Andress said a new team would have to follow the same league policies of adding new players through the draft and free agency,
but Kunlun Red Star’s roster is expected to consist of players from China and players from North America of Chinese heritage, as well as non-Chinese.
Canadian Women’s Hockey League to Add a Team From China –
By SETH BERKMANJUNE 5, 2017
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced on Monday
that it would expand to China, beginning next season, becoming one of the first North American professional sports leagues to field a team in Asia.
Billy Ngok, the Kunlun Red Star founder, said in a statement
that his team was “the national club of China” and that through cooperation with the sport’s national governing body, “we will prepare for our teams to compete in Beijing 2022” and “promote the game in China.”
Kunlun Red Star will be coached by Digit Murphy, who formerly led the C. W.H.
Beijing’s Kunlun Red Star hockey club, which began its first season in the Russian-based
Kontinental Hockey League last year, will have a women’s team in the C. W.H.
season, which begins in October, has not been completed,
but Kunlun Red Star will travel for blocks of games in North America, and each North American team will fly to China at least once