• Selander’s Record-Setting College Career Sets a High Bar Head of Rookie Season
    October 07, 2019
    No goaltender in collegiate history stopped more pucks than Lovisa Selander, but after putting a bow on her college career, the Swedish standout is set to hone her game in the NWHL.
  • Lovisa Selander Signs With Boston Pride
    August 21, 2019
    Swedish National Team goaltender and NCAA all-time saves leader Lovisa Selander has signed to play the 2019-20 NWHL season with the Boston Pride.
  • Lovisa Selander Has Sights on Becoming Fixture in Sweden's Crease
    April 04, 2019
    One thousand, five hundred and sixty-two pounds. At six ounces per puck, and 16 ounces per pound, that’s how much rubber Lovisa Selander kicked aside throughout her four-year stay at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Q&A with Alex Gruschow
    September 21, 2018
    Alexa Gruschow had quite the season. From leading the NWHL in points wire-to-wire, to scoring the lone, spectacular goal in an epic Isobel Cup Final game that saw the Metropolitan Riveters win their first championship, to winning the NWHL MVP as voted on by her peers – she certainly earned the nickname that I gave her during the first month of the season: Alexa The Great.
  • 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.
  • RPI Grad Alexa Gruschow Ends Season An Isobel Cup Champion
    March 27, 2018
    NWHL player and former Mechanicsburg hockey player Alexa Gruschow ends her season with an Isobel Cup Championship....
  • Sonja van der Bliek Displays Great Spirit Between the Pipes for the Toronto Furies
    December 27, 2017
    Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Toronto Furies goaltending picture was dramatically altered, as impact goaltender Christina Kessler would no longer don the blue and white jersey, absent from occupying her familiar position between the pipes. Valiantly taking on the role of starting goaltender, Sonia van der Bliek, who served dutifully as Kessler’s backup in seasons past, does so with a tremendous respect for her predecessor’s legacy, while looking to keep the franchise’s playoff streak alive.
  • Alexa Gruschow Named NWHL Player of the Week
    November 07, 2017
    With her two-point performance in a 6-2 win over Buffalo on Saturday in Rochester, Alexa Gruschow of the Metropolitan Riveters earns this week’s NWHL Player of the Week honors.
  • Tara Connolly Joins Engineers Staff as Assistant Coach
    August 21, 2017
    TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the hiring of Tara Connolly as an assistant women's ice hockey coach. Connolly joins Christie Cicero on the staff of first-year head coach Bryan Vines.
  • Hockey has opened a lot of doors for Lindsey Hylwa
    July 06, 2017
    As of now, the New York Riveters have stocked up on talent from last season to fill the 2017-18 roster. However, there was one rookie signed in free agency. Lindsey Hylwa played forward at RPI for two seasons and captained the team her senior year. FanRag Sports caught up with Hylwa on Friday to discuss the upcoming NWHL season.
    June 02, 2017
    BROOKLYN, NY – The New York Riveters have finalized contracts for the 2017-2018 season with three key restricted free agents: forwards Miye D’Oench and Alexa Gruschow, and defender Kiira Dosdall.
  • Smelker Re-Signs With Pride
    May 31, 2017
    BROOKLYN, NY – Jordan Smelker, a member of the 2016 Isobel Cup champion Boston Pride and the 2017 finalists, is back for a third season with the club. The forward has signed a contract for the 2017-18 NWHL season.
  • New York Riveters Re-Rign Forward Lauren Wash
    May 24, 2017
    BROOKLYN, NY, May 23, 2017 – The New York Riveters have re-signed three players for the 2017-18 season: forwards Lauren Wash and Cheeky Herr and goaltender Sarah Bryant.
  • Welcome to the NWHL, Lauren Walsh
    February 03, 2017
    On January 12 the New York Riveters signed Lauren Wash to a contract for the rest of the season.
  • Alexa Gruschow: From Free Agent Invitee to Top Line Center
    December 12, 2016
    Eight games into her first NWHL season Alexa Gruschow finds herself on her team’s most productive line after earning herself a contract following the league’s first Free Agent Camp in early June.
  • Alexa Gruschow Signs Pro Contract
    June 21, 2016
    TROY, N.Y. - Former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's hockey standout Alexa Gruschow '16 has signed a professional contract to play for the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
  • Smelker First to Re-Sign with Boston Pride
    April 20, 2016
    BOSTON, MA— Jordan Smelker is the first player to sign a contract with the Boston Pride for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Hayley Moore announced Wednesday. Smelker and the Pride agreed to terms on a one-year, $14,000 contract.
  • Smelker Selected in CWHL Draft
    August 21, 2014
    TROY, N.Y. – Former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's hockey standout Jordan Smelker '14 was drafted by the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) on Tuesday. Selected in the 10th Round, she will have the opportunity to the join the Blades, who open their 2014-15 schedule in early November.
  • ESPN’s NHL Highlights Crew Revels in Capturing Postseason Action
    June 09, 2014
    This is the best time of year for ESPN’s No. 1 NHL highlight line of production assistant Jody Roberts, and content associates Alisa Harrison and Kelly Manzo.
  • van der Bliek Standing Tall Between Pipes for Brampton
    January 06, 2014
    Rookie netminder Sonja van der Bliek provides valiant performance between the pipes for Brampton
  • Former League Standouts Selected in CWHL Entry Draft
    August 28, 2013
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey was well represented in the 2013 Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) Draft, held Monday, August 26 in Mississauga, Ontario as 15 former student-athletes were chosen. The CWHL Draft took place via conference call with general managers from the Alberta Hockey Club, Brampton Thunder, Boston Blades, Montreal Stars and Toronto Furies set to select players from a list of 67 prospective players. It marked the fourth annual entry draft for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
  • Schiff to Enter RPI Hall of Fame
    August 08, 2013
    TROY, N.Y. – Rosina Schiff, a former Rensselaer standout, is among a group of six individuals chosen for induction into Rensselaer's Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • ECAC Hockey Alums Selected in CWHL Draft
    July 27, 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Former student-athletes from 11 ECAC Hockey teams were selected in the 2011 CWHL Entry Draft last week (July 21). In all a total of 18 former league standouts were chosen to continue their playing dreams of professional hockey League.