The Buffalo Beauts will have a free agent camp Saturday and Sunday at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, the National Women's Hockey League announced Monday.
The league said 18 players have been invited to the camp after requesting invitations, with more expected to be added this week. Players seeking invitations can register here.
The camp will be run by new Beauts coach Pete Perram and General Manager Mandy Cronin will evaluate players for potential roster spots and NWHL contracts.
The camp has typically been held at Harborcenter, which has served as the Beauts' home ice, but the league and Pegula Sports and Entertainment do not have a deal in place for ice time. PSE returned operational control to the league last spring. PSE and the league also remain locked in a dispute over usage of team logos and intellectual property.
Although more than 200 players have said they intend to boycott, the league plans to begin its fifth season with an increased schedule of 24 games followed by the playoffs. The league said the salary cap for each team has been increased by 50% to $150,000. A new agreement calls for players to receive a 50% share of sponsorship and media deals at the league level.
Story topics: National Women's Hockey League