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With things quieter in the States over Thanksgiving, this week features a number of player features from the CWHL, U Sports and NCAA.

Staturday with Mike, 11/26 - The Ice Garden
A look at some numbers from the world of women’s hockey.

U Sports

Finnish Olympian Venla Hovi feeling right at home with Bisons | Hockey | Sports
When Winnipeggers think of Finnish hockey players, there are a few attributes that immediately come to mind.

Women's hockey streak snapped in overtime | The Journal
Here are The Journal’s takeaways from the Gaels thrilling overtime victory.

Jade Downie-Landry sole U Sports player on Canada’s Nations Cup roster - The Ice Garden
It marks the 21-year-old McGill rookie’s first major tournament with Hockey Canada.


NCAA

Week 9 Div I Polls: USCHO | Ice Garden

Syracuse stymies UND once again | Grand Forks Herald
UND lost to Syracuse 3-0 on Friday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena—a defeat that will loom large in the Pairwise Rankings, which are used to determine the eight-team NCAA field in March.


Weekend wrap: Nov. 27 :: USCHO.com Blogs :: D-I Women's Hockey Blog :: U.S. College Hockey Online
Quick summary of this weekend's results.

Women’s College Hockey: Week 9 NWHL Prospect Report - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden’s weekly update on the NWHL’s 2016 draftees

Badgers women's hockey: After first loss, Wisconsin players 'really took it personal' | College | journaltimes.com
The Badgers host Cornell in a non-conference series at LaBahn Arena on Friday and Saturday.

Quinnipiac looks to continue building :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online
Men's and Women's D-I and D-III College Hockey News, Features, Scores, Statistics, Fan Forum, Blogs

Despite drop in rankings, Bulldogs continue to shine - The Ice Garden
Coming off of a huge win over Wisconsin, the Bulldogs look to further their momentum into December and beyond.

Two Black Women Embrace Their Chance to Be Hockey Role Models - The New York Times
Kelsey Koelzer of Princeton and Sarah Nurse of Wisconsin were both selected in June by teams in the National Women’s Hockey League. Koelzer was the first overall pick.


CWHL

Game Recaps

Caroline Ouellette the OT hero in Les Canadiennes win over Brampton - Eyes On The Prize
Montreal never led as they snap their two-game losing streak

Working overtime: Les Canadiennes fall to Brampton Thunder in OT - Eyes On The Prize
Both games in the weekend series went to OT, with both teams earning three points

Next week's games:

Furies @ Thunder: Saturday 6:30pm (Brampton Memorial), Sunday 1:30pm (East Bayfield, Barrie)

Canadiennes @ Blades 7:30pm (Walter Brown) (CWHL Live), Sunday 3:30pm (UMass Boston)

all times EST

News

Hockey: Concord-Carlisle grad Dakota Woodworth plays for CWHL's Boston Blades -  The Concord Journal
After Dakota Woodworth graduated from Boston University in the spring, she wanted to keep playing hockey and she was looking for something a little more challenging than a local rec league.

Jetta Rackleff Has Had A Marvelous Journey To Professional Hockey
Today, Jetta Rackleff is a fourth-year student at RIT, studying chemical engineering.

Boston Blades Fill Ranks Rrom Team USA's Inline Hockey Roster
Over the past two years as general manager Krista Patronick has been tasked with rebuilding – and re-rebuilding – the Boston Blades, she has turned several times to the pool of Team USA’s inline hockey team.

‘I grew up dreaming of playing for the Montreal Canadiens’: Les Canadiennes get ready for Bell Centre debut - Eyes On The Prize
Les Canadiennes excited and hopeful about their Bell Centre appearance

Playing abroad: Marion Allemoz feels at home in Montreal - The Ice Garden
After moving to Canada to play hockey, Marion Allemoz feels she can make a difference with Les Canadiennes.

Iya Gavrilova Is Quietly Making Inferno A Better Team
Iya Gavrilova is not your typical CWHL rookie. Her path to professional women's hockey in Canada is about as unique as they come.

Laura Stacey And Brampton Thunder Prepared For Challenges Ahead
The Brampton Thunder find themselves in relatively unfamiliar territory, floating in third place in the CWHL.

She Shoots She Scores podcast: Knightwatch - Eyes On The Prize
This week, Lise-Marie and Brad talk about recent woes for Les Canadiennes, wonder about their Hilary Knight sighting, answer a great listener e-mail, and more!


NWHL

Next week's games:

Beauts @ Riveters: Saturday 4:30pm

Whale @ Pride: Saturday 7:30pm

Pride @ Riveters: Sunday 4:00pm

NWHL on Youtube

all times EST

Pay cuts could cost NWHL its players | SI.com
The NHL announced it will cut players’ salaries to preserve its future, though the move has left those players frustrated and mulling their next move.

Buffalo Beauts Looking To Jell On Upcoming Road Series
The Buffalo Beauts face a tough six week stretch starting Dec. 3.


IIHF

Edmonton’s Shannon Szabados returns to Canadian women’s hockey team | Edmonton Journal
Shannon Szabados says she could write a book about her departure from the Peoria Rivermen, but the goaltender would rather discuss her return to the Canadian women's hockey team.

Canada’s National Women’s Program announces rosters for December Series and Nations Cup
National Women’s Team to face the United States in two-game December Series; National Women’s Development Team to defend gold at Nations Cup


Intl Leagues

Hockey abroad: Road trips and Oktoberfest - The Ice Garden
Searching for skate blades and road tripping across Europe