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.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The 2018-19 ECAC Hockey women’s schedule was released on Tuesday afternoon, as the start of the season is now just over one month away. All 12 teams will once again play 22 league games, squaring off against each conference opponent twice.
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.
TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the hiring of Marc Cavosie as an assistant women's ice hockey coach. Cavosie joins Tara Connolly on the staff of second-year head coach Bryan Vines.
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.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced Monday afternoon that they have partnered with Howies Hockey tape for a multi-year deal extending through the 2020-21 ice hockey season. The deal makes Howie’s the official tape supplier of ECAC Hockey.
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.
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer women's ice hockey team held a year-end banquet to celebrate the 2017-18 season, where seven awards were presented to seven different student-athletes. Earning the team's highest honor, Most Valuable Player was senior forward Shayna Tomlinson.
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Backstopping the Clarkson defense en route to back-to-back Division I National Championship titles, Golden Knights senior goaltender Shea Tiley (Owen Sound, Ontario) posted a 5-0-0 record during the final stretch drive of the season and was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division 1 Player of the Month for March, while teammate Elizabeth Giguere was tabbed with rookie honors.
A Championship Season was celebrated by the Clarkson University Women's Hockey team earlier this week as the two-time defending National Champions held their annual season-ending award ceremony at the President's House on Monday.
HAMDEN, Conn. — The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team hosted its annual banquet and senior celebration at the University Club at the Quinnipiac University Sports Center on Sunday, April 15. The program highlighted the remarkable careers of six individuals, celebrating their 93-39-17 record over four years, two NCAA appearances, three Nutmeg Classic Championships and an ECAC Regular and Post-Season Championship. The event included a season in review, a presentation of four major awards, and the introduction of the 2018-19 captains.
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®.
BOSTON - The men's ice hockey programs from ECAC Hockey's Colgate University and Princeton University and Hockey East's University of New Hampshire and Northeastern University are slated to compete in fifth iteration of the annual Northern Irish Connections Friendship Four Tournament to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland it was announced today.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The women's hockey team recently held its annual awards banquet to honor the accomplishments and achievements of the 2017-18 squad. The celebration included the delegation of six postseason awards which were handed out to seven different players.
BOSTON – The Harvard women's hockey team held its annual year-end banquet last weekend, celebrating the 2017-18 season, honoring the senior class and recognizing team award winners. The banquet was held at the Harvard Club of Boston and drew numerous friends and family to celebrate the team's accomplishments this past season.
TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has named Bryan Vines the head women's ice hockey coach. Vines was the interim head coach for the Engineers' women's hockey team for the 2017-18 season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's hockey team announced its team awards at the program's banquet on Monday night. Sophomore Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) was selected as the squad's Most Improved Player while junior Cara Najjar (Stoneham, Mass.) earned the Tara Mounsey Best Defenseman honor.
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.
BOSTON, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team gave back to the Boston community on Sunday night, partnering with Viga Italian Eatery to make over 3,500 sandwiches for the thousands of volunteers at the Boston Marathon.