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Category: NWHL

NWHL expanding to Montreal and Toronto

The National Women’s Hockey League board announced a league expansion that now includes teams in Montreal and Toronto. According to a report by Emily Kaplan from ESPN, the additions will come into effect for this upcoming season. Other good news is that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL has agreed to provide a larger […]

The Whitecaps finish their inaugural season as champions

The Minnesota Whitecaps after they claimed the championship victory in overtime. (Photo courtesy of NWHL.zone.) On Sunday, the Minnesota Whitecaps hosted the Buffalo Beauts in the 2019 Isobel Cup final at TRIA Rink. With home ice advantage and the top seed in the playoffs, Minnesota defeated the defending champion Metropolitan Riveters in the semi-final on […]

NWHL players shine during All-Star weekend

Minnesota Whitecaps’ skating superstar Kendall Coyne Schofield. (Photo courtesy of The Ice Garden.) The NWHL’s top players treated hockey fans in Nashville to an entertaining weekend, including the Skills Challenge at Ford Ice Center on Feb. 9 and the All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 10. A sold out crowd witnessed the impressive skills […]

Women’s hockey showcased at the NHL skills competition

Photo courtesy of NHL.com. The NHL had its all-star festivities this past weekend, but the biggest story was the impressive performances by several female hockey players. While those who have paid attention to the CWHL and NWHL know the skill level of these players, the NHL’s event provided an opportunity for women’s hockey to showcase […]

2018 NWHL Draft recap

Photo courtesy of NWHL.zone. The NWHL finished off 2018 with their two-day draft from December 20-21st. The first two rounds included notable Olympians and NCAA athletes. Annie Pankowski (F) was the first overall pick, selected by the Metropolitan Riveters. At the time of the draft she was the leading goal scorer for the Wisconsin Badgers, […]