Log in
Subscribe Now
Search
Top News
Podcasts
Live Transfer News
Premier League
EFL
Bundesliga
La Liga
Serie A
Champions League
Europa League
International Football
Scottish Premiership
Fantasy Premier League
Women's Football
Gaming
NFL
NBA
MLB
MMA
Boxing
Olympics
Motorsports
Golf
MLS
NHL
Sports Business
Ink
Culture
Arizona
Atlanta
Baltimore
Bay Area
Boston
Buffalo
Calgary
Carolina
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Edmonton
Houston
Indiana
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Memphis
Miami
Minnesota
Montreal
Montréal (français)
Nashville
New Orleans
New York
Oklahoma
Oregon
Orlando
Ottawa
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Sacramento
San Antonio
San Diego
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Toronto
Utah
Vancouver
Washington DC
Winnipeg
Wisconsin
Log in
Subscribe Now
By The Athletic Staff
September 7, 2021 11:41 AM EDT
47 Comments


The National Women's Hockey League will be renamed the Premier Hockey Federation starting with the 2021-22 season, the league announced on Tuesday. Along with the new name, the league released a new logo that "presents a modern identity with simplicity, versatility, and flexibility that pays tribute to the history of the NWHL."

"The Premier Hockey Federation is home to some of the best professional athletes in the world who deserve to be recognized for their abilities and to be empowered as equals in sport," said PHF commissioner Tyler Tumminia. "This league has come a long way since its inception in 2015 and we believe that this is the right time and the right message as we strengthen our commitment to growing the game and inspiring youth."

The NWHL, now the PHF, has seen significant changes in the past year-plus after Tumminia replaced Dani Rylan Kearney, the league's founder and first commissioner, as interim commissioner in October 2020. The league named Tumminia as the permanent commissioner 10 months later.

Under Tumminia, the league reached a broadcast deal with NBC Sports Network to air the Isobel Cup semifinals and finals (the equivalent to the NHL's Stanley Cup) in the shortened 2021 season in a bubble in Lake Placid, N.Y., earlier this year. The bubble season was suspended on the eve of the playoffs due to positive COVID-19 tests in February, but the playoffs resumed in March in Boston.

"We're excited to build on all of our momentum from the last year, 'Raise the W' and embark on this new era with our athletes, teams, partners, and fans," Tumminia said. "No labels, no limits."

The 2021-22 season, the league's seventh, opens on Nov. 6 and will feature 60 regular-season games (20 per team) over 19 weeks.

(Photo: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)
Hailey Salvian
Sep 9, 2021
Sean Shapiro
May 27, 2021
The Athletic speaks with NWHL commissioner Tyler Tumminia ahead of the league's seventh season of existence.
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
Mar 5, 2021
A month after the NWHL "bubble" season abruptly ended, players talk about missed opportunities and hope for better safety measures.
Canadiens' Alex Belzile, Kale Clague added to Montreal's long COVID-19 protocol list
Bearcats QB Desmond Ridder says goodbye to Cincinnati, signs with agent ahead of NFL Draft
Julius Randle apologizes to Knicks fans for thumbs down, harsh comments
Jaguars sponsor sues to have name removed from 'clown game'
Handful of NFL records in jeopardy in Week 18
Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson headed to Nebraska
Quarterback Ben Bryant returns to Cincinnati following season at Eastern Michigan
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic, Heat's Tyler Herro fined $25,000 each for scuffle in Wednesday's game
Notre Dame expected to hire Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach: Sources
Sean Shapiro
May 27, 2021
The Athletic speaks with NWHL commissioner Tyler Tumminia ahead of the league's seventh season of existence.
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
Mar 5, 2021
A month after the NWHL "bubble" season abruptly ended, players talk about missed opportunities and hope for better safety measures.
Canadiens' Alex Belzile, Kale Clague added to Montreal's long COVID-19 protocol list
Bearcats QB Desmond Ridder says goodbye to Cincinnati, signs with agent ahead of NFL Draft
Julius Randle apologizes to Knicks fans for thumbs down, harsh comments
Jaguars sponsor sues to have name removed from 'clown game'
Handful of NFL records in jeopardy in Week 18
Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson headed to Nebraska
Quarterback Ben Bryant returns to Cincinnati following season at Eastern Michigan
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic, Heat's Tyler Herro fined $25,000 each for scuffle in Wednesday's game
Notre Dame expected to hire Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach: Sources

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.