From a media release:
Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today the first set of new and returning wives who will be featured in the highly-anticipated second season of the docu-series Hockey Wives. New stars include Keshia Chanté, one of Canada’s most versatile music stars, host of BET’s hit music countdown show 106 & Park and girlfriend of Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery; and Rhianna Weaver, a Montreal-based philanthropist and marketing professional and wife of veteran Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver. Returning stars include Kodette LaBarbera, Tiffany Parros, Noureen DeWulf, Maripier Morin and Martine Forget, with additional new wives to be announced in the coming months. Produced by Bristow Global Media Inc., in association with W Network, Hockey Wives Season 2 is scheduled to premiere this fall, with LG signed on as the lead sponsor.
Hockey Wives Season 2 will continue to have unmatched access to the off-the-ice lives of the women who are the captains of their families, careers and relationships. Following the success of the first season the series will continue to delivers a rare opportunity for fans to meet accomplished “captains” off the ice and explores the meaning of being married to the game. With an exclusive look into the high-stakes lives of WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of professional hockey players, the series reveals that it takes an incredible woman to manage fulfilling personal careers and stick handle life off of the ice with some of today’s top pro athletes.
Being married to the game comes with its fair share of perks, but make no mistake the hockey life isn’t for the faint of heart. Balancing family, career and personal aspirations against a backdrop of the pressures of being traded, injury, career uncertainty, long periods of separation is a constant juggling act. And, if you happen to be in one of the country’s biggest hockey cities, it’s like living in a fishbowl. Meet the off-ice Captains – sexy, savvy, jet-setting women, stick handling life through another grueling hockey season. From wives who are rookies, to those who are facing free agency or whose partners are Stanley Cup winning superstars, these women form a team of their own, supporting and encouraging one another through personal and professional highs and lows.