The Professional Women's Hockey Association announced Friday that the NHL Players' Association has been named as a premier partner.
"The success of women's hockey is integral to the growth of the sport," NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said. "NHL players are proud to continue with their support of the women's game by sponsoring the PWHPA. We look forward to seeing these talented hockey players on the ice as they demonstrate their skill and passion for the game throughout the PWHPA's Dream Gap Tour."
As part of the NHLPA's sponsorship, each player jersey worn at PWHPA on-ice events, beginning this weekend with the kickoff of the Dream Gap Tour, will be outfitted with an official NHLPA patch.
The Dream Gap Tour is a multi-city event that will feature nearly 200 of the world's top female hockey players in an effort to showcase the women's game and build a more sustainable future.
The tour is set to begin Sept. 21-22 in Toronto before moving to Hudson, New Hampshire, from Oct. 4-6, and Chicago, Illinois, from Oct 18-20.