The Professional Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) will be hosting the Dream Gap Tour event from May 24-30. The venue of the competition is yet to be determined.
Sixty players from three PHWPA bubbles from Toronto, Montreal and Calgary will compete to determine the Canadian Secret Cup champion.
Daniel Sauvageau will be one of the coaches.
This is great news because it is a very long winter.
These are three groups of Canadian players because we can’t cross the border. A lot of games, four, maybe five in six days. If there are some games, that’s great. Above all, our national team players can play. We know it’s been almost 15 months since a match happened.
The rosters should be announced in the coming days.
Training has resumed this week after the cancellation of the World Championships. We gave the players a break to let the emotions go, but the training on the ice in Verdun has already started.
Secret, which earlier this year announced a $1 million sponsorship to PHWPA, and the Calgary Flames are the event’s financial partners.
World juniors will need health protocols similar to those created by Hockey Canada. Alberta Public Health has approved the presentation of this women’s tournament.
We know that currently in Alberta, there are several outbreaks, we saw schools closed at the beginning of the week. So that’s why we keep crossing our fingers, Daniel Sauvageau said.
The US chapter of the PHWPA has recently played a few matches in the US, but the two-day tournament in St. Louis in April has been postponed to May 16 and 17. A mandatory 14-day quarantine imposed by the Canadian government upon return home barred Canadian players from participating.
(With information from Antoine Deshes and The Canadian Press)
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