2017-18 Alumni News Archives

  • Bray Ketchum Retires From Professional Hockey
    September 05, 2018
    Today, one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Riveters and the NWHL has decided to hang up her skates. After six seasons of professional hockey in the CWHL and NWHL, Bray Ketchum has announced her retirement.
  • Shannon Macaulay Excelling in a New Sport
    August 31, 2018
    BRUDENELL, P.E.I. – The Red Island Regatta made a triumphant return to the Brudenell River on Saturday and rowers from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia say they can’t wait to come back in 2019.
  • Tara Mounsey Inducted to NHIAA Hall of Fame
    August 29, 2018
    Concord High graduate Tara Mounsey is one of six inductees into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame this fall.
  • Harvard Alum Marissa Gedman Inspired by Experience to go into Medicine
    August 27, 2018
    Marissa Gedman, 26, played for the Boston Pride in the National Women’s Hockey League for three years after graduating from Harvard in 2015. She was on the Harvard hockey team before that, where she suffered from a concussion — not unlike many of her teammates.
  • Geneviève Bannon Signs with Les Canadiennes
    August 23, 2018
    Montreal, QC (August 20, 2018) – Les Canadiennes have pre-signed right winger Geneviève Bannon in advance of the 2018 CWHL Draft, announced the club today. The acquisition adds depth to the already powerhouse forward line-up.
  • Cydney Roesler Becomes First Player-Coach in NWHL History
    August 22, 2018
    August 20, 2018– Cydney Roesler of the Connecticut Whale will wear two hats for her club in the upcoming season. In addition to being a defender, the 24-year-old Roesler will be an assistant coach for the Whale. Last year, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Quinnipiac University.
  • Kiira Dosdall Looks To Defend Isobel Cup with Riveteers
    August 20, 2018
    August 16, 2018– The Metropolitan Riveters continue to bring the band back together in defense of the Isobel Cup. Earlier today, Team NWHL defender and respected leader Kiira Dosdall signed a contract to play her fourth season for the Riveters.
  • Sydney Rossman Comes Home to Minnesota
    August 20, 2018
    August 20, 2018– Sydney Rossman, who has spent the last five years in Connecticut as one of the top goaltenders in the ECAC while at Quinnipiac and as an all-star in her rookie NWHL season with the Whale, is returning home to Minnesota.
  • Laura Stacey Looks Towards Future After Year to Remember
    August 16, 2018
    TORONTO, Ontario — Hockey Canada and Markham Thunder forward Laura Stacey had quite the whirlwind season. The 24-year-old won silver in her first Olympics games — picking up an assist in Canada’s 5-0 win over Russia in the medal round — then returned to the CWHL and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Thunder win the Clarkson Cup.
  • Amanda Boulier To Lead Whitecaps Through First NWHL Season
    August 15, 2018
    August 14, 2018– In a significant acquisition for the Minnesota Whitecaps in their first season in the NWHL, the club has signed defender Amanda Boulier, who was a league all-star in 2017-18 as a rookie with the Connecticut Whale.
  • Jacquie Pierri a Peerless Competitor for Calgary Inferno
    August 15, 2018
    An eventful off-season for the Calgary Inferno is one that has encompassed the beginning of a new chapter. With iconic coach Shannon Miller joining the organization, along with the trades of Winter Games competitors Jillian Saulnier and Genevieve Lacasse, it constituted only part of the narrative. With a tremendous trinity of celebrated players that represented the core of the Inferno’s leadership over the previous campaigns, the collective retirements of Delayne Brian, Brittany Esposito and Jacquie Pierri have added a very profound impact to the theme of transition this off-season.
  • Jillian Dempsey Set For Another Season with Boston Pride
    August 15, 2018
    August 14, 2018– Jillian Dempsey, an original NWHL player, has signed on for her fourth season with the Boston Pride. A star player at Harvard and member of the U.S. National Team program, Dempsey led the Pride last season in goals (8), assists (7) and points (15).
  • Shea Tiley and Hannah Miller Look To Make Immediate Impact In CWHL
    August 15, 2018
    The CWHL draft is set to take place in less than three weeks’ time in Toronto, and with the registration for incoming players set to close Friday, it appears we can finally get a full glimpse of the talent set to enter the league next season, including a number of notable rookies who could turn heads in 2018-19.
  • Whitney Renn To Play Professionally In Austria
    August 10, 2018
    TROY, N.Y. - Former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's ice hockey standout Whitney Renn '18 has signed on with the DEC Eagles of the Dameneishockey Bundesliga, Austria's women's hockey league for the upcoming 2018-19 season. She will become the 10th Engineers alumnae to join the professional ranks this decade.
  • Shiann Darkangelo Signs With Toronto Furies
    August 03, 2018
    TORONTO (August 2, 2018) – The Toronto Furies announce today – Thursday, August 2 – the signing of free agent forward Shiann Darkangelo.
  • Kelsey Koelzer Re-Signs With Riveters
    August 02, 2018
    July 31, 2018– The defending Isobel Cup champions have received a massive shot in the arm with the return of defender Kelsey Koelzer, the first overall pick in the 2016 NWHL Draft. Koelzer has re-signed with the Metropolitan Riveters for the 2018-19 season.
  • From hockey camps to worlds bid, it's Saulnier's turn to inspire
    August 01, 2018
    The IIHF Women’s World Championship had a lasting effect on Halifax’s Jillian Saulnier. The Canadian Olympian was a bright-eyed, impressionable 12-year-old when her hometown last hosted the international hockey event.
  • Top Prospect Shea Tiley Awaits CWHL Draft
    August 01, 2018
    One of the most highly sought after prospects in the 2018 CWHL Draft, Shea Tiley delivers a game-changing goaltender for whichever CWHL team selects her.
  • Cayley Mercer Embarks On Her Journey To Grow Hockey
    July 27, 2018
    Cayley Mercer knew there would be lifestyle changes when she moved to China to play professional hockey. Even so, the food threw her for a loop. “If you’re getting fish, you’re getting a full fish with the head still on it,” the 24-year-old from Exeter said with a grin. “The first time, I looked at it and had no idea how to tackle it.”
  • St. Lawrence Alum Selected To Manage Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    July 26, 2018
    Gina Kingsbury '04, who led the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to pair of NCAA Frozen Four appearances and won two Olympic gold medals as a player for Team Canada (2006 and 2010), has been selected to manage the Canadian women's national team.
  • An Unlikely Opportunity
    May 09, 2018
    “I saw a post on Facebook for the 2015-16 Boston Blades prospect camp and figured, ‘why not?’
  • Maschmeyer brings magic to Montreal in first season
    April 27, 2018
    It’s been a year of adjustments for Bruderheim’s CWHL star goalie Emerance Maschmeyer, but it was a move she does not regret.
  • Emma Woods Wonderful in Epic Season for Valiant Vanke Rays
    April 27, 2018
    Part of the first draft class in the history of the Vanke Rays, one of two expansion teams from China gracing the ice in the CWHL, Emma Woods certainly emerged as a high value pick. Definitely, the Rays acquired a player in Woods with more than just a fundamentally sound game. Bringing a strong work ethic and a tremendous sense of pride in her work, Woods’ character is renowned among her teammates. Certainly, the dedication to hard work emanated from the fact that she was raised in a dairy farm outside Burford, Ontario.
  • Courtney Turner Brings Character as Key Building Block for Boston Blades
    April 27, 2018
    As the Boston Blades continue the admirable duty of rebuilding, assembling the pieces that shall ensure a proud return to the peak of professional women’s ice hockey, the addition of Courtney Turner brought with it multiple facets. Selected first overall in the 2017 edition of the CWHL Draft, Turner became part of a unique sorority.
  • Tenth Annual Mandi Schwartz Drive Adds 464 More Potential Life Savers
    April 19, 2018
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With 51 life-saving marrow donations through its first nine years, the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale had given people plenty of reasons to celebrate heading into the 10th annual drive Thursday. This year's edition was another success, as the Bulldogs added 464 more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry®.
  • Digit Murphy Is The American Woman With The Business Plan For China's Ice Hockey Dream
    April 18, 2018
    Digit Murphy is doing several things at one time.
  • Lessons to be learned from virtual world, says Olympian Ruggiero
    April 16, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) – Traditional sports can learn a lot from esports in using virtual world technology to stay relevant for younger audiences, says former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Angela Ruggiero.
  • Katie Guay Named Director of Philanthropy for The USA Hockey Foundation
    April 10, 2018
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that Katie Guay (Mansfield, Mass.) has been named director of philanthropy for The USA Hockey Foundation, a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.
  • Brooke Webster Brings Strong Showing on Offense for Expansion Vanke Rays
    April 05, 2018
    Having attained All-America status while skating for St. Lawrence University, Brooke Webster followed up such a prestigious achievement by contributing towards a compelling chapter in hockey history. With the CWHL adding a pair of internationally-based expansion teams, the Kunlun Red Star and the Vanke Rays (the first professional women’s’ teams to hail from China),
  • Beauts’ Sarah Edney Talks Defense for Youngsters
    March 30, 2018
    The NWHL season may have just wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean that the league’s players aren’t still helping to “grow the game”. That particular phrase has become a mantra – even a beacon of sorts – as NWHL players generously offer their time and their hearts in order to develop both interest level and skill sets for younger generations. In essence, “grow the game” is a cornerstone to the foundation of the NWHL.
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