Senators and CWHL Bringing Clarkson Cup Final to Ottawa
For the next two years, the CWHL's Clarkson Cup Final will be played in the nation's capital at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Earlier today, the Ottawa Senators and the Canadian Women's Hockey League announced a two-year deal that will bring the CWHL's Clarkson Cup Final to the Canadian Tire Centre in 2016 and 2017.
ICYMI —> We’re taking the #ClarksonCup to Ottawa with the @Senators. https://t.co/DUH5WCXeip pic.twitter.com/oaKKZahVBQ— CWHL (@TheCWHL) January 25, 2016
The Senators and CWHL are extremely excited with the agreement and the games to come in the nation's capital.
"The CWHL is thrilled to partner with the Ottawa Senators and to bring the biggest game in women’s hockey to the nation’s capital and Canadian Tire Centre. The 2015-16 CWHL season has been the best yet and it is fitting that it will see its conclusion on the big stage in Ottawa. It is truly great to see CWHL hockey return to a familiar market in Ottawa and we thank the Senators for their proactive support in making this happen." - Brenda Andres. CWHL commissioner. CWHL.ca.
"This exciting new partnership is a continuation of the Ottawa Senators commitment to investing in the growth of the women’s game in Ottawa and across the National Capital Region. The Clarkson Cup represents the pinnacle of women’s hockey in Canada and we are proud to bring this event to the nation’s capital." - Eugene Melnyk. Ottawa Senators owner. CWHL.ca
This year's Clarkson Cup Final will be held from March 11-13. The weekend includes the CWHL's award gala on Friday, Community Day on Saturday, and the championship game on Sunday.