Young CWHL fan writes heartbreaking letter after league is shut down

Stacey and her daughter, Jordyn, snap a selfie at the CWHL's Clarkson Cup. (Photo: @staceyjordyn)
Stacey and her daughter, Jordyn, snap a selfie at the CWHL's Clarkson Cup. (Photo: @staceyjordyn)

The hockey world was dealt a tough blow when the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced that it will be folding over the weekend.

As of May 1, the CWHL will be closing its doors after 12 seasons as the league revealed that the business model is no longer "economically sustainable."

"Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable," the CWHL stated in a press release. "The league's mandate was to grow the sport of women's hockey, and to that extent it more than achieved its goal."

Many CWHL players were shocked and saddened by the news, but there may be no one more upset with the league’s plans to fold than an eight-year-old die-hard fan named Jordyn.

Jordyn’s mother, Stacy, shared a letter on social media that her daughter wrote after the young girl learned of the CWHL’s demise. And yes, it’s a little dusty in here. Thanks for asking.

Jordyn, who’s a big Toronto Furies fan, mentioned her favourite player, Natalie Spooner, in her heartbreaking note. Spooner was one of many CWHL players to take their disappointment over the league’s announcement to social media.

The CWHL’s demise is terrible news for young girls like Jordyn, but at least this hockey fan got to experience her favourite league at its very best before the doors were shut.

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