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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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),
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.