November 28, 2023

PWHL Ottawa to open inaugural season Jan. 2 at The Arena at TD Place

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Ottawa’s Professional Women’s Hockey Team will kick off its inaugural season on January 2 against Montreal at The Arena at TD Place at 7 PM.

The league will officially kick off its first-ever season the day before, with a New Years Day clash between New York and Toronto.

“Giving our athletes the opportunity to step onto the ice to compete in front of our passionate fans has been the driving force of our efforts, and it’s going to be an exciting reality on New Year’s Day,” said Stan Kasten, PWHL Advisory Board member. “It’s time for the best women’s hockey players in the world to lift our game to greater heights.”

The PWHL officially launched in August with the introduction of six original teams and the foundation to assemble rosters featuring the best women’s hockey players in the world. Among the stars suiting up for Ottawa are Canadian Olympians Emily Clark, Brianne Jenner, Emerance Maschmeyer, and the team’s fifth overall draft pick Savannah Harmon.

“TD Place is the go-to place for sports and entertainment in our city and we are honoured to be one of only six North American sites for the launch of the PWHL,” said OSEG CEO Mark Goudie. “Ottawa, and Lansdowne, have seen more than their share of historic hockey games over the last century and we are proud to play a small roll in the latest of those with Ottawa’s first modern day professional women’s hockey team.”

TD Place Stadium and Arena in Lansdowne is a centerpiece of Ottawa. It is the proud host of the CFL’s Ottawa REDBLACKS, the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s, the CEBL’s Ottawa BlackJacks, CPL’s Atlético Ottawa, a myriad of live events, concerts, festivals, and a year-round tapestry of community activities.

Fans who placed ticket deposits will receive a link for priority access to purchase PWHL season ticket plans beginning Nov. 30. Early access to ticket information will also be sent directly to PWHL e-newsletter subscribers who are registered for updates at this link.

Fans can stay connected to the PWHL, register for email updates, and secure their spot in line for buying tickets by placing a deposit at, and follow @thepwhlofficial and @pwhl_ottawa on all social media platforms.