The Premier Hockey Federation has once again announced a major increase to its salary cap, raising the per-team ceiling to $1.5MM for 2023-24. That is twice as much as it was this season, and an incredibly large increase since 2021, when it was just $150K per team.
Reagan Carey, PHF commissioner, released a statement:
This historic salary cap increase reflects the strength of our league and developing business model, and supports an enhanced player experience that over the last year has introduced full healthcare benefits, facility upgrades, league expansion, and a record 84-game schedule.
We know how dedicated and selfless these players are to building more opportunities for women in sport, and the PHF is committed to prioritizing our support of these talented and skilled players on and off the ice. Players, alumni, staff, coaches, volunteers, partners, ownership, and our passionate fans have all been working towards ensuring full-time professional hockey is a career path for women.
The PHF is currently the only professional women’s hockey league in North America, though many of the best players are still touring with the PWHPA, which puts on showcase events across the continent.
The Boston Pride currently lead the way with a 7-1 record, while Brittany Howard is running away with the scoring race. The Toronto Six forward (and former PWHPA member) has 11 goals in eight games, five more than her closest competitor.