On July 21, 2011, in Mississauga, 112 very talented women were selected in the 2011 CWHL Draft. These are some of the best women's hockey players on the planet. Expect to see many of these names on jerseys in future Winter Olympics striving to lead their respective countries to gold medals.
The CWHL's first draft was held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in August 2010. Some elite names like Kim St. Pierre, Julie Chu. Becky Kellar, Angela Ruggeiro and Jayna Hefford were chosen in that draft. Now, a new generation of women's hockey players have their dreams of playing professionally come true.
There are exciting happenings in the CWHL for the 2011-12 season. Team Alberta has now entered the league, bringing the league to six teams. The league should be starting play in late October 2011 and I am sure all the General Managers are excited to see how their draft picks fit into their respective teams.
Without further delay, here is a look at the top three picks in the 2011 CWHL Draft.