The inaugural season of the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) kicked off in the first week of 2024. A total of 9 BIPOC participated in the historic first games in league history:

  • Sarah Nurse (Black): PWHL Toronto
  • Abby Roque (Ojibwe): PWHL New York
  • Jocelyne Larocque (Métis): PWHL Toronto
  • Sophie Jaques (Black): PWHL Boston
  • Jamie-Lee Rattray (Métis): PWHL Boston
  • Victoria Bach (Mohawk): PWHL Toronto
  • Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Black): PWHL Ottawa
  • Leah Lum (Chinese Canadian): PWHL Montreal
  • Akane Shiga (Japanese): PWHL Ottawa



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