It's the year 2018. There are two North American women's hockey leagues; the Olympics have hosted a women's hockey tournament for the last six Winter Games; and six women are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. For some, this is progress. For others, it's a slow beginning. Either way, conversations
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
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In the inaugural NWHL season, Shelley Looney and Ric Seiling served as co-head coaches of the Buffalo Beauts, while Linda Mroz served as the team's general manager.
But on March 30, in a matter of minutes, everything changed.
First came a press release from the league that
Playing in a Winter Classic was a dream for both leagues -- as well as for commissioner Dani Rylan and her fledgling NWHL, and Brenda Andress, whose CWHL has already partnered with NHL teams. The NHL brought both leagues together for the Outdoor Women's Classic, an official NHL event under