Toronto, ON – The Professional Women's Hockey League Players Association (PWHLPA) is pleased to announce a significant step forward in empowering players through the election of player representatives to the Board of Directors. This marks a new era of player involvement and governance within the PWHLPA, reinforcing its commitment to transparency, collaboration, and player-driven decision-making.
The PWHLPA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for crucial decisions that shape the future of the association. The following players have been elected as representatives, each bringing a wealth of experience and leadership to the board:
• Hilary Knight, Boston
• Jincy Roese, Ottawa
• Natalie Spooner, Toronto
• Laura Stacey, Montreal
• Lee Stecklein, Minnesota
• Micah Zandee-Hart, New York
These exceptional athletes will play a pivotal role in representing their respective teams and contributing to the collaborative decision-making process that defines the PWHLPA.
"We are thrilled to have such an accomplished group of players join the Board of Directors. Laura, Jincy, Micah, Hilary, Natalie, and Lee bring a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the game, making them invaluable assets to the governance of our association," said Brian Burke, PWHLPA Executive Director.
In adherence to the newly established election process, three of the elected representatives will serve full two-year terms, providing essential continuity to the board. The remaining three representatives will serve an initial one-year term, ensuring a dynamic and evolving leadership structure within the association.
The PWHLPA remains committed to advancing the interests of women's professional hockey and looks forward to the positive impact of increased player involvement in the governance structure. This initiative marks a significant stride towards creating a more equitable and player-centric landscape within the league.