MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is ready to bounce into action in the spring of 2022.

It’s definitely exciting news for women looking to improve their game as players, continue playing after university, collegiate or professional careers are over or getting back into a competitive environment.

As many as six teams have expressed interest to begin the inaugural season, beginning in early May of 2022.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick would have three teams each, but more teams could be added before the MWBA announces its official stable late in 2021.

Nova Scotia boasts the Halifax Thunder, Halifax Sirens and Windsor Edge. New Brunswick entrants at Fredericton Freeze, Port City Fog of Saint John and 506 Elite of Moncton.

The MWBA is an amateur league for players 19 and over, but will feature a professional approach in its on-court product, game presentation and staffing.

Players are expected to be present day USPORTS, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, or professionals playing overseas, who are home for the off-season. Plenty of former players will also return to the competitive fray for the 10 to 14-game regular season and championship weekend of tournament format playoffs.

Roster announcements and configurations along with coaching staffs will be announced by teams on this website.

The Port City Fog is going to be loaded with veteran coaching experience as it prepares for the inaugural Maritime Women’s Basketball Association season in April of 2022. All three coaches know their way around a basketball court and have extensive Basketball New Brunswick and university-level experience. Franchise owner Jillian Wilton, who coaches at the...
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The list of players looking to join the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association continues to grow. Based on the MWBA’s official player registration portal, there are 115 names on the list the six franchises can contact to see if they are interested in playing for either the Winsor Edge, Halifax Hornets, Halifax Thunder, Fredericton Freeze, Moncton...
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Picture the duck, floating calmly on the water, a picture of serenity in its natural habitat. Underneath the surface, though, there’s plenty of work being done to stay afloat. Welcome to the world of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association these days. The MWBA, which arrived with a major media splash last winter and is continuing...
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Challenges? Ya got that right. Naysayers? You could’ve filled a room with them. Thoughts of giving up during the process of starting a brand new league? Not a chance. Welcome to Mike Morreale’s world. The commissioner of the blossoming Canadian Elite Basketball League, a men’s professional circuit that has seven teams from Ontario to British...
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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA) has made numerous strides in preparation for its inaugural season in 2022. The MWBA took another exciting leap toward increasing its exposure and marketing landscape, signing a three-year agreement with Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A) to manage the League’s sponsorship marketing. The MWBA begins play next April with six...
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Veteran head coach John Hickey is taking on a new role. Hickey has been named an assistant coach with the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association’s Fredericton Freeze. The head coach of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association’s St. Thomas University Tommies’ men’s team will join player coach Leah Bowers and assistant coach Julie McAllister with the Fredericton...
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All signs pointed to Sirens being heard in Halifax. But a change of heart means the Hornets are coming. Meet the Halifax Hornets of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association. The Halifax ownership group of Mark Forward and Janice King had planned on using the nickname Sirens, sporting a logo with teal colours, but the crew...
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The colours and styles are coming together for the Maritime Women’s Basketball League. With the Windsor Edge, Halifax Thunder and Fredericton Freeze already showcasing its colours and logos, the Port City Fog of Saint John released its identity this week. The MWBA now awaits the Halifax Hornets, replacing the nickname Sirens, and Moncton franchises for...
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Let’s face it, there’s never been a problem to find gym for some runs during the off-season. Until you-know-what hit. With so many changes becoming routine in our daily lives due to COVID-19, finding gym time for open runs is not as easy as it usually is with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick facing different...
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