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The National Women's Hockey League is a major professional women's ice hockey league in the United States of America and Canada. The league was founded in 2015-16 with four teams in the United States of America, added its first team in Canada in 2021 and has since grown to include six franchises.

Current Teams

National Women's Hockey League
Team Venue Municipality
Boston Pride Warrior Ice Arena Boston
Buffalo Beauts Northtown Center at Amherst Amherst, New York
Connecticut Whale Danbury Ice Arena Danbury, Connecticut
Metropolitan Riveters ProSkate Ice Arena South Brunswick Township, New Jersey
Minnesota Whitecaps TRIA Rink St. Paul, Minnesota
Toronto Six Canlan Ice Sports York North York, Toronto


KEY: BLUE = Current Franchise. YELLOW = Games but Never Franchise. GRAY = No Games. National Women's Hockey League.png

Franchise Histories


Season Championship
National Women's Hockey League
2015-16 Boston Pride 2 - 0 Buffalo Beauts (best-of-three)
2016-17 Buffalo Beauts 3 - 2 Boston Pride (single-elimination)
2017-18 Metropolitan Riveters 1 - 0 Buffalo Beauts (single-elimination)
2018-19 Minnesota Whitecaps 2 - 1 Buffalo Beauts (single-elimination)
2019-20 Boston Pride (46)*

* Boston finished first in the league and had the best record of the remaining teams when the playoffs were cancelled before the championship game.

All-Star Game

Season Venue Municipality Result
2015-16 KeyBank Rink at Harborcenter Buffalo, New York Team Pfalzer 9 - 1 Team Knight
2016-17 UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Rink 1 Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania Team Kessel 11 - 10 Team Steadman
2017-18 TRIA Rink St. Paul, Minnesota Team Ott 8 - 6 Team Leveille
2018-19 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee Team Szabados 3 - 2 Team Stecklein
2019-20 Warrior Ice Arena Boston Team Dempsey 5 - 2 Team Packer