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Author: Jessa Braun

Jessa is a fourth year Community Health major at Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford campus). She is the Sports Editor for The Sputnik newspaper and is President/EIC of Her Campus LB. She captains Laurier Brantford's varsity cross-country and soccer.

What’s next for the CWHL community

Photo by Chris Tanouye/CWHL. Courtesy of SBNation. The CWHL, founded in 2007, was the first successful women’s hockey league in North America and was home to world-class stars, including Natalie Spooner, Brianna Decker and Marie-Philip Poulin. None of the players and staff knew about the heartbreaking decision to fold the league until just before the […]

O’Hara out for 8-12 weeks due to injury

Utah Royals and US national team defender Kelley O’Hara is out for 8-12 weeks due to surgery on her ankle. The 2018 CONCACAF champion will have to miss the US national team’s November trip to Portugal and Scotland for a pair of friendlies. O’Hara underwent an arthroscopic procedure and had the loose bodies in her […]

Interview with Natalie Spooner

Natalie is a professional ice hockey player who plays for Team Canada and the Toronto Furies. She competed on Amazing Race Canada and is also an ambassador for Fast and Female, an organization that empowers girls in sport. Learn more about the Olympic Gold medalist and CWHL All-Star from the bio on her website. Photo from Natalie Spooner’s […]

Kerr is the first player to score 50 goals in the NWSL

Thanks to a hat trick in a 3-1 win against Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Star’s Sam Kerr became the first NWSL player to reach 50 career goals. It was her second goal of the game that upped her goal count to 50, but the record setting didn’t end there. Thanks to her third goal […]

New NWHL team signs 2018 Olympic gold medalists

The newest team of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), the Minnesota Whitecaps, just signed two 2018 Olympic gold medalists: Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein. Having been former Minnesota Gophers (University of Minnesota), Junior Whitecaps and fans of the Whitecaps franchise, it only made sense for Brandt and Stecklein to want to join the Minnesota […]

Six Reasons Why Females in Sport are Empowered

​1. Strong support system Teammates, parents and coaches will always push you to be better and they’ll always want you to have fun and succeed. Not everyone in the world is lucky enough to have those motivators. Embrace it and let the support empower you to keep doing the great things you’re doing. 2. Good physical […]

Markham Thunder wins CWHL’s Clarkson Cup

Markham Thunder captured the Clarkson Cup after a 2-1 overtime victory against Kunlun Red Star. Laura Stacey, a member of the Canadian women’s Olympic team, was the Thunder’s hero as she one-timed a pass from Nicole Kosta and scored the game winner. Nicole Brown scored the Thunder’s other goal during regular game play. Goaltender Erica […]

Metropolitan Riveters claim NWHL title

The Metropolitan Riveters won their first Isobel Cup on Sunday against defending champions, the Buffalo Beauts. Riveters goaltender Katie Fitzgerald earned MVP, made 21 saves and was the first goalie to shut out the Beauts all season. The Riveters are the third team to win the Cup in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). The […]

Markham Thunder wins Clarkson Cup

  Markham Thunder captured the Clarkson Cup after a 2-1 overtime victory against Kunlun Red Star. Laura Stacey, a member of the Canadian women’s Olympic team, was the Thunder’s hero as she one-timed a pass from Nicole Kosta and scored the game winner. Nicole Brown scored the Thunder’s other goal during regular game play. Goaltender […]