The Vision of the Waterloo Girls Minor Hockey Association (WGMHA) was to create a Kitchener-Waterloo community-based, not-for-profit hockey club giving opportunity for local and surrounding area female talent to play at the highest level of women’s hockey. With the intensely competitive level of hockey played in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), we have achieved just that.
On September 27th 2008, the inaugural season of the K-W Rangers Jr. Women’s Hockey Club was launched. After many seasons now, with countless on- and off-ice successes, we are particularly proud of the many graduating players over the years, who have been offered scholarships to Canadian and American universities and colleges!
Quite an accomplishment for our hockey program.
We must mention our team’s sponsoring partners, without whom we could not have enjoyed the success that we have had so far - the WGMHA and our naming sponsor, OHL Kitchener Rangers. We would also like to extend a thank you of appreciation to all the other sponsors who contribute financially to the K-W Rangers, each season. Once again, thank you very much for your support!
The K-W Rangers have a clear mandate at hand to:
• Build the best women’s hockey program in the PWHL
• Develop and prepare the players for their next level of play
• Have an emphasis on educational development
• Create community partnership and involvement
• Follow the WGMHA mandate:
“For the Kids, For the Game and For the Fun.”
The K-W Rangers are utilizing the “Player First Philosophy”, developed by the OHL Kitchener Rangers, as part of our overall mandate. We are striving to create an “equal opportunity, community-based” program that will allow local female hockey players an opportunity to compete at an elite level within the PWHL.
Our mandate above is the foundation on which this hockey program is built. It will never be changed or compromised, now, or in the future, as it represents the very core of this unique female hockey program.