Kunlun Red Star has added a new team to their franchise with the launch of a women’s team. The team is set to compete in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). This team will be based in the city of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong, with the Shenzhen Dayun Arena being home ice for them.
A five-year agreement between Kunlun Red Star and the CWHL has been reached. This will see them playing there at least until the Olympic season of 2021-22
The addition of the Kunlun Red Star team will bump the league up to 6 teams. They will compete against four Canadian teams: Brampton Thunder, Calgary Inferno, Montreal Canadiennes, Toronto Furies – and the Boston Blades from the United States.
Future Youth Team
Kunlun Red Star also plans to set up a girl’s team in the future. It is hoped they could play games in North America in the cross-border Junior Women’s Hockey League. Providence College has been touted as a possible host for this team but nothing has been confirmed yet