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.
NEWARK, N.J. – Colgate women's hockey alumnae Kiira Dosdall '09 and Kimberly Sass '12 claimed the 2018 Isobel Cup Sunday for the Metropolitan Riveters. They downed the defending-champion Buffalo Beauts, 1-0, at Barnabas Health Hockey House to earn their first National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) title.
At 2:49 into overtime of the CWHL Championship, Bobcat alumna Nicole Kosta '16 (Mississauga, Ontario) intercepted a breakout pass, transitioned to the net and fed a backhand pass to teammate Laura Stacey, who beat the Kunlun Red Star goaltender high over her glove to capture a 2-1 victory and the Markham Thunder's first-ever Clarkson Cup.
Jennifer Botterill '02-03, Dominic Moore '03, Carl Morris '03, Dan Shevchik '03, and Tiffany Whitton Gould '03 will be inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame during a dinner and induction ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston's Downtown Clubhouse on Saturday, October 13.
Before a sold-out crowd at TRIA Rink, the brand-new training facility of the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, the NWHL All-Star Game conducted a dazzling showcase of women’s professional hockey from start to finish. Behind three goals and an assist from Hayley Scamurra of the Buffalo Beauts, Team Ott defeated Team Leveille, 8-6.
Many of Katie Guay’s former hockey teammates at Brown University still chuckle when they think about her becoming a referee. A hit she placed upon an unsuspecting member of the University of Minnesota’s women’s team during the 2002 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal is the reason why.