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 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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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is ready to roll with six franchises, beginning in April of 2022. The MWBA solidified six locations during a Zoom conference call. Despite the possibility of expansion from the Original Six centres, the MWBA voted unanimously to take it slowly. Nova Scotia will be represented by the Halifax, Halifax Thunder...
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Kaylee Kilpatrick, Hannah Brown and Tessa Stammberger have enjoyed European pro careers. Drive, intensity and a competitive fire that burns in any pursuit they tackle. Those are certainly three characteristics that identify a trio of remarkably strong women from the Maritimes, who have turned basketball into a way of life. There’s a solid chance all...
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First version of MWBA logo  Creating a logo is not an easy endeavour. Multiple phases are parts of finding the right look, the right colours and scheme and finding one that appeals to many for a number of reasons. Just like the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association. One of the first orders of business – almost...
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Marketing students eager for real world experience meet a fledgling sports league getting ready to launch its first season – it’s a slam dunk of a collaboration. A group of Business Administration: Marketing students at New Brunswick Community College Moncton Campus are creating a marketing plan for the newly-formed Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA). It’s...
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