BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Oct. 18, 2017 – Fans of the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) can literally wear their love of women's hockey on their sleeves – and help to grow the game – through a custom t-shirt from GoodWood Hockey (GWH), with 30 percent of all proceeds supporting the WCHA Operating Fund.
The unique designs, available for $28.00 at goodwoodhockey.com/growthegame, include the official WCHA logo, the phrase "WMNSHKY" spelled out in multiple color schemes (including the school colors of each fan's favorite WCHA team) and the hashtag phrase "#growthegame." The ultra-soft, modern cut fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves and designed with a superior combed and ring-spun cotton blend. Featuring the same design as the t-shirts awarded to 2017-18 WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, this unisex tee is perfect for any college hockey fan!
"We are so incredibly excited to partner and collaborate with the WCHA Women's League to bring the fans and players this first-of-its-kind design to support and give back to the inspiring and ever-growing game of women's hockey," said Kelly Meza, co-founder and co-owner of GoodWood Hockey. "GWH is passionate about growing the game of hockey and taking action to support the dreams of the girls and young women sharing their talents with us in the hockey world."
The WCHA Operations Fund, which benefits from sales of these t-shirts, helps offset any league operating expenses currently not recouped through direct sponsorship dollars and/or postseason ticket sales; costs that are currently passed on to the seven WCHA Women's League member institutions.
"These amazing t-shirts are a wonderful opportunity for our fans to rock the colors of their favorite WCHA team, to show their love of women's hockey and, in the process, to help build the next generation of leaders and champions," said WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Katie Million. "We could not be more thankful to Kelly and GoodWood Hockey for their partnership and tremendous support of the WCHA's mission."
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has won a record 16 national championships in 18 years since its inception in 1999 (including 15 of a possible 17 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Award winners, 95 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team Division 1 conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit wcha.com.
About GoodWood Hockey
Family owned and operated in Saint Paul, Minn., GoodWood Hockey is focused on providing unique, high quality, socially-responsible apparel to the growing hockey community. The only hockey-inspired clothing company that specializes in items for the entire family, GoodWood Hockey aims to become a household name in homes across North America through providing excellent products backed by exceptional customer service. Through their philanthropic division, GWH: Hockey for Good, the brand aims to provide support and solutions to global issues through a variety of charities and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.goodwoodhockey.com.