"Growing the game" is an important concept in women's hockey, and it's been adopted by both professional leagues -- the NWHL and CWHL. The mere existence of these leagues help bring women's sports to wider audiences and further the growth of women's hockey across a variety of age levels. The
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
Buffalo Beauts forward Corinne Buie is a champion, once again. Buie and her Beauts teammates won the Isobel Cup as NWHL champions this past season. On its own, this would be a phenomenal accomplishment and surely one to strive for. But Buie? She is a champion time and time again,
For Buffalo's NWHL team, redemption is spelled B-E-A-U-T-S.
Redemption, after all, is exactly what the Beauts found when they captured their first-ever Isobel Cup Championship over the reigning champions, the Boston Pride. It was the ultimate rematch, and this time, Buffalo found a way to win.
The championship capped a
It's always interesting to see how a championship team enters the year following their big win. After all, you won the biggest prize -- how can you possibly top that?
That's the situation the Boston Pride faced heading into the 2016-2017 NWHL season. Coming off their Isobel Cup championship victory
If there was an award for Most Improved Team in the National Women's Hockey League, there's no doubt that it would have been awarded to the New York Riveters.
In one season, they went from the bottom of the standings with a record of 4-12-2 to second-place in the league
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,
For the second consecutive season, the NWHL's Isobel Cup Final will feature the Boston Pride and the Buffalo Beauts. This time, it all comes down to one game, which will be played at 6:00 PM this Sunday at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
The Pride punched their ticket
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