put itself in a position where it cannot guarantee the safety of its players and officials.  As much as we all love hockey, it's just not worth the risk.
 
If you have paid your registration fee for this year, you must contact our Registrar, Lori Ballstadt, at whlregister@gmail.com.  You have two options:
 
  1. Ask for a full refund.  Your full payment will be returned to you within the next two weeks.

  2. Ask to leave your payment with the WHL for next year's registration. (If you choose this option, you will not be subject to any fee increase that may occur next season.)

We will be back!! And we want all of you back with us safe and sound.

2019/2020 CHAMPIONS

For a detailed list, including rosters, please visit our WHL HISTORY & AWARDS page. 

 

FUN LEAGUE

Regular Season Champs - BDO Dunwoody

Playoff Champs - BDO Dunwoody

BEER LEAGUE

Regular Season Champs - Algoma Insurance

Playoff Champs - Lafarge

MIDDLE LEAGUE

Regular Season Champs - Winmar

Playoff Champs - Our Driving School

BIG LEAGUE

Regular Season Champs - 50/50

Playoff Champs - Ontario Concrete 

 


2020 HISTORY & AWARDS

Check out this year's award winners!!!  Head over to our "HISTORY AND AWARDS" page for more.

Kit Kat Captain Award, Oldest Player, Most Spirited Player, Rob Hankinson Award, Dezzy Award

We've also added some pictures in our PHOTOS section.  Check them out!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

On behalf of all past and present players of the WHL, we are extremely proud to congratulate Lorie Springall and Sharon Buehner on their induction to the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame.  Lorie and Sharon have made outstanding contributions to the hockey community, the city of Sault Ste Marie and most significantly, to us, the players.  We are thrilled to see their hard work, dedication and commitment recognized. 

A ceremony was held on February 23, 2020 to honour all inductees.  Lorie and Sharon, the only females in the Hockey Hall of Fame, were recognized in the Builder Category.  

In 2001 they had a dream and what they have built is incredible. Due to their love of the game, many friendships have been formed and lifelong memories have been made.  We have all developed and learned so much as a result of their leadership and guidance. They have the changed the lives of many women. 

Lorie, Sharon - Thank you for all you do.  We are grateful.

 


YOU CAN BE AN IMPORTANT ROLE MODEL TO GIRLS IN OUR COMMUNITY

If you're looking to share your love for the game, the SAULT FEMALE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION  would love to have you. Consider applying to coach next season!  Coaching applications are posted on https://saultgirlshockey.ca  Midget AA & Bantam AA close January 31st.  Midget A, Bantam A, PeeWee A and Atom B close February 29th.   Any coaching certification costs will be covered.  You can apply now and enroll in any courses needed over the summer.  

 


  

The WHL is excited to welcome some adorable players to our roster.  Please click HERE to see the newest additions.  Pictured above: Danielle Favaro with her daughter Linnea.  Allison, daughter of Jen Bibeau.  Eva Strom, daughter of Laura.