In December 2016, Kelly Pannek had never been invited to a senior camp with USA Hockey. Fifteen months later, she won an Olympic gold medal. Her coaches at the University of Minnesota weren't planning on her missing the 2017-18 collegiate season. It wasn't that they didn't think she was skilled
Heading into the final weeks of the NWHL season, Buffalo Beauts defender Lisa Chesson and her team are on a nine-game winning streak, and are set to enter the Isobel Cup Playoffs as the defending champs with one game left in the regular season.
Chesson and the
"Everyone loves to score goals and get assists, but there are little aspects of the game that make me feel like a great player, when I am doing them successfully."
Connecticut Whale forward Nicole Connery knows the importance of being a 200-foot player, giving her best effort in
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Buffalo Beauts forward Shiann Darkangelo is part of a unique group of players in the National Women's Hockey League this season. Having played with Connecticut last year, she's one of just ten NWHLers to have suited up for more than one team in the young league.
When Inferno forward Elana Lovell graduated from the University of Calgary in 2013, she didn't want to play hockey any more.
"I hadn’t had a really good last season," Lovell said. "I just wasn't enjoying it. I was having some knee issues, and I think injuries