The new National Women's Hockey League was announced in 2015. There was immediate backlash by the Canadian Women's Hockey League and from many in the women's hockey fan and media communities. For many reasons that can be both business-related and deeply personal (like everything in this sport), everyone seems to
We talk a lot about queer acceptance and advocacy in sports, but the sports world currently requires athletes and fans to assimilate. Queer athletes, whether they are publicly out or not, are often obliged to adhere to the cultural norms of their respective sports if they wish to play. These
On Tuesday, the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House for a visit with the President, a vocal white supremacist. Such visits are customary, and many hockey fans defended the Penguins organization on those grounds. However, the organization's erroneous excuse, that visiting an oppressive head of state could
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.
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