The Vision of the WGMHA was to create a Kitchener-Waterloo community based, not-for-profit hockey club giving opportunity for local female talent to play at the highest level of women’s hockey. With the intensely competitive level of hockey seen in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), we have achieved just that.
On September 27th 2008, Kitchener-Waterloo made history with the launch of the inaugural season of the K-W Rangers Junior Women’s hockey Club. Aside from this being our inaugural season plus the many on-ice successes, we are particularly proud of the 18 graduating players over the past four years that have been offered scholarships to Canadian and American universities and colleges! Quite an accomplishment for this young hockey club.
The team also contributes to the community through fundraising for Canadian Breast Cancer, Oktoberfest and the Waterloo Ravens Minor Hockey annual Year End Celebration and player/coach mentoring programs.
We must mention our team’s sponsoring partners, without whom we could not have enjoyed the success that we have had so far…Waterloo Girls Minor Hockey Association, our naming sponsoring partnership, OHL Kitchener Rangers, and certainly local corporations Manulife Financial and M & M Meat Shops. To all other sponsors who contributed financially to the K-W Rangers, thank you very much!
- The K-W Rangers have a clear mandate at hand to:
- Develop the best women’s hockey program in the PWHL
- Develop and prepare the players for their next level of play
- Have an emphasis on educational development
- Create community partnership and involvement
- Have a focused perspective: "For the Kids, For the Game, For the Fun of it."
The K-W Rangers are utilizing the “Player First Philosophy”, developed by the OHL Kitchener Rangers, as part of our overall mandate. We are striving to create an "equal opportunity, community based" program that will allow local female hockey players an opportunity to compete at an elite level within the PWHL.
Our mandate above is the foundation on which this hockey program is built. It will never be changed or compromised, now, or in the future, as it represents the very core of this unique female hockey program.
President - K-W Rangers
President - WGMHA