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Four PWHPA showcases scheduled for 2023

The PWHPA will play games across Southern Ontario and the United States to continue the 2022-23 Dream Gap Tour.

Knight takes a shot Heather Pollock / PWHPA

The PWHPA has four showcase weekends currently scheduled for 2023, adding to the four played in 2022. Teams have each played nine games a piece, and the season will continue with these 16 games.

Scotiabank Showcase - Collingwood & Owen Sound

January 21st – 22nd

The PWHPA will kick off 2023 in Collingwood and Owen Sound; two Ontario towns on the south shore of Georgian Bay, about two hours north of Toronto.

The opening game will be played at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, home of the Owen Sound Attack, a men’s major-junior hockey team in the OHL. The Jan 21 game will be broadcast on Sportsnet as part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, an annual hockey celebration that features a nearly 15-hour Sportsnet broadcast hosted by hockey personality Ron MacLean. Scotiabank and Adidas’ 11 am game will be part of that broadcast.

The other three games will be played at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena in Collingwood. Tickets are still available for all four games but are limited for the game in Own Sound.

Scotiabank vs Adidas – Jan 21, 11:00 am

Harvey’s vs Sonner – Jan 21, 1:30 pm

Sonnet vs Scotiabank – Jan 22, 9:30 am

Adidas vs Harvey’s – Jan 22, 12:30 pm

PWHPA Showcase – Kitchener, Barrie, Peterborough & Niagara

February 10th – 11th

Four more OHL teams will host PWHPA games in their home arenas in February. The weekend will begin on Friday, Feb 10 in Peterborough, a town of 90,000 about an hour and a half northeast of Toronto. Adidas and Sonnet will play later that afternoon at the Meridian Centre in St. Catherines, near the Canada-US border town of Niagara Falls.

All four teams will hit the road to make Saturday matchups in other parts of Southern Ontario. Adidas and Scotiabank will play in the afternoon at the Sadlon Arena in Barrie, a town about an hour due north of Toronto. And closing out the weekend will be Sonnet and Scotiabank’s game in Kitchener, an hour and a half west of Toronto. Scotiabank will have the farthest to travel after their Friday game crossing Toronto as they drive from Peterborough to Kitchener.

Harvey’s vs Scotiabank – Feb 10, 11:00 am

Adidas vs Sonnet – Feb 10, 7:00 pm

Adidas vs Harvey’s – Feb 11, 1:00 pm

Sonnet vs Scotiabank – Feb 11, 6:00 pm

Tampa Bay Showcase - Wesley Chapel, Fl

February 25th – 26th

The Tampa Bay Lightning will host PWHPA games at the Advent Health Center for the first time. The PWHPA’s trip to the Sunshine State will be the PWHPA’s first-ever trip to the American South and first trip to a warm state since Arizona in March 2019.

There will be two youth hockey clinics on Feb 24 hosted jointly by the Lightning and PWHPA. They will also host a Try Hockey for Free event on Feb 25 where local girls ages 5-16 can try out the sport for the first time without having to pay to play.

Adidas vs Scotiabank – Feb 25, 1:00 pm

Sonnet vs Harvey’s – Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Harvey’s vs Scptoabank – Feb 26, 11:00 am

Adidas vs Sonnet – Feb 26, 2:00 pm

PWHPA Showcase – Washington D.C.

March 4th – 5th

The PWHPA will play their final Dream Gap Tour in Washington D.C, before they begin playoffs. The weekend will be jam-packed with four games and three clinics. The NHL’s Washington Capitals will host the weekend as they did last year in March. All four games will be played at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals practice facility in Arlington, VA.

Harvey’s vs Adidas – Mar 4, 11:00 am

Scotiabank vs Sonner – Mar 4, 2:30 pm

Sonnet vs Harvey’s – Mar 5, 11:30 am

Adidas vs Scotiabank – Mar 5, 2:30 pm

Update: The number of showcases was updated on Jan. 9.