The National Women's Hockey League opened its restricted free agent period on May 1, with an undoubtedly interesting summer ahead. All players are free agents, having signed one-year contracts prior to the 2016-2017 season. In addition, teams are looking to fill their rosters in the absence of many Olympians, who
The NWHL's Connecticut Whale looked like a pretty different team heading into the league's second season.
Their first captain, Jessica Koizumi, hung up her skates to pursue a coaching career at Ohio State. Their assistant captain, Kaleigh Fratkin, signed with New York over the summer.
Also gone: their leading scorer,
With the NWHL regular season complete, the focus of the league now heads to the upcoming Isobel Cup semifinals and final. The league also handed out several awards earlier this week.
Boston vs. Connecticut: Thursday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM Eastern
Although the Pride swept the regular-season series, anything can
As the National Women's Hockey League wrapped up its regular season this past weekend, several important things happened.
The playoff matchups are now set. With their 4-3 victory on Sunday, the Buffalo Beauts secured third place in the NWHL. This pits them against the second-place New York Riveters in playoff
With just one weekend remaining in the National Women's Hockey League season, the Boston Pride are still undefeated. A pair of wins this past weekend over New York and Buffalo put the Pride at 16-0-0 this season.
For a while, however, it didn't appear as though that would be the
The Connecticut Whale couldn’t quite pull off a victory over the still-undefeated Boston Pride Friday night, but they still managed to come out of the weekend with a win over the Buffalo Beauts on Sunday afternoon.
At one point, the Whale held a 4-1 lead over the Pride during
Riveters Overcome Four-Goal Deficit
To some, a four-goal deficit may seem insurmountable. For the NWHL's New York Riveters on Sunday, however, it was a challenge that was met with energy, focus, and determination that helped them to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Connecticut Whale.
The Whale started off strong,
The National Women's Hockey League wrapped up its action prior to the league's upcoming All-Star Weekend with a narrow win by the New York Riveters, as well as continued dominance by the Boston Pride.
Riveters Stave Off Beauts, 3-2
Although the Buffalo Beauts have historically come back from deficits many
Late last week, the NWHL announced a number of changes to its current season format and briefly touched on the league's future.
First, the league announced a revised, shortened schedule for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. Though it was originally slated to end on April 16, the regular season
The Buffalo Beauts kicked off the 2017 calendar year with a close 6-5 victory over the Connecticut Whale on Saturday night. As was to be expected between the rival squads, special teams were key, and especially for Buffalo. The Beauts scored four of their six goals on special teams.