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Hockey’s week in review: top stories from Jun. 22-26

The Toronto Six unveiled their jerseys this week for their inaugural season. (Photo credit: Toronto Six/Twitter) In case you missed the top news stories and happenings across women’s hockey last week, here’s an overview of everything from each day during the week of Jun. 22 to 26, 2020. June 22 The Toronto Six agreed to […]

The Courage seal last-minute win in Game One of the Challenge Cup

The Portland Thorns FC and North Carolina Courage officially kicked off the NWSL Challenge Cup at the Zion Bank Stadium in Utah on Saturday.   It was clear, at the start of the league’s first nationally broadcasted game, that the players were focused on more than just the match at hand. During the playing of the […]

Pride feature: Angela James, the first superstar of women’s hockey

“She dominated. There was no one who could take over the game physically like Ang. She was, I think, the first superstar of women’s hockey.” Strong words from Cassie Campbell-Pascall (to Sportsnet), women’s hockey royalty in her own right, who grew up watching James before she eventually became her teammate. Considered the “Wayne Gretzky” of […]

NWSL Challenge Cup preview: Thorns face defending champions in tournament kickoff

In less than a week a professional sport will finally return to action for the first time since the beginning of April. The NWSL’s Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, with the Portland Thorns FC taking on defending champions North Carolina Courage to kick off the tournament. With a total of nine teams and 25 games, […]

Hockey’s week in review: top stories from Jun. 15-19

In case you missed the top news stories and happenings across women’s hockey last week, here’s an overview of everything from each day during the week of Jun. 15 to 19, 2020. June 15 The Metropolitan Riveters announced the signing of forward Emily Janiga, who spent last season with the PWHPA. Janiga will appear in […]

Female athletes lead the way for LGBT advocacy in sport

Though professional female athletes have yet to catch up to their male counterparts in salaries and media exposure, they are ahead in something even bigger: building supportive environments for the LGBT community. Most notably, there were over 40 openly gay players and coaches in last year’s women’s FIFA World Cup, doubling the total from the […]

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 […]