It is a league offering women the opportunity to play at an elite level.
The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA) will consist of six teams, three in Nova Scotia and three in New Brunswick.
The teams include:
- Harbor City Fog
- Moncton Mystics
- Fredericton Freeze
- Halifax Hornets
- Halifax Thunder
- Edge of Windsor
League founder Brad Janes, who also owns the Fredericton Freeze, said a schedule was set and all six teams were ready to play.
“COVID-19 is that hidden enemy in so many ways, but we plan to play it out in some form, and MWBA will be happening this year,” Janes said.
During the interview, Janes mentioned that there are plans to expand the league in the future.
“We’re a Maritime league, and we’ve had conversations with groups from PEI, and late registration has also come in, we want to be on the island, but at the moment it’s c is in the planning stages for 2023,” he said.
The MWBA does its best to promote women in the sport, he said, with most teams having women on their coaching staff.
“Also, there’s a lot of talent there…a lot of these women who will be playing in the league ended their careers at 22, so they didn’t even have the opportunity to play in their prime.
“I think that’s what this league is going to provide, it’s an opportunity to keep playing because why should they stop playing at 22 just because they finished college and didn’t go in Europe to play professional,” added Janes.
The first game will take place on April 21 between the Moncton Mystics and the Port City Fog.
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