Selected in the first round of the 2017 CWHL Draft, Nicole Kosta is part of a new crop of offensive talent that shall bolster the lineup of the new-look Markham Thunder. Considering that renowned offensive talent Laura Stacey (the last first round pick in Brampton Thunder history) is part of Canada’s centralization in anticipation of the 2018 Winter Games, Kosta’s arrival will ease such a significant loss.
Over the last decade, Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has become a proving ground for future stars, giving young players a chance to acquire international experience before skating onto the biggest stages in the game.
Our roster of Innovate Celebrate speakers includes the CTO of a robotics company, a New York Times bestseller, a sports tech maven, and top execs at Intel, Homeland Security, and GoPro. Now, we’re adding a four-time Olympic ice hockey player. Yeah, that’s right, be jealous.
WASHINGTON >> The Gunnery welcomed new and returning students during the first week of September, just in time for the official start of the new school year. Part of the yearly ritual is the welcoming of new faculty and administrators to campus and we are excited to welcome this new group to our Gunnery family. The incoming faculty is an enthusiastic and adventurous group who are ready to tackle the 24-hour commitment that being at a boarding school entails.
The next name on our list Top 25 under 25 list is a reigning NCAA Frozen Four champion. Cayley Mercer led the Clarkson Golden Knights to their second national title in program history in 2017. The Exeter, Ont., native may have followed her sister Carly to Clarkson, but she made a name for herself while there.
We continue our countdown of the Top 25 under 25 with our number 16 player from the New York Riveters, by way of Princeton, Kelsey Koelzer. Over the past 12 months, Koelzer has experienced just about every level of women’s hockey. A knee injury in high school left her off USA Hockey youth rosters, but she more than made up for that lost time in her college career.
Erin Ambrose has slowly but surely become a major player in women's hockey. Ambrose is just 23, but in the past year she made her Worlds debut with Hockey Canada, where she won a silver medal, and then was named to Canada's centralization roster for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
There are not many young ladies who can say that their dad was a first overall draft pick in the NHL. There are also not many young ladies whose dad played in well over 1,000 games and scored even more points. More importantly, there are not many young ladies who are superb hockey players themselves, are well-spoken and have a good head on their shoulders, all the while being supported by loving parents. Valerie (Val) Turgeon fits all of the above.
BROOKLYN, NY – Inspired in part by the perseverance of her Princeton University and Noble and Greenough teammate Denna Laing, Corey Stearns devoted the last year to intense training with a goal of returning to competitive hockey. Her hopes were realized today as Stearns signed a contract to play for the Boston Pride in 2017-18.
Stanstead College has a history of their female students playing hockey dating back to the early 1900s. In the early 2000s, there was a girls’ hockey program, but it was made up of female students who were already at the school that wanted to play rather than a program that recruited players to prepare them to be student athletes.
Hayley Moore has made the most of her retirement from competitive hockey. The former Boston Blades forward has since been involved with girls and women’s hockey at essentially every level. This hockey season will be her first as deputy commissioner and director of player development for the NWHL.
The 2000-01 women's hockey team, which made NCAA history by earning a spot in the inaugural Frozen Four held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 23-25, 2001, will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
One hundred and five players representing nine countries were selected in the 2017 CWHL Draft on Sunday and will join the Boston Blades, Calgary Inferno, Kunlun Red Star, Markham Thunder, Les Canadiennes de Montreal, Toronto Furies, and Vanke Rays for the 2017-18 season. Held at the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Doc Seaman Centre in Toronto, the newest draft class represents 65 different USports and NCAA programs and features players from around the world, including Canada, USA, China, New Zealand and Turkey, among others.
BROOKLYN, NY – Sarah Edney, a member of the Canadian National Team program who in 2015 helped lead Harvard to the NCAA championship game, will play for the Buffalo Beauts in the upcoming NWHL season. Edney and the Beauts have reached an agreement in principle for 2017-18.
TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the hiring of Tara Connolly as an assistant women's ice hockey coach. Connolly joins Christie Cicero on the staff of first-year head coach Bryan Vines.
Making her debut for the United States at the 2017 ISBHF Worlds in Pardubice, Czech Republic, it was an opportunity for Lindsay Wilde to compose another exciting chapter in her hockey odyssey, fulfilling a goal of donning the stars and stripes. Adding luster to this facet was the fact that she earned a podium finish in her debut for the national team.