Canadian Womens Hockey League folding

 

One week after the Calgary Inferno won the league championship and hoisted the Clarkson Cup trophy, the Canadian Womens Hockey League have announced that the 12-year-old league will discontinue operations May 1.

“Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable,” the league said in a statement.

The CWHL was founded in 2007 with a mandate to grow women’s hockey.  It had six clubs throughout North America and China.

A record 175,000 fans tuned in to watch last week’s championship game between Calgary and Montreal