CWHLCanadian Women's Hockey League (Canada)
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Hockey Canada drew criticism for failing to respond to the CWHL's last-minute plea for assistance just before the league announced in March it would shut down.
The CWHL is operating with five franchises this season.
But instead of aspiring to suit up for a squad in the CWHL, at this point.
"I don't think the quality is any better (than the CWHL) but there's a lot more teams than there are in North America," said Kashman, who started playing hockey at the age of four.
The decision is an immediate threat to the NWHL, a five-team league that is the only current option in North America after the demise of the CWHL, which had six teams in the United States, Canada and China.
The CWHL operated as a nonprofit league and was restricted by Canadian tax law in how much it could pay its players.
NHL CWHL Clarkson Cup: Les Canadiennes de Montreal vs.