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From the Branches: CWHL All-Stars hit the ice today

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The CWHL takes to the ACC ice this afternoon, followed by the Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada

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CWHL 2017 All Star Draft Chris Tanouye/Canadian Women's Hockey League

It’s a big day for hockey in Toronto. The CWHL All-Star game will take place today at 1:00PM. Last night, the captains selected the players that will make up their two teams.

Rumours were circulating that attendance is expected to be much higher than last year’s 6,000, but you can still buy tickets online.

Also announced last night was that the CWHL has two new big sponsors: Boston Pizza, and, interestingly, the NHLPA.

All of this may be moot however, as I submit this photo as evidence that the Toronto Furies’ Kelly Terry has already won the whole event.

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Later tonight the Maple Leafs will take to the ice for HNiC facing the Buffalo Sabres. We’ll have a preview up this morning.

The Marlies are hosting the Albany Devils for a weekend back-to-back series at Ricoh Coliseum.

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