A team from southwest Saskatchewan will be part of a new five-team junior female hockey league set to begin play next season.

Hockey Saskatchewan announced the under-22 league in December of 2022, and a task team had been working to seek applications from interested communities. Swift Current and Gull Lake were selected as co-hosts for a team in the southwest along with Kindersley, Lumsden, Outlook and Regina.

“We are thrilled to have these five clubs participate in the Provincial Female Junior Hockey League's inaugural season and we’re confident that these communities will provide a great environment for female players to develop and excel,” Hockey Saskatchewan General Manager Kelly McClintock said in a statement. “We believe this league will provide more opportunities for female players to develop their skills and compete at a high level.”

The league will be run by the existing executive of the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA Hockey League and will be governed by a distinct constitution and bylaws.