The Minnesota Whitecaps is a women's hockey team that's been competing at a "semi-pro" level since 2004. They'll now join the NWHL and begin play right away.
It's only fitting that Minnesota has a professional women's team......in fact, the question could be asked......what took so long?
The @NWHL announces expansion to Minnesota.— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) May 15, 2018
The Minnesota Whitecaps, formerly a club team, has been acquired by the league and will begin play in the 2018-19 season.
“The young girls of this state should be able to dream as big as their brothers.” -NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan pic.twitter.com/htan8shLVp
The Whitecaps have done so much already to advance, promote and grow girls'/women's hockey in Minnesota. Excited for this next chapter! https://t.co/ORKOvtSAhN— Minnesota Hockey (@MinnHockey) May 15, 2018