The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in partnership with the Coachella Valley Firebirds and Oak View Group are presenting the 2022-23 season championship weekend. The event will be the final stop of the Secret® Dream Gap Tour and will take place in Palm Desert, California on March 12.
The event will see all four PWHPA teams compete for the 2023 Secret® Cup, with 1-4 seeding still to be determined based on the remaining regular season games. Updated standings can be found on pwhpa.com.
“We’ve had a really great season so far—one that’s allowed players to play more games than ever— and we’re thrilled to finally announce the details surrounding our championship weekend in California,” said Jayna Hefford, PWHPA Operations Consultant. “To partner with four great organizations in the Kings, Ducks, Kraken and Firebirds, as well as Oak View Group, has been great thus far, and we’re looking forward to hitting growing hockey markets in California. As we work our way through the remaining events, I know we’ll see even more competitive games as the teams work to take home the championship.”
The four PWHPA teams will play in the semi-finals on March 10th in FivePoint Arena at Great Park Ice — the training facility of the Anaheim Ducks — in Irvine. The two losing teams will play for final season placement on Saturday, March 11 in El Segundo at Toyota Sports Performance Center, the LA Kings’ Practice facility. The winners of the semi-final games will move on to the championship game on Sunday, March 12 at Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds. The complete schedule can be found below.
Select PWHPA players and coaches will also run On-Ice Skills Clinics Presented by Air Canada for local girls’ hockey players aged 6-13 in all three locations. For more information, visit pwhpa.com.
Playoff Seeding Information
At the conclusion of the final Secret® Dream Gap Tour stops, teams will be ranked from 1-4 based on season points. Should there be a tie in points, a tiebreaker, based on the following, will be used:
|Friday, March 10||#1 vs. #4||4:00 p.m.||Great Park Ice|
|Friday, March 10||#2 vs. #3||7:00 p.m.||Great Park Ice|
|Saturday, March 11||L1 vs. L2||3:00 p.m.||Toyota Sports Performance Center|
|Sunday, March 12||W1 vs. W2||7:30 p.m.||Acrisure Arena|
About the PWHPA
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, visit pwhpa.com.