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Staturday with Mike, 12/17 - The Ice Garden
Russo leads the NWHL in assists, no one can stop Minnesota’s Panek and THE BLADES WON A GAME.

Plays of the Week: Upset city - The Ice Garden
Boston had a pretty good weekend in hockey thanks to wins by the Blades and BU.

The State of Women's Hockey
Across the country, future looks bright for girls and women's hockey


U Sports

UNB to reinstate women's hockey in 2018-19 - New Brunswick - CBC News
The University of New Brunswick will reinstate women's varsity hockey at the Atlantic University Sport and U Sports Canada level starting in the 2018-2019 season, bringing an end to a human rights complaint filed in 2009.

From Cradle to Contender: The Rise of the Nipissing Women’s Hockey Team - Ontario University Athletics (OUA)
At Christmastime four years ago, Nipissing University's women's hockey program was merely an idea on paper.


NCAA

Women’s college hockey: week 12 NWHL prospect report - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden’s weekly update on the NWHL’s 2016 draftees

2016 NWHL draft: Midseason SB Nation poll - The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden weighs in on NWHL’s 20 2016 draft picks at the midpoint of season

Four Freshmen To Watch In NCAA Women's Hockey
The four young women who led the nation in points-per-game through December come from three different countries and play for three different programs. And two of them play for programs that you might not expect.

Better Know a Conference: WCHA Midseason Standings - Hockey Wilderness
As most teams in DI women’s hockey had already started their midseason break, this week seemed like an excellent time to review the WCHA and its team standings.

Badgers' Talent, Depth on Display
Last Friday night was my first opportunity to see the Wisconsin women's hockey team play this season. I don't plan on it being my last.


CWHL

Game Recaps

Furies Recap: Furies swept by Inferno - Pension Plan Puppets
Strength in numbers was not enough to beat Calgary

CWHL Weekend Wrap
The weekend in CWHL play, most teams were dealing with absences of some key players for the pre-Olympics series between Team USA and Team Canada.

News

Why Lauren Dahm deserves to be in the CWHL All-Star Game - The Ice Garden
Because she's Lauren Dahm, that’s why.

Kate Leary Smashes Through The CWHL
On a team built around work ethic, Kate Leary may be outworking the rest of the skaters.

Six Canadiennes named to CWHL All-Star Game - Eyes On The Prize
Marie-Philip Poulin leads the Montreal players that will take part in the annual event

Toronto Furies' Young Blue Line Is Exceeding Expectations
In the 2016 CWHL Draft, the Toronto Furies front office knew exactly what they wanted.

CWHL: Calgary's great goalie experiment with three in the net
The Calgary Inferno have three goaltenders—and three good ones. Brian, Lacasse and Maschmeyer are splitting time and winning big for Coach Scott Reid.

Next games:


Canadiennes @ Blades: Jan 7 5:30pm CWHLlive, Jan 8 2:30pm EST

Thunder @ Inferno: Jan 7 7:45pm, Jan 8 12:00pm MST


NWHL

Game Recaps

NWHL: Riveters Move Up, Sojung Shin Shuts Out Whale
The New York Riveters improved to 3-5-1-1 on Sunday, moving into third place in the NWHL standings.

News

To Increase Offense, Beauts Need To Shore Up Defense
It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Buffalo Beauts.

Corinne Buie Finding Success In Beauts' Black And Blue
The Buffalo Beauts had one of the busiest offseasons in the NWHL.

Game Before Self - Sportsnet.ca
What Harrison Browne gives up to be the only man in women's hockey

She Shoots She Scores podcast: A Whale of a Good Time — A conversation with the NWHL’s Anya Battaglino - Eyes On The Prize
Battaglino joins us for a candid conversation as we discuss the current NWHL season, the upcoming All-Star Game, and of course about the pay cuts.

Kelly Babstock Runs The Ice For Connecticut Whale
Kelly Babstock is the Connecticut Whale player who should need no introduction but somehow still does.

Not Just Every Four Years | The Players' Tribune
Kelli Stack contributes to The Players' Tribune

Connecticut Whale defender Molly Engstrom departs to play in Sweden
Connecticut Whale defender Molly Engstrom has left the team in order to play in the women's league in Sweden.

Katie Fitzgerald Talks Her Unique Road To The NWHL
Katie Fitzgerald of the New York Riveters has been one of the biggest surprises of the season.

Next games:

Pride @ Riveters: Saturday Jan 7 6:30 pm

Beauts @ Whale: Saturday Jan 7 7:00 pm

NWHL on Youtube

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IIHF

Taipei women earn promotion
Tournament hosts win narrowly over Belgium

U.S. Hockey releases IIHF Women's World Championship schedule
The U.S. women's hockey team released its schedule for the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championships, held in Plymouth, Mich. next spring.

Olympic Qualifying

Konichiwa, la France!
Blue team remains in Olympic contention

A bijou for France
Cergy-Pontoise serves as national ice hockey centre

Arosa awaits Norway
Hosts through to Final Olympic Qualification

Olympic dreams
Q&A with Norway's free-scoring Andrea Dalen

December Series

Ann-Renee Desbiens injured in Canada's victory over U.S. | Wisconsin Badgers Hockey
Former Badgers players Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight scored for Team USA.

Rebecca Johnston leads Canada in 5-3 win over U.S. in women’s hockey - The Globe and Mail
Rebecca Johnston had a hat trick as Canada’s national women’s hockey team rallied past the United States 5-3 on Saturday in an exhibition game

Canada rallies to OT win over U.S. in women's exhibition - Sportsnet.ca
Captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored just 42 seconds into overtime as Canada rallied to a 3-2 win over the United States on Monday in an exhibition between the two women's hockey powerhouses.