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Women's Hockey Wednesday: Business as usual

HHOF induction weekend just passed and we're still unimpressed. NWHL and CWHL back in action, and other news from around the globe.

Amanda Leveille (28) of the Buffalo Beauts makes a save on Bray Ketchum (17) of the New York Riveters
Amanda Leveille (28) of the Buffalo Beauts makes a save on Bray Ketchum (17) of the New York Riveters
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Plays of the week: All hail Ann-Renée Desbiens - The Ice Garden
Ann Renée Desbiens, first of her name, of house Wisconsin, just did something no other goaltender did in the HISTORY of the NCAA. So yeah. Kind of a big deal.

Power Play for Planned Parenthood - The Ice Garden
Continues beyond the weekend

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is Failing to Recognize Great Women
In 2010, when Angela James and Cammi Granato were inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame, it looked as though the selection committee was finally taking a step forward.

And speaking of great players, FanRag Sports has been doing a series over the last week or so on the best current players in women's hockey: Goalies - Part 1 : Goalies - Part 2 : Forwards - Part 1 : Forwards - Part 2 : Defenders - Part 1

Sledge Hockey

Ten female athletes who have served in the military
In honor of Veterans Day, we look at ten female athletes who have fought on the track, on the field, in the pool, on the court and the front line of battle.


NCAA

Week 8 Div I Polls: USCHO | Ice Garden

Women’s College Hockey: Week 7 NWHL Prospect Report - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden’s weekly update on the NWHL’s 2016 draftees

NCAA Week 8 Preview: Fresh off of Byes - The Ice Garden
Action packed ECAC, ranked NoDak homestand highlight Week 8’s schedule

Women’s College Hockey: Forwards Breakdown - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden’s forwards analysis at the quarter mark of the NCAA season

Hanna Bunton’s Five-Point Weekend Propels Cornell Women’s Hockey Over Brown, Yale | The Cornell Daily Sun
The Cornell women’s hockey team came away from the weekend with four points as the Red defeated both Brown and Yale at home, continuing double-digit unbeaten streaks against both teams.

All-female coaching staff leads BC women’s hockey - The Boston Globe
Out of 36 Division 1 women’s hockey teams, only eight have female head coaches.


CWHL

Homecoming Queen: Marie-Philip Poulin nets hat trick in Canadiennes win - Eyes On The Prize
Les Canadiennes’ captain starred in her return to her home region.

Les Canadiennes survive scare, great goaltending to come from behind to beat Boston Blades - Eyes On The Prize
Montreal scored four third period goals in a game that was closer than expected

Furies Postgame: Furies Come Close, But Calgary Takes it in OT | The LeafsNation
The Toronto Furies took on the reigning Clarkson Cup Champions for the first time this season.

Furies Postgame: Furies Keep Inferno at Bay in Regulation, but Fall in OT | The LeafsNation
In the second of the back-to-back games against the Calgary Inferno, the Toronto Furies fought hard, keeping the Inferno at bay right up until the end.

Former NHL and women's national team members play to help York Region homeless
Angus Glen Community Centre to host annual Hockey Helps the Homeless fundraising tournament for 360 kids Nov. 18

Brampton Thunder Trades G Jetta Rackleff To Boston Blades
Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced that the Brampton Thunder had traded goaltender Jetta Rackleff to the Boston franchise in...

Hockey player taking pro league in stride | Airdrie Echo
Airdrie’s Brittney Fouracres became the first local female to play pro hockey this fall.

Les Canadiennes to host Calgary Inferno at the Bell Centre - The Ice Garden
This marks the first time in Les Canadiennes' history that a regular season CWHL game will be played in an NHL rink

Les Canadiennes to take on Calgary Inferno at Bell Centre - Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiens will host their first CWHL game

Jill Saulnier's Scoring Touch Can't Be Ignored
This season Jill Saulnier is proving that her name deserves to be one of the first that you think about when you talk Inferno hockey.


Whitecaps

Beaver alum Anderson, Whitecaps top BSU (photo gallery) | Bemidji Pioneer
Stephanie Anderson has seen the visitor’s locker room at the Sanford Center before.


NWHL

Fitzgerald and the Riveters grab 3 points over the weekend - Blueshirt Banter
The Riveters’ rookie goaltender put on a show and helped her team earn their first win of the season.

Beauts take Game 2, defeat Riveters 4-3 in OT - The Ice Garden
Roles reverse as Buffalo stages a comeback on Sunday

Boston Pride shut out Connecticut Whale - Stanley Cup of Chowder
#FinsDown, season 2, episode 1.

NWHL continues digital growth with Cheddar - The Ice Garden
The NWHL and Cheddar have announced a broadcast partnership

Buffalo Beauts Forward-Thinking With Pair Of Defenders
With five games played, the Buffalo Beauts have been haunted by familiar ghosts. The team has struggled this season with roster issues and...

Riveters Video Breakdown: Speed Kills - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Riveters have scored just six goals in three games this season. Much like last season they continue to generate their best scoring chances in the transition game.

Amanda Kessel Can't Return Soon Enough For Riveters
The New York Riveters had signed Amanda Kessel and were instantly a better, different team.


IIHF

Finding The Next Hilary Knight In Women's Hockey
Knight is the high-water mark for women’s hockey. Quickly at her heels, though, are several young athletes who are on the precipice of ...

Australian Olympic Committee: Women in prime time in Pyeongchang in 2018
Women’s events will be more prominent at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Derbyshire thrilled to play for country - HeraldLIVE
Port Elizabeth ice hockey player Lara Derbyshire has made the region proud with her selection for the South Africa women’s team.

Universiade

GB UNIVERSITIES SQUADS NAMED – IHUK
The Great Britain men’s and women’s university ice hockey squads have been named ahead of the 28th Winter Universiade, being held in Almanty, Kazakhstan.