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Author: Hayden Stewart

The NWHL and PWHPA communities speak out against racism in hockey

Both the NWHL and PWHPA are fighting for gender equality in professional hockey, as the game doesn’t provide an equal opportunity for everyone simply based on gender identity. However, another lingering injustice speaks to the value of intersectionality. Following the murder of George Floyd—and many other deaths of Black people —the most significant civil rights […]

PWHPA to implement new structure for 2020-21 season

The PWHPA announced a new region-based format ahead of the 2020-21 season. This new structure will consist of five training hubs in Calgary, Minnesota, Montreal, New Hampshire, and Toronto, removing the Buffalo and Tri-State hubs. This decision was made based on feedback from the PWHPA’s members, improving player access to dressing rooms, coaches, support staff, […]

Boston Pride re-sign defending trio Kelly, Rheault and Souliotis

The 2020 Isobel Cup hasn’t been awarded, with a rescheduled date to be determined, but the Boston Pride are looking toward next season. Before the draft, they signed forwards Christina Putigna, Lexie Laing, McKenna Brand, and defender Kaleigh Fratkin to contract extensions. Boston’s big move was acquiring the first overall pick to select hometown superstar, […]

Meet the first signed members of the NWHL’s new Toronto franchise

After weeks of speculation, the NWHL is officially coming to Toronto. It will be the league’s first team located north of the Canada-USA border, bringing the first professional women’s hockey team to the Greater Toronto Area since the CWHL’s Toronto Furies and Markham Thunder. This announcement expands the NWHL to six teams, which is fitting […]

NWHL franchise reportedly coming to Toronto area

The NWHL was forced to postpone the 2020 Isobel Cup Final due to COVID-19, but there has been some off-ice news. Numerous players, including Taylor Accursi of the Buffalo Beauts and Allie Thunstrom of the Minnesota Whitecaps, have signed extensions for the 2020-21 season. Now there are talks of league expansion. With five franchises in […]

PREVIEW: Entering the Isobel Cup playoffs

Photo credit: Meg Linehan The NWHL’s regular season concluded this past weekend, which featured the Metropolitan Riveters and Buffalo Beauts splitting a pair of contests, while the Minnesota Whitecaps won both of their home games against the Connecticut Whale. It may not have influenced the Isobel Cup Playoffs seeding, but teams were given a chance […]