Members of the Huskies women's hockey team gather on ice with fans at Merlis Belsher Place.
The championship will take place March 14 – 17, 2024 at Merlis Belsher Place. (Photo: Electric Umbrella/Huskie Athletics)

USask Huskies to host 2024 U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship

U SPORTS has awarded the 2024 women's hockey championship to the University of Saskatchewan (USask). This will be the first time the institution has hosted the event.

By Huskie Athletics
"U SPORTS is excited to be bringing our women's hockey championship in 2024 to one of Canada's top markets for female hockey," said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U SPORTS Chief Sport Officer. "Saskatchewan is known for their long-standing support of female hockey and it's exciting to bring the 2024 championship to ultra-modern facilities like Merlis Belsher Place. The support for the championship in Saskatchewan will be amazing!".
The championship will take place March 14 – 17, 2024 at Merlis Belsher Place.
"Huskie Athletics is honoured to be awarded the 2024 U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship," said Shannon Chinn, Chief Athletics Officer at USask. "There is an incredible women's hockey community here in Saskatoon and we intend to integrate them into the entire experience."
"Our Huskie women's hockey program has had tremendous success under the leadership of head coach Steve Kook, who just coached his 400th Canada West hockey game," continued Chinn. "We are excited to welcome teams from across Canada to our city and our campus, and to highlight the extraordinary talents of our athletes. Our state-of-the-art arena will provide the perfect atmosphere for the student-athletes, fans and for everyone watching across the country."
Hosting the championship is an opportunity to continue the growth and development of women's hockey in our community. The tagline SEE THEM, BE THEM, will inspire youth to see themselves in our student-athletes, and to further develop their skills. 
"Women's hockey development in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan is undergoing tremendous growth right now," said Steve Kook, head coach of the Huskie women's hockey team. "I think for us to bring the best women's hockey teams in Canada to Saskatoon is going to be a tremendous showcase. Just to be able to see the potential of where they can get to as a player is going to have an incredible impact."
Tickets are expected to go on sale in the summer of 2023. Those interested in volunteering for the event can go to to sign up.