Championships Women’s Hockey

U SPORTS and the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to announce GFL Environmental and Connect Energy as the title and presenting sponsors of the 2024 U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship March 14-17 at Merlis Belsher Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  

The championship will now be known as the 2024 GFL U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship, presented by Connect Energy

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“U SPORTS is thrilled to partner with GFL Environmental and Connect Energy for the 2024 women’s hockey national championship,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U SPORTS Chief Sport Officer. “This type of corporate backing greatly increases the profile of university sports and has a significant impact on student-athlete and fan experience. We are very appreciative of GFL and Connect Energy for their support.” 

Green for Life Environmental is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management, and soil remediation.  

Strategically located across Canada and the United States, GFL is uniquely equipped to undertake practically any environmental challenge, with unparalleled commitment to safety and customer service. By providing safe, accessible and cost-effective solutions, GFL encourages greater environmental responsibility that allows its customers and communities to be Green For Life. 

“Hosting the 2024 U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship in Saskatoon is a huge moment for our hometown Huskies, the U of S, and the women’s hockey community as a whole,” said Tyler Gore, District Manager, Saskatoon at GFL Environmental. “GFL is extremely proud to support this event and we are looking forward to bringing the hockey community together to celebrate and cheer on our young athletes as they compete for a national title at a world class facility in Merlis Belsher Place.” 

“Huskie Athletics is excited to welcome these amazing athletes to the University of Saskatchewan and Merlis Belsher Place,” said Shannon Chinn, Chief Athletics Officer for Huskie Athletics. “Our powerful concept of SEE THEM, BE THEM is about amplifying women in sport and highlighting the power of women in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and across the country. The impact of hosting this event will reach far deeper than our campus community. The legacy of this championship will be our lasting commitment to change and providing a pathway for young female athletes to achieve greatness. They will SEE THEM and know they can BE THEM.”  

Connect Energy becomes presenting sponsor.  

Joining GFL Environmental is Connect Energy, a Saskatoon-based natural gas supplier dedicated to helping commercial, institutional, and industrial customers manage natural gas and electricity costs with solutions tailored to meet their business needs and budget. 

With more than 100-years of combined experience, and more than 5,000 customer locations in Saskatchewan, including 180+ municipal governments, school divisions, condominiums, manufacturers, hotels, and other large and small businesses, Connect Energy is committed to bringing value-based energy performance programs to their customers. 

“We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2024 U SPORTS women's hockey national championship, which not only celebrates the remarkable skill and dedication of female athletes but also provides a boost to local businesses,” said EJ Babey, VP of Sales & Marketing at Connect Energy. “Connect Energy is committed to empowering our local community with cost-effective energy solutions, and we are excited to support this championship for its impact on the community. We are eagerly anticipating an exciting tournament at Merlis Belsher Place."  

Tickets for the 2024 GFL U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship, presented by Connect Energy are on sale and available at

CBC Sports provides complete coverage of the 2024 GFL U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship, presented by Connect Energy on its digital platforms (CBC Gem, and the CBC Sports app) beginning March 14.