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.
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.
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.”
With 75 combined votes through CWHL polls via Twitter and thecwhl.com, Boston Blades goaltender Lauren Dahm has been named the final ADT Goalie of the Week of 2017 for the week ending Sunday, December 24.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), have announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
There isn’t a whole lot to Mount Herbert, P.E.I., a quiet town barely 10 km east of Charlottetown. Ask the people who grew up there to describe home and they’ll probably laugh.
“Well, it’s not very big,” they’ll likely begin, followed by, “It’s just a road, really.”
You won’t find much in the way of basic amenities — no gas station, no grocery store (those are in the next town over) — and in some cases you couldn’t even find it on a map. But in March 2014, Shannon MacAulay changed that.
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.
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.
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.
By winning the 2017 NCAA National Championship this past March, the Golden Knights Women's Hockey team lifted Clarkson University Women's Athletics to among the Top 50 programs in the country in the final standings of the Capital One Cup.
Shannon MacAulay has been playing hockey for most of her life. At one point, she thought she might go to the Olympics with the sport. But after being released from Hockey Canada, she's turning her attention to the water and considering getting into competitive rowing.
Halfway through the 2016-17 NWHL and CWHL season team systems, strategies and the roles the athletes play on the ice have started to emerge, forming a rough picture of how the rest of the season will play out.