MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

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The excitement of the women on ice was remarkable as the Professional Women’s Hockey League opened its doors amid much fanfare and hoopla. And why not? Sold out buildings, evolution of the women’s game, solid marketing, a television contract and much, much more. But if you watched any of the games, particularly the opener from...
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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is preparing for its third season. A tentative schedule has been distributed to all league teams and organizations will sign off early in the new year, pending venue availability. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements early in the new year.
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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is proud of numerous accomplishments, numerous accolades and the competition and administration of the league that opened in 2022. It is incredibly proud of the league’s ability to intertwine present day players with players who have competed at various levels across the world from university to professional and have found...
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The Canadian Armed Forces Regions (CAFR) are working diligently to promote athletics, morale and fitness amongst the troops. Athletes from Atlantic Canada had a taste of that in New Brunswick recently and the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association was well represented. A number of female athletes visited CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick to take part in...
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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association continues to evolve. And part of that evolution is continuing to push for more females to be part of the MWBA’s coaching fraternity. Only Madeline Belding of Saint John’s Port City Fog and Jillian Smith of the Moncton Mystics are female head coaches in the six-team MWBA, but the future...
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Lori Wall has switched gears. But she’s still in fifth gear when it comes to basketball. After a lengthy and impressive career as a teacher and principal in the Saint John region, Wall retired, capping an eventful and rewarding career at Saint John High School. She has some extra time and is putting it to...
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A former Maritime Women’s Basketball Association player is one of two individuals to earn the inaugural Mike MacKay Transformational Coaching Award from the Canada Basketball Foundation. Nova Scotia’s Jalynn Skeir joins Manitoba’s Ashley Hoitlink in the award circle, aimed to promote and strengthen basketball leadership and culture while celebrating diverse and inclusive leaders in delivering...
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The move is complete.   There is new geography in the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association.   After two seasons of play in Windsor, NS, the MWBA team known as the Edge is moving to Halifax Regional Municipality, embracing the Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Preston region.   The re-located franchise will be known as the Lake City 56ers.   There...
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Chris Larsen has been around the block. Many community blocks, in fact. As the president of Sports and Entertainment Atlantic – and its recognizable acronym S|E|A – Larsen did a double take when he first caught wind of what was then the fledgling Maritime Women’s Basketball Association back in 2021. The MWBA was in its...
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The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association has created numerous memories, helped send three players to professional leagues across the pond, attracted thousands of fans watching live or on streaming services. Games have been won, games have been lost, friendships have been made. And while you often look at final results of games, the scores become blurred...
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