Premier Hockey Federation commissioner Tyler Tumminia resigns

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Premier Hockey Federation commissioner Tyler Tumminia has resigned from her position, as first reported by Jeff Marek of Sportsnet.

The move was “her decision, her terms,” according to ESPN, and she is not leaving for a separate professional opportunity. She will stay on through the end of the PHF postseason in late March.

Tumminia took over as commissioner of the PHF, then named the National Women’s Hockey league, in June 2021. She replaced Dani Rylan Kearny, who founded the league in 2015, in October 2020 and served as interim commissioner for eight months. As commissioner, Tumminia oversaw the league’s rebrand from the NWHL to the PHF, a U.S. streaming deal with ESPN and a landmark investment from the Board of Governors.

The league announced the investment, which totals over $25 million, in January, the same month that Tumminia informed the board she would be resigning from her position.

Her resignation comes a month after the PHF Players Association parted ways with its executive director after just three weeks.

The Isobel Cup, the league’s championship, will be played on March 28 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.