Natalie Spooner takes the puck up ice for the Toronto Furies. Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL
On July 7, the CWHL released both the 2016-17 schedule and their ten-year anniversary logo. In what is already promising to be an incredible season, the 2016-17 season is also seeing the return of many great CWHL events. These include the CWHL Draft (August 21), the Rinks to Links Golf Tournament (August 22), the CWHL All-Star Game (January 2017), and, of course, the Clarkson Cup (March 2017). Throughout the season, the CWHL will also be partnering with Start the Spark and You Can Play for a wide variety of community-based initiatives.
— CWHL (@TheCWHL) July 7, 2016
As part of the ten-year anniversary of the CWHL, each of the teams will be hosting a Heritage Game. The Heritage Games will serve to honour CWHL Alumni and those people who have contributed to the growth of their team, the league, and women’s hockey over the past ten years. Expect to see some big names playing alongside their current CWHL counterparts and mark these dates in your calendars:
- The home opener on October 15 against the Boston Blades – Despite their struggles last season, the Blades always bring their A-game against the Furies, and the atmosphere of a home opener is not to be missed.
- The home-and-home GTA rivalry games between the Furies and the Brampton Thunder on October 29 (@ Toronto) and October 30 (@ Brampton) – The Battle of the GTA is always a fierce one and fans from both teams turn up to each game, bringing a raucous and fiery atmosphere.
- The Furies take on reigning Clarkson Cup Champions, the Calgary Inferno on December 17 and 18 – Need I say more? This is a chance to see not only your Toronto Furies but also the Cup Champions.
|October 15 2016||Boston||Toronto|
|October 22 2016||Toronto||Montreal|
|October 23 2016||Toronto||Montreal|
|October 29 2016||Brampton||Toronto|
|October 30 2016||Toronto||Brampton|
|November 12 2016||Toronto||Calgary|
|November 13 2016||Toronto||Calgary|
|November 19 2016||Montreal||Toronto|
|November 20 2016||Montreal||Toronto|
|December 3 2016||Toronto||Brampton|
|December 4 2016||Toronto||Brampton|
|December 10 2016||Boston||Toronto|
|Decmeber 11 2016||Boston||Toronto|
|December 17 2016||Calgary||Toronto|
|December 18 2016||Calgary||Toronto|
|January 14 2017||Brampton||Toronto|
|January 15 2017||Toronto||Brampton|
|January 28 2017||Toronto||Boston|
|January 29 2017||Toronto||Boston|
|February 4 2017||Toronto||Montreal|
|February 5 2017||Toronto||Montreal|
|February 11 2017||Calgary||Toronto|
|February 12 2017||Calgary||Toronto|