I did not grow up with Hayley Wickenheiser. When she announced her retirement last week, unlike many hockey fans and journalists, I wasn't able to effectively look back on her career. My understanding of her 23 years of international play is secondhand; I've been graciously allowed to borrow context from
The New York Riveters improved to 3-5-1-1 on Sunday, moving into third place in the NWHL standings. They have played the most games of any club, so their position may change in the coming weeks -- but there was a lot of promise shown in their 2-0 victory over the
The National Women's Hockey League announced last week that their second annual All-Star Game will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, which is the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins' practice facility. Opened in August 2015, the facility is located north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, just off of Interstate 79.
The Victory Press is grateful to Mike Murphy who contributed additional reporting to this article.
Last season, Connecticut had a score-at-will offense, led by Kelli Stack and Kaleigh Fratkin. However, in their sophomore season, they've been shut out twice and aren't quite the same dominant team. They still have many
The Boston Pride haven't kicked their habit of slow starts, but it didn't matter, since they eventually trounced the New York Riveters by a score of 5-1 on Saturday night at the Warrior Ice Arena in Allston, Massachusetts.
New York opened the game by showing better puck management, especially in
Welcome to 2016-17 hockey coverage at the Victory Press. The NWHL and CWHL seasons open this weekend, and we'll have recaps in the coming days. We'll also run down what has happened in the NCAA so far this year and look ahead. Our entire staff is back this year for
The New York Riveters saw more offseason roster changes than any team in the NWHL. Head coach Chad Wiseman took over the GM role from NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan, and began making changes almost immediately. New York's initial signings were among the first during the free agency period.
The Connecticut Whale held on to some of their offensive firepower in the offseason, but their supporting cast for next season will be a bit different.
The biggest departure is arguably that of goaltender Jaimie Leonoff, who signed with the New York Riveters. Leonoff was the best goaltender by far
As initially reported by Meg Linehan of Excelle Sports, the NWHL is now facing a lawsuit seeking $650,000 in damages to be paid to Michael Moran, a one-time investor and Chief Marketing Officer for the League. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court in Massachusetts. Via Jen
Last night, Meg Linehan of Excelle Sports was able to publish documents indicating that an alleged investor, Michael Moran, was demanding repayment of funds that he provided for the league's startup. The demand letter published at Excelle Sports doesn't specify why Moran is requesting the sum to be returned, but